Trainee Accountant

  • Job Reference: 1216
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2024
  • Recruiter: ProTalent Limited
  • Location: Bury St Edmunds
  • Salary: £19,000 to £24,000
  • Sector: General Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Haidee Tucker

Job Description

Job Advert: Trainee Accountant

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Are you looking to kickstart your career in accounting? Join our client's dynamic and forward-thinking Accountancy Practice in Bury St Edmunds as a Trainee Accountant. ProTalent is working with a leading firm that provides modern accounting and tax services to our diverse clientele, leveraging the latest cloud technology. As a crucial member of the Accounts Team, you will play a vital role in completing client's compliance work, including accounts preparation, tax calculations, and management reporting.


- Prepare year-end accounts and associated tax calculations.
- Collaborate with client managers to assist with their ledgers effectively.
- Reconcile balance sheet accounts, including bank, purchase ledger, sales ledger, PAYE, wages, VAT, and more.
- Prepare reports, letters, and other necessary documents.
- Manage multiple deadlines, both for yourself and the wider team.
- Contribute to growing the accounts aspect of our business.


- Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, using your initiative, and collaborate effectively as part of a team.
- Display an adaptable, keen, and flexible approach to work.
- Possess excellent organizational skills to manage a demanding workload and perform well under pressure.
- Exhibit an excellent aptitude for monitoring the team's weekly tasks.
- Maintain a professional telephone manner.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with senior team members, clients, and suppliers.

- Possess advanced IT skills, including proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
- Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
- Display proficiency in using email, calendar tools, and the internet.


- Holiday: Enjoy 20 days of annual leave per year, in addition to bank holidays.
- Hours: This is a full-time position, requiring 37.5 hours per week, with flexible working options available.

If you are eager to learn, motivated to excel in the field of accounting, and meet the requirements outlined above, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV or contact Haidee