Trainee Graduate Accountant

Job Title: Trainee Graduate Accountant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Reference: MCD-1
Job Published: January 31, 2019 17:45

Job Description

Position Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join McDonald's Finance Graduate Scheme, with the successful candidate starting in the summer of 2019.

The role is a structured, but broad three-year rotational scheme specifically designed for final year undergraduates looking for a career in finance.

The scheme will provide continuous rotational opportunities and is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate or final year student looking to gain experience in the following key areas:

- Operations Finance
- Strategic Finance
- Financial Reporting
- Construction Accounting
- Real Estate Finance

The new Trainee will initially spend time with key McDonald’s suppliers and then move to our Head Office in East Finchley, North London where they will complete their training. Upon completion of the scheme there are significant development opportunities within the Finance team to take on more challenging and leadership roles.


Position Requirements

We are looking for an ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic graduate to join our fast-paced finance team. The successful candidate will have graduated or be expecting to graduate with a 2.1 in any relevant discipline and should expect to hit the ground running! The candidate should have at least 3 B’s at A-Level and a passion for Finance.

Those looking to apply should submit their CV alongside a cover letter which should include a brief paragraph on what they believe McDonald’s should do to maintain their strong position in the current market.

Key skills that we will be looking for:

- Great Communicator; able to communicate with a range of audiences across the business

- Keen to grow within the business and drive own development and progression

- Adaptable & Flexible; comfortable with change and bringing a real can-do attitude to the role


Position Attributes

- Competitive Graduate Salary with London living allowance upon the move to London

- Fully provided for ACA training and up to 20 days’ study leave per year

- 25 days’ Annual Leave per year, plus bank holidays

- 2 additional days of annual leave, upon completion of three years of service

- A day off for your birthday, each year

- Private Health Insurance

- Company Pension

- Free lunch in the Staff Restaurant during the working week (whilst based in Head Office)

- McDonalds’ discount card

- Mentoring and Buddy Scheme

- High street store and online retail discounts


Application Process

- CV and cover letter submission (closing date 15th March 2019)
- Skype interview (w/c 25th March 2019)
- Assessment Day and Interview (w/c 8th April, in London)
- Final Interview