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ACA Trainee Accountant

Employer
Alliotts LLP
Location
Guildford, Surrey
Salary
Competitive salary with increases based on exam success and work performance + fully funded training
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Graduate roles
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

Job Details

Alliotts LLP is a friendly, independent, mid-tier firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors with offices in London and Guildford, Surrey.  This role is based in Guildford.

Our membership of Alliotts Global Alliance, a growing international network of over 200 independent accounting, law and consulting firms, means we can replicate our services across 90+ countries.   

Alliotts is able to offer talented individuals a wide range of experience and exposure to a varied and eclectic client base of national and international clients including retail, media, technology, not for profit, education, leisure and hospitality. 

You will be given responsibility from an early stage and our size means that you will not be pigeon-holed and no two days will be the same.

We support the development of our people and some of our Partners and Managers trained with the Firm on our graduate training programme.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with increases for exam success and each anniversary of your three year contract.

The culture of the Firm is ‘work hard, play hard’.  There is a very active staff action team (SAT) comprising of 3 volunteer members of staff from each office, who are given a budget by the Partners to use to organise social and sporting events throughout the year, and trainees are encouraged to be part of the team for a year.  As well as our Staff Christmas Party and summer event to which staff can invite their partners and families, events have included pub quizzes, theatre trips, escape rooms and sporting activities including 5-a- side football, Bowls, Table Tennis and summer walks.

1. Main Purpose of the Role:

To assist on audit and accounting assignments whilst working toward qualification of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

2. Environment of the Job:

Alliotts is a dynamic multi-disciplinary accountancy and business advisory practice operating from offices in London and Guildford – in the south-east of England.  The Firm comprises 14 partners who have the breadth of experience and the acumen to enable the Firm to get quickly to the heart of client matters and build a thorough understanding of the issues.  This job is based in Guildford. 

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in statutory audits for a variety of clients in a junior capacity initially, developing into a semi senior and senior role as the candidate progresses through their training contract.
  • Assist with the accounts preparation of sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies
  • Assist with preparation of VAT returns
  • Assist with basic tax compliance matters
  • Work at client premises, gaining awareness of business activities and operations.
  • Work with Partners and staff to provide a personal, professional service for the benefit of both clients and the Firm.

4. Other Duties and tasks

  • Assist with producing accounts files for manager/partner reviews
  • Assist with book keeping and management accounting assignments as required.
  • Assist with completing draft corporation and income tax computations.
  • Such other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post holder. 

This list is not exhaustive, and is only an indication of responsibilities.

5. Decision Making/ Freedom to Act

Encouraged to work on own initiative and will be provided with guidance and training at all stages during the training contract towards the qualification as a member of ICAEW.

6. Supervision of Others

None

This job description reflects the post, as at March 2024 but may be amended from time to time following consultation with the post holder.

To apply - as a graduate applicant you should have, as a minimum:

  • 2:2 degree or above in ANY discipline
  • GCSE English Language, grade 4/5 (C) or above (or equivalent) and GCSE Maths, grade 6 (B) or above (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 120 UCAS points or equivalents, from your top three grades (AS levels and General Studies are not accepted)

Please email your application to: recruitment@alliotts.com

Company

Alliotts LLP is a friendly, independent, mid-tier firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors with 13 Partners and approximately 80 staff with offices in London and Guildford, Surrey, providing a wide range of national and international clients with a full range of accountancy services including audit and accounts, tax, payroll and corporate finance, as well as advice on inward investment, financial reporting and business advisory services.

Our membership of Alliotts Global Alliance, a growing international network of over 193 independent accounting, law and consulting firms, means we can replicate our services across 80 countries. Through our membership we have gained experience in multi-territory assignments, which is unusual in a Firm of our size.

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