Blick Rothenberg are a leading tax, accountancy and business advisory firm founded on personal integrity and technical expertise. Many of our clients are part of substantial groups with strong international connections. Others are SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) operated by their owner-managers, High Net Worth individuals, professional firms and charities.
Blick Rothenberg is part of Azets, which is itself a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA. Blick Rothenberg have approximately 700+ people located in our Covent Garden, London office. We have seen dramatic growth in recent years as we have brought five offices together and as we continue that journey; we are now looking to invest in our skills set even further!
Blick Rothenberg is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce across all levels by building a culture that’s genuinely inclusive, a culture where everyone can fulfil their potential and can be themselves.
We seek to attract smart talented people from the widest talent pool as well as those that reflect the diversity of the communities we live and work in.
BR supports flexible working (BRighter working) and aims to allow you to balance your life with the needs of colleagues and the high expectations of our clients.
Our values are our motivations
We have four key values, collaborative, authentic, respect and dynamic and these 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.
Financial Services Team
Our Financial Services team (formerly Rees Pollock) has a deep knowledge of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations, sector-specific tax issues and structuring considerations. The team work with approximately 250 regulated clients. They provide hedge fund managers, private equity and venture capital managers, wealth managers and advisory firms, with advice to help them establish and grow their business.
We can advise regulated firms on legal structures regarding the relationships between the funds they manage and the ways that the managers are remunerated. Equally, we know that the personal tax of those managers is often complex due to these same remuneration policies, and we are well placed to advise on this too.
What does the role entail?
This Apprenticeship will see you supporting clients from the Financial Services industry with Outsourced Accountancy tasks such as bookkeeping, preparation of management accounts, account reconciliation, completion of VAT returns and reconciliation, payroll processing, arranging bank payments and liaising with the wider accounts team. You could also manage ad hoc queries from clients and work directly with HMRC.
This would suit someone with a desire to further their education with a professional qualification whilst receiving relevant experience and on-the-job training within a top London practice. For candidates, excellent communications skills are a must, as are the personal skills necessary to work as a team member and maintain good relations with clients. It is expected that candidates will be able to demonstrate strong numerical and analytical skills.
This role will see you complete the AAT Level 3 & 4, and you may have to opportunity to continue on to complete the ACCA/ACA following successful completion.
This role will start in September 2024.
What can we offer you?
When you join Blick Rothenberg as a trainee, you gain much more than a qualification. You join the Blick Rothenberg culture and way of life. You will enjoy early responsibility and will find our business to be friendly and our working environment to be both lively and stimulating.
To balance the demands of a busy role and study, our teams host regular social events, and our annual firm-wide Summer and Christmas Parties are enjoyed by all.
We are committed to the development of our trainees. In addition to you training with our external ACA training provider, we run regular in-house technical training courses as well as practical personal development training such as communication, teamwork, and transition to the workplace.
Skills & Experience
For us, the personal attributes of each of our colleagues 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.
- Are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions.
- Want to be more than just a team member, someone who wants to join a family of likeminded individuals.
- Want to work in a medium-sized firm such as ours – we are not a cut-down version of the Big 4 but exist very much on our own terms and in our own right.
- Are inquisitive and enjoy learning new concepts.
We are not looking for someone who knows everything already, but someone who is committed to their development and keen to work hard and learn.
You will be fully supported through the completion of your AAT qualification, with mentoring and coaching provided to support your success.
- Obtained a minimum grade C in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent).
- You should be on track (or have achieved) a minimum of 112 UCAS points or 300 for those who studied before 2017.
- Please note, this role is not suitable if you hold an undergraduate degree.
Please be aware due to limited spaces, we will be operating a rolling recruitment process.
Once you have completed our online application form and you are eligible for our programme, you will be sent an online assessment to complete. We recommend you action as soon as possible.
Our team are here to support you throughout the recruitment process. In confidence, we can discuss the individual support and adjustments you may need. Please note any adjustments on the application form.
In addition to a competitive remuneration package, Blick Rothenberg also encourages and provides continued professional development. We have flexible working hours, the option to buy and sell holiday, life assurance at 4x your salary, a cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers and a range of other benefits such as cashback incentives and online offers.