Graduate Program

Graduate Trainee Accountancy Program (£26.5K, 37.5 hours per week)

Blue Peak are a fast-growing boutique accountancy practice based near Reading, and are looking for an enthusiastic trainee accountant to join our September 2022 graduate scheme intake.

At Blue Peak we provide clients with a wide range of services from helping local small businesses understand their finances and preparing their year-end accounts and tax, through to specialist financial reporting projects for multinationals. This breadth of work means our trainees gain diverse experience during their training contract. We take pride in developing our trainees so they have an extensive range of skills to offer to clients.

Our high-performing team strive to deliver a great service for our clients whilst working in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our people take pride in delivering quality work in a highly motivated and supportive working environment.

The successful candidate will have daily contact with our clients and work with all members of our team. There will be exposure to an array of projects and the individual will gain significant commercial, technical and professional knowledge.

Our three-year Graduate program includes full support with the ACA or CTA exams, including paid time off to attend college and study leave before each exam to ensure you have the best preparation possible for each paper.

 

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of year-end financial statements for limited companies, charities and partnerships
  • Liaising with clients on accounting queries and other matters as appropriate
  • Preparation of corporation tax computations and CT600 forms
  • Assistance with specialist accountancy and tax project work
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Assist with client queries regarding aspects of their bookkeeping and other matters as required
  • Liaise with HMRC on behalf of clients as appropriate

Requirements

  • University graduate 2.1 or better (applicants do not have to have an accountancy/tax background)
  • Ability to work in a team as well as an individual
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work confidently with various computer software
  • Ability to prioritise own time to ensure that deadlines are monitored and consistently met
  • Proven organisational abilities and consistent attention to detail

What’s on offer

  • Full training provided and support through professional accountancy exams (ACA or CIOT)
  • Extensive study support package including paid time off work to attend college/exams for your accountancy qualification
  • 27 days paid holiday (including bank holidays)
  • 6% matched pension contributions
  • 2 paid volunteer days included

 

We are also looking for a trainee accountant who is looking to specialise in a role within our tax team and applications for this role will also be accepted.