Job Description

Trainee Accountant

Mackenzie King are delighted to be recruiting a Trainee Accountant for a successful accountancy firm based on the outskirts of Ipswich. This role is ideal for a AAT studying individual to develop their career further and work as part of a growing business. Dealing with business across a wide range of sectors and sizes.

Responsibilities & duties:


  • Assists in the preparation of accounts for companies, partnerships and sole traders.
  • Works within budgets set at the planning stage.
  • Working as part of a team to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ensures the efficient use of appropriate software packages internally and supporting clients’ accounting systems.


  • Maintain up to date understanding of client’s business.
  • Maintain good working relationships with client’s staff.
  • Is aware of the wide range of services and spots opportunities to potentially sell those services to clients.
  • Takes an active role in business development and promoting the firm in the local area.

Education and qualifications:

  • Maths and English Language at GCSE or equivalent
  • AAT qualification


  • Experience of working within an accounts department / practice
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages, email and computerised accounts packages
  • Proven ability to adapt quickly to changing deadlines and priorities

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to network and develop contacts
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to build strong client relationships
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Be proactive in identifying practical solutions to internal and client issues
  • Be able to operate at a high level of confidentiality

In return you will have support to establish your career at a pace that suits you both personally and professionally.