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Senior / Semi-Senior Audit & Accounts Trainee

Griffin Stone Moscrop
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Between £25,000 - £33,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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We are currently looking to recruit for an AAT qualified or part-qualified ACA candidate to join our team as a senior/semi-senior audit & accounts trainee, to come on board and complete their ACA qualification with us.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Preparation of accounts (annual and management) for companies, charities, partnerships, sole traders and all other entities. This will be achieved using one, or a combination of different computerised packages including CaseWare, Sage, Xero and Excel to name a few. This will also involve producing relevant working papers, completing work programmes and producing accounts in the necessary statutory format containing all required disclosures (for annual assignments only).

Working as a member of audit teams and performing audit work in accordance with instructions given by more senior staff. This will also involve specialist audit assignments, which require different approaches to standard audit assignments.

Ensuring files are in order for review by Managers/Partners. Preparing a list of points that need to be brought to the attention of Managers/Partners or referred to the client.

Drafting tax computations and company tax returns.

Preparing management accounts and other information as required by the client e.g. variance analysis, cash flow forecasts.

Assisting with the completion of client VAT returns as required.

Providing ad hoc advice and assistance to clients.

This role does involve travelling to clients. Any additional time spent travelling over and above your normal travel time to the office can be charged to the client.


Suitable candidates must meet ALL of the following criteria:

The successful candidate will be looking for diversity in their work and their client portfolio. They will work closely with the managers/partners developing client relationships.

Need to be part-qualified ACA or working towards completion of ACA professional level with a good exam track record or AAT qualified.

Need to have a broad experience of the following areas on a wide variety of clients: -  


Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, Plc’s, LLP’s and Charities, with knowledge of CaseWare Accounts production and working papers Management accounting and book-keeping, principally using Xero, Sage and Excel.


Corporate tax VAT, including preparation of VAT returns PAYE & other employment related issues


Audit of limited companies, UK based groups, groups with International interests Specialist audit assignments i.e. Charities, Pensions, FCA regulated businesses Documentation of systems and testing of such systems Planning and completion of audits


Experience of working in teams on audit and accounts assignments, in the role as a senior. It is essential that the successful candidate will be experienced in Microsoft office tools. It would also be a benefit if they were experienced in CaseWare Accounts software and Mercia audit/accounts working papers, as well as cloud bookkeeping software such as Xero, QuickBooks & Sage. Hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car. Be able to freely work in this country without having a restricted/time barred work permit.

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