Apprentice Cloud Accountant

Price Bailey
20, Central Avenue, St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HR
Competitive salary
14 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Vacancy Description

Role Overview:

The job role requires the accurate and efficient processing of client accounting information using cloud-based accounting software. This will include communication with both clients and colleagues to manage the flow of financial information.

The role holder will form part of our cloud accounting team and will normally be supervised, by both other members of the team as well as management. As capability and experience are expected to grow quickly, it is expected that the role holder will be able to work more autonomously.

Principle Responsibilities:
  • Liaising with clients on a regular basis
  • Maintaining the books and records of client's and producing accounts up to a trial balance position
  • Demonstrates a full competence in and understanding of, the principles of double entry book-keeping through a high standard of posting and reconciliation work
  • Has proven IT capability, using relevant accounting software correctly and effectively
  • Demonstrates ability to adhere to required job procedures: i.e. follows instructions from his/her supervisor and drafts work to required compliance and presentation standards
  • Is organised and is able to concentrate and work quickly and adhere to reporting deadlines
  • Ensures assignments and duties are completed to required time guidelines given by supervisor
  • Takes instructions from supervisor, pays attention and retains guidance given
  • Works with minimum supervision but keeps supervisor informed of work progress
  • Checks own work thoroughly before passing on to his/her supervisor
  • Seeks help and support with queries and more complex tasks
  • Shows keenness to learn new skills from more experienced colleagues
  • Asks good, intelligent questions, checking and demonstrating understanding
  • Refers matters beyond current experience/capability level to others
  • Can be relied upon to talk to both clients and colleagues professionally
  • Demonstrating the maturity and professionalism expected in client relations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organiser: think ahead, effective planner and ensuring multiple deadlines are met
  • Good telephone manner, email communication skills, and customer service levels
  • Excellent IT skills, knowledge of cloud-based accountancy software a significant advantage
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)

Personal qualities

  • Confident, articulate and able to communicate with all levels (externally and internally)
  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn
  • Open to guidance and instruction
  • A team player with a flexible approach and a proactive attitude
  • A professional representative of the firm

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSE's, or equivalents,(A*-C/9-4) including maths & English
  • 3 A Levels (A* - B)

Future prospects

  • Progression within the company

Things to consider

Benefits include:
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • 20 days Holiday (plus bank holidays and the ability to purchase 5 extra days)
  • Life Assurance
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Retail Discounts as part of UK 200 Group
  • Smart Working
  • Academic training
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Social Activities/Charitable Events
  • Volunteering programme