Apprentice Accountant

Hours:  37.5 per week
Division/Department: Accounts
Reporting to: Accounting Manager
Location: Head Office, Caton Road, Lancaster
Closing Date: 31st March 2023
Apprenticeship Start Date: August 2023

Organisational Profile

The company is a well-established accountancy firm based in Lancaster, providing accounting services to 2,800+ clients via cloud accounting software. The company offer a high-quality service in Bookkeeping, Accounts, Payroll, VAT Returns and Tax Services, as well as offering a wealth of knowledge and advice.  ICS Accounting is located just off the M6 at Junction 34, making it an ideal location for commuting, including from Preston, Blackpool or Kendal. 

Position Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual.  The role will involve supporting a team of accountants that are responsible for the delivery of services to a portfolio of clients.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • • Supporting the accounts team
  • • Assisting with bank reconciliations.
  • • Preparing data to contribute to the filing of VAT returns.
  • • Double entry bookkeeping.
  • • Completion of P11d forms.
  • • Updating of tax codes on the accounting software.
  • • Administration of clients on CRM systems and accounting software.
  • • Dealing with HMRC in regard to queries and correspondence.
  • • Customer service – answering telephone calls and emails and dealing with queries and complaints.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • • To undertake to study towards AAT, ACA, ACCA or equivalent experience.
  • • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • • IT Skills with competent use of word and excel.
  • • Excellent timekeeping and management ability with the ability to prioritise workload to ensure all tasks are carried out on a daily basis and all deadlines are met.
  • • To be motivated and enthusiastic.
  • • Attention to detail.
  • • To be able to work to individual and team targets.
  • • To be able to solve problems and provide a professional, punctual and accurate service to clients.
  • • To be ambitious and proactive.
  • • To have a client-focused attitude and commercial awareness within the firm.

Future Opportunities

  • • Potential to move into a full-time position as a trainee accountant.
  • • Further accounting training options such as ACA or ACCA.