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Trainee Accountant Job Glasgow

30 August 2018, General

Trainee Accountant Job Glasgow

Due to the growing demand for our services, we have a trainee accountant job vacancy at Alterledger.  The position offers study support and a route to gaining a permanent position as a qualified accountant in a modern accountancy practice.  It is expected that the trainee would complete a qualification with CIMA or ACCA.

Join Alterledger with the Trainee Accountant Job vacancy

Why train as a Chartered Management Accountant?

Whether you want to work in practice, in industry or develop your career as an entrepreneur, an understanding of business and finance is crucial to your future success.  The graduate trainee programme at Alterledger will give you valuable real life experience of a modern accountancy practice.

Your training at Alterledger will introduce you to a range of clients in the creative industries and service sectors from start-ups to more established companies.  A chartered management accountant goes beyond the numbers and retrospective reporting.  As a trusted advisor to businesses, you can further your own career at the same time as making a positive difference to others.

The professional CIMA qualification is a globally recognised brand with 87% of employers saying they would pay a premium to have a CGMA work for them according to the 2014 CGMA Brand Index, AICPA/CIMA/Applied Research and Consulting LLC.

What qualities does a trainee accountant need?

  • You will need to demonstrate that you have an eye for detail.  This will be evidenced by your ability to follow instructions, but also understanding the meaning and intention behind information.
  • You will need to show that you understand the values of Alterledger.
  • Your professional attitude will be clear from your application.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate your Microsoft Excel skills including more advanced functions such as VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, Pivot Tables and Dynamic Tables.
  • Experience of using Xero is beneficial, but you will be trained in the using the software package so no previous knowledge is required.

Do I need to have a degree in accountancy?

It is more important that you can demonstrate a desire to qualify as an accountant than you have an accountancy degree.  A Chartered Management Accountant is expected to bring context and insight to financial reports so a degree in an unrelated discipline can actually be an advantage.

Why Alterledger?

Alterledger is a modern accountancy practice.  Gone are the days of paper files and manual calculations.  Alterledger has embraced cloud computing drawing on the resources of Xero, Spotlight, Futrli, Dropbox, Slack and Office 365 to operate a paperless office.  As part of a small practice you will be able to make a significant contribution to the company and suggest your own ideas for improvement.

How to apply?

The trainee accountant job is being recruited through Adopt an Intern, which specialises in graduate recruitment in addition to internships.

Interview date

Shortlisted candidates will be offered an interview on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at Legal House, 101 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DW.

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