Wellden Turnbull is an independent firm of chartered accountants, chartered tax advisors and professional business advisors based in Esher, Surrey.
We are looking to recruit ambitious trainees to join our tax department. We are able to offer a wide range of experience and exposure across a diverse client base. We offer a 4-year ICAEW/CTA apprenticeship training programme. You will receive a combination of structured training and ad-hoc on-the-job learning. Structured training is provided by BPP, one of the most experienced professional training providers.
We offer a competitive salary alongside an excellent study and benefits package which includes paid study courses, exam fees and study leave. We also offer 20 days’ holiday, plus study leave. Once qualified private health care is offered. Our office is based in the heart of Esher, and is within easy reach of the mainline station and the A3. The offices were recently refurbished and provide amenities such as a large kitchen area and showers. We aim to offer a modern working environment and this doesn’t just mean the building. We constantly review technology to ensure we are using the best possible systems. Where possible, we also offer flexible working hours. Finally as part of our environmental policy. we offer a cycle to work scheme, with secure parking for bikes.
A major benefit of training with a medium size firm, is the depth and variety of assignments you will be involved with. You will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors. Tax clients include HNWI, overseas clients, entertainment industry, investment and the not for profit sector. Trainees benefit from greater involvement and day-to-day interactions with the firm’s partners, who will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training.
Entry requirements and preferred skills
- Obtained or on track to obtain a 2:1 degree or above in any subject. Alternatively school leavers with predicted grades of 3 A levels in core subjects at grades B or above.
- 120 UCAS points (new system) excluding AS levels and General Studies.
- GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above.
- Strong IT skills particularly Microsoft Excel and Word and outlook
- Work experience gained in weekend or holiday employment (not necessarily accounting related).
We are looking for trainees who possess good academic qualifications, but academic qualifications are only part of the skill set you require to become a successful accountant.
Accountancy is a people-focused profession, so you must be able to demonstrate you can communicate confidently with colleagues and clients. You will also need excellent team working skills and also the ability to work on your own using your initiative. Studying for professional exams whilst working full-time requires motivation and hard work. You will need to be able to demonstrate you have self-motivation and ambition. We expect our prospective trainees to have researched the professional qualifications they are interested in pursuing. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the skills they have learned during holidays and weekend employment.
You must be eligible to work in the UK.
The role is located in Esher in Surrey.
If you meet these requirements and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, please apply online today.