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Trainee Accountant

Location: ASHTEAD, SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 20,000-24,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 21
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-456448

I am recruiting for a small accountancy firm based in Ashtead. I am looking for a new full time ACCA Trainee Accountant to start ASAP.

As a Trainee Accountant you will have training to become qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant. This is a great opportunity to be trained in a well-respected industry within a growing and trusted business. Since COVID the industry has seen a significant shift, with clients needing real time information. Our staff have been committed to helping clients through this tough time. As a trainee you will have direct contact with clients, likely remotely currently, but also have the additional support of staff to help you gain the confidence and skills to become a well-rounded Practice Accountant.


As you begin to learn and qualify you will be responsible for 

  • Qualifying the full ACCA course
  • Work succinctly across a range of clients
  • Preparing accounts for clients, including preparation of corporation tax returns and personal tax returns where appropriate
  • Bookkeeping for clients, including the use of cloud-based software. For example, Xero and Kashflow
  • Any other ad hoc business advisory services when necessary
  • Work closely with other members of the team to develop your skills further.

Person spec

  • University graduate educated – although degree does not have to be finance specific.
  • Ideally have office work experience who is willing to make the jump into the accountancy world.
  • Able to apply knowledge gained on the job
  • A good level of English and Maths are expected for the role as you will be client facing.


  • Office close to the station
  • Smart casual dress when in the office
  • 6 month pay and progression reviews
  • 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Fully paid for ACCA qualification with paid study leave
  • Structured professional training towards ACCA qualification 
  • Early Friday finish. The office hours are 8.45am to 5.30pm (4.15pm on a Friday).
  • Quarterly socials (when COVID allows)

COVID-19 considerations
The office remains open during COVID. The majority of staff are working from home. Flexible in terms of working around your needs to best equip you with your training. 


  • Bachelor's (Preferred) - does not NEED to be in finance but this is preffered 


  • Monitoring company accounts and conducting quarterly reviews
  • Profit-and-loss statements
  • Tax preparation
  • Payroll
  • Preparing year-end file for audit and dealing with queries
  • Account reconciliation
  • Invoice processing
  • Data entry
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