Chartered Accountant career opportunities start with our audit graduate apprenticeship programme. With paid study leave, industry qualifications, and training, you'll help business owners make crucial decisions and build sustainable change. The ICAEW three-year apprenticeship program offers exceptional accounting, audit, and business advisory skills.
We seek enthusiastic graduates with a keen eye for detail, time management, and effective communication skills. We consider any degree subject, but require a 2:1 or above, three A levels, and grade 5 or above in Maths and English at GCSE. We value academic results, personal characteristics, and soft skills equally.
We offer long-term graduate training schemes with permanent positions upon qualification. Our state-of-the-art offices in London, near Monument, Liverpool Street, Bank, and Fenchurch Street Stations, provide an exciting and vibrant atmosphere for our sociable and close-knit team.
The company offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and flexible working hours. Benefits include annual leave allowance, paid study leave, private health scheme, pension and income protection, employee benefits portal, full training package, flexible working hours, hybrid working, referral bonus scheme, and various social activities. The final salary for 2024 is yet to be determined.
You will be working a 35-hour week on client assignments under the supervision of our experienced team.
Your day-to-day work will include:
•Preparation of financial statements in UK and IFRS from clients’ Management Information
•Carry out the audit work of large international corporates and group companies, private companies, AIM listed companies and regulated businesses.
•Support on specialist financial reporting work
•Transaction support and corporate finance work
The job role
In your role you will learn how businesses operate and develop new skills on a daily basis through work at client premises, in the office and through your studies. In practice this will mean:
•Attending meetings with clients and developing/ maintaining good client relations
•Spending time on the client premises understanding their business
•Use your understanding to design appropriate testing and preparing audit working papers
•Analyse and cross-check financial details - purchases and sales invoices, payroll records, bank reconciliations and bank statements
•Utilise audit software
•Attend in-house technical training as required
•Build an awareness of the various services provided by the firm
•Your role will also involve:
•Day release for ACA studies with training course provider
•Completion of apprenticeship programme with an authorised provider
An audit trainee’s role is to provide an accurate analysis of the client’s financial records and systems and test these records in accordance with applicable auditing and accounting standards. These standards form an integral part of your training and studies.
During your first year, you will support an Audit Senior at client premises. The senior will assign you work throughout the time you are onsite and will be with you in case you have any questions. You will gain exposure to a number of different industries and organisations, from owner managed businesses to large groups and AIM listed companies.
As you progress on to second year you will start to take on full audits where you operate as the senior. We are keen to provide people with responsibility and opportunities whilst also giving them support whilst they develop.
In your third year you will be expected to progress to an Audit Senior role undertaking withdrawn supervision of your own audit fieldwork and in turn supervising the work of trainees.