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Trainee Bookkeeper - No Accountancy Experience Required!

BTB-16221
£18,000 - £20,000 per annum
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Kieron Whitehead

AJ Chambers are pleased to be recruiting for a medium sized Accountancy Firm in Central London who are seeking a Trainee Bookkeeper to join their firm.

This is a fantastic role for a candidate educated to A Level standard who is currently studying AAT and looking for their first step into Accountancy.

What’s on Offer?

  • Salary - £18,000 - £20,000
  • Comprehensive training to help you develop into the Bookkeeping role
  • Full Study support to complete AAT Qualifications
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress within the firm, with the long terms goal of ACCA Qualification & a Senior Accountant position in the future

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sales and purchase ledger processing
  • Reconciliation of accounts
  • Bank reconciliations
  • VAT and month end reporting
  • Payroll

The Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to A Level standard
  • 2 years’ experience in a working environment, regardless of sector
  • Ideally studying towards AAT qualification, at least at Level 2
  • Interested in a career within Accountancy

If you would like to be considered then please apply direct or contact Kieron Whitehead at AJ Chambers for more information about this opportunity.

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Responsibilities

Servicing clients

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  • Identifies potential technical queries and challenges and offers potential solutions to discuss with managers/technical departments.
  • Ensure that the firm\'s risk management and quality control procedures are adhered to at all times.
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  • Business Development
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  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of brochures, marketing campaigns, and BDO Drive profile throughout the firm.
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  • Support the management team with the implementation and communication of any new business strategy for existing clients, target clients and the internal business.

Training and Development

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Requirements

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