Business Services Team Trainee

by | May 1, 2024 | Vacancies

The Position

The main responsibilities of the Accounts Apprentice are to support the managers to ensure the department is performing effectively so that the team can deliver an efficient and professional service. The role includes monthly and quarterly bookkeeping, preparation, and review of VAT returns under different VAT schemes and use of various software. The role also enables you to prepare and produce quarterly management accounts. 


An outline of the job and what it will entail is stated below:

  • To ensure assignments are conducted in accordance with procedures.
  • To ensure all assignments are performed at the appropriate time and both internal and external deadlines are met.
  • Bookkeeping & management accounts preparation
  • Raising invoices.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • VAT reconciliations.
  • Understanding of VAT returns and the different VAT schemes to be used. 
  • Reconciling debtors and creditors.  
  • Payroll journals.
  • Maintaining petty cash.
  • Regular use of cloud and desktop software; Xero, QuickBooks, Sage, Free Agent.
  • Preparation of quarterly management accounts.
  • Managing capital expenditure.
  • Maintaining planning board and keeping GPM up to date 


Internal Financial Management & Business Planning

  • To understand and work proactively towards achieving own contribution to the departmental business plan.


Business Development

  • To form good professional relationships with clients, creating an environment whereby clients feel happy to refer their contacts to .
  • To actively endeavour to make non clients aware of the services and benefits that can provide.
  • To build own network of professional contacts and encourage referrals.
  • To assist with business development events as required.
  • Liaise with Potential new client leads as requested.



  • Willing to study AAT trainee or equivalent.


Dunkley’s is committed to providing a supportive and collaborative work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally. Join our team now and make meaningful impact in the financial success of our clients! 




  • Flexitime 
  • Free Parking 
  • Weekly Fresh Fruit 
  • Socials 
  • Quarterly Pizza Delivery for all our staff 
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Paid Overtime  
  • Pension 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Discounted Sporting Events 
  • 20 Days holidays + Bank Holidays 
  • Extra Christmas Holiday Day ( Dunkleys Day ) 

What can we do for you?

If there’s anything you’d like to know about Dunkley’s, we’d love to hear from you.