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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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London
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Industry:
Accountancy
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31 Aug 2019
Location:
Southampton, Hampshire

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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31 Aug 2019
Location:
Southampton, Hampshire
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Graduate job
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Permanent
Industry:
Accountancy
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31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol

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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31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol
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Graduate job
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Industry:
Accountancy
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31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol

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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31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol
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Permanent
Industry:
Accountancy
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31 Aug 2019
Location:
City of london, London

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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31 Aug 2019
Location:
City of london, London
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
London, Greater London

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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Location:
London, Greater London
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Graduate job
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Permanent
Industry:
Accountancy
Expiry date:
01 Apr 2019
Location:
London

Forensic Accountancy Summer Internship

Smith and Williamson

Lasting six weeks, our summer internships aim to give undergraduates in their penultimate year a great insight into life at our firm

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01 Apr 2019
Location:
London
Job type:
Work placement
Contract type:
Temporary
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
Greenfield, Bedfordshire
Salary:
£70 - £90 per day

Science Graduate Academic Mentor | Enfield

Edustaff

Science Academic Mentor - Enfield - Long-term position supporting learning in the Science Department! Are you an enthusiastic and compassionate Science Graduate with an interest in teaching? Do yo

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Location:
Greenfield, Bedfordshire
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£70 - £90 per day
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Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Location:
Abbey Wood, London
Salary:
£22,000 - £26,000 per annum

Trainee/Graduate Site Manager - Facades

Axis Recruitment UK

Trainee/Graduate Site Manager – Facades Our client is a leader in the UK facades market, with a particular focus on cladding packages on large landmark office buildings. They are current seeki

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Location:
Abbey Wood, London
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£22,000 - £26,000 per annum
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Graduate job
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Permanent
Industry:
Accountancy
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Location:
Orpington, London

Accountant (Trainee / Apprentice / Graduate)

Confidential Client 145

Trainee / Apprentice Accountant required by a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Orpington, Kent. Salary will depend on existing skills and experience.   An opportunity has arisen in our Ac

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Location:
Orpington, London
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Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent
Industry:
Accountancy
Expiry date:
04 Jan 2019
Location:
West bromwich, West Midlands

Graduate English Mentor English Academic Coach Immediate start

Teachers

Graduate English Mentor – English Academic Coach – Immediate start Are you a recent graduate that has obtained a minimum of a 2:1 in English from a Russell Group University? Perhaps you have already have gained some experience working with children but ar

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04 Jan 2019
Location:
West bromwich, West Midlands
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
Deal, Kent
Salary:
£18,000 per annum

Graduate Trainee Accountant

Farrer Barnes

My client, a highly respected independent accountancy practice, is seeking to recruit a Graduate Trainee to join them as they continue to grow. Your new company This excellent accountancy practice based in East Kent is seeking a new graduate to join their

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Location:
Deal, Kent
Salary:
£18,000 per annum
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Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
West bromwich, West Midlands

Maths Graduate Academic Coach

Teachers

Maths Graduate Academic Coach - Sandwell Have you recently obtained a Maths related degree in the summer but yet to find your ideal role upon graduation? Perhaps you have always considered teaching but don’t want to commit to a PGCE before gaining some fu

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Location:
West bromwich, West Midlands
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Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
Solihull, West Midlands
Salary:
£21,000 - £26,000 per annum

Graduate Accountant

Axon Moore

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Accountant to work with one of Birmingham's top manufacturing firms. The successful candidate will be guided with career development, and also the opportunity to study ACCA/CIMA qualifications. Key Respons

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Location:
Solihull, West Midlands
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£21,000 - £26,000 per annum
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Graduate Trainee Accountant

Mazars

As a Trainee Accountant your time will be split between working at client premises, working in the office and studying for your professional exams. Your typical day will vary between - Learning to use accounting software and systems - Assisting with the p

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Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Graduate job
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Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary:
£18,000 per annum

Graduate Accounts Assistant

Page Personnel Finance

Page Personnel are recruiting a Graduate Accounts Assistant for a growing services business with key finance offices based in Leeds city centre. Client Details A rapidly expanding services business with key finance offices based in Leeds city centre. Desc

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Ongoing
Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary:
£18,000 per annum
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
Expiry date:
04 Jan 2019
Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Graduate Academy

Ten10 Solutions

GRADUATE ACADEMY (Multiple UK locations) What’s that, you love problem solving? Great Ever thought about working as a Software Tester? Ten10 offers a unique opportunity to explore an exciting future in technology for Graduates from any degree discipline .

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04 Jan 2019
Location:
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
York, North Yorkshire
Salary:
£26,000 per annum

UK Accountancy Graduate Scheme

Aviva

Are you an ambitious graduate (in any subject) that is looking for a role in a stimulating and supportive environment? Do you want to become a Chartered Accountant at the UK biggest insurer? Do you want to be instrumental in helping drive the success of a

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Location:
York, North Yorkshire
Salary:
£26,000 per annum
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Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
Expiry date:
04 Jan 2019
Location:
London,

Maths Graduate Academic Mentor Ideal for Maths graduates

Teachers

Are you an engaging Maths graduate who wishes to start the path towards becoming a Mathematics teacher? Would you like to ease your way into teaching by working in a support role first, to build up your experience, before teacher training? Take the first

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04 Jan 2019
Location:
London,
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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Ongoing
Location:
Luton, Bedfordshire

Graduate Academic Coach English - Secondary

Teachers

Graduate Academic Coach – English - Secondary Do you have high expectations of all young people no matter what their socio-economic background? Are you passionate about encouraging young people to have self-confidence and believe they can achieve? Could y

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Ongoing
Location:
Luton, Bedfordshire
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Accountancy
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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


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.
How much can graduates earn in Accountancy?
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:

Non-qualified:
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

Qualified:

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
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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