Trainee Accountant

Job Title: Trainee Accountant
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Watford
Salary: £19000
Reference: 2019/002
Contact Name: Kerry Scott-Butler
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 12, 2019 16:44

Job Description

At Myers Clark you will learn about numbers, not be treated like one.

This is a great opportunity for one trainee to join a well-established firm in September 2019 to receive all-round audit and accountancy experience whilst qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.

Based 5 minutes’ walk from Watford Junction Station, with excellent rail links both north and south, Myers Clark is a 4 director firm that has been established for over 100 years. Our success is based on implementing our core values in all that we do: integrity, innovation and clarity.

Why you should choose Myers Clark

There are no small cogs at Myers Clark; trainees are valued members of the team and play a key role in the team’s success. The firm is friendly and supportive.  Directors and staff are professional and hardworking and the aim is for staff to be happy at work, to progress and succeed.

You will be joining our 26 strong corporate department which comprises qualified and trainee accountants supported by a small administration team. Together the team achieves success by providing a supportive & encouraging environment and plenty of opportunities to progress. We have structured performance appraisals and a mentor scheme. Many of our trainees choose to stay with us post qualification and continue to develop their careers with us.

What experience you will gain

You will be undertaking a variety of audit, accountancy and accounting tasks, learning on the job whilst being supervised and supported by more experienced staff members. You will be encouraged to progress and year on year you will be given more responsibility for the completion of client work. In your second and third years you will provide training and support for more junior staff. By the end of your training period we would expect you to be working directly with  managers whilst being responsible for completing audit and accountancy assignments, including supervising & reviewing the work of more junior staff.

From day one you will be interacting with senior staff and our clients, learning the all-important soft skills that are key to becoming a successful Chartered Accountant. Advising clients on all aspects of their business is a big part of what the senior members of the team do and, as you gain experience, you will be given the opportunity to develop these skills.

We have a diverse client base that operate across many sectors and vary in size. No two clients and no two assignments are the same. As well as standard trading businesses, a substantial number of our clients are charities, pension funds, clubs and property management companies giving our trainees the opportunity to get much wider experience and make informed choices when considering their post-qualification options. Clients are mainly based throughout Hertfordshire and Greater London, but a few are a little further afield.

What remuneration package we are offering

You will get a competitive, market rate salary which is reviewed on a six monthly basis and increases as you gain experience and pass exams; a fully funded study package including paid study leave and extra days for exam preparation; four weeks annual leave with an extra three days over Christmas whilst our office is closed and all bank holidays; payment of ICAEW annual fees; and re-imbursement of all work related expenses. You will be required to join the contributory pension scheme and may opt in to the non-contributory health insurance plan. We also have a non-contributory Employee Assistance Programme to which all staff are enrolled.

What we are looking for

We are looking for ambitious people with a genuine interest in pursuing a long term career in accountancy, who have the commitment and drive to successfully complete on the job training and pass professional exams and who appreciate the advantages of training at a firm like Myers Clark.

Our minimum entry requirements are:

Maths and English at GCSE grade A*-B plus three ‘A’ Levels Grade A* - B and/or a BTEC Level National Diploma in Business Grade DD.

For more information and access to the application form please go to our website Please complete the application form and email to the address indicated within. Please note only applicants that have completed the application form will be taken into consideration.