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School and College Leaver programme A position on our School and College Leaver programme is one of the best ways to kickstart your career with PwC. All of our apprenticeships and programmes are designed to help you develop your business skills through real client work, while also completing formal training and studying towards qualifications to give you a head start in your career. PwC will provide you with support all the way. You’ll earn a competitive salary, benefit from our excellent support networks and have the opportunity to continually progress your career. Just like our graduate joiners, you’ll work on varied and challenging client and internal projects, which make a real difference to the world of business. You’ll be coached by our people, who are experts in their field, and at the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials. Tax Every time you buy a packet of crisps, go to the cinema, download an app or get paid for your part-time job, some of your money gets paid to the Government in tax. And it gets spent on schools, the NHS and a host of other public services. But it’s not straightforward. As individuals, we pay different rates of tax. So imagine how tricky it is as a business when you’re employing staff, making millions of pounds in profits or relocating to another country. And if you don’t get it right, there are penalties. That’s why it’s essential our clients understand their tax obligations and how to manage them effectively, ethically and within legislation. You could work in the following teams Corporate Tax Indirect Tax People and Organisation From day one you'll start to build a promising career, specialising in the ever-changing field of tax. Your responsibilities will include a range of tasks which will vary depending upon the area of Tax you join. However generally this will involve technical research attending meetings with senior staff establishing and developing third party relationships such as with the Inland Revenue drafting client correspondence general office duties. What you’ll gain You'll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying for a professional qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to secure a Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) as a core part of your apprenticeship. What you’ll need Minimum requirements are 96 or 112 UCAS tariff* from up to three full A-Levels (or equivalent) and a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics. Please check our website for specific requirements. Exams must have been taken in the same sitting and resits are accepted only where modules or papers have been retaken in the same academic year. If you have any extenuating circumstances related to your exam marks or the sequencing of your exams, please declare this on your application and this will be considered as we review your application. *The UCAS tariff varies depending on the team and the professional qualification. The PwC Deal We want people to build exceptional careers during their time at PwC. When you feel motivated and energised by your work, you're more able to contribute to the organisation, as well as achieve your aspirations. No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all routes offer the same deal. The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. We empower people to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential. In return, your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package. Diversity and inclusion We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. It’s critical we have diverse talent, views and thinking if we are to deliver exceptional client value and solve the world’s important problems. We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. So join PwC. We'll help you reach your full potential. Learn more here pwc.co.uk/diversity About PwC We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.
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Advisory work usually involves assisting struggling businesses to stabilise their financial position. You will meet with the clients and gain an in-depth knowledge of their business, their financial position, how the financial difficulties arose and assistin the formulation of strategies to turn the business around. In many scenarios you will assist in the preparation of Independent Business Reviews (IBR). These are often demanding periods however senior staff will provide support and set aside time to explain the process allowing you to expand your knowledge. This role will require you to carry out analytical reviews of client data, assess a client’s current position, and critique future projections and cash flow forecasts. In order to protect stakeholder interests we utilise a range of both solvent and insolvent restructuring tools. You will help to deliver a range of these solutions with the aim of maximising value for creditors, employees and other stakeholders. You will be responsible for assisting senior case staff in progressing assignments which may involve the sale of assets, negotiation with third parties, assisting with commercial trading matters, ensuring technical compliance is adhered to and providing information and support to creditors throughout the insolvency process The purpose of this role is to take responsibility for your own cases as well as assist senior staff in performing larger and more complex cases. This role is responsible to a designated senior group member on specific cases and ultimately to a dedicated counselling manager. You will gain a detailed understanding of: • Pre-packaged administrations • Accelerated Mergers & Acquisition (AMA) processes • Insolvency Rules and managing company administrations and liquidations • Trading administrations • Independent Business Review (IBR) • Investigations • Contentious insolvency and litigation • Contingency planning • Options reviews BDO offer the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification. Globally recognised, the qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to become strategic leaders of the future. The duration of this programme is 36 months. Business Area Overview • Assume day to day responsibility for cases • Support the managers of the team to deliver on assignment • Prepare statutory and technical compliance documents • Deal with correspondence effectively and efficiently • Liaise with relevant agents / solicitors to obtain appropriate advice • Undertake basic investigations into debtor's / directors' / company's affairs • Basic office admin, including filing, copying, casting and reviewing documents • Assisting at meetings with debtor / company directors • Review and compile documents received by directors of a company • Research and analyse company information using a variety of tools, such as, company searches and Land Registry searches • Behave in a professional manner when attending client sites • This is a client facing role and so confidence and communication are key • Highlight potential problems to senior staff quickly (with supporting information) • Be involved in the marketing of the firm's services to potential clients and work providers • Prepare statutory reports which comply with regulations and ensure relevant data is captured • Ensure compliance and reporting deadlines are adhered to • Assist in the preparation of simple reports, including VAT & Tax returns (liaising as necessary with the tax department), and clean returns to DTI in respect of directors' conduct • Familiarise and gain working knowledge of all regulatory and statutory requirements, including SIP and best practice, Risk Management and Money Laundering • Assist managers by preparing conflict searches and certain sections of the client acceptance documentation, such as anti-money laundering, as appropriate • Accurately prepare schedules and receipts and payments accounts, for review by senior staff • Undertake all bank reconciliations on own caseload and on colleagues’ caseloads as required • Assist in the sale of the business and the Companies assets • Perform other relevant duties and responsibilities as delegated • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship Requirements Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent): •A minimum 2.2 degree in any discipline; •3 A Levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills.
