ACA Accounting Graduate Trainee (Sept 2019)

Job Title: ACA Accounting Graduate Trainee (Sept 2019)
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Derbyshire
Salary: 16000 - 21000
Reference: CPPCY412066
Contact Name: Orianne Wightman
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2019 19:10

Job Description

You've worked hard. 3-4 years graft leading you to this point. Now what? 

You may know exactly where you want to go, or you may still be discovering that path.

One things for sure though - Audit will offer you a career like no other!

Building on your academic strength this role will see you develop into a qualified business adviser whilst studying for your ACA - Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship.

(You'll also get to add the wonderful prestigious three letters to the end of your name!)

Graduates from all backgrounds are welcome so the only person holding you back is you!

What you'll be up to..

The first two weeks will involve a technical induction giving you the foundations of knowledge to begin your journey. You’ll attend an external coaching session, meet with your line manager and network with our wide range of trainees, managers and partners.

You’ll then get stuck into some tangible client work learning the principles of Audit. Day to day you'll be:

  • Working on client site getting to know the "behind the scenes" of how a business operates
  • Testing checks and balances to ensure they work how they’re supposed to
  • Analysing a variety of financial records and data ensuring it shows a "true and fair reflection"
  • Working collaboratively in a team to deliver your part of the audit process
  • Mucking-in on extra projects and ad-hoc tasks when it counts

Regardless of what level you join at, you’ll be given opportunities to really shine with regular feedback to help stretch your personal development.

We take growth seriously which is why you’ll have full support with your studies including study leave, bonuses for first time passes and a wellbeing coach to help balance the work/study lifestyle.

During this time you'll gain invaluable experience working closely with our senior management and partners.

What we're looking for

Being numbers savvy is a myth; you need great attention to detail and a knack for following processes.

We don't just want robots who "churn out work" - We want real genuine people who can listen to our clients' problems and help tackle them head-on. 

As the major of our work is client based you need to be comfortable approaching clients and asking questions. It's also preferential if you drive and have access to a car.

To help set people up for success we prefer students to have a minimum of 112 UCAS points, however – drive an ambition is just as important! As such we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Any previous experience communicating with clients, or working in finance/accounts would be an advantage. 

So what are you waiting for? Kick start your career today with a Top Tier Accounting Firm in the Midlands.


*Please note if you have previously applied to our Trainee programme and been unsuccessful, you will sadly be ineligible to reapply.


About us and what's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1.

We start by putting our people first. We offer competitive salaries, open holidays and flexible working. We’ve a great pension scheme, the “coolest” workplace (according to The Times and The Telegraph) and a 7pm-7am email curfew. We also offer exercise classes, career coaching and loads more benefits.

No wonder we came 13th in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2019!

We’re also growing fast. We’re the No.1 firm of accountants and business advisers In the Midlands for businesses with a turnover between £10-200m. We’re growing at an incredible rate and more and more companies want to work with us because of our values, culture and our ability to make it happen.

Audit Team of the Year 2018 / Employee Engagement Company 2018