Trainee Accounts Assistant – Cardiff

Position: Trainee accounts assistant
Salary: Competitive, dependant on experience
Term: Full time and permanent
Location: Cardiff – Whitchurch Road office
Reporting to: Client manager/Office manager

About the role

Our Cardiff office seeks a new trainee accountant to join our growing team which is spread across 4 offices in Cardiff (2), Newport and Bristol. This role would be suitable for a University Graduate, or someone with 1-2 years of practice experience. Training will be provided in all areas of accounting and tax, to include accounts production, bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, personal taxation and corporate taxation, with possible training pathways to include AAT or ACCA.

Responsibilities

• Bookkeeping and preparation of VAT returns for sole traders and Limited Companies using a variety of software packages, including Excel, Xero, Freeagent and Sage
• Bank reconciliations and analysis to assist in production of year-end financial statements
• Assisting with preparation of Personal Tax returns
• Assisting with preparation of Corporation Tax returns
• Help build and maintain strong client relationships
• These responsibilities will broaden as you progress through your training

About you

• Strong communication skills
• Team player
• Conscientious
• Very strong attention to detail
• Demonstrate ability to take responsibility and use own initiative
• Strong IT skills
• Ideally hold a full, clean driving license as some travel may be required

Specific knowledge and experience required

• A University graduate in a relevant degree or post A Level student with some relevant work experience in accountancy
• Competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

What we offer

• A competitive remuneration package
• Flexible working environment
• A great training contract
• An opportunity to progress in your accountancy career within a growing company
• Joining a highly skilled and qualified friendly team

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy please email contact@nortonaccountancy.co.uk your full CV, and stating the position applied for. Please provide the name of 2 referees as part of your application – these will not be contacted until such time as you are offered and accepted a position in our Company following a successful interview.