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Honesty, integrity, flair and imagination – an individual with just that little bit extra. Good interpersonal skills, a flexible outlook with a keen interest in audit to bring an added dimension to our business. Our trainees form our future so we need an individual who is keen to develop their interpersonal and business development skills whilst mastering both the technical and professional aspects of our work. We have rolled out a new Smart Working model and this role will be a mix between remote and office-based working. This new way of working provides you the freedom to work and study during your best hours, and with our support, allow you to flourish on your career path with us. This is a unique opportunity to work within a successful chartered accountancy firm.
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Part Qualified with practice experience Are you looking for the next stage of your career in accountancy? Are you hard working and committed to supporting businesses? Do you use your initiative to resolve problems and care about the work you produce? If you answered yes to these questions, keep reading! About Wellers Wellers is a forward thinking, innovative professional accountancy firm who pride themselves on breaking stereotypes when it comes to accountants. Their enthusiastic, fun and social environment encourages high levels of productivity from their staff as well as supporting employees through every step of their career path. This modern culture is reflected in the high levels of service they deliver and the long standing relationships they build and maintain with their clients. Wellers are looking for altruistic, hard working and enthusiastic individuals to join their growing teams within London and Oxfordshire. Requirements Must have previous experience working within a practice Minimum of 12 months experience working in the accountancy profession Will be working on accounts, audits and tax however does not need experience in all three necessarily as you will gain this in your new role Able to use your initiative Must care passionately about your job and the levels of service you provide Able to build lasting client relationships Be proactive in developing your own technical knowledge Be actively working towards your ACA qualification Have strong relationship building skills and a willingness to learn Benefits 20 days holiday + additional Wellers day + bank holidays Staff training days Competitive salary College support if still studying Social events after work as well as firm wide Christmas party Real potential for career progression Flexitime Remote working opportunities Cycle to work scheme Great working environment On the job training To apply, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com Disclaimer Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted and that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job. If you are interested and believe you possess the skills we are looking for to be considered for this role, then please apply. Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted.
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Our Promise: We offer our trainees variety, stimulation, challenge and early responsibility. Plus, great support, excellent training and fascinating clients! Our standards are extremely high, and our atmosphere is lively, friendly and stimulating. What we expect of you: Successful candidates will be ambitious, client solution driven individual who is equally comfortable working individually or as part of a team. We are looking for a creative thinker, proactive leader and one with a genuine desire to contribute to the genuine desire to contribute to the future development of our business. What you can expect: If you demonstrate ability and resourcefulness, then there is a very bright future awaiting you here. You will be given increased responsibility as you progress in your exams and experience. During your training contract we will pay for your courses and give you time off to study. By your third year of training you will be: Managing your own portfolio Reviewing work done by your team members with written feedback. Planning for clients’ tax mitigating and business growth strategies Playing an active role in practice development and growth Who we are and what we do: Capitax Financial is an independent and forward-thinking firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Consultants and Business Advisors based in North West London (Stanmore, Harrow). We provide a full range of accounting, tax and business services to a wide range of UK and International clients, whether they are private individuals, entrepreneurs, investors, families, partnerships or corporate clients. Our clients choose us because of our expert knowledge and experience which enables us to provide them with the highest quality bespoke tax and financial solutions designed to cater for their circumstances and unique needs. As a result we can offer a wider exposure to a variety of work experiences than most other firms of our size. We offer a hands-on advisory service to our clients and you will benefit from direct client contact and the chance to make a real contribution to their affairs. Person Specifications: You must have at least a minimum of a 2:2 degree, 3 A level passes at grade A-C and GCSE Maths and English at grade B and above. Please set out all information clearly and in detail. Candidates who do not include this information may not be contacted for clarification. All candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of the training contract. How to Apply: If you believe you have the required skills and attributes to be our next ACA Graduate Trainee in our firm then please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter online. You should include a personal statement of approximately 200 words stating why you wish to be a Chartered Accountant. Please preferably apply through the ICAEW website. Alternatively, you can email the required information to firstname.lastname@example.org
