Trainee Accountant (ACCA)

We are looking for a trainee accountant with an enquiring mind to join our Guildford team to assist on accounting assignments whilst working towards their ACCA qualification.

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At Alliotts we foster a culture built on mutual respect, where every voice is valued and every perspective matters. We strive to create a sense of belonging, where everyone feels recognised, appreciated, and connected through our shared purpose. We encourage curiosity, empowering our people to question and learn, so we grow together.

Our strength lies in our collective courage to challenge the status quo. We push boundaries and drive innovation for the benefit of us as individuals, our clients, the firm, and the society in which it operates. Change isn’t just welcomed here; it’s embraced as an opportunity for progress and evolution.

You will be encouraged to own your goals, take accountability, and drive your own success, whilst being supported by people who care about you achieving your very best.

Main responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Assisting with the preparation of accounts of sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies in a junior capacity initially, developing into a semi senior and senior role as the candidate progresses through his/her training.
  • Assisting with preparation of VAT returns
  • Assisting with basic tax compliance matters

What we are looking for

  • A degree at 2.2 or above in any discipline
  • AAT level 4 or 2 A levels
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent to include Maths GCSE grade 6 (B) or above (or equivalent) and English GCSE at grade 4/5 (C) or above (or equivalent)
  • IT skills – competence with MS Office products, and experience of any accounting software package would be an advantage

At all levels within our accounts team, we encourage our people to openly question ‘the way we do things’ as we strive for better ways of working, whether a new app or technology or simply the way in which an existing job is completed. We want you to bring ideas to the table. We are looking for candidates who want to be client facing and to build lasting relationships with our clients; to be fascinated by how they work as well as personally invested in how they perform. You will be diligent and a stickler for detail, and keen to learn more as you study your accounting qualifications alongside this role.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to join a highly experienced and motivated team who offer a truly premier service to our clients, going beyond the numbers to give tailored advice that provides real insight and genuine impact on businesses. Our client sectors include technology, gaming, hospitality, space and much more. We have adopted technology and AI early, with close relationships directly with software providers helping us shape the technology of the future.
  • Access to clients and work that will be a platform for a future successful career in the profession.
  • Potential to progress with the Firm. Some of our Partners trained with the Firm.
  • Competitive salary, based on your current experience level, + ACCA study support.
  • 18 days’ paid holiday whilst training + Bank Holidays + 3 or 4 Christmas closure days + paid study leave. Holiday increases with service to a maximum of 25 days per year.
  • Opportunity to buy/sell annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Cash back health scheme
  • 1 Professional subscription paid by the Firm
  • Season ticket loans
  • Charity volunteering day paid by the Firm
  • Opportunity to get together with colleagues outside of work at various social events organised by the Staff Action Team throughout the year

How to apply

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No agencies please.

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    Our culture

    Alliotts Staff Action Team (SAT) is a group of energetic people across all disciplines of the firm. They are the ‘glue’ within the firm and are dedicated to getting people together by arranging a host of events as well as fundraising for our firm charity Prevent Breast Cancer

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