Graduate Trainee

We are looking to recruit graduate trainee accountants for our Norwich and Great Yarmouth offices.

Lovewell Blake is a dynamic, supportive and sociable place to work. We will continually support, invest and encourage your training and development and you will be working with a great group of colleagues!

We provide staff with a paid day out of the office each year to support a local charity/good cause. There are also numerous fundraising activities taking place throughout the year to raise money for our LB150 fund.

With an extensive wellbeing strategy, including a full employee assistance programme plus trained Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions in each of our offices, support is always available for you. Our holiday policy gives you the option to buy five additional days’ holiday each year and we offer flexi-hour contracts to allow you to choose the hours that work best for you, alongside an agile working policy, promoting a positive work life balance.

Different because you are

We pride ourselves in providing individually tailored services to our clients. Whatever your aspirations and priorities in business and life, we will be by your side with expert advice from local specialists. It is because your needs are unique, that the solutions we provide are distinct and personalised to you.

We are looking to recruit graduate trainees for our Norwich and Great Yarmouth offices. 

As a trainee accountant you will follow formal training for either the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification alongside on the job training. You will get started on real client work, such as accounts preparation, as soon as you have settled in. Your role will be primarily task focused, with regular reviews by more senior staff throughout assignments. Your development will mirror our ethos of 'different because you are' and we will ensure that your training and experience is right for you and how you want to progress.

The graduate trainee accountant job will start in the summer of 2021.

Job responsibilities

  • Assist in the carrying out of more routine tasks concerning the professional work within a group to which assigned, including accounts preparation and audit
  • 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

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

Minimum entry requirements

  • 2:1 degree or (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/4 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
  • 21 days annual leave (increasing with grade and service)
  • Competitive salary
  • Full study package
  • Annual paid volunteering day
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Flexi hours (7.5 hours a day with 9am - 4pm core hours)

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