Trainee Accountant

Job description

Page Bros Group is the central management force that drives our overall mission, defines our ethos and sets our standards.

The first thing you’ll discover about us is that we are a group. We offer a range of services and specialties. Rooted in a history of print, we’ve developed into an organisation that delivers everything you need to turn ideas into tangible communications.

It’s an ethos that’s driven by excellence, social responsibility, ethics and a commitment to our customers, and our people. They’re standards that focus on innovation, quality and service.

We are at the core of this outstanding resource, rewriting the rules on how to provide integrated design, print, fulfilment and associated services. We are Page Bros Group.

About the role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic, individual to assist in the smooth running of the Finance Team at Page Bros. This role is ideal for a candidate eager to pursue a career in finance, as you will gain hands on experience in accounting in multiple areas of our business. Training and the opportunity to study for a professional qualification will be given to provide a solid understanding of accounting and to develop your career.

About you:
You will be an ambitious, proactive individual who understands the importance of accuracy. In addition to these attributes, you will bring an approachable demeanour with excellent communication skills to complement our small & friendly team.

  • You will be expected to take the lead on new projects, working independently and taking ownership of your responsibilities in finding innovative solutions to new challenges.
  • You will be trained to analyse, manipulate, reconcile and present various forms of data, as well as receive a strong understanding of booking, system processing, management reporting, taxation and business analysis.

This role is permanent, 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday. needs of the business.

Salary & Benefits:
£17 pro-rata

20 days holiday + 8 in respect of public holidays (pro-rata) rising to 26 + 8 after 1 year of service

Main Place of Work/Location:
Page Bros Group Ltd
Mile Cross Lane

Responsible to:
Zoe Sanders, Financial Controller

Competencies, Skills & Experience:

  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
  • Practical experience using financial software (ideally SAGE)
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail accuracy and ability to work to tight deadlines


Key Responsibilities:

  • Purchase Ledger
  • Payroll (holiday relief)


Duties to include:

  • Matching purchase invoices and ledger posting in an accurate and timely manner
  • Conduct weekly (BACS) payments, dealing with all payment requests
  • Statement Reconciliations
  • Support the payroll function providing holiday cover and additional support as required
  • Provide general support to other admin and accounting functions as required


Over & Above:
Every day add positively to the Team Culture, making sure others feel supported and enjoy the benefits of your valuable professional skills and experience.

Sometimes you’ll be asked to carry out other duties and responsibilities of a similar professional nature to those described above.

How to Apply:
Please send a copy of your up to date C.V. with a covering letter detailing why you feel you should be considered for the role, for the attention of Rosalie Collins, H.R. Manager.

Closing Date: Sunday 31st October 2021

Application deadline: Sunday 31st October 2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent