We are looking for a Trainee Accountant/Bookkeeper to join our clients law firm based in Bolton.

Working alongside a friendly and sociable team within a modern and stylish offices. You will be an integral part of the organisation, supporting the Senior Accounts Manager with day to day operational and administrative duties.

You will be responsible for providing first class bookkeeping support. The successful candidate will ideally be degree educated, have some bookkeeping experience and be looking to work within a fast paced and forward-thinking company.

Reporting to the Accounts Manager, working in a friendly but focused environment as part of a dedicated close-knit team. In your role you will primarily be providing support for everyday tax and accountancy functions, through to assisting in large scale and often complex specialist projects, with a view to managing your own portfolio, in line with your overall progression in the role.

Law Byte Software is what the company is currently using, so knowledge of the system would be helpful but not essential. Knowledge of Sage software or any other accounting software will be helpful for the successful candidate.

Duties will include,

• Updating information on accounts software
• Bank reconciliations on daily basis
• Daily banking
• Processing purchase invoices
• Raising sales invoices
• Liaising with clients and dealing with queries
• Performing administrative duties for the team
• Supporting Finance Team at month end preparing and booking journal entries and performing other ad hoc reconciliations and projects as required

Essential Requirements

You will already have at least one year experience working in a practice, and will currently be, or will have just started, studying towards your accountancy qualification (AAT/ACCA), and be looking for a long-term opportunity for professional and career development.

• 12 months of experience working within an accountancy practice or AAT, ACCA, CIMA qualified (or studying towards the qualification)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and prioritise work
• Strong IT skills – Microsoft Excel, Word and accounting systems, such as Insight Legal, Sage, etc.
• Good organisational abilities including prioritising workloads to deal with multiple tasks and deadlines.
• Excellent Attention to detail.

You will have a friendly but professional manner, be able to work under instruction, but also on your own initiative and as part of the team, and show a real desire to learn and expand your professional knowledge and skills.

For more information on this role, please comntact jamie@acs-recruitment.co.uk