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PQ Trainee

Hays Senior Finance
Oxfordshire, Bicester, England
Competitive, DOE + Study Support
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Company overview:We're an established and dynamic practice that is undergoing an exciting period of growth and are looking for a Part Qualified Trainee Accountant / QBE Accountant with bookkeeping, VAT returns and accounts preparation experience to join our Bicester team.
Opportunity highlights:This is an excellent time to join a vibrant, expanding practice and play a key part in our ongoing growth plans. As a team member, you will have the opportunity to gain more responsibility and support the Senior Management Team with the continued development of the practice.
Role responsibilities:

  • Prioritising own workload
  • Preparing VAT returns and management accounts
  • Communicating with, and assisting clients with queries
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and Corporation Tax returns
  • Preparation of self-assessment tax returns

Desired qualifications and experience:We are looking for an experienced candidate, who takes pride in their work and in being part of a positive and productive team. The successful candidate will be willing to go above and beyond the expectations of clients, to help develop profitable, long-lasting relationships.We require someone who:

  • Is Part Qualified / QBE
  • Has at least 2 years of experience working within general practice
  • Is enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude and positive mindset
  • Possesses excellent attention to detail
  • Is able to build strong relationships internally and externally
  • Has strong organisational skills and the ability to balance workloads to manage the needs of various clients
  • Has experience of sole trade, partnership and limited company bookkeeping,
    VAT return and accounts preparation
  • Has experience with a range of accounting softwares; knowledge of Xero, Sage and
    Quickbooks is desirable. Training on CCH will be given

What we provide:The opportunity to join a strong, dynamic, professional business based at the Bicester Office.
A company that takes pride in putting its staff first and in turn providing client excellence.
In addition to this, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary (this is dependent upon experience; please state your requirement on your application)
  • A flexible working environment including flexitime and hybrid working
  • A dedicated Buddy to support and encourage you
  • Support for future study if required
  • Six-monthly salary reviews (if training) based on work progression and exam success
  • 25 days annual holiday (20 if training) in addition to 8 bank holidays
  • Salary Sacrifice pension scheme
  • Ability to join the PMI scheme after 3 months
  • Death in Service scheme after 3 months
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Excellent working conditions with free tea and coffee / car parking
  • Team social events
  • Internal career progression (some of our current directors joined us as trainees)

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

You can rely on us to deliver today and help you plan for tomorrow


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