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Graduate Trainee Accountant

MHA Moore and Smalley
North West
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Not applicable
Contract type
Graduate roles
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Who are MHA Moore and Smalley?


MHA Moore and Smalley is a leading independent provider of accounting, business advisory and wealth management services. We have offices in Preston, Blackpool, East Midlands, Kendal, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Southport, with over 300 partners and staff advising clients across the UK. We are also part of a global network of firms, helping clients with international trade matters


Our Mission: Engage with our clients and our people to deliver technical excellence and quality in everything we do.


Our Values:


Delivering outstanding client service.


Creating a friendly, positive environment


Striving to be the best we can be


Doing the right thing


Putting something back




Why work for MHA Moore and Smalley?


  • We are a top 50 award winning professional services firm Part of a national and international network of firms with global opportunities Clear career opportunities and progression paths Pay progression linked to role development We have an excellent reputation for training staff in a friendly and welcoming environment Focus on work/life balance – flexible working patterns/locations We are accredited “Investors in People” Great social life and involvement in community and charitable initiatives Popular staff social club with events throughout the year A diverse work family Benefits package including: pension scheme, life assurance, flexible benefits (such as options to buy/sell annual leave, cycle to work scheme and dental insurance)

The Role


Joining MHA Moore & Smalley as a Graduate Trainee provides you with an excellent platform to develop a successful career in Accountancy and Finance. We have an enviable reputation for training, nurturing and developing our students and offering unrivalled career development opportunities. Several of our existing Partners also joined us via this route at the beginning of their careers and now play a key role in ensuring MHA Moore & Smalley remain the advisor of choice to our broad portfolio of clients.

You will have the opportunity to work across multiple industries so that no two days are ever the same and along the way we'll provide you with the dedicated support and mentoring you'll need to work your way through your qualification.

We aim to provide a very personable experience as part of your application as we believe for those who are eventually successful in being offered a role, applying today is the start of your journey with us. In the more advanced stages of the process, you will have the opportunity to meet several members of the team who are at various stages of their careers with us.




The firm will sponsor you to undertake a 3-year training contract studying the ACA / ACCA qualification. This fully funded package will include on-the-job training, exam tuition and practical skills courses, with the support of a qualified student counsellor.


You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging and stimulating environment where early responsibility is actively encouraged and rewarded. 


Supporting our Corporate and Business Services team to deliver a high quality service to a range of clients, you will be undertaking audit and accounting assignments and learning how to prepare draft tax computations. You will get the chance to work alongside business owners, helping design solutions which will make a positive difference to their business performance. The work is varied and fast paced. If you are a people person and enjoy helping others succeed, you will derive great job satisfaction from a career at MHA Moore and Smalley.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications required


To be considered for this position, applicants will need to have:  

  • a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A*- C (4-9) including Maths and English a minimum of 112 UCAS points at A Level, all gained in the same exam year and excluding General Studies, (based on the new 2017 UCAS tariff). a 2:1 degree, or higher, in any discipline but ideally in an accountancy, finance, or business-related subject excellent communication skills a genuine interest in business and finance
  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle (or at least have evidence this is in process at time of application)



Successful candidates will commence their role in August 2023

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