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Graduate Trainee Accountant

Employer: Lovewell Blake

Salary: Competitive salary

Closing date: 02/11/18

Lovewell Blake is currently looking for graduate trainee accountants to join our Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft offices.

As a graduate trainee you will follow formal training for either the ACA or ACCA qualification alongside on the job training. You will get started on real client work as soon as you have settled in and your role will be primarily task focused with regular reviews by more senior staff throughout assignments. We will help you develop and meet the required standards by fully supporting you through your studies and providing regular opportunities for continuous professional development.

The reason our clients value us as their adviser is because we make a point of building a picture of each client, which pulls in all the things that make each one different. This allows us to wrap individual service and advice around each client, which suits them perfectly and which they really appreciate. That’s why we’re different – because each one of our clients is different.

We don’t only understand that each of our clients are different, we understand that each of our employees are different. We work with each and every one of our employees on an individual basis to ensure the training and development they receive supports their specific learning objectives and career aspirations. We are committed to nurturing and developing the talent of all of our employees, whatever stage of their career they may be at.

If you would like to understand a little more about what life at Lovewell Blake is like, you can view our video here.

The graduate trainee accountant job will start in the summer of 2019. The application deadline is 2nd November 2018.

Job responsibilities
  • Assist in the carrying out of more routine tasks concerning the professional work within a group to which assigned.
  • To carry out tasks to required deadlines ensuring they are accurate and neat and meet required standards.
  • Undertake secondments to other departments/offices as required
  • Deal with basic client queries and requests for information
  • Build constructive relationships with other team members
  • Keep an accurate and effective record of own time
  • Use technical knowledge while working on client assignments
  • Develop an understanding of the different services offered by the firm and cross sell these services when opportunities arise
  • We strongly encourage networking with other professionals and potential new clients as well as taking part in social events with colleagues across the firm. Community involvement is a big part of the culture at the firm and you will be given opportunities to take part in fundraising activities too.
Person Specification
  • Be engaged, credible and friendly with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Have an awareness of the services provided by the firm.
  • Learn new things quickly and be eager to learn.
  • Use your own initiative and be able to identify when assistance is needed in finding a technical solution.
  • Have a good level of verbal and written communication skills, in order to communicate with colleagues and partners and start to communicate with clients regarding basic information/queries.
  • Be methodical and organised.
  • Show enthusiasm to develop technical knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Be aware of the need to meet deadlines set and the importance of raising any issues with senior members of staff.
  • Share and accept knowledge from team members and also support others when working in a team.
  • Show integrity and quality within your work.
  • Take an active role and make a distinctive contribution when working in a team.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • A 2:1 degree (in a relevant subject) or equivalent or;
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) level 4 all papers passed at first attempt
  • 3 A levels or equivalent at grade C or above
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above including Maths and English Language
  • All other requirements for membership must be met
  • Work experience in accountancy or a similar field will be considered with high regard

How to apply

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