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Trainee Accountant

TaxAssist Accountants


Trainee Accountant

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Salary £14,500 per year Location DALKEITH Hours of work Full-time (37.5 Hours) Training provider Babington Closing date 31/10/2023 Qualification SCQF Level 6
This employer is part of the Disability Confident scheme. This means if you identify yourself as disabled, and meet the minimum criteria for this job, you should be offered an interview.

Job overview

TaxAssist Accountants are looking for a ApprenticeAccountant to join our team based in Dalkeith, Eand Musselburgh.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in a career in Accountancy. What really matters is your attitude and commitment. Our team work hard and are dedicated to continuous improvement, but we are not your typical accountancy firm and are not trying to be.

The role will be fast paced, varied and challenging, you will start by assisting with administration work and basic bookkeeping, moving on to preparation of accounts, VAT and tax returns whilst working as part of a team to ensure targets are achieved and delivering excellent customer service to 1000+ clients.

Joining TaxAssist means you can:

• Be part of a recognised national accountancy network while also working in a friendly, small business environment.
• Receive support from the TaxAssist network and Support Centre for technical queries as well as professional development and training.
• Benefit from access to training, CPD, guidance, tools and videos to expand your soft skills and technical knowledge.
• Join a team that is quick to adapt, are advocates of cloud bookkeeping and other time-saving products - we take innovation seriously and are often involved in piloting and testing new products for the wider TaxAssist network
• Be part of a company that focuses on more than just filing tax returns and meeting deadlines. We want to provide excellent customer service to our clients and play an active role in supporting our local community.
Have the chance to attend the TaxAssist Conference, which normally takes place at the five start Celtic Manor resort in Wales.

We also offer:
• Unlimited paid annual leave
• Team away days and meals
• Employee wellbeing assistance
• Support with personal and professional development
• Study support for additional qualifications beyond the apprenticeship

The Role:
The working hours will be 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (unfortunately due to the nature of this role we cannot consider part time or flexible working for this position).

You will be allocated a number of jobs and tasks to be completed each week and will work alongside your line manager and colleagues to ensure team targets are achieved.

What will I learn?

Over and above your AAT SCQF L6 Accounts Apprenticeship, training will be provided on all software and systems used in the practice. We use a range of software including TaxCalc, QuickBooks and Dext and are in the process of training to use Xero. Our firm is a platinum partner of QuickBooks as well as being Dext Pioneers. You will receive training to QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Advanced Online level as well as Xero Certification training.

What qualification or qualities are required?

You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

Training will be provided on all duties that we expect to be performed and there are also processes that you can follow when carrying out tasks.

Most importantly, the successful candidate will have:

• Good people skills and a confident and friendly personality to help
build strong relationships with the team and with clients,
• The ability to take ownership of their work and see things through to
completion, including working unsupervised and to deadlines.

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