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Graduate trainee accountant vacancy

16 January 2017, Charities, Creative Industries, Employer

Get paid to train as a Chartered Management Accountant

We are pleased to announce that a Graduate Trainee Accountant vacancy has been posted by Alterledger on the Glasgow Guarantee website.

Hand removing legal text from library shelf Graduate Trainee Accountant Vacancy

Graduate Trainee Accountant Details

The job opportunity at Alterledger is for a graduate interested in starting a career as a Chartered Management Accountant.  The role includes study support and mentoring to help you through your training with the prospect of a position of Management Accountant with the company on completion of your professional qualification.  You will be joining a friendly, close-knit team based in Legal House, 101 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DW. The office has level access and is situated on the ground floor. There are good transport links with a bus stop outside the entrance to the building. Bridge Street underground is short walk from the office. Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central railway stations are both within easy reach.

The business is forecast to grow further over the next 5 years and it is intended that the successful applicant would be re-employed as a Chartered Management Accountant on completion of the professional qualification.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with clients and stakeholders including HMRC and statutory regulators
  •  Processing accounting records
  • Dealing with phone and email queries
  • Management reporting
  • Filing client and Alterledger information
  • Keeping the Alterledger office orderly and tidy
  • Other duties as required by the director of Alterledger

Skills/Aptitudes Required

  • Professional and clear communicator
  • Clear and fluent in English
  • Good timekeeping
  • Smart appearance
  • Ability to work under instruction and on own initiative
  • Ability to manage workload and multiple deadlines
  • Flexible and positive approach to work and learning client’s businesses
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office effectively
  • Must be able to articulate desire to start a career in accountancy


  • Interest in the Creative Industries
  • Interest in Charities and Social Enterprises

Qualifications Required

Honours degree

Additional Information

Previous experience of online accounting or bookkeeping software is an advantage, but not required.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 8th February in Legal House.  Applicants invited to interview will be informed by 1st February.

Glasgow Guarantee

Glasgow Guarantee is a scheme operated by Glasgow City Council to promote training and job opportunities in Glasgow.  Anyone interested in applying for any of the vacancies on the site must register first online.  Alterledger is delighted to have the support of Glasgow Guarantee and has posted a vacancy for a Trainee Accountant on the site.

Glasgow Guarantee Recruitment

The £50million Glasgow Guarantee, a Legacy of the Commonwealth Games offers support for training, work, modern apprenticeships and job opportunities for Glasgow people. Since the summer of 2009, over 7000 Glaswegians between the ages of 16-24 have progressed into employment, apprenticeships or training through a number of initiatives.

The Glasgow Guarantee has now been expanded to include the extension of the eligibility period for apprenticeship places to up to two years of leaving school and widening the graduate element to offer support to college students with qualifications in certain sectors where there is a demonstrable skills shortage, for example Engineering and IT.

These developments will mean that even more young people in Glasgow will have access to jobs, training and apprenticeships which are vital for the City as a whole as it will ensure that not only that our young people will benefit, but they will develop the skills that will be used to generate the city’s prosperity in the decades to come.

Opportunities are available across a range of sectors and job types and many will include additional training such as working towards a Vocational Qualification specific to the employing business.


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