Audit & Accounts Trainee
|Job Title:||Audit & Accounts Trainee|
|Contract Type:||School Leavers & Apprenticeships|
|Reference:||AAT/ACA Aug 2018|
|Job Published:||May 10, 2018 16:51|
If you are looking for a school leaver apprenticeship programme to work towards your professional accountancy qualification, WMT would like to hear from you.
We are interested in applicants who can demonstrate solid communication, numeracy and IT skills (including Excel). An enthusiasm for providing excellent service to our clients is essential, as well as an interest in business, a strong sense of integrity and the will to succeed.
The ability to build relationships with colleagues and clients is important and so we also look for candidates with a sociable disposition, an enquiring mind and a positive outlook.
We are currently inviting applications for a two year AAT training contract starting in the summer of 2018. If after two years all AAT exams have been passed and the necessary development has been achieved then this will be followed by an ACA training contract. To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to Kay Watts at email@example.com.
Successful applicants will:
have obtained or expect to obtain 120 UCAS points in three A-level subjects
be able to provide evidence of self-motivation, communication and team working skills in their application
Our trainee development programme
Your training contract will create the bedrock on which you build your career.
We want our trainees to remain with us and continue their growth and development once they qualify, so our trainee development programme was created with that goal in mind.
We support and invest in our trainees, providing them with:
Practical experience across the breadth of our business
Exam tuition from leading firms of external tutors to help prepare you for your AAT and ACA exams
Practical skills training
Soft skills training including a number of one-day workshops
Paid study and exam leave
In-house technical training to keep you up-to-date with changes to regulatory and compliance requirements, updates to procedures and opportunities for our clients
On the job training
Regular progress reviews
Friendly and supportive mentoring
Our trainees take responsibility early on. You can expect to be working directly with our clients as soon as you join us. Initially you will work closely with more senior staff, this enables you to learn about our processes and our clients businesses quickly, under the guidance of an experienced professional.
You will gain experience working across the breadth of our business including audit and statutory accounts, management accounting, employment taxes (including payroll and tronc allocations for the hospitality sector), corporation tax, personal tax.
You will be given a clear path for progression and development. For example, you will quickly progress to running some assignments by yourself, dealing directly with our clients and reporting to managers. By the end of your ACA training contract you will be project managing some of our largest assignments including supervising other team members, to ensure we meet our clients’ expectations.
Delivering exceptional client service is key to both your success and our own. Your training will equip you to develop both the technical and interpersonal skills you need to become a valued adviser.
You will be assigned a personal mentor who provides help and guidance throughout your training contract and once you qualify. In addition, there are regular review meetings with your line manager to help you keep on track. These will cover:
work and exam progress
personal goals and objectives
There are a number of additional benefits from joining WMT as a trainee accountant, including:
Opportunities to work on a large range of clients in many different sectors
Opportunity to gain experience across multiple areas of the accountancy profession
Training on other work-related courses to support client work
An active social committee with frequent and varied events
Death in service benefit
Successful applicants will be asked to take a number of on-line assessments. These help us ensure that you have the literacy, numeracy and verbal reasoning abilities you will need to succeed at WMT.
Candidates who pass the on-line tests will be invited to attend our office for an interview. This will give us the opportunity to get to know you better and for you to find out more about WMT and the people that work here. We will also ask you to undertake a short case study which provides us with an opportunity to assess your communication and problem-solving skills.
After the interview, we will get back to you as quickly as we can to let you know the outcome.
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