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Audit Graduate Programme 2024 - Milton Keynes

Employer
Mercer & Hole
Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Feb 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Graduate roles
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Why choose our Audit Graduate Programme?

Audit offers a varied and exciting career. You will have the opportunity to work across a range of sectors, conducting independent checks on companies’ financial situations and helping to advise on ways for them to operate more profitably. It’s a job in which you will always be learning about different types of businesses and developing your business skills. Audit also provides a stable and lucrative career path with fast progression and rewarding work.

 

We pride ourselves on learning and development for our trainees and have lots of structures in place to support you on your journey with us, for example trainee away days, a dedicated training manager and buddy as well as study leave to name just a few.

 

Training and development does not stop when you qualify and finish your audit graduate programme – we are committed to continually developing our staff. Regardless of whether you’re a trainee or a director using our ‘People Passport’ you are guaranteed a great investment in your future!

 

What will I be doing as an audit graduate?

Our audit graduate scheme is designed to support your learning and development. You will work as part of the audit team while studying for the ACA qualification. This can take you out of the office for weeks at a time which is a really nice bridge between studying for your degree and entering the world of work. The variety of clients we work with provides you with a well-rounded experience, and the structure of our teams allows you the opportunity to gain knowledge from, and exposure to, senior managers, directors and partners throughout your training and beyond.

 

Structure of our Audit Graduate Programme

Year 1 – You will have the opportunity to bring your problem-solving skills from higher education to our client’s challenges, starting with analysing bank payments and receipts, preparing control accounts, calculating prepayments and accruals, and updating fixed asset registers for additions and disposals, also calculating depreciation, and drafting basic financial statements as well as starting to apply basic principles of auditing working as part of a larger team, amongst other duties. During this time you will also build on your degree experience to develop the ability to identify differences or issues from information provided by clients and start to suggest solutions.

 

Year 2 – You will build on your experience gained from your first year of our audit graduate scheme, and learn new skills such as preparing more complex statutory accounts with accurate disclosures as required by company law, undertake small simple audits on your own, complete more complex audit testing and develop your problem solving and business skills. You will also have the opportunity to assist more junior trainees with queries and be a buddy to those just starting out.

 

Year 3 – Having built a good base level of knowledge from your first 2 years of our audit graduate programme, you will start to undertake audits as lead, taking responsibility for the whole job. You will be able to undertake auditing of complex areas like long-term contracts, intangible assets, and financial instruments. You will develop the ability to review the work of junior staff and ensure files are presented to a manager in a complete state, as well as drafting review points for the leading partner. You will also be able to prepare consolidated statutory financial statements.

 

At the end of your third year, you should complete your professional qualification and start to prepare for a role as an Assistant Manager.

 

If you think this is something you would be interested in, then apply!

Company

It is difficult to enter the world of work confident that you are absolutely on the right path, location, salary - all of it!

At Mercer & Hole we understand this, we support our clients making difficult decisions all the time - life is imperfect but with positive intent, and a demonstrable motivation for excellence, it really can be what you make it. Surely you are looking to have fun and enjoy the journey too!

Join us to make your career your own - start now

Our platforms for entry are to complete the ACA qualification over three years, or a four year course to achieve the dual qualification of ACA and CTA. Why? These qualifications ground you in a firm knowledge of how businesses survive. We want you to be curious as to how to help our clients thrive and have the technical expertise to give them the answers they are looking for from their business advisers. We need joined up thinkers to create soltuions to all sorts of puzzles. It is why we offer you permanent employment from day one - you become part of our long term solution.

Whether you are launching a start-up, helping families leave their legacies to future generations, or completing an audit snapshot of the year a client has had, our clients value the relationships they have built with Mercer & Hole. Therefore on joining us, that will become your responsibility too.

Are you up for the challenge?

We listen to what challenges you are interested in and support you in this with ongoing development. This starts at the early stage of your career with professional study and qualifications. Later on by knowing your strengths and development needs, we will progress you into more senior roles to continue to grow yourself and Mercer & Hole, having already contribute to the firm's success.

Become a professionally qualified human

At this stage in your life you want to start a path that will realise your capabilities, gaining rounded business qualifications, which no one can take away from you once you have achieved them. This will always be a firm foundation to exceed your earning and career expectations in the decades ahead. Your journey is full funded, with study leave, soft skills training, team support and client exposure. We have opportunities beyond Audit and Tax in our other services as well.

Have you got the Mercer & Hole ingredients?

If you have the humility to explore your career with us as capture above, and show the values expressed here we would love to hear from you. Make your career relationship meaningful, don't be just a number.

We hope to see you soon!

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