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Trainee Chartered Accountant


The role will be divided between the Accounts & Tax compliance, dealing with accounts preparation, working directly for the taxation specialists and liaising with clients on an on-going basis.


£14 – 16K + Tuition costs, study leave as recommended by CAI

M.B.McGrady & Co are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking graduate to join their Belfast Accounts & Tax team as a Trainee Chartered Accountant commencing with a training contract starting in September 2018.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate personal characteristics which would include a positive & progressive attitude, IT capability, multitasking, attention to detail and working to fixed deadlines.

About Us and your training

M.B.McGrady & Co has been operating for over 60 years and has emerged as one of the largest and most respected independent practices in Northern Ireland. We have a specialist team of Qualified Accountants and Tax Specialists.

With our previous training experience, you will greatly benefit from our one to one personal, on-the-job training, with on-going support throughout your training contract, as you study for your CAI exams

Your role will include accounts preparation and tax compliance and liaising with clients on an on-going basis.

Candidates must possess:

  • Anticipated 2:2 degree or better in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum Grade B in GCSE Maths & English
  • Strong analytic and numerical skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (Knowledge of accounting software would be beneficial also)
  • Team working skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • A desire to progress within the field of Accountancy

To Apply

Please forward your CV to Claire.whittley@mbmcgrady.co.uk

Closing Deadline: 5pm on 7th September 2018.


Book-Keeper & Accounts Assistant

  • Downpatrick
  • £15,000 – £17,000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Excellent opportunity to be trained as a Book-Keeper in a professional environment using the latest cloud accounting technology. A strong understanding of computerised book-keeping will be developed while working in this expanding service area of the firm.


The duties will include:

  • Maintenance of online accounting system
  • Importing electronic data for accounting system entry
  • Routine quarterly reporting to clients
  • VAT returns.
  • Bank transactions Reconciliation and allocation to invoice
  • Processing sales invoices & liaising with client.
  • Accounts receivable and Accounts payable reports for clients
  • Assistance with internal client year end procedures

To be considered for this role you should have:

  • Proficiency using technology;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a team member;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and commitments;
  • Professional experience is desirable but not required.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent including a Grade C or above in English & Maths.
  • Candidates with a desire to complete Accounting Technicians Qualification will be considered


To Apply

Please forward your CV to Elaine.Holland@mbmcgrady.co.uk

Closing date: 7th September 2018



Receptionist/Admin Assistant

M.B.McGrady & Co, a long established accountancy practice require a Receptionist/Admin Assistant for our brand new relocated office based on the Lisburn Road, Belfast. A fantastic opportunity to join a growing team. £17-£20k

The Role

You will support a team of experienced professionals and be the main point of contact for all client calls. As the receptionist you will manage all incoming calls to the office in a friendly and professional manner ensuring calls are answered promptly and initial query is managed accordingly. The role will be to provide a high level of customer service to our clients, deal with general enquiries, assist in the day to day functioning of a busy practice office and help manage all business relating to reception.

Duties include:

  • Create documents, presentations and spreadsheets using MS Office
  • Greet visitors and ensure they are welcomed
  • Related administrative tasks
  • Support mailing and copying for professional colleagues
  • Coordinate and schedule internal and external meetings
  • Organising refreshment requirements for meetings
  • Screen and respond to/direct incoming phone calls, emails and inquiries in a professional manner

The Ideal Person:

  • At least one years’ experience in a front of house administrative role
  • Must possess excellent telephone manner and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess strong organisational skills, attention to detail and customer service orientation
  • Ability to use emails and confident in the use of IT
  • Must be able to work as part of a team


  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English grades A-C

Please forward C.V to Conaill.McGrady@mbmcgrady.co.uk

Closing date for the receipt of application is Friday 14th September 2018 at 5.00pm.