Business Services Trainee Accountant 2022 – AAT/ACA/ACCA - Taunton

About AG

Albert Goodman is a firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Consultants and Financial Planners, providing high-quality advice to over 5000 local and national businesses and individuals.

We are friendly, fair and forward thinking with a can-do attitude. We collaborate to achieve, and pride ourselves on being trustworthy, progressive and impactful.

Our people are vital to our continued success and we are always looking to train and develop individuals who could be our future Partners and leaders.

What sets us apart

A career at Albert Goodman can be a varied and rewarding one. We embrace future change and development. By hiring from within and investing in a range of training programmes, we give you the chance to develop and evolve your career, no matter which route you want to take. We recognise that professional development goes beyond building specialist skills. Everyone is encouraged and supported to engage in wider training and networking to create a well-rounded experience.

We form inclusive relationships that deliver. We celebrate difference and empower people to bring new ideas, solutions, and perspectives.

We make a positive difference to those with whom we work, as well as in our communities and the environment.

We are proud that we are a Best Companies 2021 “Outstanding Place to Work”, top 50 employer in the Southwest, and one of accountancy’s 10 best firms to work for. We offer a fantastic place to work in the Southwest with a competitive and flexible benefits package.

The role

We are looking for a Trainee Accountant to join us in our Business Services department in Taunton. Training to become a qualified accountant is a rewarding and challenging career and can open a whole host of opportunities for you. Several of our Senior Managers and Partners started their career as a trainee with us and have stayed with us throughout their working life.

Depending on your academic history and experience, you will be completing a chosen training qualification – either AAT, ACA or ACCA. Alongside this you will be an integral member of the team providing a professional service to clients and gaining the hands-on experience needed to become a qualified accountant.

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

What we need from you

  • For you to be a confident and collaborative team player
  • The ability to demonstrate outstanding customer service to clients
  • Self-motivation and a strong work ethic
  • Happy working accurately with figures

To achieve the qualification and to consistently give the best and most up to date advice to clients, you will need to be competent at studying and passing exams. Your historic academic or professional results are used as a guide when shortlisting, however we will also consider other factors such as experience, other qualifications and skills. As an indicator for the following qualifications, we look for:

AAT – Ideally a minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including Maths and English and a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent)

ACA / ACCA – Ideally a minimum of a 2:1 in your degree or equivalent, although the subject of your degree is not important


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