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ROUTES OF ENTRY Graduate Graduates join us having completed an academic degree course at a UK University. Minimum entry requirements are: Maths & English GCSE Grade A* - B plus UK University degree Grade 2.1 or above Whilst an Accounting and Finance related degree would be an advantage, it is not a requirement. We will accept any degree which demonstrates a high level of analytical skills, essay writing, reasoned arguments and be academically robust and balanced. As well as graduates, for the right candidate we will consider school leavers: 18+ School Leaver Trainees join us having completed their A level or BTEC studies. Minimum entry requirements are: Maths & English GCSE Grade A* - B plus 3 ‘A’ Levels Grade A* - B and/or BTEC Level National Diploma in Business Grade DD WORKING FOR MYERS CLARK Myers Clark is a 3 director general practice firm based in Watford, Hertfordshire. The practice has been established for over 100 years and we currently have around 40 staff. We are well known in the area with a reputation for providing good service with a personal touch. The firm is friendly and supportive. Directors and staff are professional and hardworking and our aim is for all staff to be happy at work, progress and succeed. HOW THE FIRM IS ORGANISED There are two fee earning departments: The Assurance & Advisory Department looks after our company & charity clients. These include owner managed limited companies, property management companies, charities & other not-for-profit organisations, pension funds and clubs. The core services provided are audits & independent examinations, year-end statutory accounts, corporation tax, management accounts and outsourced services including bookkeeping, VAT and payroll. We also support clients on an ad-hoc basis giving advice & providing consultancy services including corporate finance and cloud accounting solutions. Within the Assurance & Advisory Department all fee earning staff are allocated to three individual teams, each headed up by one of the directors. Each team has its own specialisms and areas of interest. Trainees are allocated to a team from day one, but will often work across teams to ensure they get a broad experience of work over the course of their training. The Private Client Department takes care of our non-corporate clients. These include individuals, company directors and partnerships. Both departments work closely together as there is some cross-over of client services. The fee-earning departments are supported by departmental and central administrative teams. ACA trainees are based in the Assurance & Advisory Department. During their training, they may have the opportunity to spend some time in private client department to enhance their skills and help them with their exams. This also gives them a taste of what they might want to do post-qualification. Getting a broad grounding in all aspects of the accounting process and the chance to get experience in a different discipline is one of the advantages of training with Myers Clark. OUR CLIENTS The Assurance & Advisory Department looks after approximately 340 company clients which vary in size from small owner managed businesses to medium size companies. Our clients operate in a variety of industries including: property development and construction, football clubs, manufacturing, telecommunications, IT hardware & software, distribution, hotels, service providers. 50 charities and other not for profit organisations which vary in size from small local charities to large grant making foundations. Our clients operate for a variety of charitable purposes including: livery companies, learned societies, international development, churches, education and training, advice, information and advocacy, residential care, local community support, mental health. 700 property management & service charge clients. 5 local clubs and associations. 5 pension funds. The chance to get practical experience on a variety of clients makes working for Myers Clark interesting and challenging. Trainees will be based at our offices in Watford (subject to Covid restrictions) but will also travel to client premises, depending on the nature of the work. Trainees are offered flexible working arrangement including working from home after passing their probation period. Most clients are based within a 30 miles radius of our office and staff travel to clients daily. We only have a handful of audit clients where an overnight stay is required. Knowing that they will be at home at a reasonable hour each evening and being able to work from home enables trainees to have workable study plans and pass exams. THE TRAINING PROGRAMME We are a registered training office of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and trainees work towards membership of the ICAEW. Once they have successfully completed the exams and the practical training programme they are able to apply for membership of the ICAEW, and if successful, call themselves a Chartered Accountant and add the ACA designation to their name. We take training seriously at Myers Clark, as good, rounded, training benefits both student and employer. We support trainees through the ICAEW programme as follows: Exams We provide full support to students through the ICAEW Level 7 Apprenticeship Scheme. The following are paid for by Myers Clark: Study courses & materials Block release study leave Exam days Exam fees Travel costs to/from college and exams In return for this support we expect students to take their exam study seriously too and put in the necessary hours and effort to pass their exams at the first attempt. This means dedicating between 15-20 a week outside of work hours to studying and revising for exams. Professional exam courses are currently delivered in London by Kaplan Financial Training. While the ICAEW training program typically takes 36 months for trainees to pass all of their ACA exams and become a qualified Chartered Accountant, our training program continues further developing successful candidates into supervisors and managers. Practical Training By the end of the programme trainees may have gained experience in: Bookkeeping VAT returns Management accounts Cashflows P11d’s Payroll Statutory accounts Group accounts Audit Corporation tax returns The training program takes trainees from a starting salary of £21,000 up to potentially £37,500 at qualified senior level. Progression is assessed and documented every 6 months on our progression charts and pay rises awarded based on the new skills that trainees have mastered. We put a lot of time and effort into our trainees and so expect them to apply themselves 100% to working efficiently, learning and progressing in their day-to-day work. Broadly speaking, trainees start with more straightforward tasks and assignments and will tackle more complex work as they gain knowledge, skills and experience. In the early stages, trainees are heavily supervised but as they show their capabilities, supervision becomes lighter and they take more responsibility for their own work, initially on a task by task basis, working towards responsibility for whole assignments. All work is checked and reviewed by a more experienced member of staff right up to manager level. Trainees of a more senior level are responsible for training & developing the newer trainees. As trainees progress, they in turn, become responsible for passing on their skills and will be given responsibility for training and developing the trainees that follow them. We have proven support and training structures in place that