Trainee Bookkeeper

We are looking for an trainee Bookkeeper to join our existing team.

The Bookkeeping Team

Our Bookkeeping Team provides clients with modern bookkeeping services, utilising the latest cloud technology.  The team plays a critical role in the practice, carrying out essential bookkeeping tasks to facilitate the completion of VAT returns, management reports and give a sound base for the preparation of the annual accounts.

Trainee Bookkeeper


  • Supporting he existing bookkeeping team in the preparation of books and records for clients big and small
  • Readying our clients for the introduction of MTD for self-employed.
  • After some time, the candidate will work towards the preparation of the VAT returns, management accounts, and exposure to larger clients where ongoing work is required
  • General bookkeeping duties
  • General office administration duties

Training & Qualification

  • Full support with study costs whilst completing Level 2 or 3 AAT (depending on current qualifications) Accounts Assistant apprenticeship that is offered
  • Following the initial completion of the apprenticeship you will receive continued support to complete the AAT qualification
  • Successful candidate will be required to attend weekday courses at First Intuition Chelmsford to study towards their AAT qualification as well as mentoring towards the relevant apprenticeship skills and behaviours
  • Possible progression to study Level 4 AAT or Level 7 ACCA/ICAEW


Personal attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Number skills
  • Team working
  • Strong Maths & English skills

Technical skills:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent GCSEs including English and Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent) Essential
  • Any A levels or equivalent (grade passed) Desired


  • Holiday            20 days per year + bank holidays
  • Hours              Full time (37.5 hours per week with flexible working options)
  • Salary              Competitive and dependant on experience


Applications close on 10 July 2022