Hilton Sharp & Clarke – General practice ACA Trainee

Hilton Sharp & Clarke – General practice ACA Trainee

Salary: Competitive including training contract
Location: Billingshurst, West Sussex

Hilton Sharp & Clarke are looking to recruit a graduate to work in their Billingshurst office. You will commence employment as soon as possible with a view to starting a training contract towards the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in September 2014.
The general practice department provides accounting and taxation services to small and medium sized businesses across the UK.

The main responsibilities of the role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Preparation of incorporated and unincorporated entity’s financial statements from a variety of client records
  • Preparation of comprehensive working papers to support the financial statements including bank reconciliations, fixed asset registers and other control accounts
  • Preparation of corporation tax computations and returns (CT600s)
  • Some exposure to personal tax returns and personal tax planning
  • Highlight any issues and planning ideas to senior managers
  • Regular use of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel together with specialised accounting software such as Iris and Sage
  • Attending client’s premises to undertake your duties as required
  • Assisting colleagues with statutory audits
  • Working to deadlines and budgets

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be committed and motivated to studying towards the ACA qualification
  • Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with clients and colleagues
  • Be well organised and have the ability to prioritise your own workload
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English
  • 300 UCAS points in your top three A-level subjects
  • Achievement of at least a 2.1 university undergraduate degree classification in any subject

About us:

At our Billingshurst office we provide accountancy, taxation and related services to all sizes of undertakings and individuals. We specialise in Business Start-ups and taxation planning, both personal and corporate. We like to get involved with our clients' businesses and offer ideas which will assist to improve profitability and limit exposure to tax.
We provide a technically advanced outsourced accountancy function, delivering business support services such as bookkeeping, payroll and VAT. In keeping with our modern and innovative approach we also have our own IT consultancy, helping our clients with their general computer network and IT needs, as well as providing and installing accountancy software.
We also offer specialist services for trusts, charities, property companies, dentists, contractors, the legal profession and the licenced trade as well as being registered to carry on audit work and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to Roger Moore,


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