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Trainee Accounts Assistant – AAT – Summer 2019 in Truro at Bishop Fleming

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

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Do you want to train to become an Accountant, but the idea of going to University doesn’t appeal to you?

Do you want join a firm listed in the 2019 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for rankings that can offer a fun and friendly working environment?

Then please read on……this could be the opportunity for you, if you have or are aiming for at least 2 A Levels (Grade B or above) or equivalent.

This A Level entrant job will suit ambitious, hardworking individuals aiming for a professional qualification. You will not only have the opportunity to study towards the Accounting Technician (AAT) qualification, but will also be able to specialise in Accounts, Audit, Tax, Insolvency and/or Corporate Finance in the future, and for some there may be the chance to go on to do further qualifications such as ATT, (Tax Technician) CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor) or ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant).

Our AAT Trainees are recognised as key team members from day one. Bishop Fleming has a reputation for giving trainees broad based training to prepare them to provide business advice.

You will gain valuable work experience whilst studying for your AAT. Initially you will be working in role that will be a combination of audit and accounts preparation duties for a diverse range clients. Initially you will spend most of your time in the office, but as you get more experienced you will get the opportunity to visit clients and undertake audit assignments.

You will have:

  • 2 A Levels A*-C (or equivalent), ideally with a Maths or business related subject at B minimum
  • 9 GCSEs grade A*-C (or equivalent), ideally with Maths grade B as a minimum
  • Very good IT Skills with a strong working knowledge of MS Office including Excel
  • A Driving Licence would be desirable

You will be:

  • An excellent communicator (both oral and verbal) who possesses confident interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well under pressure, be well organised and enjoy working with a variety of clients
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail levels


We offer:

  • Competitive salary with regular reviews
  • Annual salary review after qualifying
  • Study Support
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays increasing to 25 days plus Bank Holidays when ceasing study support or finished training contract, plus the option to buy up to a week.
  • Hours 36.25 per week
  • Life Assurance (3 x Salary)
  • Personal Pension, Employer 4% Employee 4%
  • Critical Illness Scheme
  • Fully paid health scheme after probationary period via Simplyhealth
  • On-going structured performance appraisal scheme resulting in your own Performance and Development Review
  • Opportunities for inter-office/department experience
  • Training CPD Support

How to apply: Please submit a full CV along with a covering letter stating “Why you want to train to be an accountant” by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below. Please ensure your CV states all qualifications including subjects and grades.

We are a responsible employer - committed to welcoming new people into an inclusive working environment, where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our ‘One Firm’ approach aims to provide a culture where our people are valued and treated fairly with respect, but also one where our differences are understood and celebrated.

We hope that these objectives will attract you to our firm as an employer of choice.


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