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Trainee ACA Chartered Accountant

Wise & Co
Farnham, Surrey
Up to £22,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Our approach

At Wise & Co we provide an extremely supportive and creative environment, helping you to achieve your professional qualification and advancing your personal development. In return, we ask that you demonstrate commitment and motivation by studying hard and passing your exams; working effectively and efficiently as part of a team, and deliver excellent client service.

Our trainee accountants gain a breadth of experience through preparing financial statements and audits for a variety of business and not-for-profit sectors, as well as exposure to corporation tax, VAT and management accounts work.

We accept applications for trainee positions from December for entry in the spring or summer of the following year, with interviews generally taking place during the period January to March.

Why join us?

Wise & Co is a great place to build a career, whether you are just starting out or looking to take the next step.  You’ll find that Wise & Co is a truly innovative and forward-thinking place to work.

  • Our firm is represented by a vast range of people from different backgrounds and entry routes to the industry. This means we have an enormous range of talent, skill and expertise at our fingertips. We work collaboratively to share our expertise;
  • Diversity of work, hands-on learning experience and plenty of exposure to a broad spectrum of clients from small sole traders to large limited companies with multi-million pound turnovers;
  • Dynamic, energetic and friendly working culture;
  • Wise & Co continually invests in its people – we’re proud of our reputation for recruiting, nurturing and retaining talent;
  • Structured training and full financial and managerial support during your study;

“The balance of both study and work really appealed to me. They’re very helpful if you need additional support with your studies and exams. For every account job completed you receive a grade and feedback which is great for personal development. Lovely offices, open space and roomy desks. Wise & Co celebrate promotions and reward staff for hard work, you’re boosted at every level and have something to aim for.”- Rhiannon Bowers-James, ACA trainee at Wise & Co

Academic requirements

In addition to the academic requirements listed below, you must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a real aptitude for analytical thinking and attention to detail.

Minimum entry requirements for Chartered Accountant training:

  • 2:1 in a relevant degree (Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics or Accountancy) or AAT qualified
  • one A grade and two B grades at A-level
  • A or B grade, or 6 to 9 grades, GCSEs in English Language and Maths

Minimum entry requirements for AAT/ACA Fast track training:

  • one A grade and two B grades at A level
  • A or B grade, or 6 to 9 grades, GCSEs in English Language and Maths
  • If you apply for training as a school leaver we would expect you to progress from AAT to ACA or ACCA and would support you accordingly.


Shaw Gibbs is a Top 50 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Shaw Gibbs invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation.

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of expert, respectfulinnovative and collaborative. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company, there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience.  With respectful as one of our values, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates cultural and individual differences.  We recognise that our people celebrate different holidays and key dates throughout the year which is why last year, we introduced Flexible Bank Holidays. Our people can take public holidays on the dates most meaningful to them. 

We have several offices in Central and Southern England and have ambitious plans to expand our business. To support the organisation’s growth, we have created a new opportunity for an Audit Trainee to join our Farnham compliance team. This position also includes a comprehensive induction and full funding to pursue professional qualifications. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in accountancy.


Company info
01252 711244
Shaw Gibbs
Wey Court West
Union Road
United Kingdom

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