Trainee Accountant

Haines Watts London LLP
Bedford, Bedfordshire (GB)
Competitive salary + benefits
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Graduate schemes, ICAEW Apprenticeships
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

At Haines Watts, there's no limit to what you can achieve. We'll give you support, opportunity and exposure to a wide variety of work and clients across different industries.

You can find out more about us and our story -

What's the role?

As an Accounts Trainee role looking to start your career in our Bedford office, you will be on an ACCA Apprenticeship Study Programme and will assist the accounts team in the management and delivery of accounts preparation services for our clients.

As a recent graduate working as an Accounts Trainee role in our Bedford office, you will be assisting in the management and delivery of accounts preparation services for our Owner Managed Business Client portfolio with the below key tasks being carried out.

Duties include:

  • Produce straightforward draft financial statements in statutory format using the firm's accounting software;
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts;
  • Complete disclosure checklists for companies preparing accounts under UK GAAP;
  • Complete company statutory books;
  • Identify basic tax adjustments arising from accounts production and audit work;
  • Prepare simple corporation tax returns using the firm's taxation software;
  • Liaising with clients on behalf of the senior management team;
  • Ad hoc administrative duties as needed by the client manager;

What you will need to be;

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results


University degree; Accountancy qualification (preferred not essential). A-Levels in Maths & English Grade B and above.

What you'll get from us:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Full study support package for ACCA qualification and apprenticeship
  • Access to Haines Watts flexible rewards system
  • Working in an environment that creates the best learning and development opportunities for you
  • Internal buddy system to support you through your career journey
  • Personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development and on the job practical training
  • Opportunities to forge the career you want!

The Haines Watts Way:

Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections.
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.
  • If you are keen to secure a progressive role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great career progression, please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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