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Trainee chartered accountant - financial reporting team graduate

Donald Reid Group
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19 Mar 2024

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About Us

DRG Chartered Accountants has been working with individuals and businesses for over 50 years. Based in Maidenhead and London with our sister firm in Dorchester we provide a full suite of advisory, accountancy, outsourcing and taxation services to a client base ranging from start-ups to established multi-million turnover businesses across a range of sectors.

Long term relationships

We pride ourselves on establishing strong long-term relationships with the individuals and businesses we work with. We fully recognise the importance of the link between you and your professional adviser and strive to understand you, your business and the opportunities and challenges you face to deliver a bespoke value add service.

Partner led service

Donald Reid Group is a seven-partner firm with many of the partners having big accountancy firm backgrounds across a number of complimentary disciplines. This enables us to offer the breadth of services and professionalism of a larger firm whilst maintaining a personal touch and partner access.

Job Description

Are you a recent graduate or soon-to-be graduate with a passion for accounting and a drive to excel in the field of finance? We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our dynamic team within our Financial Reporting department. This is a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career in accountancy with a leading firm that values growth, development, and innovation.

During your training period, you be involved in a mixture of accounts preparation and corporation tax work for clients across a vast range of industries and sizes. Your key responsibilities will include:

• Providing accurate financial reporting for Managers, Partners and clients.

• Producing profit and loss accounts and balance sheets

• Performing reconciliations of accounts and resolving discrepancies.

• Preparing corporation tax computations and returns

• Developing and applying technical knowledge through on-the-job training and formal qualifications

• Building working relationships internally and with clients

• Assisting with ad-hoc project work as required


What we can offer you

• A fully funded support package to study the ACA qualification, including study leave and time off for exams

• A varied role in a talented and growing team

• Comprehensive training and development opportunities to support your professional growth.

• Exposure to a wide range of clients and industries, providing valuable experience and insights.

• Collaborative and supportive work environment that encourages innovation and creativity.

• Competitive compensation package with benefits.

• Opportunities for career advancement and progression within the firm.

• A comprehensive induction and buddy to help you get up to speed in your first few months.

Minimum Requirements:

• Completion of a Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum grade of 2:1

• GCSEs in Mathematics and English at grade 5 or higher

• 96 UCAS points across 3 A-Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification

• Great numerical and analytical skills.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Attention to detail and accuracy in work.

• A proactive and self-motivated attitude towards learning and professional development.

• Legal eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.


If you are a motivated individual with a desire to pursue a career in accountancy, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our team and embark on an exciting journey towards becoming a qualified Chartered Accountant.


Donald Reid Group (DRG) is a forward thinking and successful practice of chartered accountants. We have an office in Maidenhead  and an associated office in Dorset. Job roles currently advertised on ICAEW relate to our Maidenhead office.

At DRG, the partners have come from the big four or other large accounting firms and bring the expertise and experience of a major firm with the personal touch of a local business. Our office in Maidenhead, Berkshire has been successfully serving entrepreneurs, business owners and inbound investment companies in the Thames Valley and London area for over fifty years. 

We have clients in a variety of sectors and trainees at DRG can expect to gain experience in all or most of them, leading to a breadth of experience which will help their future career development. Those sectors include: - SMEs - subsidiaries of international groups - eCommerce and online businesses - retail - charities - pensions DRG is a thriving and growing firm; one of the reasons for the firm's success is its focus on exceptional client service, in addition to its technical expertise. All members of the DRG team are expected to maintain this focus on a high quality of service to DRG clients. 

As part of their training contract, trainees at DRG receive paid study leave and tuition for their ICAEW exams, as well as being provided with on the on the job experience required for qualification as a Chartered Accountant. 

The size of DRG means that ample opportunities are available for talented and hardworking individuals to achieve recognition for their achievements. Some of the most talented previous trainees of DRG have gone on to achieve promotion to manger or to become a partner within the firm.

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