CAT Trainee (Douglas)Description: Our client is a medium sized, independent, Chartered Accountancy practice based in Douglas providing tailored financial and accounting solutions to Isle of Man and International clients. This role is for a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)trainee to join their busy general accountancy practice and corporate service provider. Requirements Ambitious and determined to study to complete the challenging CAT qualification. An ‘A’ level or a strong GCSE school leaver. Prior office experience is an advantage. Diligent and hard working with a willingness to learn. A strong communicator with good organisational skills. Discretion, diplomacy and a confident approach are a must. Willing to learn and to take on responsibility and ownership of tasks. Excellent attention to detail. Responsibilities The successful candidate will work in a small team of between 3 and 5 people and will report directly to a Manager or a more senior trainee/administrator. The duties of the CAT trainee would typically involve but are not restricted to the following, and training will be provided: Trust and Company Administration All aspects of trust and company administration which will include direct contact with clients. Liaison with third party institutions such as banks, brokers and rental agents. Accountancy Bookkeeping including inputting client records Preparation of accounting schedules and accounts files Preparation of Financial Statements Preparation of investment schedules Preparation of management information for clients Taxation Preparation of personal tax computations and returns Preparation of corporate tax computations and returns. Preparation of VAT computations and returns Other Responsibilities Filing and general office duties as required Preparation of meeting packs with supporting schedules Assisting the Managers and Partners as required Provision of cover for other members of staff Setting up payments Preparation of wage slips and year end employer returns Assisting the Managers with compliance requirements Opportunities This position gives the right person an excellent opportunity to progress within the accountancy team and achieve a professional qualification whilst gaining a wealth of experience across the varied services of the business. Training This role offers training towards the CAT qualification. Study leave is offered to attend day release courses at Manx Professional Education Services (MPES) The cost of the course and exam fees will be met for the first attempt at each exam. No prior experience is necessary as on the job training will be provided in all aspects of the role. Salary A competitive salary will be offered to commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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