Trainee Accountant - super opportunity

Job Description

Are you an ambitious and motivated individual looking to kickstart your career in accountancy within a dynamic and supportive boutique practice ?

Our client is a vibrant boutique accountancy practice in Belfast, offering a comprehensive range of services including accounts, audit, tax, and corporate finance. The team is known for its close-knit, collaborative environment and commitment to delivering exceptional service to a diverse client base. They are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Trainee Accountant to join the team.

Role Overview: As a Trainee Accountant, you will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the practice. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an accountancy degree who is keen to learn and develop within a supportive and dynamic team. You will be client-facing, providing essential support and building strong relationships with clients.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Accounts Preparation:

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements for a variety of clients.
  • Perform bookkeeping and maintain accurate financial records.

Audit Support:

  • Participate in audit engagements, assisting with planning, fieldwork, and reporting.
  • Conduct audit testing and document audit findings.

Tax Compliance and Advisory:

  • Support the preparation of personal and corporate tax returns.
  • Assist in providing tax planning advice to clients.

Corporate Finance:

  • Contribute to financial analyses and reports for corporate finance projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of business valuations and financial models.

Client Engagement:

  • Act as a point of contact for clients, addressing their queries and providing timely updates.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships through professional and proactive communication.

Learning and Development:

  • Engage in continuous professional development and training.
  • Work closely with senior team members to gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice's operations.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Accountancy degree or equivalent qualification (essential).
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in accountancy practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly organised with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Comprehensive training and professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • Exposure to a wide range of accounting disciplines.
  • Opportunity to work closely with a diverse client base.

What's the next step?
If you think this role may be of interest to you, or you wish to discuss any other senior accountancy jobs in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Emma Jayne Bowen at VANRATH or on LinkedIn in the strictest confidence.

Why VANRATH will help you secure your next role:
Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.