Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA) - Alliotts (Guildford)
Alliotts is an independent accountancy and business advisory practice based in London and Guildford.
We are able to offer talented individuals a wide range of experience and an exposure to a varied and eclectic client base.
Whatever your role or function, our size means that you will not be pigeon holed and no two days will be the same. In our people we engender creative thinking, a flexible attitude and enquiring minds.
Specialties: Owner managed businesses and SMEs, UK subsidiaries of overseas companies, Charities, NFP and Education, China, Media, Hotels, Legal, Property Investment, Retail, Technology, High Net Worth individuals.
We recruit for two annual intakes with successful candidates commencing their contract during August/September and January. We have high standards and are looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications as well as drive, ambition and a thirst for success.
In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and an excellent study and benefits package, with salary increases based on exam and work performances. Add to this the opportunities and varied lifestyle that working in the South East has to offer and it all adds up to a very rewarding opportunity.
Your route to the ICAEW (ACA) qualification
You will enter employment under a three year training contract, during which you will receive a wide range of practical experience while studying for your professional examinations; all of which leads to the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification.
Practical training to equip you for your work with us is provided by our training partner (SWAT UK) and more technical training focusing on the exams is provided by professional tutors from Kaplan. Both are leading training organisations in the profession, and this is supplemented by in-house workshops and training sessions. You will be given paid study leave, and we also cover the costs of all courses and examinations for first attempts.
Careers with us
With a combination of structured training and ad hoc on the job learning, we encourage the development of our people to achieve their potential in both technical and soft skills.
Our ongoing performance review system is linked to Alliotts goals. The online system used is designed to provide a framework to enable people to track their progress and identify developmental needs. The process encourages high levels of engagement and motivation to succeed.
The Firm is committed to providing clear direction and career development.
The benefits of training with a medium-size firm
A major benefit of training with a medium size firm (compared with a much larger firm) is the depth and variety of assignments you will be involved with. You will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors.
In larger firms, trainees often spend much of their training confined to audit work because of the sheer scale of audit work. Audit work is just one small aspect of an assignment and in a medium size firm such as Alliotts, you will benefit from having exposure to many different areas of client work.
In addition, you’ll tend to work with far more clients in a medium size firm (giving you a broad ranging experience) because the time spent at each client tends to be far less than that of a larger firm.
With a medium size firm, you’ll also benefit from involvement from the firm’s Partners, who will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training.
Minimum entry requirements
We are looking for numerate and ambitious students who are willing to work hard, study hard and play hard. Above all, you will need to have the flexibility to adapt to a variety of challenging situations and the communication skills to express ideas and deal with clients at all levels.
You will need:
- 2:2 degree or above in ANY subject.
- A minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff) or equivalents, from your top three grades (first attempts only). AS levels and General Studies are not accepted.
- GCSE English Language, grade C or above.
- GCSE Maths, grade B or above.
You don’t need any previous accounting experience, as full training is provided.
Don’t forget that your academic qualifications are not enough on their own. We’re looking for articulate, confident graduates with a range of transferable skills. Accountancy is a people-focused profession. Numeracy is expected, but you must also be able to communicate confidently with colleagues and clients, as well as being able to organise yourself and your workload; balance the competing demands on your time; and take personal responsibility for the development of your career.
If you have all this and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, please apply today.
How to apply
All applications are administered through our recruitment partner – SWAT UK. Please apply directly to SWAT UK and state you are interested in applying to work at “Alliotts”. You can find out more and apply online at www.swat.co.uk/TValliotts.
You can find out more about Alliotts on our website here: http://www.alliotts.com/