Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA) - July 2022

29 Apr 2022
29 May 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Training contract
Full Time

A graduate scheme with Equitix Management Services offers the chance to join a fast-growing company operating at the heart of social infrastructure in the UK. As a member of the finance team at EMS, you will be given responsibility for a portfolio of project companies across various sectors, including education, healthcare, social housing, student accommodation, and renewable energy.

EMS provides financial, operational and construction management services to Special Purpose Vehicles ("SPVs") throughout the Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership industries. Established in October 2014 by six core members of an independent team, EMS has experienced significant growth in project contract numbers and employees and now has over 170 projects under management with services being delivered by a multi-disciplined team around 140 people, generating turnover in the region of £14m per annum. The head office is in London with regional offices in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, as well as an expanding subsidiary business in Italy.

This role is in the Leeds team, located at our Toronto Square office in the city centre.

As a graduate with EMS, you will be studying towards the ACA qualification for membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) through the Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship. Your ICAEW training is supported by ongoing mentoring and on the job coaching from a vastly experienced team.


The graduate scheme will last for three years during which you will work in an exciting, challenging and dynamic environment. You will be given the opportunity to develop both technical and interpersonal skills, learn how to communicate with various stakeholders, develop an analytical mindset, and think proactively and strategically.

Your principle responsibilities will initially involve accounts payable and receivable, cash, debt and treasury management, company secretarial, management and statutory accounts reporting and HMRC compliance. During your three years, you will progress towards managing your own portfolio of project companies, including financial management, oversight of junior staff, financial modelling and presentation of project financial performance at quarterly board meetings.

EMS has a strong track record of developing and nurturing talent, guiding graduates through their professional qualifications and encouraging and training them towards roles of leadership within the business.

Qualifications & Application

Applicants must have as minimum:

  • 2.1 Degree achieved or expected in any subject
  • A-Levels: min 300 UCAS points pre 2017 or 120 UCAS points post 2017
  • GCSE Mathematics at grade B (or 6)
  • Available to start July 2022

Please upload a CV and covering letter to apply, including details of required qualifications to enable us to process your application further.