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Trainee Accountant

Reference: 20071


Belfast, County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

28 June, 2022

◊ Are you a graduate interested in becoming a qualified accountant?

◊ Do you have a 2:1 or above in a degree in Accountancy, Finance or related course?

◊ Are you readily available to begin a full-time job in Summer 2022?

If you answered yes to all three of these questions, then you’re in luck! We have the perfect finance graduate opportunity for you…

The Company & The Role

Our client is a leading force in powering change across the island of Ireland, helping us to become more sustainable and to create a brighter healthier future for all. With over 800 employees, you have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of the most talented and innovative people who are proud of the contribution their work makes.

We are looking for a graduate to join the Belfast-based Finance Team. The successful candidate will be someone who is highly motivated, willing to learn and has an understanding of key financial concepts, processes and controls.

During a four-year training contract, you will gain a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of the finance function while gaining hands on experience in this commercial environment.

What you can expect…

  • Hybrid-working model
  • Mentor to support you through your learning and development
  • Competitive Salary plus Annual Bonus
  • Support to attain professional Chartered Accountancy qualification (ACA)
  • Excellent benefits including car parking, 36 days holidays (incl. stats), opportunities for career progression, annual salary review, and enhanced pension up to 6%.
  • Open culture with social and sports clubs as well as great supports (wellbeing events, Employee Assistance Programme, subsidised gym, Health Cash plan)

Responsibilities of the Finance Graduate

You won’t just study and observe, you’ll have the opportunity to work hands on and gain real practical experience across various rotations within the finance team. Here are some of the tasks you will be responsible for:

  • Calculation of accruals and prepayments
  • Preparation and posting of journals
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Variance analysis against budget
  • Liaise with stakeholders to ensure accurate and complete accounting of costs
  • Management of Purchase Orders, Invoices and aged creditors reporting
  • Assist with preparation of cost reports
  • Assist with budgetary planning and forecasting
  • Preparation of monthly VAT returns
  • Presentation of results and analysis to management

Essential & Desirable Criteria

  • Achieved, or on track to in 2022, a final result of 2:1 or above in an Accountancy, Finance or related degree
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Willing to commence and undertake study for professional Chartered Accountancy Qualification
  • Proven skills in time management, organisation and workload planning
  • Excellent numerical skills and keen eye for detail

If you’re interested in starting your career in Finance and Accounting, APPLY TODAY*! For more information, please reach out to Catherine at Abacus Careers.

*Applications close at 6pm on Friday July 1st

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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