produce newly qualified accountants with the skills, experience and confidence for a successful post-qualification career. Trainees are supported and encouraged to progress and take on more client responsibility. In addition to on-the-job training, students attend courses to enhance their practical and soft skills as appropriate throughout their training. Skill based courses are delivered in London by Mercia. Trainees start interacting with clients from the start of their training. When office based, they will be expected to contact clients for information by email or over the phone and they will deal with clients face to face when visiting client premises. Good accountants are good communicators and trainees get plenty of opportunities to develop these skills. Good relationships with clients is at the heart of Myers Clark’s philosophy and success, and we consistently receive positive feedback from clients on how helpful, professional and approachable our staff are. Trainees are allocated to work on specific client assignments with different supervisors. This might be for regular monthly or quarterly assignments (for example, a book-keeping assignment) or as a ‘one off’ (for example assisting with an annual audit). This gives trainees the opportunity to develop a variety of client facing skills and work under a variety of the senior team members. Developing relationships with clients and team members builds confidence and is a key skill in becoming a successful chartered accountant. Ethics & Professional Development We ensure that through their exam study or practical experience trainees are able to complete all the ICAEW professional development ladders. These focus on ‘soft’ skills and what it means to be a chartered accountant in the wider business world. Trainees attend bi-annual ethics meetings where theoretical and real life issues are discussed in a group environment, usually over lunch. This is also an opportunity for trainees to develop presentation skills. This training underpins our key value of integrity and how trainees can apply this in their day to day work. We currently have 5 staff members at various stages of training and we take on an average of 2 new trainees each year. Trainees have a support network to help them cope with the demands of work and study. Further information on training to be a Chartered Accountant can be found at www.icaew.com PROSPECTS POST QUALIFICATION Students that successfully progress through their training contract and are interested in a career in practice have historically been retained by the firm, whilst others have chosen to move into industry. The three directors, three of the Assurance & Advisory managers and all of our qualified seniors and supervisors have completed their training and qualified with Myers Clark. The firm is growing and at this time we anticipate that we will continue to have opportunities for staff post-qualification. SUPPORT, DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT Trainees are allocated a ‘buddy’ for their first four months. The ‘buddy’ is there to help and support them whilst they settle into Myers Clark. Trainees are also allocated a mentor who is responsible for monitoring their progress through the period of training. Informal 1-2-1 check-ins take place on a regular basis (monthly or weekly depending on circumstances). More formal meetings take place every six months to review work performance, set goals and identify any training or support needed to achieve those goals. Performance is reviewed and assessed based on assignments completed and feedback received against our progression chart. As we are a relatively small team we can be flexible when allocating work to build on strengths and address any weaknesses. Trainees also meet bi-annually with one of the managers who is authorised by the ICAEW as a person responsible for qualified training (PQRT). They will review overall progression against ICAEW requirements and sign off training files. As well as this formal support, more experienced students are always on hand to give advice and help on day to day work and studies. WORKING HOURS The standard working week is Monday to Friday. Office hours are 9.00 – 5.30 (including 1 hour break for lunch). If working out of the office, hours may vary to accommodate the client. You may be expected to work longer hours including additional time for travel to/from client premises. However, unlike many firms, we do not expect students to work any extra time without compensation so any additional hours will either be paid or time will be given in lieu. SALARY & OTHER BENEFITS As well as the fully funded training package described above, students benefit from: A starting salary of £21,000 p.a. which is reviewed on a six monthly basis and adjusted positively to reflect achievements and progression at work and in exams. Contributory work place pension (4% matched) 4 weeks holiday An additional 3 days holiday at Christmas (Office closed) Bank Holidays as they fall Medicash Employee Assistance Programme ICAEW annual student membership fees Excess travel expenses incurred travelling to/from clients Non-contributory health insurance (optional) Accommodation and subsistence when an overnight stay is required whilst on audit. APPLICATION PROCESS If you are interested in applying for a trainee accountant position starting end of August 2022, please email email@example.com to obtain an application form. Please be advised that applications must be submitted by 18 March 2022.
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Donald Reid Group is a forward thinking and successful firm of chartered accountants working in a variety of sectors including SMEs, subsidiaries of international groups, business start-ups, and charities. We are currently seeking new trainees to join our expanding accounts and audit team at our Maidenhead office. There are two positions available in this role: - One with a start date ideally within the next couple of months - One with a summer/ autumn 2022 start date The start date would be flexible for the right candidate. Working within the Donald Reid Group accounts and audit team offers a varied and broad experience which will offer a good grounding for a successful career. Our trainees work with clients from a variety of sectors and will also gain experience of corporation tax, in addition to accounts, audit, management accounting and bookkeeping. As part of their training contract, the successful applicant will 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 role is suitable for both graduates and school leavers demonstrating a very strong academic record. As the job is client facing, applicants should be able to demonstrate good inter-personal skills, as well as a hard working attitude and a commitment to success.
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