We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Bookkeeper to join our team at the Braintree office.

Requirements for Trainee Bookkeeper:

  • Experience using accounts software such Quickbooks, Xero & Sage
  • Act with due care and attention and ensure confidentiality is applied at all times
  • Commitment to learning new skills to develop your knowledge
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Work well within a team environment
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external parties

Responsibilities for Trainee Bookkeeper:

  • To undertake the training requirements of the Practice in order to develop and progress your knowledge and skills and to follow the requirement of any apprenticeship route provided.
  • To integrate successfully with the team and provide effective support for other team members.
  • To process day book entries for sales, purchases, bank, cash and wages on behalf of clients where we provide bookkeeping services.
  • To prepare where required on bookkeeping assignments the control accounts required to reconcile the bookkeeping entries including bank, cash, sales, VAT and PAYE.
  • To assist with the training of bookkeeping staff and help to develop their skills.
  • To undertake bookkeeping assignments as required and dealing with the more complex areas of the bookkeeping job.
  • To prepare written communication for review to send to our clients to obtain information to complete the bookkeeping process.
  • To adhere to and follow the Practice’s workflow procedures including updating Digita practice management tasks and completing daily timesheets.
  • To be prepared to take on additional tasks and follow instructions and procedures that are required for the operation of the accounts process.

Benefits for the Trainee Bookkeeper:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible start/finish hours
  • Full professional training support provided either via Apprenticeship or direct
  • Paid parking
  • A pension plan of 4.5% employers contribution and 4% employees contribution on full salary (after 3 months service)
  • Death in Service Policy (based on x2 Salary from first date of employment)
  • Tax-free Birthday and Christmas gifts
  • Annual bonus based on profits – averages between 2-3.5% of salary based on a full year of working
  • Early finish Friday or 9 day fortnight option (full time employees only)
  • On-going courses and training


Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of our HR Assistant Terri O’Neill – terri.oneill@lambert-chapman.co.uk

Lambert Chapman Chartered Accountants

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