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Audit, Accounting and Outsourcing School Leaver Apprenticeship (CFAB) - September 2024

Blick Rothenberg
London, United Kingdom
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
27 Dec 2023

Job Details

Who are BR?

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.

The role

What does the role entail?

Our Audit apprenticeship is based within our Audit, Accounting and Outsourcing team. This team provide services to a wide range of clients, from business owners and stakeholders of international groups to family and smaller privately-owned businesses including those with private equity backing.

Working within our audit and accounts teams, you will get exposure to all facets of preparing and auditing year-end financial statements as well as preparing the related corporation tax returns. You will gain a genuine mix of experience across different business sectors and from large international corporates to small and medium sized UK businesses.

You will study the Level 4 Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) qualification on this apprenticeship. The certificate consists of the first six exam modules of the ACA qualification but is globally recognised as a stand-alone qualification. Post completing the certificate, we would expect our trainees to progress through to the full ACA training programme to qualify as Chartered Accountants.

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 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.

Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are also necessary, as is the ability to work as a member of a team.

Academic Requirements

  • You will have a minimum of 112 UCAS points.
  • Three GCSE grades 9-4 (Old A-C grades). These should include Maths and English.
  • The right to work in the UK from January 2024.



Recruitment Process

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.

Contact us

For further information please contact



Blick Rothenberg are a leading tax, accountancy and business advisory firm founded on personal integrity and technical expertise. Our teams work seamlessly to provide advice throughout the life cycle of our clients. Our partner-led approach ensures that our clients receive an excellent service from a team of high-quality people who combine technical expertise with personal integrity. Our ethos is reflected in the way that we work with our clients, taking the time to understand their business and invest in the relationship to ensure that we can provide the best advice possible. We want success for our people, our clients and for our business.

In order to help preserve this winning formula, to bring it to life with our new joiners and to explain it to our clients, we have articulated our approach through the values of Collaboration, Authenticity Respect and being Dynamic.

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