Graduate/Trainee Chartered Accountant

Job Title: Graduate/Trainee Chartered Accountant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Unknown
Reference: TCA2020
Contact Name: David Ramsay
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 04, 2019 14:07

Job Description

Armstrong Watson is a leading independent accountancy firm with 17 offices across the North of England and Scotland and ranked in the top 30 firms of accountants and business advisors.

Our people and culture are at the heart of what we do. We recognise the unique impact our employees have on not only our clients, but also colleagues and the communities in which we operate. Our success depends on every one of us behaving consistently across all four values; Passion, Trust, Honesty and Humanity.

We have plans for growth, that are not only ambitious but well within our reach. We're going places and are looking for motivated individuals to join our growing team to help us get there!

The Role

We are currently looking for our next exciting year of Trainee Chartered Accountants to start with us on 31 August 2020, although typically we would look to bring in successful individuals over the summer months if available.

We have positions available across our Leeds, Skipton, Carlisle, Glasgow and Northallerton offices.

We’ve designed our three-year programme to take you on a journey to become a professionally qualified business adviser. With full study support for the ICAEW ACA qualification, you will pack in lots of learning and new experiences alongside your formal study and revision for exams. Siting in our Audit and Assurance team you will have the opportunity to gain experience across a variety of specialist service lines including Recovery, Restructuring & Insolvency, Financial Planning, Corporate Finance and Tax Consultancy. You’ll help us provide market leading business advice and service to support our clients’ growth. It’s a busy 3 years with lots of exciting challenges and rewarding career development opportunities.

We want candidates who demonstrate strong communication skills, who are driven to succeed with a can-do positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Candidates must possess: 2:2 degree or above (achieved or predicted) in any discipline or the full AAT qualification.

How to Apply

If you think this is the right role for you, please apply online with our simple application form, uploading a copy of your current CV.

If we shortlist your application, you'll be invited to complete some online tests which will help us identify the level of your numeracy and literacy skills. If you are successful at this stage we will invite you to a one on one interview via Video with our Talent Acquisition Partner, where you will be given the chance to ask any questions you have about the firm and the role. After that you will then be asked to attend one of our Regional Assessment Centre's which take place at venues close to our recruiting offices. This involves a presentation, full competency based interview and group exercise to get to know you better along with lunch or coffee with some of our current and past trainees to help you get to know us better.

Interview dates: Assessment Centre's for these roles are expected to take place on Tuesday 3rd March in Leeds, Wednesday 4th March in Harrogate (for our Skipton and Northallerton intake), Thursday 5th March in Carlisle and Tuesday 31st March in Glasgow.

Sponsorship visas - please note, we are not a registered employer and therefore are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

Closing date for applications: 19th January 2020.


In return for your hard work helping us shape our future growth and development, we provide a competitive salary and benefits package which includes;

  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme, including Life Cover and Income Protection;
  • Enhanced Annual Leave, which increases with service;
  • Smart Working options;
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme;
  • Healthshield cash plan;
  • Introductory Commission Scheme;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Employee Referral Scheme.

In addition to all the benefits you would expect from an award winning employer, you will be given the utmost encouragement and support to develop your career.

Salary details will be confirmed if successful in progressing to the online testing stage of our process.

Please contact for more information.