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Account Technician Trainee


London, UK

£25,000 - £30,000 p/a


Accounting and Finance



Job description

Account Technician Trainee

Our client is looking to hire an ambitious, career driven, AAT trainee with at least 6 months of relevant experience, ideally with a Top 50 accountancy practice, to join the Finance team of a fast-growing and ambitious City of London based corporate advisory firm.

You will assist with handling the day to day financial reporting requirements of a portfolio of corporate clients, including preparation of their monthly management accounts and assisting with their annual audits. You will also assist with one-off corporate projects to an outstanding variety of clients. As an Executive, the role will involve working within the Finance team, reporting to the Head of Finance.
Our client will fund the candidate's professional exam fees and will provide the candidate with the necessary study leave to ensure they are able complete their AAT qualification, and then move onto an ACA or ACCA training contract with our client.

Our client provides a full suite of outsourced Plc administration and advisory services to its listed and unlisted corporate clients from its City of London offices. Their clients operate in a broad range of sectors: from food & drink to mining; from sports to media; and from IT to building services, and are located across the globe (Europe, USA, Asia, Africa).

The Finance team currently comprises of 4 qualified ACA/ACCA Chartered Accountants, and 3 ACA trainees, 2 of whom have successfully completed the AAT qualification during their time with our client.

❖ Recording bank transactions and processing sales and purchase invoices;
❖ Preparation of management accounts, with supervision from a Senior Executive;
❖ Preparation and filing of VAT Returns;
❖ Statutory reporting under IFRS and FRS 101/102;
❖ Payroll preparation and filing;
❖ Ad-hoc projects;
❖ Acting as the first point of contact for the client; and
❖ Liaising with the auditors of clients.

Work based competencies:
❖ Excellent communication skills - verbal and written;
❖ Self-motivated and an ability to work as part of a team;
❖ An ability to work to and meet deadlines;
❖ An ability to build rapport with clients;
❖ Attention to detail and strong organisational skills;
❖ Proficiency in the use of accountancy software, such as Sage and Xero, would be helpful, but is not an essential requirement.

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