AAT or ACA Audit Trainee (Non-Graduate/Graduate)- September 2023 Start
- MHA MacIntyre Hudson
- Maidstone, Kent (GB)
- Competitive Salary
- Closing date
- 24 Feb 2023
- Accounting - practice
- Salary band
- £20,000 - £30,000
- Contract type
- Graduate schemes, ICAEW Apprenticeships, School leaver programmes
- Full Time
- Where will they be working?
- Hybrid - mostly office
Are you a bright Graduate or Non-Graduate looking for a career in Accountancy? Would you like to get a head start with some relevant 'on the job' experience while you study for your recognised qualification? Then starting your career with our Graduate or Non-Graduate programme might be for you!
You’re graduating, what next? How about:
- Competitive salary and benefit package.
- Work-life as well as work-study balance.
- Agile working policy with working from home opportunities and flexible hours.
- Full study support to gain a globally recognised qualification with the ICAEW.
- Linked learning approach with Kaplan or First Intuition, who are award winning training providers.
- On the job training and practical experience.
- Face to face contact with decision makers early on.
- A career within a national organisation, with access to a in a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries.
- Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups.
- Secondments opportunities further down your career and more!
Who are we?
We’re a dedicated team of like-minded accountancy professionals. Our clients range from top fashion retailers, leisure & hospitality businesses to renewable energy enterprises and we get involved in issues that affect gaming developers and motorsports engineers.
We are ranked among the UK’s top 12 accountancy firms, combining high levels of technical expertise with the kind of personal service often only found in smaller firms.
In 2020, we won the Best Advisory Services category of the new Business Resilience Awards, organised by Accountancy Age. Previously, we won National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards, we internationally re-branded, and we grew substantially with a few high-profile mergers. It's an exciting time to join the firm!
As part of a multi award winning medium sized firm, you will have the opportunity to work with our wide and eclectic client base across the accounting and financial spectrum. That means really getting to grips with the inner workings of a company and finding ways to help them - whether that’s working on taxing technicalities or devising strategies to help them fulfil their commercial potential.
You'll have client contact from the very start, that's why your ability to build great business relationships is just as important as your ability with numbers.
What will I do?
You'll be part of a team working on audit and accounts preparation assignments with a wide range of clients, so it goes without saying that you need to be someone that can be relied upon to help the team deliver outstanding levels of client care.
Some of your responsibilities may include working closely with your mentor on audit planning memorandum, analytical reviews, drafting client letters, preparing accounts and producing sets of financial statements.
We'll make sure you have the right experience, personal development and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We'll carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification.
Along with your peers, you will be assigned mentors who will support and guide you as well as dedicated tutors who will ensure your progress and development is on track.
Our AAT and ACA Trainees come from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds.
We do not require ACA Trainees to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that all applicants have achieved at least 112 UCAS Points (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff), or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies. We also ask that applicants have either achieved or are working to achieve at least a 2:1 at university.
Alternatively, you may already be AAT qualified and have achieved at least 280 UCAS points (based on the UCAS Tariff prior to the new change) from 3 A-levels - or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies.
Thank you for choosing to apply for one of our 2023 Trainee positions at MacIntyre Hudson. We are looking forward to hearing more about you!
Our advice is for you to work your way through the application process with care and attention, as the questions you answer as part of your application will allow for our assessors to determine whether they should progress you through to the next stages. This will include online testing and an assessment centre - dependent on the role you are applying for. This is your time to shine!
Give us as much detail as possible, spell check your answers and don't forget to re-read the application before you submit it at the end!
We are looking forward to reading more about your academic background, motivations of starting a career within accountancy and why you have applied to MacIntyre Hudson!
Upon application you will be asked to complete some diversity questions. MHA Macintyre Hudson is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy.
Global, forward-thinking and dynamic, we’re a top 12 independent accountancy firm that’s been around since 1880. Our expertise across sectors ranges from agriculture to healthcare, manufacturing to media, leisure to education and more!
We have offices in London, the South East, East Anglia and the Midlands, but extended our reach in the UK by establishing MHA in 2010, an association of like-minded independent UK accountancy firms. Our membership of Baker Tilly International gives us a global profile and creates overseas secondment opportunities, currently in locations that include New York, Hong Kong and Australia.
We offer school leaver and graduate programmes to study towards your respective qualifications. As a trainee at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, you will work with a variety of clients across many industry sectors, being close to the decision-makers in those businesses from the get-go. Much of your time may be spent with clients, and so you’ll have a real opportunity to understand and live the culture of their business and their challenges.
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