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ACCA Trainee Accountant

Salary: £18,525 - £25,000 depending on experience

Location: Shoreham By Sea


Hours: 37.5 hours per week



We’re delighted to offer the opportunity for a vacancy for a ACCA trainee accountant. If you like our company vibe and feel like you would be a good fit then we invite you to apply for this vacancy.

We act for a wide range of businesses and individuals in a variety of industries providing services such as company accounts, sole trade accounts, tax returns, bookkeeping, VAT returns, CIS returns, payroll and most importantly business advice.

The role

This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a desire for a career in accountancy and wants to gain exposure to ‘real’ work and responsibilities from day one. 

Whilst in the role you will also study towards your ACCA qualification, with all training, exams, study leave and professional subscriptions fully funded by us.

You will get first hand exposure to all the fundamental elements of accountancy such as self assessment tax returns, payroll, pensions, CIS, VAT and company accounts.

You will carry out bookkeeping on a variety of cloud based software such as QuickBooks and Xero and be responsible for the implementation and integration of various ‘bolt-on’ Apps, all with a view to making the bookkeeping process as efficient and concise as possible.

You will receive hands-on training from a Chartered Accountant which will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills quickly within the role. You will be given the responsibility to design your own processes with a view to creating efficiencies within the practice. 

What we’re looking for

Our company ethos centres around customer service and therefore you must be confident and personable. You must also be articulate with good verbal and written communication skills.

We work with various accountancy software and Apps, so you will need to be highly computer literate and tech/App savvy.

You must be driven and motivated to continuously enhance your knowledge and be committed to studying the ACCA course.

Typical personality traits of a good accountant are someone that enjoys problem solving, is meticulous and methodical, is highly organised and it goes without saying good at maths.

Entry level requirements

University graduate, AAT qualified or experience working within an accountancy practice.

This role is predominately office based whilst you are training, so you will need to be based within half an hour of Shoreham to be considered for this role.


  • Highly flexible working & occasional remote working.

  • Employee carbon footprint offset.

  • Fully funded ACCA qualification training (course cost £21,000).

  • One week paid study leave for each exam.

  • ACCA membership and exam fees fully funded.

  • One-to-one training with a chartered accountant.

  • Regular, incremental pay rises based on exam passes.

  • Casual workplace environment.

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