What will the apprentice be doing?
We are looking for people who want to commence their accounting career or build upon their existing skills and knowledge. We are recruiting for several positions in our Audit and Accounts department in our Darlington, Middlesbrough, and Durham offices.
You will be employed as an Audit and Accounts Associate and complete a 3-year training contract for the prestigious ICAEW ACA qualification to become a chartered accountant.
You will be involved in the delivery of statutory audits and accounts preparation for a portfolio of some of the most innovative and exciting clients across our region. The delivery of your work will be supplemented using cutting-edge technology to enhance efficiencies and client delivery.
The main tasks and responsibilities of the role include:
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Preparation of accounts from a variety of client's systems including Sage, Xero and QBO
- Participating in on site audits as an assistant to the audit senior and undertaking relevant tasks as required by the audit senior
- Preparation of corporation tax computations
- Actioning queries raised by the accounts and tax managers on the draft accounts and tax computations
- Clearing review points and actioning queries raised by colleagues
Acting as a point of contact for clients for ad hoc queries
Accounting and Taxation Professional Level 7 - ACA qualification.
ACA is a great option if you're looking to become a chartered accountant and work in accountancy and finance. It opens a wealth of opportunities, as you can specialise in specific areas or sectors, or work broadly across multiple industries. You'll also need to have 450 practical work experience days.
Certificate Level: You'll be introduced to the essentials of accountancy, finance, and businesses. You'll learn about double-entry accounting, assurance, business and technology, law, management, and taxation.
Professional Level: This level teaches you how to apply technical knowledge to real-life scenarios. You'll deepen your knowledge on financial reporting, audit and assurance, tax compliance, finance management, business strategy, and business planning.
Advanced Level: You will give you the skills to understand how accountancy and finance works within businesses. You'll learn about corporate reporting and strategic business management.What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
This role includes full study support for the prestigious ICAEW ACA qualification. This is undertaken as an apprenticeship and includes course fees, study materials, exam fees, travel expenses, study leave and annual ICAEW student membership. ACA trainees can also obtain ICAEW's Audit Qualification (AQ).
Once qualified further opportunities will be present such as further qualifications, training, promotions etc to further obtain their career goals.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A* - 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent x2 (Grade A-C) Essential Things to consider
Benefits Include: Fully expensed ICAEW ACA qualification which is undertaken as an apprenticeship. Opportunity to obtain the ICAEW's Audit Qualification (AQ). Assigned a buddy and you will receive ongoing support to aid your development. Flexible start and finish times and 9-day fortnight working. Competitive salary. Regular social activities and charity events. Perkbox for discounted shopping, cinema, eating out and gym membership. 22 days holiday plus statutory holiday and the option to purchase an extra 5 days' holiday per year. Initiatives to support wellbeing. Contributory pension scheme. Tax free cycle-to-work scheme. Accrue anytime worked above your contracted hours to take as additional leave. Paid ICAEW student membership and professional subscriptions. Private car park.