About the Company
Scullard Chartered Accountants are an independent, forward thinking and rapidly growing firm of Chartered Accountants based in Altrincham. We are committed to providing outstanding service to our clients using the latest cloud and mobile technologies.
The key to our success lies in our people. Our culture is one that empowers individuals with responsibility at an early stage. We also place great emphasis on training and development. The working environment is fun but intense, with everybody working together as a team to deliver great service to our clients.
Due to our continued growth we have an opening for a trainee accountant to join our team on an apprenticeship programme.
The role would be ideal for someone who has completed their A levels and is looking for a structured career rather than going to university although we will consider candidates in a different position as well.
Training & Development
The apprenticeship programme will involve studying for the AAT qualification at a professional training college.
Scullard are also an approved training employer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales so there is the opportunity to train as a Chartered Accountant after completing the apprenticeship. We are fully committed to helping you develop as an accountant and as an individual and so will provide full study support for the AAT qualification.
Ideally you will have completed A-Levels and have, or expect to receive, at least BBC grades (or equivalent) and good GCSEs in Maths and English.
Other key skills and behaviours include:
- Excellent written or oral communication skills
- Commitment to a career in accountancy and to gaining accountancy qualifications
- Positive attitude
- Attention to detail
- Ability to manage workloads and multiple tasks
- Ability to understand complex problems and find solutions
- Have a ‘can do’ attitude
The role will report into the Managing Director who will also oversee your internal training and development. You will therefore be working closely with, and supervised by, a Fellow of the ICAEW with a number of years’ experience.
You will be responsible for dealing with a varied range of tasks and a varied portfolio of small business and private clients.
Responsibilities will include:
- Preparing monthly/quarterly management accounts
- Preparation of VAT returns
- Preparation of year end final accounts
- Preparation of year end Corporation Tax returns
- Preparation of personal tax returns
- Dealing with routine queries from clients
- Various administrative tasks
There is a competitive starting salary of £10,000 pa (£192.30 per week). There will be regular and frequent salary reviews and increases based on agreed milestones. It is therefore perfectly possible for the salary to increase significantly through the year and year on year.
You will receive 20 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays. You will also receive an additional day of annual leave on your birthday. We believe no-one should have to work on their birthday!
As there is full study support with this role there will be a formal day release policy for college attendance.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain recognised accountancy qualifications and experience in a fast growing, fast moving and progressive accountancy practice. We expect you will become a key member of our team and a vital part of our continued growth and success.
If you wish to apply for the role please send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com by 17.00 on Friday 28 July. In your application please include the following:
- Why this role is of interest
- Why you would like to pursue a career in accountancy
- Why you think Scullard Chartered Accountants would be a good company to help you achieve your goals
- What you can add to our team and why we should hire you
Interviews will be held at our office at 197-201 Manchester Road, West Timperley, Altrincham, WA14 5NU, during week commencing 7 August. If we wish to invite you to an interview we will inform you by 4 August.