ACA Audit & Account Associate

Employer
Kaplan Financial
Location
London
Salary
£Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
ICAEW Apprenticeships
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Not applicable

Job Details

We are looking for a high calibre, enthusiastic graduate to join our Business Services Department working within our Audit & Accounts team. You will be studying to become a chartered accountant following the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification delivered by the Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) via an apprenticeship.

Our clients range from private individuals to owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, charities, and large limited companies across a broad range of industries. To ensure we meet our core values of quality of service, client care and commercial advice in plain and simple English, in this ever-changing technological world, we continue to develop our processes and procedures to meet our client’s needs. We are continually growing via word of mouth and our reputation.

It is an exciting time to join our team!

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to pursue a career in audit and accounts within our award-winning team. The successful candidate will be given formal training as an apprentice, initially working towards gaining their qualification in the ICAEW ACA qualification becoming a Chartered Accountant. This position provides full study support.

You will work in a friendly and progressive team who believe in giving you responsibilities early on supporting them to deliver a high standard of work to their clients. You will learn how to prepare accounts, meeting deadlines and budgets, liaise with clients on accounting matters and learn the how to prepare basic corporation tax computations.

As well as your formal technical training gained via your studies, you will also attend inhouse training to further expand your knowledge and be provided with opportunities to attend personal development training which will support your growth with us. Each trainee receives individual support through their training with a dedicated buddy and a partner mentor who will guide you through your career progression. This position offers hybrid working after your probationary period allowing you to work flexible working hours from any suitable location with an appropriate working environment.


Duties will include:

  • Start to develop analytical skills such as learning to analyse client’s bank data or rental statements.
  • Learn how to prepare statutory accounts from client’s accounting software and manual client records.
  • Attend client’s sit to carry out stock taking and understand how these fits into the audit approach.
  • Carry out audit assignments as part of a team in the office or at clients' sites.
  • Develop skills to prepare and set up audit and non-audit working papers.
  • Learn how to prepare corporation tax computations.
  • Understand and learn how to use software such as Xero and how this interplays with Accounts Production software.
  • Learn how to prepare management accounts.
  • Learn how to use CCH accounts production software and CaseWare audit software.
  • Apply technical knowledge gained from studies and on-the-job experience.
  • Develop client communication skills, both by phone, email, and face to face.


  • Achieved a 2:1 degree in any discipline or equivalent
  • A levels or equivalent grade A-C - Minimum 120 UCAS points (300 UCAS points or more for those who passed exams prior to 2017) or equivalent.
  • GCSEs grade 9/A*-4/C minimum of Grade 6 for Maths and English Language


  • You would need to be IT literate.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Experience of bookkeeping or accounting software is beneficial


  • Adaptability: Demonstrate the ability to seamlessly integrate academic knowledge with real world practicalities, adjusting swiftly to changing work demands while pursuing ongoing education.
  • Time Management: Showcase effective organisation and prioritisation skills, efficiently juggling academic commitments with professional responsibilities to meet deadlines and deliver high quality results.
  • Analytical Thinking: Exhibit strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, applying theoretical concepts learned in university to analyse complex financial scenarios and contribute valuable insights to the accounting team.
  • Communication Skills: Clearly articulate ideas, both in writing and verbally, fostering effective collaboration within the team. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for conveying financial information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Integrity: Uphold a commitment to ethical conduct and integrity, aligning academic learning with professional practice in adherence to accounting principles and industry regulations.
  • Responsibility and Ownership: Exhibit forward-thinking by actively taking responsibility and ownership of work while concurrently managing academic pursuits.


Grunberg & Co
We are an award-winning top 100 accountancy firm, achieving in 2019, Tolley’s Best Single Office Tax Practice in the UK, Top 10 Accountancy Employer, finalists for Graduate and Non-Graduate Programme of the year and Mid-Tier Firm of the Year. We have fantastic modern offices in North London and are forward thinking in our approach to both clients and staff and offer a supportive and progressive working environment. Our clients range from private individuals, to owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, charities, and large limited companies across a broad range of industries. In order to ensure we meet our core values of quality of service, client care and commercial advice in plain and simple English, in this ever-changing technological world, we continue to develop our processes and procedures to meet our clients needs. We are continually growing via word of mouth and our reputation. It is an exciting time to join our team!

Company

For almost 80 years, we've helped shape the development and careers of finance professionals. We operate in over 30 countries, with strong links to the US, and have become one of the leading education providers in the world. We’ve worked with over 3 million individuals and businesses across the globe.

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