Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BREBNERS 0521
Job Published: April 29, 2021 15:25

Job Description

Graduate opportunities with Brebners

Brebners is a 19 partner firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors based in central London, with an additional office in Sevenoaks.

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 thirst for success.    

In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and an excellent package (with salary increases based on exam and work performances). There is also huge potential to progress within the firm. Add to this the opportunities and varied lifestyle that working in the capital has to offer and it all adds up to a very rewarding opportunity.

Careers with Brebners

We are large enough to have experts able to provide advice across almost all accountancy and tax matters, whilst we still ensure the personal touch is maintained. Almost all of our senior staff have worked at Brebners for many years, and wherever possible there will be continuity of the staff servicing client needs.

Our clientele is extremely varied, ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses needing support skills and experience in many fields. 

Past students have gone on to become finance directors of public companies, partners in professional practices and used their knowledge to set up and run their own businesses. Whichever direction you choose, we feel that the training given here should give you a sound base from which to expand your knowledge and achieve your goals.  

The benefits of training with a medium-size firm like Brebners

Qualification with a medium sized firm opens up a wide spectrum of employment opportunities, not only within the firm, where partnership is of course a possibility.

Professional practices of all sizes welcome candidates with very good accounting experience matched by knowledge of large firm audit techniques and a large exposure to different types of business. In larger firms, trainees often spend much of their training confined to audit work because of the sheer scale of audit work. Audit work is just one small aspect of an assignment and in a medium size firm such as Brebners, you can benefit from having exposure to many different areas of client work, such as accountancy and tax.

With a medium size firm, you’ll also benefit from involvement from the firm’s Partners, who will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training.

Brebners specialities:

  • Media, Entertainment and Technology
  • Sports - Personalities, Professionals and Business
  • Creative and Digital
  • Pubs, Restaurants and Clubs
  • Art Galleries and Artists
  • Retail and Fashion
  • Shipping, Logistics and Transportation
  • Property, Property Management and Construction
  • FCA Registered Businesses
  • Solicitors and Legal Professionals

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.

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 Group. For full details and to apply online, please visit and state you are interested in applying for a graduate programme at “Brebners”.