Graduate Trainee Accountant (August 2022 Intake)

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant (August 2022 Intake)
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Lancashire
Salary: Competitive
Reference: Graduate Trainee Accountant Opportunities 2022
Contact Name: James Dawson
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 06, 2021 08:09

Job Description

Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant Opportunities (August 2022 Intake)

Locations: Preston, Lancaster, Liverpool, Kendal and Manchester


MHA Moore and Smalley are a top 50 leading independent advisor of accounting, business advisory and wealth management services. We have offices in Preston, Blackpool, Kendal, Lancaster, Manchester, Liverpool, Southport and Nottingham with over 300 partners and staff providing trusted advice to clients across the UK.


  • A great place to commence your career in accountancy
  • We are a top 50 award winning professional services firm
  • We have an excellent reputation for training staff in a friendly and welcoming environment
  • Clear career opportunities and progression paths
  • We are accredited “Investors in People”
  • Focus on work/life balance – flexible working patterns/locations
  • Pay progression linked to role development
  • High levels of staff engagement around the firm’s values
  • Great social life and involvement in community and charitable initiatives
  • Part of a national and international network of firms with global opportunities
  • A diverse work family
  • Competitive starting salary, with salary increases based on exam success and performance
  • Benefits package including: pension scheme, life assurance, flexible benefits (such as options to buy/sell annual leave, cycle to work scheme and dental insurance)
  • Popular staff social club with subsidised events throughout the year
  • National induction for all new students joining the MHA Firms. Watch a clip of last year’s induction here: 2019 Intake MHA Induction


The firm will sponsor you to undertake a 3-year training contract studying the ACA qualification. This fully funded package will include on-the-job training, exam tuition and practical skills courses, with the support of a qualified student counsellor.

You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging and stimulating environment where early responsibility is actively encouraged and rewarded. 

Supporting our Corporate and Business Services team to deliver a high quality service to a range of clients, you will be undertaking audit and accounting assignments and learning how to prepare draft tax computations. You will get the chance to work alongside business owners, helping design solutions which will make a positive difference to their business performance. The work is varied and fast paced. If you are a people person and enjoy helping others succeed, you will derive great job satisfaction from a career at MHA Moore and Smalley.  

Watch what our current employees have to say about this role and what it’s like to work at MHA Moore and Smalley: Lloyd - ACA Trainee


To be considered for this position, applicants will need to have:  

  • a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A*- C (4-9) including Maths and English
  • a minimum of 112 UCAS points at A Level, all gained in the same exam year and excluding General Studies, (based on the new 2017 UCAS tariff).
  • a 2:1 degree, or higher, in any discipline but ideally in an accountancy, finance, or business-related subject
  • excellent communication skills
  • a genuine interest in business and finance

The successful candidate will ideally reside within easy commuting distance of their preferred office.  

First interviews will be arranged within two weeks of application if successful, and following that we may invite you to attend one of our assessment centres as part of the 2nd and Final stage.
Successful candidates will commence their role late August 2022.