Trainee Accountant


Private Client Services


Private Client Services

Job type:

Trainee Accountant


Job Description

Job title: Trainee Accountant
Department: Private Client Services
Reporting to: Accounts Manager
Job Level: Level 2
Role purpose:
Prepare Financial Statements / Accounts for all Private Client entities, except where these are prepared externally.
Core responsibilities:
With appropriate training both in-house and through professional studies:
  • Prepare statutory and non-statutory accounts for a broad range of client entities to a high standard.
  • Produce adequate working papers, with backup documentation.
  • Deal with any queries and follow up administrative action which may be required during and on completion of the accounts.
  • Review the accounting records of client ledgers and ensure that all relevant documentation is correct and up-to-date, taking appropriate action to rectify any issues or problems.
  • Post period end accruals and other adjustments.
  • Control costs of accounts production and ensure budgets are observed.
  • Ensure the preparation of accounts is scheduled appropriately in order to satisfy any client and / or reporting deadlines, liaising with the PCS teams as necessary to achieve this.
Technical / Professional / Qualification Requirements:
  • Good GCSE and A-Levels;
Person Specification / Competencies:
Client: Proactive client focus engendering a strong client focus amongst team and business.  Delivering a consistent and quality service.  
Company: Has a strong commercial outlook, supports the development of procedures and is aware of risk, managing and protecting self, team and business against risk and within regulation.  Has an innovative approach to work considering solutions and encourages innovation from their team and peers.  Proactively reviews process and procedures to identify areas for efficiencies and offers solutions in support of enhancement.  Promotes the sharing of knowledge across business lines.
People: Works collaboratively across teams and business lines in support of the wider Company ambitions.  Strong communication skills that engender a positive people culture.