Albert Goodman’s 300 plus people have a shared aim – to be the Firm that contributes most to our clients’ success.  As a UK Top 50 Firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Consultants and Financial Planners, we provide high-quality advice to businesses and individuals locally as well as nationally motivating our people to help businesses and individuals achieve their objectives. As a 2019 Best Companies “Very Good Place to Work”, our people are vital to our continued success.

Our people lie at the heart of our success and we’re proud of a long established track record in developing the talents and careers of our people. We seek talented individuals and then invest significantly in them to strengthen our business and help us deliver our strategic goals and vision. Training to become a qualified accountant is a rewarding and challenging career and can open up a whole host of opportunities for you. Albert Goodman is looking to train and develop people who could be our future partners and leaders. A number of our senior managers and partners started their career as a trainee with us and have stayed with us throughout their working life. We look for candidates with drive and enthusiasm who can demonstrate a strong academic track record.

We are currently looking for a Trainee Bookkeeper training to join our Outsourcing department based in our Taunton office. You will be responsible for maintaining client’s records on a variety of systems, preparing VAT returns and management accounts for a portfolio of clients that include sole traders, partnerships and Limited Companies.

We offer excellent support and training that will help you develop the skills you need to succeed as a professional and to progress until you realise your full potential. We provide and fund:

  • Technical training with recognised training providers
  • Tuition/Revision Courses
  • Student Registration Fees
  • Annual Student subscriptions
  • Books and materials
  • Exemption/examination entry fees
  • Paid study leave for courses and exams
  • Accommodation if a stay away is required

Ideally (although not essential), the successful candidate will have the following experience, skills and attributes:

  • Good organisational skills and IT skills
  • Have a basic understanding of accounts/a balance sheet
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Comfortable working in different environments and dealing directly with clients
  • Show enthusiasm to develop technical knowledge, skills and experience
  • Use your own initiative and be able to identify when assistance is needed in finding a technical solution

Qualifications Required

To achieve your chosen training qualification with us and then to consistently give the highest quality and latest advice to clients you must be competent at studying and passing exams. An indicator of this can be your past studies and exams which is why we use these results as part of an ideal entry criteria. It is not absolute as we will also consider other factors such as experience and other qualifications however as an indicator for the following qualifications we look for the following grades:-

AAT – Ideally a minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) mostly at Grade A*-B / 9 – 5, including Maths and English and a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) grade A*- B.

In return we offer a fantastic place to work in the South West with a competitive and flexible benefits package. Salary is competitive based on skills, qualifications and experience.

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