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Trainee Forensic Accountant

Smith and Williamson

The forensic accounting placement programme enables the student to increase their understanding of working within a professional organisation and gain

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Smith and Williamson
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Graduate Pensions Trainee Chartered Accountant

Smith and Williamson

The graduate programme is a structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies, as well as providing numerous opportunities for development.

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Graduate trainee chartered accountant

Smith and Williamson

At Smith & Williamson we recruit high-calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of our business. The graduate programme is a structured training programme combining technical studies with hands-on experience, as well as

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Smith and Williamson
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Graduate trainee chartered accountant

Smith and Williamson

The graduate programme is a structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies, as well as providing numerous opportunities for development.

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Graduate Trainee Valuations

Smith and Williamson

The valuation team prepares a wide range of valuations for accounting, tax and commercial purposes, in both contentious and non-contentious circumstances.

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Smith and Williamson
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Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant

Smith and Williamson

As part of our Assurance & Business Services team you could be working directly with managing and financial directors, checking that numbers stack up .

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Graduate English Academic Mentor – Aspiring Teacher – Islington

Edustaff

Graduate English Academic Mentor/English Teaching Assistant – Aspiring English Teacher – Islington Are you an academically strong English Graduate looking to become an outstanding seconda

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CV-Library
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£350 - £450 per week

Science Graduate Academic Coach

I-Teachers

Science Graduate Academic Coach Do you have a 2.1 or 1st degree in Science along with a passion to work with young people? Are you a motivated and committed individual who would really thrive in an

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CV-Library
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Science Graduate Academic Mentor in Hackney

Edustaff

Science Academic Mentor - Hackney We are excited to be able to advertise for the position of Science Academic Mentor in a growing secondary found in Hackney; the school are looking for a passionate

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Graduate Accounts Assistant

Insight Professional Solutions

My client who are a global commodity trader based in London are looking for a Graduate Accounts Assistant to join their busy London operation. In addition to a generous benefits & bonus package, they are offering study support for your Accountancy qualifi

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£19,000 per annum

Finance Graduate/ Trainee Accountant Role - Study Support (CIMA or ACCA) - £22000 Starting Salary

Accountable Recruitment

Accountable Recruitment are proud to be working on behalf of a well known business based in Crewe. As a result of impressive business performances and subsequent growth, my client is wishing to appoint a Finance graduate to join the team on a permanent, f

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Graduate Programme 2019 - Audit ACA / CA - Empowered

KPMG

Programme: Graduate Programme 2019 - Audit ACA / CA - Empowered Job Function: Audit ACA / CA - Empowered Location: Reading Country: UK Intake Year: 2019 Quality is at the heart of everything we do. Being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talent

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Graduate Assistant Accountant - Bradford

Sewell Wallis

Sewell Wallis have an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Assistant Accountant in the Bradford area.This is an amazing chance to join a large, nationally recognised organisation who have a proven track record of developing their staff. The successful can

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Oxbridge Graduate Academic Learning Coach

Teachers

Oxbridge Graduate Academic Learning Coach – Perfect for Aspiring Teachers Develop your teaching skills and confidence over the next academic year… i-teachers graduate opportunities give you the best chance of deciding whether teaching is the right career

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£16,500 per annum

Trainee Accountant - School / College leaver or Graduate

Pearson Hunter

My client is is a firm of Chartered Accountants providing a wide range of services to clients including annual accounts preparation, audit, tax preparation and advice. They are currently recruiting for a number of Trainee Accountant positions for their te

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Science Graduate Academic Mentor

Teachers

Science Graduate Academic Mentor This welcoming and supportive secondary school based in the Bradford area is looking to find a talented and driven Science Graduate Academic mentor for the new academic year Are you a recent Science graduate excited about

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£18,000 per annum

Graduate Trainee Accountant

CMR Recruitment

Job Title: Graduate Trainee Accountant Location: Birmingham Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 (depending on experience) Study Package We have a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Trainee Accountant to join our Client, a well-established accountancy firm. High

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Graduate Trainee Accountant - CIMA Qualification

Bridgewater Resources UK

Graduate Trainee Accountant - CIMA study support, bespoke training, progression within a market-leading business - £22,500 basic starting salary Are you a bright and analytical graduate looking for a new challenge within finance and accounts? Do you want

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Graduate Sales Academy - Field Sales with Company Car

Genesis

Basic Salary £2,000 Uncapped Earning potential Company Car on your first day Travel costs covered - including fuel and hotels Unbelievable benefit package: 25 days holiday, travel insurance, private medical care, pension, car upgrades etc. Are you a recen

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Assistant Accountant (Finance Graduate Vacancy)

DWF

Are you a recent graduate, with the desire to become a fully qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA in the future? Are you interested in joining our busy team of Management Accountants, and being part of the largest global listed legal business? If so, please apply imme

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Helping you find a career in the Accountancy industry

At its heart, accountancy is about managing the flow of money on behalf of a business or an organisation, whilst also working strategically to maximise profits or income.

Accountants might spend their days maintaining financial records, providing advice, managing budgets, liaising with clients, assessing risk and negotiating with suppliers, as well as helping their organisations make financial decisions on what will or will not benefit their company.

There are many different branches of accounting, including financial, managerial, cost accounting, auditing, taxation, and forensic accounting. You may also choose to work across a variety of areas – in-house for a company, for example, or in a large accountancy firm. You will also have the opportunity to decide whether you want to work in the public or private sector.

More experienced accountants and those who have managed to build a strong reputation and contacts within the industry might decide to take on personal clients and work for themselves, although this is unlikely to be an option until much later in your career.

