The role of a trainee accountant would suit someone starting out on the path to a professional qualification.
Candidates seeking employment will be enthusiastic and willing to learn. Recruitment agencies and employers want staff with the right attitude and who will make the most of the opportunity to develop and learn as an accountant in the months and years ahead.
A lot of the work will start out assisting a more senior accountant with his duties with added responsibility building gradually, until you are fully qualified. Employers will only choose to appoint you if they believe you are the right candidate to dedicate themselves to the training and are committed to a career as an accountant.
Full training will be given to staff from day one and while previous experience or training is an advantage, it is not necessary. Recruitment agencies will, however, favour candidates who have formal school qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels).
It is important that the candidate is a good communicator, a willing learner and is flexible enough to learn from those around them. They must enjoy working as part of a team and be receptive to new ideas and to taking instruction.
Every kind of business in all areas of the country require accountants, with salaries starting from around £13,000 and rising steadily.