Careers

We are always interested to hear from you if you would like to pursue a career at Blinkhorns. If you would like to apply for any of the positions currently available, please do so by completing the form.

 

Graduate Recruitment

Since 2007 Blinkhorns have operated a Graduate Recruitment programme. The programme commences in August/September each year and we take on 2 new members of staff who wish to study for their ACA qualifications. We provide a study package for the ACA complimented by in house training and seek to give our recruits a varied practical experience of both accounts and tax work during the duration of their training contract.

At Blinkhorns we really value our graduates and what they bring as individuals to the firm.

As a graduate you will interact with a wide range of staff on a daily basis from Bookkeepers to the Senior Partners, meaning you will gain valuable insight in to a broad range of areas that will allow you to develop a useful understanding of how the world of accountancy and business operates.

Alongside working day to day, you will study for your ACA exams with a study package and training contract provided. You will also receive in house training in more practical areas to enable you to become a well-rounded and confident Chartered Accountant.

Whilst we are predominantly a Media and Entertainment firm, experience in this area is not a pre-requisite, although an interest or awareness is useful. We would, however, expect you to have some experience in accounting or finance. We also have a wide range of other clients from property investors to technology companies so you will gain an insight in to how individuals and limited companies in other industries operate.

Once qualified many of our graduates choose to stay with us to develop further skills. Some have gone on to be Managers and Partners, whilst others have chosen to study in specialist areas such as CTA.

Here is what some of our graduates have to say:

'Working at Blinkhorns is like being part of a family, with people looking after those around them. Other trainees, newly qualified and experienced staff are more than happy to help you when you need it with work or study. It's also different here to other places as you are treated like a person, not a number and are expected to have a work-life balance.' (2012 Graduate Trainee)

'I like training with and working at Blinkhorns because you get to do a bit of everything e.g accounts prep, tax returns and audit, instead of specialising straight away' (2013 Graduate Trainee).

 

How to apply

Applications for our graduate roles are made through SWAT UK (www.swat.co.uk).

Current Vacancies

Position : Semi-Senior Accountant 2/3 years exp

Duties include;

Preparation and finalisation of Accounts for both Sole Traders and Limited Companies

Simple Tax returns

VAT returns

Company Secretarial work

Essential Skills and Experience

At least 1/2 years experience of working in a medium size practice (or a large out of town organization)

Strong technical ability

Corporation Tax and CCH Personal Tax System skills: Excel, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Caseware, CCH Accounts Production, CCH

Good team player - able to interact at all levels of organisation

Position : Bookkeeper 5 yrs exp minimum

This is a client facing role and you will be responsible for:

Management Accounts

Sales and Purchase Ledger processing

Accounts reconciliation

Bank reconciliations

Vat and month end reporting

Essential Skills and Experience

Practice background – 5 years minimum

Experience of working with Xero/Quickbooks Online/Sage Line 50

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office

The ability to work under minimal supervision

Good team player able to interact at all levels of organisation

Position : Part Qualified Accountant 3/4 years exp

Duties include;

Preparation and finalisation of Accounts for both Sole Traders and Limited Companies

Simple Tax returns

VAT returns

Company Secretarial work

Essential Skills and Experience

At least 3 years experience of working in a medium size practice

AAT qualified/part qualified Accountant (2 exams remaining at most)

Strong technical ability

Corporation Tax and CCH Personal Tax

System skills: Excel, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Caseware, CCH Accounts Production, CCH

Good team player able to interact at all levels of organisation

The ability to work under minimal supervision is essential

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