Train for ICAEW's chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA, as a graduate from any degree subject.
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Get a true feel for the working world with on-the-job experience. You’ll work on our latest client projects with your team, gaining new skills that will shape the rest of your career. If your internship goes well, there’s a good chance you’ll be offered a graduate position. What will you be doing? We offer Summer Internships in Assurance, Actuarial, Consulting, Tax and Transactions. Whichever one you join, you’ll be working on real client projects and doing similar work to our graduates. That could include: Learning about our clients and the challenges they face Developing career networks and relationship building skills Contributing ideas and collecting data to help solve complex business problems You could also have opportunities to take part in web-based training, shadow senior colleagues and even visit clients’ offices. Best of all, if you do a great job you may be offered a place on one of our graduate programmes to come back to, when you finish uni. Entry requirements If you’re in your penultimate year at uni (doing any degree course) or, you’re already in your final year but will be doing a one-year master’s degree or taking a gap year, this internship is for you
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£29,460 per annum
Who is the NAO? The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent public body that helps Parliament hold government to account for how taxpayers’ money is spent. Our vital audit work adds value to government by supporting its drive to improve the delivery of public services to millions of people everyday. Our work is impactful and influential and you can find out more on our website What is the NAO graduate scheme? Our 3-year graduate programme will train you in the latest accounting and auditing techniques, equipping you with the skills you need to develop into a well-rounded professional with excellent career prospects and lead to qualification as a Chartered Accountant. You will help deliver work which contributes to improvements in public services - last year we saved the taxpayer £19 for every £1 we spent - whilst gaining unrivalled access to a unique set of clients across central government. What are the benefits? We offer a competitive package including: A highly competitive starting salary, which will increase year-on-year and with success in exams 25 weeks of college study leave over the three-year programme, allowing trainees time away from the office to concentrate on studying An array of attractive benefits including season ticket loans for travel to work, a subsidised gym, health screening and retail discounts a host of other benefits A calendar jam-packed full of fun social events; from quizzes to sporting events Who can apply? Graduates from all degree disciplines and backgrounds are welcome – we value the ideas, energy and variety this brings us, so you don’t need to have studied maths to excel at the NAO or become a successful Chartered Accountant. We value diversity in all its forms and the difference it makes to our organisation. By removing barriers and creating an inclusive culture all our people have the opportunity to develop and maximise their full potential. What is the recruitment process? Online application form including a numerical reasoning test Four competency-based questions (250 word limit for each) Telephone interview One-day Assessment Centre featuring four exercises The deadline for applications is Friday 30th November 2018. The start date for the scheme will be early September 2019, however we do have some limited early start positions available from January-March 2019. These will allow you to gain some practical work experience before starting the training programme when it kick starts in September. Please note that we reserve the option of bringing the applications deadline forward so please apply as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
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Where can I transform my degree into an exciting career in tax? Right here, where our ACA-CTA programme will help you to become a professionally qualified, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. You will be required to work as part of a team who provide both compliance and tax advisory services to the firms larger corporate clients. The role will provide a thorough grounding in all aspects of corporate tax compliance and assistance in advisory projects which will expose you to a wide range of tax legislation. Our training for your ACA qualification is delivered via a level 7 apprenticeship standard where you’ll complete 450 days technical work experience, study for 15 exams and attend our accredited STEPs course that offers structured interpersonal development. You will complete your CTA training through block learning at a leading tax training provider. Balancing client work with study for professional exams requires focus and dedication but it’s also the best way to learn: you’ll quickly get experience in many areas, guided by senior colleagues and supported and advised by your own mentor/counsellor. We’re looking for confident people, passionate about our industry, who have lots of initiative and an organised approach. Our minimum academic requirements are: 2:1 degree (or equivalent) 280 UCAS points plus a B or above in GCSE Maths and English If this sounds like you, apply now! If you are successful with your application we will be holding our regional assessment centres in late November/ early December.
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