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As a top 20 UK accountancy firm, and advisers to some of the UK’s wealthiest individuals, Saffery Champness is a dynamic and exciting place to undergo an internship. If you are interested in pursuing a career in accountancy but are not sure what firm would best suit you, a summer internship may be the perfect opportunity to help you make a decision. Our intern scheme runs for a period of four to eight weeks each summer and provides a unique and valuable insight into the workings of a Top 20 accountancy firm. Entering a new workforce for a temporary period can be a daunting experience, however we will not only make sure you feel welcomed but we will fully integrate you into the firm, giving you a full induction to help you acclimatise and feel comfortable as soon as you begin. As an intern you will be partnered with a dedicated mentor whose job it is to ensure your placement is both enjoyable and challenging. During your placement you will benefit from a bookkeeping course, as well as exposure to a number of teams and departments. After your placement should you wish to pursue in a career in accountancy you will have the opportunity to consider the firm’s graduate positions where three-year training contracts are available across all our offices with a view to becoming an ACA/CA qualified accountant.
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Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant – Swiss Cottage Numera LLP is an established forward-thinking firm of chartered accountants, with over 30 years in experience of audit, accountancy, taxation and business advisory services. We aim to create and maintain a close relationship with our clients. By being so involved, we are able to identify opportunities for our clients as well as possible risks that our clients may be faced with. Why work for us: We provide key experience over a diverse range of clients from start-ups to billion pound groups which you would expect to find in the “big 4”. As a member of our staff you will be treated as an individual and we will look to enhance your professional development as your career progresses. During this time, you will gain exposure to the entire spectrum of activity and work with partners and senior managers on a wide variety of clients. We invest heavily in career development and associated training which is carried out both in-house and utilising external training courses. This ensures that our clients benefit from our providing the best skills the market has to offer. The atmosphere in the firm is informal and friendly and we seek to provide quality advice from our modern offices located in Swiss Cottage. The practice has grown year-on-year since its inception seven years ago and there is ample opportunity for promotion and progression within the firm. Requirements: At least 300 UCAS points at A-level (120 UCAS points under the new guidelines) or equivalent. GCSE Grades A-C At least a 2.1 degree in any discipline. Good communication skills written and oral Organisation and IT skills. How to apply To apply for this vacancy, please send a covering letter and CV to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive we are only able to contact candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.
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If your chosen area in London is within Audit, you will study the ACA route via ICAEW while working within areas of the business and clients such as: Corporate Audit Non Profit Pension Funds Private Clients Professional Practices We would aim to build you up year by year via our 3 year Level 7 apprenticeship route: First Year: Your first year would consist of perfecting your auditing skills while passing your exams. You will be completing the ICAEW Certificate level modules of Accounting, Assurance, Business & Finance, Law, Management Information and Principles of Taxation. Second Year: Your second year you would further enhance your audit skills with the addition of responsibility of looking after a first year Apprentice. You would also manage a first year apprentice on an Audit while undertaking your exams for your second year. By the end of the second year, you could be leading your own audits You will also complete the ICAEW Professional Level modules including Business and Planning, Business Strategy and Financial Management. While covering off Audit & Assurance, Financial Accounting & Reporting and Tax Compliance. Third Year: Leading your own Audit team Reviewing work done by the team with written feedback Planning an running Audits Sitting and passing exams In this final year, you will complete the ICAEW Advanced Level Modules including Corporate reporting, Strategic Business Management and a Case study. Our minimum requirements: An expected or achieved 2:1 or equivalent. BBB (or equivalent UCAS points) from three A Levels (or equivalent). GCSE grade B or above in Maths and English Language
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