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Corporate Audit Associate, Graduate (ICAEW, ACA) with RPGCC

RPG Crouch Chapman
London (City of), London (Greater)
2024 intake yet to be agreed, if you require clarification before applying please contact us.
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Graduate roles, ICAEW Apprenticeships
Full Time
Where will they be working

Job Details

We are currently recruiting for our August/September 2024 cohort.

At RPGCC, we believe that we are only as successful as our people.  We have worked hard to build a culture that rewards excellence and develops talent with a focus on achieving a positive balance between home and work life. 

There is no large HR team here at RPGCC, our team are not recruited by AI or talent acquisition teams, every member of our team is hand selected by us for their expertise, qualifications and people skills.  We are a relationship led firm and a business that needs outstanding people. 


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic graduates who want to learn, have a keen eye for detail, and that are good at time management. Our graduates quickly become a face of RPGCC and we need people that are good communicators and that are able to liaise with clients effectively.

We will consider any degree subject but we ask that you have or expect to obtain 2:1 and above. We also ask for three A levels equivalent to 120 UCAS points or above as well as grade 5 or above in Maths and English at GCSE. (Whilst we prefer that applicants will have, or are on course to achieve, a 2:1 degree a 2:2 degree will be considered so this should not be a barrier that prevents you from applying). We will look at your academic results alongside your personal characteristics and soft skills which we consider to be of equal importance. 

As well as the necessary qualifications you will need to have the right to work in the UK without restrictions for the duration of the training contract.


At RPGCC we are in this for the long haul...

There are lots of Accounting firms that offer graduate training schemes.  Many will offer you a training contract that expires as soon as you qualify. Not us, not here at RPGCC, we are in this for the long-term and on qualification we will offer you a permanent position with all the required training provided alongside.

Our state of the art offices are in the City of London close to Monument, Liverpool Street, Bank and Fenchurch Street Stations which provides for an exciting and vibrant atmosphere in our sociable office and close knit team.


What do we pay and what benefits do we offer?  

We offer a training package that pays a competitive salary at market rate (at the time of going live the final salary is yet to be determined for 2024, but please contact us if you would like clarification before applying) 


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that rivals the larger firms, these benefits include: 

Annual leave allowance that increases with length of service and qualification. 

Paid study leave 

Private health scheme, health cash plan and Life Assurance

Pension and Income protection 

Employee benefits portal with discounted shopping

Full training package for your professional qualifications

Flexible working hours with core hours from 8am - 4pm

Hybrid working (office time as well as visits to client premises will be required in order to meet your training obligations)

Referral bonus scheme for new work brought into the firm

Various social activities and trivial benefits including free breakfast cereal and as many Herbal Teas, Hot Chocolates or Flat Whites with Caramel Syrup in the office as you like, firm and team social events, monthly office "celebration" days. 

Your job description...

You will be working a 35 hour week on client assignments under the supervision of our experienced team.  

Your day to day work will include:

Preparation of financial statements in UK and IFRS from clients’ Management Information

Carry out the audit work of large international corporates and group companies, private companies, AIM listed companies and regulated businesses. 

Support on specialist financial reporting work

Transaction support and corporate finance work


The job role...

In your role you will learn how businesses operate and develop new skills on a daily basis through work at client premises, in the office and through your studies. In practice this will mean:

Attending meetings with clients and developing/ maintaining good client relations

Spending time on the client premises understanding their business

Use your understanding to design appropriate testing and preparing audit working papers

Analyse and cross-check financial details – purchases and sales invoices, payroll records, bank reconciliations and bank statements

Utilise audit software

Attend in-house technical training as required

Build an awareness of the various services provided by the firm


Your role will also involve:

Day release for ACA studies with training course provider

Completion of apprenticeship programme with an authorised provider

An audit trainee's role is to provide an accurate analysis of the client’s financial records and systems and test these records in accordance with applicable auditing and accounting standards. These standards form an integral part of your training and studies.

During your first year, you will support an Audit Senior at client premises. The senior will assign you work throughout the time you are onsite and will be with you in case you have any questions. You will gain exposure to a number of different industries and organisations, from owner managed businesses to large groups and AIM listed companies.

As you progress on to second year you will start to take on full audits where you operate as the senior. We are keen to provide people with responsibility and opportunities whilst also giving them support whilst they develop.

In your third year you will be expected to progress to an Audit Senior role undertaking withdrawn supervision of your own audit fieldwork and in turn supervising the work of trainees.


For more information about this role visit


Formed in January 2013 from the merger of Crouch Chapman and the London office of Royce Peeling Green, RPGCC are an independently owned firm of Chartered Accountants regulated by the ICAEW.  Whilst RPGCC itself is relatively young, we are proud of our origins which go back to 1892 when Crouch Chapman was formed in the City of London.

We are ranked in the 2023 50+50 UK Firms of Chartered Accountants and Auditors and in the 2022 Top 20 Mid-tier accountancy firms by Accountancy age and we currently have a team of 15 partners and 80 staff. 

Our clients cover many industry sectors including care and nursing homes, medical sciences, healthcare, real estate, property investment and IT and we are ranked in the top 20 firms for listed clients. 

Company info
0207 870 9050
40 Gracechurch Street

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