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Audit and Accounts Trainee

LB Group
Stratford, London
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Not applicable
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

Job Details

Are you considering a career in accountancy? Are you looking for a full-time position which offers you a rewarding and challenging opportunity that will launch your career? We are looking to recruit self-motivated trainees into our London office.

LB Group is a top 75 accountancy firm with offices in London, Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich. Our services include: Accounting, Tax, Audit, Business Services and Corporate Finance. We are proud to have been voted among the top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers Award 2023. 

We are now accepting applications for our AAT and ACA/CTA 2024 trainee programmes (full time positions) which commence in late summer 2024. By joining us as a Trainee Accountant or Tax Trainee you will be able to study for your professional qualifications whilst working as part of a team for clients as Groups, Companies, LLPs and sole traders as well as gaining auditing experience.

We are looking for AAT trainee applicants who have (or are predicated to gain) a minimum of 3 A levels at grade C or above or an equivalent business-related vocational qualification. You are expected to also have 8 GCSEs at 4 or above (A-C old classification) including Maths and English, or equivalent.

We are also looking for ACA and CTA applicants and would expect you to have (or are predicted to gain) a minimum 2:1 degree, a 2:2 in exceptional circumstances will be considered. 3 A-Level passes at grade A-C (minimum 96 UCAS points) and 8 GCSEs at 4 or above (A-C old classification) including Maths and English, or equivalent.

We will fully support your tuition fees and institute fees, to study towards the appropriate professional qualification, provide time off for study days, and you will receive support from your dedicated line manager.

You will receive a competitive starting salary, training contract, 20 days annual leave, increasing to 23 days once qualified.

To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:

  • ·         Excellent communication skills
  • ·         Self-motivated, hardworking, flexible and reliable 
  • ·         Proactive attitude and professional approach to work
  • ·         A firm commitment to providing top quality client service 
  • ·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • ·         Active listening skills, asking questions when necessary
  • ·         A willingness to learn and a personal drive to complete professional development
  • ·         Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail
  • ·         Highly numerate
  • ·         Results driven with a desire to exceed expectations
  • ·         Ability to thrive in a busy fast paced environment


Desirable experience:

  • ·         Wider experiences demonstrating other skills such as leadership or team-working
  • ·         Work experience in a commercial environment

To apply please follow the link below, and upload your CV with a covering letter, explaining why you want to work for us and how you meet our criteria and which is your preferred training pathway. Please ensure you enclose full details of academic qualifications (including predicted results where applicable) and your preference of office location. 

You are encouraged to apply early, as telephone interviews will be scheduled without delay. 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.


LB Group is a fast growing firm of Chartered Accountants with offices in London, Colchester, Chelmsford, and Ipswich built upon a reputation for providing outstanding client service. Our corporate client base comprises a wide variety of large and small businesses across numerous industry sectors complemented by a sizeable and diverse private client portfolio. Students train in our audit and accounts department with opportunities for secondments to our corporate tax, personal tax, insolvency and company secretarial departments. Training contracts are for three years during which students undergo a structured programme of study leading up to qualification with opportunities for further advancement post qualification. All students are individually supervised throughout their training with exposure to wide ranging practical experience and opportunities for early responsibility and client facing roles.

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020 8221 8282

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