Trainee Accounts Assistant

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Trainee Accounts Assistant

Our client is a well-established business operating very successfully within the Financial Sector. A structured career pathway is on offer with genuine opportunities to progress within a business that has a culture for learning.

This is role is providing accounting services to clients and other teams within the firm. The successful candidate will be based in Winchester but may, from to time to time, be required to work in the London office.

Job Description:

Reconciliation of investments and AVC accounts

Preparation of statutory pension scheme Trustee Report and Accounts with supporting working papers

Preparation of the Trustee’s Report and any other accompanying information

Managing auditors through the audit process

Ensuring that the provision of information and resolution of queries are completed

Enable the accounts to be completed within the legally prescribed timescales and client requirements

Attendance at client and auditor meetings as required

Operation of client bank accounts

Bank reconciliations on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

Monthly and quarterly income and expenditure reports

Supporting and owning ad-hoc project work

Person Specifications:

Numerate and accuracy

Good writing skills


Common sense

Can work well as part of a team

Good communication skills

Well organised

Additional Information:

Based in Winchester

£21,500, enhanced with career progression

Mon – Fri, 9:30 – 5:30

Annual pay rises linked to your performance, experience and commitment.

Annual discretionary bonus linked to your performance and commitment

21 days holiday increasing 1 day per year to 26 days

Facility to buy or sell holiday buy up to 8 days and sell up to 5 days per year

Life assurance scheme

Permanent health insurance scheme

Group personal pension plan

Free eye examinations

Cycle to work initiative

Professional subscription and study support where appropriate

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