Now Recruiting for a Trainee Accountant

We specialise in providing strategic accounting, tax and business solutions for ambitious owner-managed businesses. That means we work as one team across all services to help our clients achieve their goals. We also believe talent should be nurtured and rewarded; working with our staff to identify and achieve their ambitions.

Our clients are at the centre of everything we do. We help them to look beyond the numbers to the bigger picture, revealing the financial clarity they need to focus on what matters and make decisions aligned with their ambitions.

Today, the team at Bessler Hendrie continues to combine the big firm thinking and technical experience from our heritage with a small firm ethos, we call this The BH Way.

The Role

We are looking for an ambitious University graduate or school leaver to join our audit and accounts team as a trainee, working towards your ACA qualification and Level 7 Apprenticeship.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with clients, being part of a team that helps them to realise their business and personal ambitions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with senior members of the team to prepare accounts for statutory, management and ad hoc requirements
  • Working as part of an Audit Team, completing detail testing and analytical review work, reporting to the Audit Senior or Manager
  • Work as part of a team to meet all deadlines and ensure that client expectations are exceeded
  • Undertake Bookkeeping and preparation of VAT returns

Essential skills and experience:

Our team are quick-thinking, analytical, and skilled at working across the whole range of services that we provide. Inter-linking competing personal and private financial matters to bring financial clarity to our clients. We would train you to do the same.

Internally we encourage a collaborative culture and provide a working environment which is professional and enjoyable to be part of.

To join the team, you should have the following skills:

  • Strong team mentality but with the ability to work independently (with training of course)
  • Strong A Level grades, ideally having studied Accounting but this is not essential.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills – thinking outside the box and proposing solutions
  • Confident and adaptable communication skills – written, verbally and in person
  • Be proactive and determined


  • Competitive salary aligned to big firms
  • Flexible working available – office/ home working hybrid
  • Core hours with flexible start and finish times
  • A social environment with regular staff events
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Being part of a collaborative team who support and help each other
  • Real progression opportunities – just look at our Partners
  • Full study package and training
  • Being part of a firm who identify with the importance of their corporate and social responsibility

To apply, please send your CV and a strong covering letter to careers@besslerhendrie.co.uk