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Accountancy Apprentice - S&T McGregor and Associates

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14th September 2020

Employer Description
The Accounting Practice of the Group, Sword & Trowel Limited (S&T), is an AAT licensed practice. Sword & Trowel is an accounting practice operating in London and East Anglia and we are looking to recruit in order to support our current growth rate.

Sword & Trowel Limited (S&T) is a AAT licensed practice and is part of a wider group, Gauge Services Limited. S&T is an accounting practice operating in London and East Anglia and we are looking to recruit in order to support our current growth rate. They have an exciting opportunity for an Accounting apprentice to join the team.

On a day-to-day basis the role involves supporting the UK-based team in administrative matters in order to pass records to the offshore production teams and liaising with the same for the purpose of seeing task execution to completion.

There will be a need to interact with clients for the purpose of collecting records and ad hoc administrative tasks. Some incidental client site visits may be necessary from time to time.

Gradually, the role, subject to performance should develop to have a direct involvement in transaction treatment and regular bookkeeping.

Supporting senior members of the team in the following tasks:

Personal Tax Returns for company directors, higher bracket earners, landlords, etc.
Capital Gains Tax
Partnership returns
Updating Cloud Based ledgers (Xero or QuickBooks)
Issue invoices
Maintain records for payroll
Maintain records for VAT returns
Record invoices from suppliers
Bank balance reconciliation
Credit control and billing

Entry requirements
GCSEs Grade C or above in maths and English, or equivalent, is essential.
A Levels are desirable.

Skills Required
Eloquence and perfect command of English are essential. Numeracy and stamina are common qualities that characterise successful professionals in the financial sector. Numeracy is a must as the role has a heavy numerical element due to the nature of the profession. Teamwork is an essential skill to survive in the sector as well as exceptional communication skills.

Personal Qualities
It is important to have good bearing and a professional attitude, including appropriate dress code, to be able to gain the trust of clients. Persistence and a good work ethic is highly sought after.

Qualifications taken
Full Level 2 Finance Assistant Apprenticeship

Things to consider
The candidate must be flexible to travel occasionally to other office locations from time to time. Most of the work is completed on a computer and manual handwriting as well as paper records are discouraged, unless inevitable. The successful candidate will be expected to start on administrative work straight away and gradually pick up accounting concepts as they progress in their training.

What Next?
The successful candidate should progress to become a fully qualified accountant within three years and be able to see work for clients from start to completion.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 30/09/2020

Salary

£145 per week

Location

This job is located in Eye, Suffolk

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