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Graduate/School Leaver Apprenticeship

Harwood Hutton Limited
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (GB)
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Graduate roles
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

We at Harwood Hutton are a strong and growing local accountancy firm based just outside of London. We deliver a range of services to a diverse client base, including entrepreneurial businesses right up to well-known brands, in a range of industries. With around 70 team members, you get to know everyone and feel part of the Harwood Hutton family and there are plenty of opportunities to progress within the firm. We are committed to achieving the right lifestyle balance for our team, whilst providing unparalleled service to our clients.

The role
As an Audit and Accounts trainee, you’ll gain experience and training in a number of accounting disciplines, including audit and taxation, in order to achieve ACCA qualification. You will join our team of driven professionals and will help to service our client base. You’ll be exposed to a variety of work with companies of different sizes and covering a wide range of industries. 

Our clients are from all kinds of industries
We are incredibly diverse and our clients range from care homes, charities, 
education and opticians to IT, media, property, travel and retail.
You’ll learn while you earn
As a graduate, during the 3-4 year programme you’ll study towards ACCA qualification. 
As a school leaver you will first study towards AAT levels 2 and 3, then following with ACCA.  
We will cover the cost of the exams and offer support along the way with a full study package, including all course and exam costs, materials and study leave.

What we’re looking for
For graduates: 
•    Strong GCSE and A level qualifications
•    Degree level 2:1 or above preferred 
For school leavers:
•    Strong GCSE and A level qualifications
For both:
•    The ability to think logically and utilise analytical skills
•    A professional and friendly attitude
•    An appetite to learn and dedication to study for a professional qualification
•    Flexibility and organisation in managing your own time to deadlines 
•    Good oral and written communication skills

Our team members thrive when their roles are balanced with the rest of their lives.  We believe that our people should have the flexibility they need to manage this balance, so we offer:
o    Agile working – beyond working our core hours, you can choose when you start and finish to suit your needs
o    Time repay – if you work additional hours, you get them back!  Extra hours are recorded and you can save them up and take them off when it suits you

•    An employee assistance programme to help support mental good health
•    Pension salary sacrifice and a workplace childcare benefits 
•    Private medical cover
•    Life assurance cover
•    Breakdown cover
•    Travel insurance
•    A range of referral bonuses
•    Fresh fruit in the office, to help you keep on top of your 5-a-day!

To provide impactful advice and service we need our people to have the right skills and experience. Our culture prioritises training and development, so people grow in and with the firm to realise their potential. We offer:
o    A comprehensive training and study package for our trainees 
o    In house technical training and access to a range of external courses
o    Feedback conversations to develop both professional skills and the whole person 

Our best work is delivered when we collaborate and work as a team, and when we are able to be ourselves. More than just a workplace, we foster an environment where lifelong friendships are formed. We have: 
o    Quarterly social events organised by our social committee, including a Christmas party and summer BBQ
o    Monthly ‘payday’ drinks and a range of other events
o    Celebratory lunches to acknowledge our colleagues’ milestones

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be a UK/Irish citizen or already possess a current UK Working Visa.


A great place to work

We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our growing business. Harwood Hutton is a great place for you to start and build your career. We take great pride in assisting professionals and seeing them flourish under our stewardship.

We have roles as broad and as varied as the services we offer. If you are new to accountancy and finance, or if you are someone looking to take the next step in their career, we can provide the opportunities and professional development for you to excel and succeed.

Company info
01494 739500
22 Wycombe End

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