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Trainee ACA Chartered Accountant (September 2024)

Employer
Wise & Co
Location
Farnham, Surrey
Salary
Up to £24,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
AAT-ACA roles, ICAEW Apprenticeships
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

The Role

This is a trainee position which includes full training and support to develop your skills and abilities for a long-term career within our practice. During your training period, you will do a mixture of accounts preparation work and audit. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Building productive working relationships within Shaw Gibbs and with clients as required
  • Developing and applying your technical knowledge through on the job training and formal qualifications
  • Using accounting software to provide accurate reporting for Managers, Partners and clients
  • Producing profit and loss accounts and balance sheets
  • Preparing basic tax computations and returns e.g. corporation tax
  • Preparing working papers including bank reconciliations, other reconciliations and manual control accounts
  • Helping to prepare statutory accounts and finalise accounts under the overall supervision of your Manager
  • Assisting more senior members of staff on audit to include, for example, checking bank reconciliations, attending at stock takes, preparing profit and loss schedules and assisting with the audit of debtors and creditors.

What we can offer you

  • Full funding and support to study AAT or ACA qualification, including study leave and time off for exams
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • A varied role in a talented and experienced team
  • Joining a company with an exciting growth plan ahead
  • Plenty of opportunities to increase your technical knowledge and skills
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • An experienced manager to support your development and provide day to day guidance 
  • A comprehensive induction and buddy to help you get up to speed in your first few months
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays, and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing.  We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing

What you will need to succeed

We would like to hear from you if you are a quick learner and can tick all of the below:

  • Educated to A-Level (or equivalent) or higher e.g. degree
  • If you are a school leaver – you must have a minimum of 3 A Levels at grades B, B, C
  • You must have GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 5 or above
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written) with strong communication skills
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated
  • Willingness to undertake and succeed in a range of professional studies
  • Relevant work experience and/or experience of working within a practice environment would be great but not essential

Company

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 50 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Shaw Gibbs invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation.

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of expert, respectfulinnovative and collaborative. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company, there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience.  With respectful as one of our values, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates cultural and individual differences.  We recognise that our people celebrate different holidays and key dates throughout the year which is why last year, we introduced Flexible Bank Holidays. Our people can take public holidays on the dates most meaningful to them. 

We have several offices in Central and Southern England and have ambitious plans to expand our business. To support the organisation’s growth, we have created a new opportunity for an Audit Trainee to join our Farnham compliance team. This position also includes a comprehensive induction and full funding to pursue professional qualifications. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in accountancy.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
01252 711244
Location
Shaw Gibbs
Wey Court West
Union Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7PT
United Kingdom

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