Role: Trainee bookkeeper

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Accuracy is essential when you’re in charge of recording an organisation’s expenditure 

What is a trainee bookkeeper?

Bookkeeper is a key support role in a finance team, responsible for tracking an organisation’s spending so that accurate financial accounts can be prepared.

From processing invoices to analysing bank statements, your day will be varied and challenging. In addition to the technical requirements of the role, you could be assisting colleagues with counting stock, improving business processes and contacting customers.

The role of book-keeper also offers good opportunities for progression. Some book-keepers even go on to run their own company, providing services to small and medium-sized organisations.

How do I achieve it?

Bookkeeper is a perfect role if you’re great with numbers and highly organised. You must be able to work quickly, accurately and to deadlines. You will acquire good computer skills, particularly using accounting software packages. Your presentation and communication skills will also improve.

The initial knowledge and skills required for this position are available through our Foundations level qualifications. Those interested in progressing to more senior positions will also benefit from progressing to the Applied Skills exams of the ACCA Qualification.

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