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Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
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Salary: 20000 - 30000
Reference: Rayner Essex
Job Published: March 05, 2019 10:09

Job Description

Graduate opportunities with Rayner Essex

Rayner Essex is a dynamic firm of Chartered Accountants with offices in St Albans and Central London. We have 8 partners and around 73 staff, ranging from apprentices to highly experienced managers. We provide the full range of professional services typically provided by an established and progressive accountancy firm, including audit and accounts, management consultancy, payroll and taxation. 

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.
 

 

What you can expect from a career with Rayner Essex

A major benefit of training with Rayner Essex 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.

We aim to be the ‘go to’ firm for small and medium sized enterprises providing a truly excellent professional service that is tailored to meet clients’ needs and requirements. Our clients range from all fields of business, industry, the professions and arts, including large corporates operating nationally and internationally, privately owned businesses of every size, partnerships, sole traders, self-employed individuals and charities.

In addition, you will have direct support and supervision from experienced managers and partners. The firm’s partners will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training. 

 

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 do not need any previous accounting experience, as full training is provided.

Don’t forget that your academic qualifications are not enough on their own. We are 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 “Rayner Essex”. You can find out more and apply online www.swat.couk/rayneressex.

You can find out more about Rayner Essex on our website here: https://rayneressex.com/