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2024 Tax Trainee (COLTT01)

Are you considering a career in accountancy? Are you looking for a full-time position which offers you a rewarding and challenging opportunity that will launch your career? We are looking to recruit a self-motivated tax trainee in our Colchester office.

LB Group is a top 75 accountancy firm with offices in London, Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich. Our services include: Accounting, Tax, Audit, Business Services and Corporate Finance. We are proud to have been voted among the top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers Award 2023.

We are now accepting applications for our AAT/ATT and ACA/ACCA/CTA 2024 trainee programmes (full time positions) which commence in late summer 2024. By joining us as a Tax Trainee you will be able to study for your professional qualifications whilst working as part of a team for clients as Groups, Companies, LLPs and sole traders as well as gaining auditing experience.

We are looking for AAT and ATT trainee applicants who have (or are predicated to gain) a minimum of 3 A levels at grade C or above or an equivalent business-related vocational qualification. You are expected to also have 8 GCSEs at 4 or above (A-C old classification) including Maths and English, or equivalent.

We are also looking for ACA or ACCA and CTA applicants and would expect you to have (or are predicted to gain) a minimum 2:1 degree, a 2:2 in exceptional circumstances will be considered. 3 A-Level passes at grade A-C (minimum 96 UCAS points) and 8 GCSEs at 4 or above (A-C old classification) including Maths and English, or equivalent.

We will fully support your tuition fees and institute fees, to study towards the appropriate professional qualification, provide time off for study days, and you will receive support from your dedicated line manager.

You will receive a competitive starting salary, training contract, 20 days annual leave, increasing to 23 days once qualified.

To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, flexible and reliable
  • Proactive attitude and professional approach to work
  • A firm commitment to providing top quality client service
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Active listening skills, asking questions when necessary
  • A willingness to learn and a personal drive to complete professional development
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Highly numerate
  • Results driven with a desire to exceed expectations
  • Ability to thrive in a busy fast paced environment

Desirable experience:

  • Wider experiences demonstrating other skills such as leadership or team-working
  • Work experience in a commercial environment

To apply please follow the link below, and upload your CV with a covering letter, explaining why you want to work for us and how you meet our criteria and which is your preferred training pathway. Please ensure you enclose full details of academic qualifications (including predicted results where applicable) and your preference of office location.

You are encouraged to apply early, as telephone interviews will be scheduled without delay.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

Role details
End date: 31 March 2024
Location: Colchester
Role: Trainee
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We offer a comprehensive suite of benefits to our employees, including annual leave purchase scheme, health and wellbeing initiatives, career progression opportunities and agile working.