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Audit and Accounts Trainee

Job type:

Full time



An Audit and Accounts Trainee is being sought to join and complement the current Peterborough office team. The successful candidate will become part of our friendly, vibrant audit and accounts team, which provides a wide range of audit, accounting and tax services to our clients.  This is a varied role that will include overseeing and undertaking audits and accounts work, both in the office and at client premises.


With appropriate guidance and support, you will: 

  • Prepare draft working papers to support the preparation of accounts for sole traders and small limited companies, including:

    • Production of lead schedules to agree to accounts disclosures

    • Production and reconciliation of control accounts

    • Collation of appropriate evidence to support figures in the accounts

    • Drafting sole trader/company tax computations

    • Raising relevant and coherent queries to assist with supervisor/manager review

  • Assist with audit field work (often attending clients’ premises) including:

    • Completing statutory sections of audit file

    • Making detailed system notes

    • Journal testing

    • Preparing trial balance and identifying errors in basic accounting

    • Income and expenses testing, payroll testing, stock testing

    • Bank and cash testing

    • Assisting in preparing comprehensive working papers

  • Work with different accounting software packages including Sage, Quickbooks, Xero

  • Develop knowledge of double entry and bookkeeping skills

  • Communicate with clients

  • Work as part of a team to achieve deadlines

  • Assist other departments when required


You’ll work towards a recognised accountancy qualification, either AAT, ACCA or ACA. You’ll balance your studies and working full time with generous study leave provided by the firm.


You must have the right to live and work in the UK.
You’ll have at least five GCSEs grade 4-9 with a 6 or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths.  You’ll also need a competent knowledge of the Microsoft Office software.  Three C grade and above A levels are also desirable but not essential.


The successful candidate will have:

  • The ability to deliver accurate work to deadlines

  • A commitment to delivering a first-class service to clients

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Good time management skills including prioritising

A driving licence and access to transport is beneficial as the majority of the audits are conducted at the client’s premises. 


What we can offer you:

  • A dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression.

  • Competitive salary (market rate) depending upon experience.  Salary is reviewed annually.

  • Extensive internal and on-the-job training.

  • Paid study together with generous study leave

  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme

  • 20 days annual leave (increasing to 25 days on qualification) in addition to statutory bank holidays.

  • Life assurance cover of four times salary.

  • Eligibility for the firm’s annual bonus scheme.



At Moore East Midlands, everyone is encouraged and empowered to be themselves.  We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team which reflects the communities we live in and serve. All qualified applicants, regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or religious background are encouraged to apply.