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05 Jan 2018

  • Job Type: School Leaver Scheme
  • Profession: Chartered Accountancy, Tax Profession
  • Start Date: August/September 2018
  • Number of Positions: 20
  • Location: 17 regional offices across the South of England
  • UCAS Points: 300
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Please refer to the Wilkins Kennedy website for more information on how to apply.

Overall Purpose of Job

Reporting to managers and partners, this position involves working predominantly in the Audit (Corporate clients) and/or Business Services (Accounts) team. Trainees will receive the appropriate training in accounts preparation and audit and to a more limited extent tax, with a view to obtaining the relevant professional experience and becoming a fully qualified chartered accountant.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Trainees will deal primarily with owner managed businesses including sole traders, companies and partnerships. Work undertaken can include:

  • Client record processing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Management accounts preparation
  • Preparation of accounts and financial statements
  • Assisting with, and on, audits both in but primarily out of the office using a computerised audit system
  • Producing audit files for review
  • Personal and corporation tax computations and returns (once tax papers have been sat)
  • VAT returns and checking
  • Answering telephone calls and dealing with basic client queries and /or enquiries (internal and external clients) about personal and business matters
  • Developing strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and relevant authorities
  • Working as part of a team
  • Providing general assistance to the audit and/or business services team(s)
  • Raise awareness of other WK services, including Financial Services, Payroll, HR, Corporate Finance and IT, and highlight possible cross or up selling opportunities
  • Administration and other ad hoc tasks as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Achieved at least a grade B in both Mathematics and English Language GSCE (or equivalent)
  • Successfully studied to A Level (or equivalent) achieving a minimum of 300 UCAS points in your A2 exams, * or be on track to do so
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Professional and organised approach to work
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to balance your workload with the pressures of studying for a professional qualification
  • Effective time management
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible approach and enthusiastic team player

* Your subjects do NOT have to be maths/finance related subjects

Trainee Package

  • Competitive starting salary with salary progression based on exam results and office-based performance
  • Payment of all study leave, course fees, study materials and first exam sittings
  • Informal buddy system
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