AAT Accounts Apprenticeship (Audit Apprenticeship Sept 2019 - West Midlands)
The Sunday Times 13th Best Company to Work for 2019 / Audit Team of the Year 2018 / Employee Engagement Company 2018
We appreciate not everyone wants to sit in a lecture theatre and experience "death by powerpoint".
Some people prefer to get their hands stuck in whilst gaining an industry recognised qualification.
That's exactly why we offer an incredible apprenticeship programme delivered through the ICAEW.
This opportunity will see you evolve from a student, into an accountancy hero undertaking AAT modules leading onto completion of your ACA - Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship.
(You'll also get to add the wonderful prestigious three letters to the end of your name!)
What you'll be up to..
The first two weeks will involve a technical induction giving you the foundations of knowledge to begin your journey. You’ll attend an external coaching session, meet with your line manager and network with our wide range of trainees, managers and partners.
You’ll then get stuck into some tangible client work learning the principles of Audit. Day to day you'll be:
- Working on client site getting to know the "behind the scenes" of how a business operates
- Testing checks and balances to ensure they work how they’re supposed to
- Analysing a variety of financial records and data ensuring it shows a "true and fair reflection"
- Working collaboratively in a team to deliver your part of the audit process
- Mucking-in on extra projects and ad-hoc tasks when it counts
Regardless of what level you join at, you’ll be given opportunities to really shine with regular feedback to help stretch your personal development. We take growth seriously which is why you’ll have full support with your studies including study leave, bonuses for first time passes and a wellbeing coach to help balance the work/study lifestyle.
Joining us after College will see you qualify 1-2 years quicker than friends that go off to University. During this time you'll gain invaluable experience working closely with our senior management and partners.
What we're looking for
Being numbers savvy is a myth; you need great attention to detail and a knack for following processes.
We don't just want robots who "churn out work" - We want real genuine people who can listen to our clients problems and help tackle them head on.
As the major of our work is client based you need to be comfortable approaching clients and asking questions. It's also preferential if you drive and have access to a car.
To help set people up for success we prefer students to have a minimum of 112 UCAS points, however – drive an ambition is just as important! As such we welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Any previous experience communicating with clients, or working in finance/accounts would be an advantage.
So what are you waiting for? Kick start your career today with a Top Tier Accounting Firm in the Midlands.
*Please note if you have previously applied to our Trainee programme and been unsuccessful, you will sadly be ineligible to reapply.
About us and what's in it for you...
At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1.
We start by putting our people first. We offer competitive salaries, open holidays and flexible working. We’ve a great pension scheme, the “coolest” workplace (according to The Times and The Telegraph) and a 7pm-7am email curfew. We also offer exercise classes, career coaching and loads more benefits.
No wonder we came 13th in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2019!
We’re also growing fast. We’re the No.1 firm of accountants and business advisers In the Midlands for businesses with a turnover between £10-200m. We’re growing at an incredible rate and more and more companies want to work with us because of our values, culture and our ability to make it happen.