Trainee Chartered Accountant - School Leaver - ACA

by Saffery Champness

Job Details

1st August 2022
School Leaver Programme
London, Bournemouth, Bristol, Peterborough, High Wycombe, Edinburgh, Manchester, Inverness

Trainee Chartered Accountant - School Leaver - ACA

As one of our trainees, you can play a major part in our ongoing success story. From early on in your time with us, you will be entrusted with real client assignments and real responsibilities, whilst receiving support for your professional qualification.

The role

Qualifying is not just about passing your exams; gaining valuable work experience is of equal importance. You will work in a friendly and progressive environment, within teams of varying sizes on audits and accounts preparation assignments.

There are many factors to consider when reviewing files, and we will introduce you to each part as you progress through your training contract. You will learn what information you need from a client and be trusted to liaise directly with them as required. You may start with audit testing of simpler balances within financial statements, such as Cash at Bank and Share Capital, and then progress to Income and Expenditure testing. You will work on a variety of clients from different industries making for an exciting learning experience. By the end of your training contract, you will be comfortable handling whole files by yourself preparing you for progression to Audit Senior.

As well as exciting client work, we offer excellent training and support for your studies. We use first-class tuition centres, alongside our own internally developed technical training programmes, to help you prepare for your examinations. This is supported by our dedicated training team who will monitor your progress throughout your studies.

We promise to enable and empower you to develop personally and professionally throughout your career with us, ensuring future success as a trusted adviser to our clients.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 120 UCAS points or equivalent, gained at one sitting
  • Minimum grade 6 (B) in English Lang and Maths GCSE

The qualification

We offer a 4-5 year training contract to our trainees with a view to becoming an ACA qualified accountant. The first 18 months will be spent taking your Certificate level exams as a non-apprentice. You will then be studying under the level 7 apprenticeship for your Professional and Advanced Level exams.

As an apprentice levy paying employer, the firm will be utilising some of this levy on all students coming into the firm to study towards the ACA qualification.

Studying as an apprentice won’t impact the time it takes you to complete the qualification, it just means that there is a defined study pathway in place to ensure you have the best success. Not only will you gain technical knowledge through the course of the apprenticeship, it will introduce early on the key skills and behaviours required to help you develop in your role.

About Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness is a firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. We have over 80 partners and over 700 staff that work from nine offices in the UK, plus offices in Ireland, Guernsey, Switzerland and the UAE.

We are bound by our shared values: ensuring excellence and integrity in the work we undertake, and being enthusiastic and collegiate in working together to achieve the very best outcomes for our clients. We value our strong client relationships and genuinely partner-led approach and we place great importance on providing exemplary client service.

How to apply

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Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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