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Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Accounting Practice

  • Job type:

    Graduate

  • Salary:

    20000 - 30000

  • Job ref:

    Gerald Edelman

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    03-04-2019

  • Client:

    Mercia incorporating SWAT

Graduate opportunities with Gerald Edelman

Gerald Edelman is an established and respected firm of 14 partners and approximately 110 staff operating from three offices in Central London, North London and Braintree in Essex.

We’re looking to recruit a number of graduate trainee accountants 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 thirst for success.    

In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and an excellent study and benefits package, with salary increases based on exam and work performances. Add to this the opportunities and varied lifestyle that working in the South East has to offer and it all adds up to a very rewarding opportunity.
 

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.
 

Why you should work for us

A major benefit of training with Gerald Edelman is in relation to 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.

Our partners and staff are highly experienced and specialise in the following dedicated departments:

  • Audit
  • Business Services
  • Taxation
  • Payroll
  • Statutory Compliance (including company secretarial)
  • Trusts
  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Recovery services.

Our clients are generally located within Greater London, although we have clients in the South East as well as nationally. Our clients operate in numerous sectors, including propertyfinancial servicesmarketingITlegal services (solicitors), Not For Profit and Charitywholesaleretailmanufacturing and many others.

Our philosophy is to encourage our people to take on full responsibility for their client work under the guidance of the partners and managers, and to develop and to progress their career with us.

At Gerald Edelman we have an active social committee, which arranges numerous firm-wide events throughout the year.
 

Minimum entry requirements

We are looking for mature, numerate and intelligent students who are willing to work hard, study hard and play hard. Above all, you will need to have the flexibility to adapt to a variety of challenging situations and the communication skills to express ideas and deal with clients at all levels.

You will need:

  • 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. Please apply directly via Mercia incorporating SWAT and state you are interested in applying to work at “Gerald Edelman”. You can find out more and apply online www.swat.co.uk/geraldedelman.

You can find out more about Gerald Edelman on our website here: http://www.geraldedelman.com/