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Trainee Accountant Audit

Requisition ID:  4536

Each one of us brings something different to Vistra, working as one team to deliver the right solution.That’s why our clients choose to work with us – the power of our combined skills makes us unstoppable.Vistra offers a unique platform for our clients and our people to seize the world of opportunities.At the heart of everything we do are our core values:Committing to clients, Working as ONE Vistra, Empowering people and Doing the Right thing.

Why Vistra

At Vistra, we believe our clients’ businesses and people can make a difference in the world. That’s why our work is focused on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises. As a global corporate service provider and fund administrator with more than 5,000 professionals in over 45 jurisdictions, we empower legal entities globally to work smarter, grow faster, act responsibly, protect capital and scale across borders — by doing what we do best: reducing risk and enhancing efficiency.

We support our clients over six sectors: Private Equity, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate, Company Formation and Private Wealth and deliver value across three service lines:

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Advisory and Transaction Support
  • Finance, Accounting and Administration


We grow when you grow, and we succeed when we work together across boundaries and borders, as one team. So, our promise to our clients is the same to you: working together, we will give you the confidence, the tools and the support to achieve your ambitions and leverage your unique skills — to seize your opportunity and help make a difference in the world.

You can also check out our LinkedIn Life page and our About us page to get a sense of Vistra’s culture and our values.

So, what do you think? If you are excited about working with us and think you can get the job done but not quite sure if you meet all the requirements 100%, we want to encourage you to give it a try OR have an informal chat with one of our Talent Acquisition representatives.  


Our opportunity for you:

Vistra is currently recruiting for a Trainee Accountant Audit who will work within the existing team to undertake statutory audits for typically internationally focused companies largely operating in the technology sector. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast paced, entrepreunurial and growing business that offers good career progression pathways.  We will support you both financially and with study leave to become fully qualified and are focused on ensuring that you have a good work life balance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake audits under UK GAAP and IFRS
  • To undertake the planning on an audit
  • To draft accounts for manager review
  • To take responsibility for the audit process and ensure all testing is done to a high standard
  • To be prepared to travel to clients in the UK and occasionally overseas


Attributes/ Technical Skills:

  • Enthusiastic and driven to improve themselves
  • Keen to progress within a professional environment
  • Technically competent
  • Has a can-do attitude and hands on approach
  • Flexible and adaptable


Relevant Experience:

  • To be undertaking a formal accountancy qualification with experience within a UK based professional practice undertaking external audit.  The successful applicant will have at least 12 months experience and will have been involved in the planning and completion of audits.


Education and Professional Qualification:

  • ACA or ACCA part qualified



Join US!

Our promise to our clients is simple: we help them seize opportunity and make a difference in the world. It’s the same to you.

Make a difference — seize your world of opportunity with Vistra!



Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We’re passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Vistra.We believe that everyone is equal and unique, and by embracing diversity it makes us better company.This creates an environment where anyone, from any background, can do their best work; Vistra is for the ambitious, the entrepreneurial, the bold.


Reading, GB

Department:  Operations (B401010)

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