Trainee Chartered Accountant (ACA) - January 2022 - London Film and TV

Job Title: Trainee Chartered Accountant (ACA) - January 2022 - London Film and TV
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Salary: Competitive + paid overtime
Reference: JAN2022FTV
Job Published: October 18, 2021 17:12

Job Description

As one of our trainees, you can play a major part in our ongoing success story. From early on in your time with us, you will be entrusted with real client assignments and real responsibilities, whilst receiving support for your professional qualification.


The role

Qualifying is not just about passing your exams; gaining valuable work experience is of equal importance.  You will work in a friendly and progressive environment, within teams of varying sizes on audits and accounts preparation assignments.

There are many factors to consider when reviewing files, and we will introduce you to each part as you progress through your training contract.  You will learn what information you need from a client and be trusted to liaise directly with them as required.   You may start with audit testing of simpler balances within financial statements, such as Cash and Share Capital, and then progress to Income and Expenditure testing, involving detailed reviews of production service agreements and contracts of cast and crew members. By the end of your 3 years, you will be comfortable handling audit files independently preparing you for progression to Audit Senior.

As well as exciting client work, we offer excellent training and support for your studies.  We use first-class tuition centres, alongside our own internally developed technical training programmes, to help you prepare for your examinations. This is supported by our dedicated training team who will monitor your progress throughout your studies.

We promise to enable and empower you to develop personally and professionally throughout your career with us, ensuring future success as a trusted adviser to our clients.


Entry Requirements

  • 2:1 degree (expected or obtained in any discipline
  • Minimum 120 UCAS points or equivalent, gained at one sitting
  • Minimum grade 6 (B) in GCSE English Lang and Maths (or equivalent)


The qualification

We offer a 3 year training contract to our trainees with a view to becoming an ACA qualified accountant.

As an apprentice levy paying employer, the firm will be utilising some of this levy on all students coming into the firm to study towards the ACA qualification. You will be studying under the level 7 apprenticeship.

Studying as an apprentice won’t impact the time it takes you to complete the qualification, it just means that there is a defined study pathway in place to ensure you have the best success. Not only will you gain technical knowledge through the course of the apprenticeship, it will introduce you to key skills and behaviours required to help you develop in your role.

The team

Our clients include all of the major Hollywood studios, major streaming networks as well as many independent film and television production companies in the US and UK. We also work with many other entities ancillary to film and television production, such as film financiers, visual effects and post-production houses and other service providers. Finally, we work with a number of video games developers ranging from small independents to large multi-national studios.

The office

Our London office is home to more than 30 partners and 300 members of staff.