2017 ACA Graduate Programme - Trainee Chartered Accountant
Kingston Smith is one of the UK’s top 20 audit and chartered accountancy firms with 450 people based in London and the South East. We support entrepreneurs and their businesses, private individuals and not-for-profit organisations across a number of sectors.
As a trainee chartered accountant at Kingston Smith you will train as a general practitioner rather than a specialist and therefore receive a wide range of experience across audit, accountancy and taxation. Kingston Smith’s wide range of clients means that you will benefit from working with an interesting mix of industries and businesses. We encourage early responsibility and ensure that as you progress you are given the opportunity to work on all aspects of an assignment.
You will receive first class training within a supportive environment helping you to succeed in both your work experience and ACA exams. Our ACA pass rates are exceptional and are consistently well above the ICAEW’s average, highlighting our success at training and supporting graduates through the ACA qualification. Our trainees all study together in the same class at college so you will have the opportunity to build up strong relationships and can help support each other through studying and exams.
We are big enough to be able to offer a wide variety of experience but we’re still the kind of place where personality is valued and individual achievement gets recognised. Our personal approach means you will get to know all of our Partners, who will be accessible to you and will be genuinely committed to your training and development.
There is always plenty going on in our friendly offices, with a wide variety of social activities. We have a firm wide social committee with representatives from every level within the firm, who are always looking for suggestions and volunteers to help organise events.
After qualification, the continuing growth of the firm means that there are opportunities for rapid career progression if you can offer the commitment and dedication that we look for. Once you are qualified you can be promoted to manager level within two years. Promotion is based purely on merit. There are opportunities at Partnership level; a number of our current Partners began as trainees and have progressed to Partnership. You may decide to stay in general practice or you may choose to specialise after qualification in areas such as Taxation, Corporate Finance, Litigation Support or Corporate Recovery. Once you have qualified we recognise the need for you to continue your training and will keep you updated on technical changes within the profession; this is provided through our in-house training programme.
How to apply
At Kingston Smith we pride ourselves in the quick response we give to candidates who apply during all stages of the recruitment process, whether this is via email or over the phone. You will need to pass each stage of the recruitment process in order to progress, but at any stage if you are unsuccessful we will be happy to give you constructive feedback.
If you would like to apply for the scheme, please visit http://careers.kingstonsmith.co.uk/graduates/graduate-opportunities/ for further information