Types of jobs within accountancy


There are various levels within the accountancy sector. Not all of those working in accountancy jobs will be chartered accountants – the industry needs credit control managers, for example, to ensure that all invoices are paid on time and that the business or organisation can continue to function effectively.

Some of the jobs that fall under accountancy but do not require an accountancy qualification include:

  • Accounts assistant

  • Bookkeeper

  • Credit control manager

  • Accounts payable clerk

  • Accounts receivable clerk

  • Payroll manager

Those who do take the exams required to become a qualified accountant will then be able to work as accountants within the companies that have supported their training, or elsewhere if they feel that it’s time to move on.

Later in their careers, accountants are likely to specialise – potentially in one of the following areas:

  • Managerial/cost accounting: preparing, analysing and optimising financial reports, usually for internal use

  • Corporate accounting: advising on mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions

  • Forensic accounting: detecting fraud

  • Financial accounting: the analysis and reporting of the financial transactions of a business, including the accounts that are publicly available

  • Auditing: a specific type of accounting that focuses on making sure all financial records are accurate

  • Taxation: using specific accountancy skills to plan and manage taxes with clients or individuals

Accounting graduate schemes


Graduate schemes are one of the most traditional routes to an accounting career. The big four accountancy firms, KMPG, Deloitte, Pwc and Ernst and Young all offer extensive accounting graduate schemes in a wide range of specialisms and are often considered the best accounting graduate schemes out there. Competition for places can be fierce for these sought after graduate spots so preparation and standing out from the crowd is a must.

Top tip: Landing an accountancy work placement with one of the leading four is often a great way to impress and can often land you a graduate scheme place before you have completed your degree.

How much do trainee accountants earn?


Graduates working as trainee accountants are likely to earn between £20,000 and £30,000, progressing to around £60,000 with a few years of experience. At the highest levels this industry pays higher salaries than many other careers, with many people earning over £60,000 per year.

Here are the average salaries for some other roles within the industry, both qualified and non-qualified:

Average salary of a non-qualified accountant:

  • Accounting technician: £20,304

  • Bookkeeper: £10.30 p/h

  • Payroll administrator: £19,700

  • Payroll manager: £30,691

  • Accounts assistant: £18,598

  • Credit controller: £20,706

  • Credit manager: £34,996

  • Accounts payable clerk: £19,824

  • Accounts receivable clerk: £19,452


Average salary of a qualified accountant:

  • Company accountant: £31,301

  • Management accountant: £34,093

  • Chartered accountant: £34,637

  • Forensic accountant: £39,787

  • Financial accountant: £35,036

  • Auditor: £29,211

  • Internal auditor: £29,406

  • Financial controller: £50,780

  • Finance manager: £45,570

  • Tax accountant: £32,637

  • Tax consultant: £34,578


Skills & interests required for a career in Accountancy
It goes without saying that you’ll need to have a head for numbers to have a career in accountancy. Communication, teamwork and negotiation are also likely to be important. You will also need to have a highly professional manner, especially if you are regularly meeting with clients or stakeholders.

Some of the skills that employers look for include:
- Ability to Work Under Pressure
- Communication
- Presentation Skills
- Teamwork
Graduate schemes & other typical career progression routes in Accountancy
The career route taken to qualify in accountancy is highly structured and very well established – there are no shortcuts to getting where you want to be.

You will need to study and pass a number of exams in order to qualify as an accountant. These may be sponsored or supported by your employer, especially if you’re in a large organisation. The exact time it takes to qualify will depend on your organisation and your own diligence/success within the programme.

The two qualifications that you can take are:

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Professionals) - 12 professional qualification exams, taken over approximately four years
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) - 14 professional qualification exams, taken over approximately four years

It doesn’t matter which of these you take, as they will provide the same outcome. Companies will offer one or the other to their trainee accountants.

Some of the biggest and most respected accountancy companies offer graduate schemes, which are highly structured and last two or three years. Gaining a place on these schemes can be tough, but they are without a doubt the best places to be if you want to progress quickly.
Tips for getting into the field
Accountancy is a competitive and popular industry, so it’s worth knowing what employers will look for when you’re applying for roles.

Obviously, a strong head for maths and a clear and defined logical approach are both essential.

There are also a large number of general, non-industry-related things that you can do to put yourself in a good position to start applying for jobs. These include:

  • Tailoring your CV for each specific role - making sure you focus on previous experience and relevant skills

  • Applying for internships and/or work experience – this is a no-brainer: as well as ensuring that you’ve experienced the field before you start applying for jobs within it, it’ll show that you’re committed and allow you to start acquiring the practical skills you’ll need in your future job

  • Take on similar roles – for example as an accounts assistant or similar, in holidays or whilst you apply for higher-level roles right after graduation

  • See what the top companies in the field require – start by looking for case studies from the big firms, and note what backgrounds and skills their current employees have

  • Get the relevant accreditation – in this case, the CIMA or ACCA is what you need to be working towards

  • Use your contacts – university professors, those you met on work experience, people you can approach through social media or LinkedIn – they’re all potentially the stepping stone to your next role, and they might very well be happy to help you.
What qualifications do I need for a career in Accountancy?
Graduates in mathematics-based subjects such as finance or economics are best suited to positions within this industry, although with further study (ACCA, CIMA or similar – see details above) you can pursue this area even if your degree isn’t directly related. It isn’t uncommon for graduates with degrees such as history to decide that accountancy is actually the career they want to pursue.

Having said that, there are obviously some degrees that are more likely to lead you into this area than others. Many accountants will have studied the following subjects:
  • Accountancy

  • Finance

  • Management

  • Business

  • Mathematics

  • Economics
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