Trainee Accountant Job Description

Trainee Accountant Job Description

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Trainee accountant provides assistance and analysis to the Group Accounting Manager on technical accounting projects and other central accounting tasks.

Trainee Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist with Accounting System developments
Provide an accounting support to operational managers by providing analysis and reports as required
Compile, consolidate and conduct basic analysis of accounting and finance information
Make accounting adjustments through appropriate journal entries
Examine a variety of financial statements and transactions for completeness, internal accuracy and conformance with accounting standards
Make accounting entries through appropriate journals
Participate in accounting projects as an active team member
To efficiently prepare accurate accounting information for clients in compliance with regulations & in accordance with agreed SLAs (with supervision)
Experience of the various accounting standards including IFRS, FRS101, Solvency II MVBS
Support fixed income portfolio accounting

Trainee Accountant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Trainee Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the trainee accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Education, Taxation, Business, Business Law, Economics, Graduate, Accountancy

Skills for Trainee Accountant

Desired skills for trainee accountant include:

Accounting Principles
GERMAN and English
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Office
SAP being an advantage
Sun system accounting packs age would be an advantage
Tools and applications in support of Accounting Ledger processing
Accounting
Accounting industry and to gain practical experience
Assigned tasks and analysis of Unum’s products

Desired experience for trainee accountant includes:

Good Academic results - third level degree preferable
College degree with good academic record
Honours degree (2.1) Flexible on background
Involved in treasury management
Engaged in input and review of SII regulatory reporting
Part qualified financial accountant

Trainee Accountant Examples

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Trainee Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of trainee accountant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for trainee accountant
  • Provides guidance to the Fund Accounting Team
  • Ensures technical assistance to Fund Accounting Team
  • Problem solving for the Fund Accounting Team in resolving issues
  • Supervises the Fund Accounting Team to ensure that procedures are followed and that the service is at the required standard
  • Performs the annual evaluation of the Fund Accounting Team
  • Assist with the management of the fixed asset & project costing function ensuring accuracy of the fixed asset register
  • Co-ordinating and preparing all intercompany invoicing to/from other PMI affiliates
  • Preparing journals
  • Participating in specific project groups as determined by business needs
  • Assist with monthly and annual account reconciliations, close activities and balance sheet management
Qualifications for trainee accountant
  • Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.1 degree in a business discipline
  • Ideally Degree Educated (Accountancy & Finance) however all levels may apply
  • Someone progressive, wanting to study ACCA/CIMA
  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar role/work on the general ledger
  • Weekly & monthly KPI reports
  • Group quarterly management accounts
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Trainee Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of trainee accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for trainee accountant
  • Maintain compliance framework to ensure full compliance with local statutory / regulatory requirements VAT returns, payroll returns, CSO returns (or equivalent) and ensuring all other filings (accounting, legal, tax) are completed and filed in accordance with local legislation and timelines, including liaison with third party accountants for local filings and compliance matters
  • Direct involvement in month-end closing process
  • Support for solvency returns to the Central Bank of Ireland
  • Involved in ICOFR project
  • Supporting the preparation and delivery of the regulatory, prudential and statistical reporting requirements in line with internal procedures
  • Assisting the finance team with the development and improvement of processes and efficiencies
  • Reporting to internal and external stakeholders and liaising across multiple internal business and support functions
  • Administration of VAT
  • SOX procedure updates
  • Deal with day-to-day queries from depots and Contract Office staff or allocate to an accounts staff member
Qualifications for trainee accountant
  • Group & divisional management accounts & budgets
  • Support and development towards professional accountancy certification
  • Knowledge of Czech GAAP – Basic knowledge of Czech tax regulations (VAT, CIT)
  • Graduate (interest in pursuing accountancy qualification is preferable)
  • Self-starter with good organisational skills
  • Ability and confidence to challenge current processes and identify alternatives
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Trainee Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of trainee accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for trainee accountant
  • Communicates issues on a timely basis to management
  • Maintains positive relationships with clients
  • Expands and promotes the image of SGSS to all external contacts
  • Assists all recipients of SGSS services on their needs
  • Ensures that clients receive the best quality of service
  • Proactive in response to (internal and external) client queries
  • Implement and continually update procedures and processes
  • Ensure processes and procedures comply with the ISAE3402 certification
  • Ensure the review of operational procedures
  • Participating and leading on special projects where required
Qualifications for trainee accountant
  • Previous experience in a financial services financial reporting role may be an advantage
  • Previous experience with SAP (or similar GL system)
  • Prepare the monthly group UK VAT return and Intrastat return on a rotational basis
  • Processing of company expense claims using the Concur expense reporting system (VAT compliance)
  • Learn procedures to provide cover for essential tasks (daily file transfers, and all treasury functions)
  • Assist with the monthly financial control reconciliations
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Trainee Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of trainee accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for trainee accountant
  • Assessing contracts and leases for IFRS implications
  • Provide support for processing feeder/interface files the day they are received
  • Administering the council’s insurance policy, dealing with claims, liaising with insurers and ensuring insurance cover is adequate and renewed on a timely basis
  • Support the Financial Accountant with CCS and CPA month-end reporting to management
  • Work alongside the Business Analyst to provide real-time management information to operations staff
  • Develop, maintain and provide finance and management reports and other internal schedules as required in conjunction with the Finance team and the Operations team -Provide support and expertise to the Financial Accountant -Identify best practice and ensuring consistent processes are in place
  • Work with the offshore team to optimise the work that is done offshore and onshore
  • Work closely with other members of the Finance Team to ensure a consistent approach is taken to ensure compliance and control in relation to financial activities at all times that is aligned with the Group strategy and values
  • Act as a visible advocate and role model for our purpose and values, creating an environment where our values are consistently demonstrated through yours and the teams` behaviours
  • Responsible - you will work by example in putting the customer at the heart of all people approaches and services
Qualifications for trainee accountant
  • Assist with all continuous improvement projects
  • Degree educated or equivalent in a finance related degree
  • Daily invoice scanning on to the Hyland document system for RJL and some ‘order’ related invoice entry as required
  • Assist with external and internal audit
  • Good initiative required but also ability to recognize when escalation of issues needs to be taken
  • French an advantage
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Trainee Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of trainee accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for trainee accountant
  • Assist with parent company reporting, with regards to all aspects of planning, is completed on a timely basis
  • Maintain and improve a system of monthly rolling forecasts to analyse expected performance
  • Production of scheduled and various ad-hoc analysis to meet business planning, reporting, financing, regulatory and benchmarking analysis is completed to a high standard, with appropriate controls and checks, whilst meeting challenging and often conflicting deadlines
  • Assist in the design and preparation of materials to enable communication of the group business plan and other information to employees ensuring relevance for the audience
  • You will have a good appreciation of compliance and governance and be able to work within a defined policy
  • Provision of financial modelling support to the wider business as required for the evaluation of strategic and tactical business decisions
  • Treasury process and systems control
  • Treasury reporting
  • Development and production of Treasury back office operational reporting (eg compliance, errors, exceptions, audit trails)
  • Flexible with regards thoughts, process and people
Qualifications for trainee accountant
  • Knowledge of GP3 an advantage
  • Flexibility & willingness to travel on occasions
  • Use of Agresso and/or Integra ERP system
  • Been a valued member of a high performing finance team ideally within a customer centric service or retail industry environment
  • To complete all bank reconciliations on a weekly/monthly basis (Sterling, Euro, US Dollar and Yen)
  • To prepare daily, weekly and monthly cash flow reports

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