Careers: Apprentice Accountant

09 Sep 2013

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice accountant to join our growing Brighton office. 

The key focus of this role will be in the preparation of accounting records. This will include posting data to our accounting software, classifying these transactions to the correct nominal and conducting bank reconciliations, all to a standard that is suitable for manager level review.

The work will be varied and interesting as many of our clients require management accounts and VAT returns. In many cases we also act as our clients' finance department by taking responsibility for issuing invoices, paying bills and chasing trade debtors. This means that every member of our accounts team has high levels of client contact and broad exposure to our clients' businesses.

Working alongside a qualified accounts manager you will have the opportunity to learn on the job while studying for the AAT qualification.

We support career progression of our staff by offering study benefits including AAT, ACCA, ACA or CIMA programmes and cover the cost of exams and provide paid study leave on an annual basis.

Keir Wright-Whyte


Managing Director

0207 043 4000

About the author

Originally graduating with a degree in geography from Edinburgh University, Keir claims that he was then tricked into becoming an accountant by one of the UK's top 5 accountancy practices.The deception extended to the usual training in audit and associated activities.

Keir subsequently worked in a number of advisory roles with clients including in the energy trading, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors.

He loves working at Accounts & Legal because of the variety of work and clients, the excellent team ethos and morale, the importance placed on genuinely helping and being useful for clients and because he believes what he does matters to clients and helps the firm.

Keir's primary role is to ensure that new clients with complex businesses or needs are on-boarded in the best way and he is a "trouble shooter" both for clients and where complex issues arise internally. He also helps the accounting teams strive to improve what we do for clients, whether processes or services.

When not debiting or crediting, Keir has a penchant for fixing old buildings, skiing, surfing and cycling.


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