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External Audit Graduate Opportunity Manchester

Beever and Struthers
One Express, 1 George Leigh St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5DL
Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Are you looking for first class training towards a professional qualification? Beever and Struthers values its staff because we are passionate about the service we provide to our clients. Our development programme will not only provide you with technical knowledge and practical experience but will assist you to develop business skills. We offer a friendly and supportive training environment. You will work in small teams and given increased responsibility as you progress in your exams and experience. We will ensure you attend client executive meetings and board meetings early in your career to gain insight of how client firms operate at the highest level. During your training contract we will pay for your courses and give you time off to study.

Beever and Struthers is one of the UK’s leading independent accountancy firms with locations in Manchester, London, Birmingham and Blackburn. We have been providing support and advice to clients for over 100 years and have a strong reputation built on a long-established tradition of providing quality services. We take strength from our history but recognise that success comes from never standing still.

This position may include a mixture of home-working as well as well as office-based work.

Reporting to: Audit Directors and Audit Managers

Liaising with: Partners, Managers, and other staff, along with our clients

Location: Manchester 

The current vacancy is available for the Manchester office with a September 2023 start.


Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Training Programme and Qualification

The main training pathway for this opportunity is the ACA. ACA - to train for the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The duration of this programme is 36 months.

We will also consider applicants who would like to achieve the ACCA. ACCA – to train for the globally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification, providing a strong grounding in accounting principles, the qualification opens the door to a wide range of career paths across different countries and industry sectors, as well as the ability to work in practice. Please specify if this is your preferred training programme.

Qualification criteria 

  • a minimum of a 2:2 in any discipline (obtained or predicted).
  • 3 A level passes at grade A-C. GCSE Maths and English at grade B and above.

All candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of the training contract.

Please state within your application:

  • The requested qualification criteria above

Please set out the above information clearly and in detail. Candidates who do not include this information may not be contacted for clarification. 

How to apply:

If you believe you have the required skills and attributes to be our next ACA Graduate Trainee in our Manchester office then please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter online. You should include a personal statement of approximately 200 words stating why you wish to be a Chartered Accountant. Please apply through the ICAEW website.



Beever and Struthers is an independent professional services firm with offices in London, Manchester and Blackburn. We provide a complete range of audit, tax, consulting, corporate finance and risk services to our clients. We have a wide range of clients from startups to large established businesses. Our clients include SME’s, charities and public sector clients. We also provide a structured service for small clients including accounting and payroll services.

Our London office, based in the City, mainly has clients in the charity and housing sector as well as SME’s. Our partners and directors have extensive experience of the sector and adopt a hands on approach with our clients and the services we provide.  We have a flat structure and you will be part of an experienced team and encouraged to contribute as well as benefit from our knowledge and guidance in the work environment. We use smart systems to assist us in our compliance work. We provide our clients with internal and external audit assurance as well as tax and other services.

Whether you have  just finished your A-levels or you’re a recent graduate, we will provide you with practical  support to successfully complete a relevant ACA qualification. We use the best professional experts to provide you with first class academic teaching to enable you to pass your professional examinations.

We are looking for people who are quick to learn and seek responsibility for delivering an exceptional professional service to our clients. We will ensure you not only undertake audits but attend client Board meetings, assist in practice development, engage in public speaking and therefore develop a full range of skills.

Our London office consists of four senior staff and a team of professionals and trainees.We are a firm of 21 partners and 180 staff.  Applications are  for the London office only. There are current vacancies available for immediate start. Please see our active recruitment positions for our summer internships and ACA graduate programme advertised on this website.

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