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Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Competitive
Reference: Citroen Wells
Contact Name: Matt Greaves
Contact Email: recruitment.swat@mercia-group.co.uk
Job Published: October 08, 2019 11:52

Job Description

Graduate opportunities with Citroen Wells

Citroen Wells is a 15 partner firm of Chartered Accountants, based in the West End of London.

We are looking to recruit a number of graduates who aspire to become Chartered Accountants.  We have high standards and are looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications as well as drive, ambition and a hunger for success.   

In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary with increases based on both exam success and work performances. We'll give you all possible support so that you can achieve your full potential and there is plenty of opportunity to progress within the firm as it's our belief that each trainee has a chance of becoming a partner in our firm. Five of our current partners joined the firm as trainees and also other ex-trainees hold senior positions within the firm.

At Citroen Wells You're Part of a Team

The partners and staff at Citroen Wells work closely together as a team. We demand a mutual respect and understanding for each other which has allowed us to function and expand as a team within a solid framework. Success at Citroen Wells is generated by a combination of individual effort and effective team work. We ensure our trainees learn and understand how commercial decisions are made.

The Benefits of Training With Citroen Wells

A major benefit of training with a small/medium-sized firm (compared with a much larger firm) is the depth and variety of assignments you will be involved with. You will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors.  In addition, you’ll tend to work with far more clients (giving you a broad ranging experience) because the time spent at each client tends to be far less than that of a larger firm.

In addition, you will also benefit from direct involvement with our experienced partners, who take an active interest in your development and support you through your training.

Citroen Wells Specialties:

  • Academies
  • Authors
  • Barristers and Chambers
  • Charities
  • Media
  • Property
  • Regulated Clients
  • Solicitors' Accounts
  • UK and Offshore Trusts

Your route to the ICAEW (ACA) qualification

You will enter employment under a 3 year training contract, during which you will receive a wide range of practical experience while studying for your professional examinations; all of which leads to the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification.

Practical training to equip you for your work with us is provided by our training partner (Mercia incorporating SWAT) and more technical training focusing on the exams is provided by professional tutors from Kaplan. Both are leading training organisations in the profession, and this is supplemented by in-house workshops and training sessions. You will be given paid study leave and we also cover the costs of all courses and examinations for first attempts.
 

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 degree or above in ANY subject.
  • A minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff) or equivalents, from your top three grades (first attempts only). AS levels and General Studies are not accepted.
  • GCSE English Language, grade C or above.
  • GCSE Maths, grade B or above.

You don’t need any previous accounting experience, as full training is provided.

Don’t forget that your academic qualifications are not enough on their own. We’re looking for articulate, confident, intelligent graduates with a range of transferable skills. Accountancy is a people-focused profession. Numeracy is expected, but you must also be able to communicate confidently with colleagues and clients, as well as being able to organise yourself and your workload; balance the competing demands on your time; and take personal responsibility for the development of your career.

If you have all this and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, please apply today!

 

How to apply

All applications are administered through our recruitment partner – Mercia incorporating SWAT. For full details and to apply online, please visit https://www.mercia-group.co.uk/graduate-recruitment/ and state you are interested in applying for a graduate programme at “Citroen Wells”.