Audit Graduate Trainee - ACCA Pathway (Widening Participation scheme), UK Wide, September 2022

Recruiter
Azets
Location
Manchester
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
19 Jan 2022
Closes
04 Feb 2022
Ref
EC00199
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Interim
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

About us

We strive to create a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and is able to fulfil their potential. This commitment is key to how we do business as it enables us to understand our clients’ needs and reflect the communities in which we operate.

Through our partnership, ACCA have awarded us 5 trainee opportunities to offer ambitious and aspiring accountants via our graduate programme who meet specific social mobility criteria. As part of this offer you will work towards your ACCA professional qualification and be matched with an ACCA mentor, to support you in your first 12 months in role while you find your feet in the accounting world.

To be eligible for this role you will need to match the following criteria:

  • Attend a state school or college and;
  • Are or have been eligible for free school meals or;
  • Would be the first member of your immediate family to attend university.

If you do not meet the above criteria, we would still actively welcome your application to one of our careers programmes, but ask that you submit an application through our website here; https://www.azets.co.uk/careers/early-careers-current-opportunities/

Are you looking to take the next step on your journey? Want to be part of an international family whose vision is “To make their services smarter, more effective, and more personal every day”? Then you could be our next investment! At Azets, you are in control of your career and with our support this will make us even stronger, together. Our moto when it comes to career development is “Your Journey – Your Voice – Your Success ".

About Azets:

Azets is a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA. We are a family of over 6,500 employees and work across 100 offices in the UK alone. We have seen dramatic growth in recent years and as we continue our growth journey. We are now looking to invest in our skills set even further!

Our values are our motivations:

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike. As a business we believe we are stronger together. We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. We are open minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead. Does that sound like you?

The role

Audit

Any external audit should make sure that your business is compliant with all the latest regulations. But we believe it should add a whole lot of extra value too.

Our robust external audits don’t just tick all the compliance boxes - they empower our clients to make confident and informed decisions based on a clear, concise independent assessment of their organisation’s finances. Using a risk-based methodology, we take the time needed to get to know the business from the inside out and concentrate our services on the key areas of the financial data. There’s no wasted time and effort, and the resulting analysis is targeted and bespoke.

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global professional body for professional accountants.

We’re a thriving global community of 233,000 members and 536,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries. We uphold the highest professional and ethical values.

And through our cutting-edge research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing for the future. We’re a not-for-profit organisation. Find out more at accaglobal.com

Key accountabilities

As part of your role as an Audit Associate you will assist with the preparation of financial statements for limited companies, LLP’s, and charities from trial balance stage. You will be working and collaborating with other members in the audit and accounts team in order to build strong working relationships. You will be providing assistance on statutory audits as you continue to develop your knowledge. As your confidence grows so will your project management skills as you work to meet deadlines and budget constraints for clients.

Please note, this role can be based in a number of offices across the UK. Upon submitting your application, a recruiter will contact you to discuss your preference of location.

Skills & experience

To get the job that you’ll love

  • 2:1 undergraduate degree in any subject
  • Valid right to work in the UK

For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees are what makes us authentic in the marketplace. We look for people who can collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. We are looking for someone who want to be more than just a team member, but who wants to join a family of likeminded individuals.

Here at Azets, we believe this is the start of your journey. We have developed a first-class training and development program to support you. So where could your journey take you?

Other

Why join the Azets Family?

We will provide you with all the support you need to complete your ACCA qualification, including college and study days, mentoring and comprehensive on the job training.

The relationship we have with our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us as a business. Your voice is important to us. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that our clients expect is key to both ours and your success.

We offer training and development opportunities to all employees. In nurturing talent from all backgrounds, this helps us to grow our own and bring out the best in people.

Why ACCA?

Since 1904, being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. In December 2020, we made commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals which we are measuring and will report on in our annual integrated report. We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society and is vital in helping economies, organisations and individuals to grow and prosper. It does this by creating robust trusted financial and business management, combating corruption, ensuring organisations are managed ethically, driving sustainability, and providing rewarding career opportunities.

And through our cutting-edge research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing for the future. We’re a not-for-profit organisation. Find out more at accaglobal.com

Contact us

What’s in it for you?

  • Pension - Looking after your future self when it’s time to step back and relax.
  • 23 days annual leave + bank holidays – Time to focus on your family and what’s important to you. Where will your precious time take you?
  • Life Assurance – 4 x times salary, our family is important to us, and so is yours.
  • Employee Referral Bonus – We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our family.
  • Employee Benefits Portal – Cashback and vouchers on everyday purchases.
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities – Continuous development and support not only for your professional qualifications but also for your personal goals and aspirations, so we can grow together.
  • Opportunity to attend social events – Time to stop, pause and have fun.
  • Career Coaching – Better never stops. Sharing our time to make the best use of yours.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be a UK citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa and be eligible to take up full time, permanent employment.

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