AAT Audit & Accounts Trainee (Non-Graduate) - ASAP Start
Is a career in Accountancy for you? Would you like to get a head start with some relevant 'on the job' experience while you study for your recognised qualification? Then starting your career with our apprenticeship programme is a good option. The added bonus? No student debt.
Let's be clear, we recruit all our apprentices with a view to them going on to complete their respective chartered qualifications, as recognised by the ICAEW.
There's every chance you'll be fully qualified in less than five years, much earlier than if you were to study at university. You will have the same opportunities available to you as any other graduate would.
Leaving School? What next? How about:
- Full study support to gain a globally recognised qualification with the ICAEW.
- Linked learning approach with Kaplan or First Intuition, who are award winning training providers.
- On the job training and practical experience.
- Face to face contact with decision makers early on.
- A career within a national organisation, with access to a in a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries.
- Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups.
Who are we?
We're a dedicated team of like-minded accountancy professionals. Our clients range from top fashion retailers, leisure & hospitality businesses to renewable energy enterprises and we get involved in issues that affect gaming developers and motorsports engineers.
We are ranked among the UK's top 15 accountancy firms, combining high levels of technical expertise with the kind of personal service often only found in smaller firms.
In 2019 alone, we won National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards, we internationally re-branded, and we grew substantially with a few high profile mergers. It's an exciting time to join the firm!
As part of a multi award winning medium sized firm, you will have the opportunity to work with our wide and eclectic client base across the accounting and financial spectrum. That means really getting to grips with the inner workings of a company and finding ways to help them - whether that's working on taxing technicalities or devising strategies to help them fulfil their commercial potential.
Once you complete your AAT studies, you may have the opportunity to study for the ACA qualification (dependent on performance).
You'll have client contact from the very start, that's why your ability to build great business relationships is just as important as your ability with numbers.
What will I do?
You'll be part of a team working on audit and accounts preparation assignments with a wide range of clients, so it goes without saying that you need to be someone that can be relied upon to help the team deliver outstanding levels of client care.
Some of your responsibilities may include working closely with your mentor on audit planning memorandum, analytical reviews, drafting client letters, preparing accounts and producing sets of financial statements.
We'll make sure you have the right experience, personal development and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We'll carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification.
Along with your peers, you will be assigned mentors who will support and guide you as well as dedicated tutors who will ensure your progress and development is on track.
We do not require AAT Trainees to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that all applicants have achieved, or are predicted to achieve at least 112 UCAS points (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff) from 3 A-levels - or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies.
Thank you for choosing to apply for one of our 2021 Trainee positions at MacIntyre Hudson. We are looking forward to hearing more about you! Before you start our application process, we'd like to ensure you have exactly what it takes to show us who you are, what you can do, and why you'd make a great addition to our Firm.
Our advice is for you to work your way through the application process with care and attention, as the questions you answer as part of your application will allow for our assessors to determine whether they should progress you through to the next stages. This will include online testing and an assessment centre - dependent on the role you are applying for. This is your time to shine!
Give us as much detail as possible, spell check your answers and don't forget to re-read the application before you submit it at the end!
We are looking forward to reading more about your academic background, motivations of starting a career within accountancy and why you have applied to MacIntyre Hudson!
Upon application you will be asked to complete some diversity questions. MHA Macintyre Hudson is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy.