Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Loughton
Salary: 20000 - 30000
Reference: Haslers
Job Published: February 14, 2019 14:30

Job Description

Haslers is an award winning Firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Consultants and Business Advisers.

We are based to the East of London in Loughton in a lively centre of town location 2 minutes walk from the Central Line tube station. 

We are not “out in the sticks” and Loughton has many restaurants, bars, shops, sports facilities with the benefit of being only 15 minutes from the Olympic Park and a little further by tube into the City.


What makes Haslers different?

Haslers has a great mix of clients including SME business, groups of companies, partnerships, limited companies, charities and High Net Worth individuals. You will work on both audit and accounts jobs across a range of industry sectors and also have the opportunity to be trained in, and work on, specialist audits (FCA, Solicitors, Charities & NFP, Education).

The variety and depth of assignments will give you the opportunity to gain broad business awareness to use as a basis for your career progression. 

At Haslers you will be more than just a number. You will have regular meetings with Partners, who have an open door policy, and take an active interest in the development of our graduates. 

There is huge potential at Haslers to progress within the Firm. 70% of our Partners and half of our managers were promoted internally and 17% of our Partners joined our graduate training programme just like you are now.

Haslers are committed to CSR and, via our registered charity Haslers Foundation, organise fundraising events and support local causes whether that be a local hospice, children’s centre, school or a range of other charities. Our graduates are encouraged to get involved with the work of Haslers Foundation.


What can Haslers offer you?

You’ll enjoy a competitive salary whilst training with increases linked to performance and exam success.

You will be provided with support and mentoring to assist you with the ACA exams, as well as being able to tap into advice from Trainees who are further on in their studies.  This support means that we have a good track record for students passing all their exams first time.

There are often opportunities to gain experience in other departments whilst training (Insolvency, Corporate Finance, Tax).

Once ACA qualified, staff have been offered secondments and the chance to join another team in the Firm to broaden their skill set. 

You will be given early responsibility and won’t just be sat behind a desk all day. You will be out at clients within your first few weeks and, along with other members of the audit team, will be the “face of Haslers”.

At Haslers we work hard but recognise that you do have a life outside of the Firm. We run team events, social activities and offer all staff a volunteering day - all of which help to switch off from work and study and enable you to interact socially with your colleagues.

Entry requirements


  • 2:2 degree in ANY subject
  • A minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff) or equivalent, from your top three A level grades (first attempts only).
  • AS Levels and General Studies are not accepted
  • GCSE Maths – grade B or above
  • GCSE English Language – grade B preferred but will consider grade C or above
  • Finance work experience preferred
  • Full driving licence

Additional skills:

It is not just about academic success though. Haslers are interested in what transferable skills you can bring to the business.  These may have been gained via work experience, volunteering, travel, extra curricular activities etc.

We work in a people focused business, so great communication skills are key so that you can liaise with, and engage with, clients on both a business and personal/social level. 

You will have the drive to work hard, balance the demands of studying whilst working and be able to organise yourself to achieve the best. A flexible approach and “can do” attitude is key.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you and you are looking forward to a challenging and rewarding career, then please apply.