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RPG Chartered Accountants
Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
£20,000 + benefits
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Graduate schemes, ICAEW Apprenticeships
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office



The Manchester office of Royce Peeling Green Limited (“RPG”) is currently recruiting for intelligent, articulate and commercially astute graduates for our September 2023 intake (earlier may be possible). The role will provide full training as part of the Level 7 Apprenticeship Programme towards the ICAEW professional qualification.

RPG was established over 100 years ago in Manchester and has remained one of the major independent firms of Chartered Accountants in the city since that time. We also have an office in North Wales. As well as our accountancy practice we have a financial planning and wealth management business, RPG Chartered Financial Planners.

We act for a wide variety of businesses across a range of sectors with turnovers ranging from £50,000 to over £500 million. Each business is unique and faces different challenges but by having this range of expertise, it enables us to be very confident in our ability to deliver a great service to any client.

It is our belief that great client service requires significant Director involvement with our clients and we have structured our business to enable us to deliver that service.

We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of our staff and value our Team having a healthy work life balance.


Working towards the ICAEW professional qualification involves comprehensive work experience and a study program using specialist training companies for tuition and exam support. We offer paid study support in addition to your annual holiday entitlement. The training will be completed in conjunction with a Level 7 Apprenticeship Programme.

There are various service lines within our business including Accounts Preparation, Audit, Corporate and Personal Tax, Corporate Finance and Transaction Support, and Business Recovery, to name a few. You will mainly work in our Accounts and Audit compliance departments where you will learn how to prepare financial information and gain knowledge of broader commercial, financial and taxation issues whilst also undertaking audits.

The role will be based in our office in central Manchester with some time being spent at clients’ premises. The client base is predominantly based in the North West, with a number of clients further afield.

You will not only be dealing with numbers but working as part of a team with colleagues and clients. We do not expect you to be the finished article on recruitment but we need to be sure that the potential and ability is there so you can be properly trained.


You will receive a competitive salary in the region of £20,000 per annum, subject to annual merit based reviews and exam progression, plus additional benefits including:

  • A very healthy work life balance
  • Death in service cover of 4 x salary
  • Employer’s contributions to the company pension scheme
  • Free parking on a rota basis
  • Company staff and social events
  • Flexible working hours within a seven-hour working day
  • A hybrid work approach of two days home and three days in the office unless at clients’ premises
  • ‘Dress for your day’ dress code policy
  • People development is core to our ethos, we provide regular technical and soft skills training
  • You will initially receive 20 days holiday per year (3 to be taken between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays with scope for future increase


Applicants should have at least an upper second class degree, in addition to UCAS tariff score of 120 (equivalent to BBB at A-Level). We accept applicants from relevant and non-relevant degree disciplines.

Applications should be made by 31 May 2023.

The successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK. We do not offer VISA Sponsorship.

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