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Graduate Trainee

Rouse Partners LLP
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Not applicable
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Graduate Training Programme

About Rouse

Are you looking for a great place to progress your career and make your mark? 

At Rouse we are a close-knit team, working in a supportive, friendly environment. This means that you will get the support and guidance that you need to perform, develop and progress, whilst your individual efforts and contributions are recognised and rewarded.

With almost 90 team members, we are a growing and ambitious team. That is why we are looking for people like us, who thrive in finding solutions, building great client relationships and working in a collaborative team environment.

Our office is based in the picturesque town of Beaconsfield, but our reach stretches well beyond. We support exciting and prestigious clients based across the UK and through the Praxity alliance we also cater for international clients, which brings further opportunities for career development and progression.

Your career at Rouse will be underpinned by our four values of Respect, Integrity, Care and Excellence which are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to offering best-in-class training and development programmes, flexible working opportunities, team social and charitable activities and we are passionate about diversity and inclusion in the workplace – we encourage an all-encompassing culture where people can be themselves.

As a Graduate Audit and Accounts Trainee, you will be working within a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop and progress, with a full study package provided to work towards your ACA qualification.

We are seeking motivated, self-starters who are forward thinking and proactive, with strong communication and organisational skills to join our Graduate Training Programme.

The role

Over 3-4 years you will work towards the ACA qualification which covers a wide range of topics, from Business, Technology and Finance to Financial Accounting and Reporting and Strategic Business Management, gaining an internationally recognised qualification.

Alongside your studies, you will be working within the fast-paced audit and accounts department, gaining hands on experience while working on a variety of clients in a wide range of sectors. This could be working closely with a manager, preparing annual financial statements, or working on audits as part of a team with other trainees and qualified staff, working from the office or out on client sites. During this time, you will have the opportunity to develop your critical thinking, time management and communication skills in a fast-paced, but supportive environment.

Applicants should have a UK university degree 2:1 or above, and Maths and English GCSE Grade A* – C. 

Applicants are required to have a valid UK driving licence.

Please include a covering letter with your CV, providing a brief description about yourself and why you are interested in the position and working at Rouse.

What’s on offer

  • Competitive package, including full study support 31 days holiday including bank holidays Employee Referral Scheme Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme Paid car parking – All employees are entitled to claim car parking expenses for parking charges. Flexible working – after the first 12 months, we offer a core working hours policy, offering a working environment to fit in with your lifestyle Social – We offer a range of social events such as end of month drinks, summer and winter celebrations. Central location – 2 minute walk to Beaconsfield Station (Chiltern Line) and 5 minutes from the M40.

Views from our team...

“The training and development on offer made Rouse the perfect place to develop my career. Beaconsfield is also a great location to work.”

“I get to work closely with the Partners, across varied and interesting clients. I chose Rouse as I didn’t want to be a small fish in a big pond at a larger firm.”

“My first impressions were that Rouse has a very experienced team and an excellent reputation in the industry. For me, these were important points in determining that I was joining the right team.”


We are one of Buckinghamshire’s larger independent firms of chartered accountants, auditors and tax advisors.

First established in 1923, we bring together the skills and talents of over 60 staff, including 10 partners and specialist industry teams. With a focus on continually delivering first class client service, we provide a suite of services for SMEs and individuals, as well as giving senior executives and large business clients the assurance they need to manage their organisation effectively.

We also help many individuals and entrepreneurs create, protect and enhance their personal wealth. Internationally we are members of Praxity AISBL, the world’s largest alliance of independent accounting and auditing firms, and members of the UKTI Advisory Network, which means we can support businesses with global ambitions at every stage.

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