Trainee Accountant

Trainee Accountant

Immediate start

About us

DBASS Chartered Accountants is proud to be a leading training organisation and as such, the role of a trainee, as part of the team at DBASS, is an important one. As an organisation we invest substantial time and effort in ensuring our trainees are given the opportunities at work to develop, alongside a comprehensive study support. Your work will be mainly office based (remote work days are Mondays and Fridays with a 2.30pm finish on Friday) with the team however at times you may be required to attend client premises where you will be representing DBASS Chartered Accountants.


  • Develop an understanding of our clients’ and their businesses.
  • Understand from your manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved.
  • Keep seniors and managers fully informed of any issues and problems, ensure work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and record clearly and concisely work done.
  • Draft statutory accounts using the prescribed DBASS format, ready for review by receiving and applying instructions given by senior staff without the need for continued correction/ reminder.
  • Demonstrates and applies an enthusiasm to completing work to a high standard, in accordance with expectations set by senior staff.
  • Make full use of the resources and people available to find answers to queries before handing work on to the manager.
  • Accurately complete and maintain timesheets to ensure proper billing for clients.
  • Ability to interact with clients and obtain information necessary for the drafting of the management accounts.
  • Taking responsibility for regular jobs and for finishing work that may come back to you following review or client clarifications.
  • Answering telephone calls in the office and telephoning clients for information.
  • Cover reception as and when required.
  • To attend and contribute to Team Meetings as required.
  • Ad hoc accounting and administrative work as required.
  • Opportunity to take on extracurricular responsibilities within the department e.g. tech champion or social team member.


  • Able to grasp and apply core principles relevant to these areas demonstrating an enthusiasm to develop a thorough understanding of key concepts.
  • Proactive in applying learnt knowledge to work thereafter and applying across all jobs.

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