Menzies LLP
graduate scheme
Expires9 days

Accountancy Trainee AAT

Job description

Menzies LLP is currently looking for bright and talented individuals to be our new Accountancy AAT Trainee based out of the Woking office and forms part of the wider accounting outsourcing service we offer our clients.

Key duties and responsibilities:

As an outsourcing assistant, you will be responsible for maintaining our client’s records on a variety of systems, preparing VAT returns, assisting and supporting the preparation of the management accounts for a portfolio of clients.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Be the day-to-day contact for the client for all book keep activities
  • Be responsible for all book keeping duties up to and including the production of a trial balance, PL and balance sheet. This will include the update and maintenance of the clients sales, purchases and general ledgers – from data input to ledger management dependent on the client’s needs
  • Process cash and credit card expenses as required
  • Carry out bank reconciliation and reconciliation of other key control accounts.
  • Preparing VAT Returns
  • Ensuring that the accounting system is kept up to date and accurate within the timeframes agreed.
  • Preparing and posting key transactions such as payroll, prepayments, fixed assets/depreciation, accruals, intercompany transactions and ad-hoc adjustments
  • Support the preparation of management accounts - Maintain accounting records and working papers, calculate and apply month end adjustments to management accounts
  • Effectively deal with all client related queries within a timely manner as and when they arise.
  • Majority of work will be undertaken in the office, however you may be required to work on site with clients (as and when required)
  • Ensure all processing deadlines are met in line with client agreements
  • Supporting more senior staff and team members in client work and management

Menzies Offer:

Come and work for a recognized employer of choice, where we can offer you a dynamic and rewarding environment with exposure to a diverse range of clients and industry sectors. Our package and benefits are very competitive and work life balance is part of our company culture, we have office locations in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Cardiff and we are a strong believer in developing our staff throughout their career:

  • Competitive base salary
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement a year (plus bank holidays)
  • Private medical cover
  • Life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Employer contribution and matching pension scheme
  • Flexible working policy
  • Each office location has agreements with local businesses which offer great discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities throughout your Menzies career
  • CSR Program and social events - each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise the brand profile and give back to the local community
  • Employee Assistance Program - our EAP is available for all Menzies employees. As well as being a confidential support line, it also offers practical financial and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.

What we are looking for

  • Must fit with the Menzies 'BRIGHT' values
  • Passionate about working with people
  • Commercially and strategically minded
  • Strong at networking and relationship building
  • Existing/recent entry level work experience in the accounting profession is acceptable
  • All candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of the training contract

Accepted degree subjects

  • mathematics
  • business and management studies
  • mechanical engineering
  • accounting and finance
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • law and legal studies

Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

If you believe you have the required skills and attributes to be our new Accountancy AAT Trainee then apply online ASAP.


When we require external assistance with our vacancies we will reach out to our PSL supply chain, please be aware we operate a very strict PSL policy with close relationships with our suppliers and cannot respond to agencies outside of the PSL and we do not accept speculative CV's as an introduction. Please do not contact individual hiring managers or the Talent Acquisition team.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29 July 2019

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Closing date:  29 July 2019

Expires9 days

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