Graduates & School Leavers: Autumn 2022

Location

  • London Business Hub
  • WFH

Experience Level

  • Graduate
  • School-leaver

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Entry Requirements

We look for potential and a positive attitude. As such, we are less concerned about specific entry requirements, but value it more that you are smart and driven!

Graduates:

  • Minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline

School-leavers:

  • A-Levels or equivalent

Remuneration

  • Competitive

Autumn 2022

We are open for applications for our September 2022 Graduate & School-Leaver trainee accountant programmes in the following departments:

  • Audit & Business Advisory
  • Outsource Business Services
  • Tax

We want to hear from bright, ambitious people who are keen to join our firm. This is a great opportunity for motivated, articulate and career-minded individuals to progress in a career within accountancy.

Before applying, check out our Work With Us hub to get a feel for what it’s like to progress your career with us.

Email us your CV & covering letter

Job Description

What you can expect

We’re recruiting in a range of exciting business areas – here’s a glimpse of what you can expect in each discipline:

Audit & Business Advisory

Helping to drive open and transparent growth

As auditors, we help build the confidence and trust that business and society need to thrive. So, if you’d like to get under the skin of a variety of organisations, this is the place to be. It’s important that we put what is right first. To do this you will need to have the confidence to push ideas harder and ask difficult questions, giving our clients the assurance, they can rely on. As business advisors, we enjoy the intellectual stimulation that comes from solving complex problems and creating positive change for many organisations.

Your role

You will be involved in audits both on-site and in the office as well as preparing financial statements for a range of entities. This is a client-facing role where no two days are the same and you will gain a wealth of experience.

Graduates

During your three-year programme, you’ll be learning, gaining real-work experience and studying towards your ACA qualification.

School-leavers

During your four or five year programme, you’ll be learning, gaining real-work experience and studying towards your AAT qualification.

Throughout your programme, you’ll be given time to study and revise for your exams, supported by us all the way.

Outsourced Business Services

Providing tailored financial expertise

Our Financial Management Solutions (FMS) team act as the outsourced finance function for a wide range of businesses including young and fast-growing owner-managed start-ups through to large, well-established multinationals. Our clients operate in a variety of industries including media (tv/film), professional services, hospitality & leisure, and financial services to name a few. This varied experience will allow you to gain exceptional insight into finance functions of all shapes and sizes.

Outside the client work, many of the team choose to get involved in the wider firm by joining one of a number of groups, from charity and social committees, to the diversity team, or by training as a mental health first-aider. We work closely with our audit, and tax departments and these groups and committees are a great way to bring the different teams together in a working environment. The team enjoy a good social and many of us can often be found spending time with each other outside of office hours.

Your role

You will work with a portfolio of clients large and small to prepare their annual financial statements, monthly/quarterly management reports, and assist with VAT, payroll and regulatory compliance. As you progress you will be given more and more responsibility, ultimately being handed clients to manage, whilst taking on more future-focussed assignments, from forecasting to advisory work.

We work with a range of entrepreneurial individuals and businesses from young and fast-growing owner-manged businesses through to large, well-established multinationals. This varied experience will allow you to gain exceptional insight into finance functions of all shapes and sizes.

In this client-facing role, you will work within a team, reporting into seniors, supervisors and managers. You will study for either the AAT (school leavers) or the ACA/ACCA/CIMA (graduates) and will be given study leave and support. On completion of the AAT, school leavers will progress to one of the professional level qualifications.

Tax

Making the complex understandable

As tax legislation is becoming increasingly complex, our clients need to understand how the evolving tax environment impacts their personal and business finances. As a tax associate, you will help our clients manage their tax affairs to ensure they stay ahead of the changing legislation, identify tax planning opportunities and minimise risk.

Your role

You will gain hands-on experience in a variety of Personal and Corporate Taxation work. Working closely with our team, you’ll experience on the job training, alongside a structured training programme. You will learn how to interpret complex legislation and deliver strategic solutions to provide our clients with clear advice and recommendations they can rely on. Taking early responsibility in your role, you’ll be helping our clients with everything from the tax compliance process, planning their operational and legal structures, advising on the availability of beneficial tax claims and informing their risk management.

Throughout the training programme you will have time to study and revise for your exams supported by us all the way. You’ll be completing the ATT then CTA professional qualifications so that you have the technical expertise and insight to advise our clients.

The important things

What we look for in a trainee accountant:

Our recruitment process will give you an opportunity to tell us about yourself, your experience, and what makes you right for Ecovis. Most importantly, we look for a good cultural fit, someone who will add value to our teams both personally and professionally. It doesn’t matter whether you join us from school, college or university – we will train you. Neither is the subject of your studies important – what matters to us is that you have the willingness to learn and contribute.

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths, such as are you:

  • Motivated and focused on progression and continual learning
  • Engaging and articulate
  • Good at communicating with your peers, managers and clients
  • Driven to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues alike

Qualification pathways

Investing in you:

We offer different study paths to suit your experience and area of focus. Whichever route you take, we ensure you get time off work to attend college, complete online learning, and sit your exams.

Ecovis enjoys a supportive and collaborative working environment. While you’re working towards your professional qualification you have the benefit of being able to turn to an appointed mentor who has been through it themselves.

Our commitment to you

Nurturing your talent

We are One Team – built with people who have come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, working together towards a common goal. As a trainee accountant, you will have unparalleled access to the best and brightest minds, a network of international counterparts, and our wide range of cutting-edge tools and software packages.

You will face a range of different stimulating challenges throughout your career here, helping you to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions for our clients and develop your skills along the way. At Ecovis, we equip you for success. You will gain invaluable experience in a commercial environment while developing a solid foundation with your qualifications.

You will work on a variety of business projects, exercising real responsibility alongside industry professionals and an extensive network of peers, mentors, managers, and partners. Your training will not only include the specialist knowledge and practical tools you’ll need for your business area, but we will also coach you and develop your client management, service, personal, and client-winning skills.

Apply Today

Welcome to your future

 

Like what you see and think you’re the perfect fit? If yes, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@ecovis.co.uk

We regret that due to the high number of CVs we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants. Only those candidates who are successful will be contacted.