Trainee Accountant

  • Apprenticeship
  • Full time
  • Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • April 23, 2021
  • £15,600 plus study support

Trainee Accountant

Are you AAT level 3 or 4 qualified and wanting to move into a role where you can really make waves? Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can work, grow and become an Accountancy professional who is ACCA qualified? Do you crave a career with an ethically motivated employer who are pushing for change?

We could have something exciting for you!

Our client, Portt and Co, are on the search for an Accounting professional who may have 2-3 years experience working in accounts payable or bookkeeper role and are wanting to study for their ACCA qualification whilst also working.


So who are Portt. & Co?

Portt & Co are an outsourced finance department for SME’s founded in 2015 by Matthew Port who understood the challenges that smaller businesses face. The idea that his business could alleviate some of those pressures and generate more time for others to achieve a healthy work life balance was a huge motivator.

In addition to their genuine care and consideration for clients, they are now working towards becoming a certified B Corporation which means that they are meeting the very highest standards of social and environmental practice.


The Trainee Accountant Apprenticeship

You will be working with Portt & Co on a full-time contract and attending college 1 day per week to complete your ACCA qualification which should take 3 to 4 years depending on your current AAT qualification.

Your day to day will include tasks such as:

  • Reviewing results of data extraction and posting through to Xero accounting software
  • Import bank statement files into Xero, configuring pre-defined rules and posting transactions
  • Posting relevant nominal journals including prepayments and accruals
  • Reconciling balance sheet control accounts
  • Preparing management accounts
  • Adding starters and leavers to UK payroll systems
  • Managing own work schedule and deadlines to pre-agreed schedules


The Candidate

You will need to have a few year’s experience in an Accounts role and have your AAT level 3 or 4. Portt & Co emulate their values through their people, so you will have a passion for helping and advising your clients, a genuine care for the work they do via Ecologi and a desire to push yourself to achieve.

You will be friendly in nature with a good team ethos however the ability to work individually and pro-actively is a must have.



You will be working for a progressive organisation that will support you every step of the way but can also offer the below:

  • Private Health Insurance (Opt In basis)
  • Life Insurance
  • Pro Bono days
  • Flexible working patterns

Portt & Co are built of a team who genuinely make a difference in their day-to-day with a focus on what matters for their client. There are no limits to what you can achieve here.

If you feel this is something you want to be part of, apply now for the Trainee Accountant position!

Tagged as: Flexible working, Home and office based

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