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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 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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31 Aug 2019

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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Smith and Williamson
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31 Aug 2019

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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Smith and Williamson
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31 Aug 2019

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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31 Aug 2019

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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Smith and Williamson
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01 Apr 2019

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
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29 Mar 2019

Science Academic Coach - Paid Graduate School Experience

Teachers

Science Graduate Academic Coach – Graduate Opportunity – Paid School Experience This brand new school requires an ambitious Science Graduate Academic Coach who has a genuine desire to pursue a career in education. You will be joining a team of like-minded

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29 Mar 2019
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29 Mar 2019
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£24,000 per annum

Graduate Trainee Accountant - Highly Exclusive Firm

Roland White

Are you a graduate that is looking to join one of the best accountancy firms in London? Are you looking for a role that will allow you to undertake your professional accounting qualifications alongside gaining some of the best practical experience availab

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29 Mar 2019
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£24,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate/Assistant Accountant

Page Personnel Finance

Page Personnel are recruiting a Graduate/Assistant Accountant for a market leading organisation, with key finance offices based in Bradford. Client Details A market leading organisation with an enviable reputation, with key finance offices based in Bradfo

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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate Sales Academy - Field Sales with Company Car

Genesis Associates

Basic Salary £20,000 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 rece

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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019

Graduate Accountant - Huddersfield

Arnold Clark.

We are looking for motivated Graduate Accountants to work in various Arnold Clark branches across the UK. Location Huddersfield Hours Full time, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm About the role As a Graduate Accountant at Arnold Clark, you’ll have the opportun

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29 Mar 2019
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29 Mar 2019
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£19,000 per annum

Geography Graduate Academic Mentor in Enfield

EduStaff

Geography Graduate Academic Mentor - Enfield Are you a Geography Graduate with ambitions of going into teaching? Perhaps you have a degree from a humanities-based discipline and a strong Geography A-level? This Outstanding school in Enfield are looking fo

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29 Mar 2019
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£19,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate Accounts Assistant

Talentedge

Central London based technology company are looking for a Graduate Assistant Accountant to join their team. Offering real career progression opportunities this is an exciting role for an ambitious finance professional. Key Responsibilities: • Day-to-day f

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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate Management Accountant

Agility Resourcing

Agility Resourcing is partnered a large manufacturing company based in Sheffield with 300 staff and a large finance team who are looking to add a Graduate Management Accountant. This role forms an integral part of the Management Accounts team and is respo

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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019
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£18,000 per annum

Graduate Accounts Assistant

Recruitmentli

Profile Our client, a forward-thinking industry leader with over 20 years of field experience, is looking for a Trainee Accounting Assistant to join their team. Attractive compensation package, work/life balance, dynamic workplace awaits successful candid

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29 Mar 2019
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£18,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019
Location:
Exeter, Devon

Retail Accounts Trainee - Graduate Opportunity

St Austell Brewery

Retail Accounts Trainee - Graduate Opportunity St Austell, Cornwall Are you an accounting or finance graduate looking to get your foot on the career ladder? Want to gain valuable industry experience while earning your ACCA or CIMA qualification? How does

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29 Mar 2019
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Exeter, Devon
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Accountancy
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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate Sales Academy - Field Sales with Company Car

Genesis Associates

Basic Salary £20,000 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 rece

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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate Assistant Accountant

Talentedge

Central London based fashion company are looking for an immediately available Graduate Assistant Accountant to join their team. Offering real career progression opportunities this is an exciting role for an ambitious finance professional. Key Responsibili

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29 Mar 2019
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£20,000 per annum
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29 Mar 2019

Graduate Trainee Accountant

Page Personnel Finance

Looking for a keen Graduate to start within a busy team. Client Details My client offer's a unique environment for the very best graduates to progress internally. They are easily accessible by all major transport links. Description The successful Trainee

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29 Mar 2019
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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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