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Trainee Accountant (Apprenticeship)

Terry Prosser Accounting Solutions Ltd
Learn all aspects of being a trainee accountant and commit to learning and gaining a nationally-recognised Qualification (AAT) as part of the Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.

Terry Prosser Accounting Solutions Ltd - Employer

The business owner started out as a 16 year old apprentice 25 years ago and now he has built up an accountancy firm employing 5 full time employees. Among others, the firm looks after several businesses owned by a Jersey-based charitable trust whose benefactor was knighted for being the UK’s No.1 charitable giver in 2012 by gifting approximately £100m of his wealth to his charitable trust. Terry’s success has proved that apprenticeships do work if you have the right attitude and are willing to work hard!



16 months

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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Terry Prosser Accounting Solutions Ltd

Detailed Job Description

Duties will include:

  • Calculation of payroll using Payroll Manager software, assisting the bookkeeping department and training in basic accounts preparation.
  • You will gain exposure to various responsibilities such as accounts preparation and VAT returns
  • Accounts preparation for a variety of clients but mainly property companies
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • VAT, Debtor, Creditor and PAYE Control Accounts
  • Use of Viztopia Accounts Production Software
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Excel worksheets
  • Regular contact with clients by telephone and in person
  • Scanning and using electronic filing system
  • Introduction to Accounts preparation of Limited Companies
  • Preparation of simple Corporation Tax Computations
  • Input from and Reconciliation of various systems to the financial information system
  • Preparation of information and reports for internal use and for external bodies

Working as part of a flexible team in Finance the post holder will undertake the following duties:

  • Cashier function - Banking cheques and cash and recording appropriate documents
  • Purchase Ledger process - Input supplier invoices, check invoices to supplier statements, write out cheques or make online banking payments, liaise with suppliers by e-mail or telephone
  • Sales Ledger process - Prepare invoices to individual customer accounts, ensure that statements are issued and debts chased
  • General Ledger process - Process wages Journals
  • Petty Cash process - Input petty cash transactions to general ledger

This position will include various roles but responsibility will be added gradually as and when we feel that the individual can cope with additional pressure or responsibility.

General finance office duties:

  • Work with the accounting assistants to ensure workload covered and shared
  • Filing and archiving of invoices, vouchers and other documents
  • Operate as part of the Finance team and provide cover as necessary for other staff
  • Answer queries and learn how to extract information from accounting records
  • Attend meetings if appropriate to training
  • Filing, scanning, photocopying and archiving
  • Updating spreadsheets and standard letters as directed
  • Taking telephone messages and using e-mail
  • Assisting accountants with administration duties for major projects
  • Ensure that good practice, customer care and health and safety are fully blended into day-to-day activities
  • Collating and distributing information or material

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English at grade C/4 or above).

Skills required

  • Good oral and written communication skills with clear spoken and written English
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with people of differing abilities, backgrounds and experience
  • Able to deal with complex, challenging and sensitive workPro-active and can work on own initiative
  • Able to follow instructions and work to deadlines
  • Attention to detail and able to solve problems
  • Self-motivated
  • Commitment and the desire to achieve and succeed
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a team, asking for and giving support as needed
  • Awareness of equality and diversity
  • Able to understand the importance of confidentiality within the workplace
  • Empathy for the company and its mission
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to work well under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy
  • Able to deal professionally with the public and telephone callers
  • Able to understand the importance of being punctual and the impact that sickness absence has on the effectiveness of a team.

Personal Qualities

  • An interest in numbers or mathematics
  • Aware of equality and diversity and health and safety
  • An aspiration to build a career in accountancy

Future prospects

Progression opportunities for further accountancy qualifications (Level 4 AAT).

Additional Information

Training provided

Weekday classroom courses for AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification at First Intuition Chelmsford.

First Intuition - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider First Intuition on 01245 209900 or email: (Ref ID:81440)
First Intuition

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