Johnston Carmichael

Graduate Positions

06 Sep 2022
06 Oct 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit, Tax
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

Our team of sharp minds have unique skills, talents and aspirations, but we have common goals too and we are always looking for like-minded people to help us reach those goals.

Our people drive our success, and our Graduates are no exception. We want everyone to become a leader of their work and their learning. As part of one of the United Kingdom’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firms, you will get hands on client experience, with full support to achieve your potential, and responsibility from day one.

With over 16,000 clients across eight services and 14 sectors, there’s always going to be an exciting challenge to push you out of your comfort zone, if that’s what you want. Our training programme – Your JC Path – allows you to get exactly where you want to be.

Why consider a career in Audit?

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of our Audit team.  With people across all our locations, working in a wide range of sectors including Food & Drink, Agriculture and Financial Services, our specialist teams provide organisations of all sizes with assurance about their financial performance.

Our three-year Graduate training programme with ICAS/ACCA offers you the opportunity to work towards gaining your professional qualification while also getting real life experience, responsibility and support from the start.

Working closely with the everyone in the audit team, from your direct report through to Partner, you will focus on the completion of sections of the audit with their guidance.  This role involves exposure to aspects of the audit and tax work done by others and contact with audit clients.

Why consider a career in Business Advisory and Tax?

There has never been a more exciting time to work with our BA and Tax team.  With the move towards full digital tax completion, this is a dynamic, ever changing and exciting team to be in.

Our three-year Graduate training programme offers experience, responsibility and support from the start, as well as support while you study towards your professional qualifications. Our people drive our success, and our Graduates are no exception.

The team undertakes tasks including (but not limited to)

  • Completion of bookkeeping records
  • VAT return preparation
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Preparation of year end accounts
  • Corporate and Private Client Tax return preparation
  • Supporting clients with their cloud accounting software and apps

Why consider a career in Specialist Tax?

Tax is a constantly shifting landscape, both here in the UK and on a global scale.  In Tax, our clients range from individuals to disruptive start ups right through to multinational household names.  Along with our colleagues across the business, we help our clients stay ahead of the curve, giving them the best opportunity to achieve their personal or commercial objectives, whilst adhering to the relevant local and international Tax requirements. 

We are looking for ambitious, driven candidates to join our award winning Specialist Tax team.  If you are interested in making a difference to our firm, our clients and the communities in which we operate, we look forward to receiving your application.   


Starting mid August 2023, we have vacancies available throughout Scotland. We also sometimes have vacancies in areas of our business outwith Audit, Business Advisory and Tax. If you have a specific area in which you would like to specialise, please let us know.

You will also get the opportunity to work across and within different business lines as your career progresses. 

What we are looking for

You will be a recent Graduate with (or working towards) a first class or 2:1 honours degree in any subject. We will accept applications from outstanding candidates with non-relevant degrees, however we would like to hear in your application what attracted you to apply for the graduate scheme with Johnston Carmichael.

You will have a growth mindset and a passion for learning.  You will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and take pride in your work.

Good time management, problem solving skills and the ability to make sound judgements is essential along with a can-do approach.

What we offer

With an individual personal development programme that suits you, we will support you to achieve your personal and professional development objectives.

Our Graduate training scheme offers you a full-time permanent position to study towards a professional accountancy and / or tax qualification.  Our Graduates are currently following training programmes in:

  • ICAS
  • ACCA
  • ATT / CTA

We also offer generous study leave entitlement as well as other company benefits such as a competitive salary, paid holidays, pension, discounted reward scheme, employee assistance programme, mentoring and learning and development. 

Following the training period, we are also currently working a hybrid work pattern with the option of working from home and/or office.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and will be reviewing applications as we receive them. Don’t delay taking the first step on your career journey.

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