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Audit Associate, Apprentice (March 2024)

Recruiter
Buzzacott
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
29 Feb 2024
Reference
3245038

Job Details

Making up nearly a quarter of our people, the Charity and Not-for-Profit team audits, advises and supports a diverse range of charities and NFPs including; membership bodies, dynamic social enterprises, international NGOs, Arts & Culture charities, academies, care homes, religious orders and more.
This role is due to commence in March 2024.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • To act as a trainee auditor in the Charity Team, working with a wide range of not-for-profit organisations. Carry out all audit work, including visiting client sites mainly in and around London and Greater London.
  • Keep Seniors, Managers and Partners informed of the progress of the team’s jobs.
  • Budget for your time and keep costs within budget wherever possible.
  • For smaller assignments, plan and complete the audit file as per the Audit Completion Checklist.

Training Provided

You will study towards the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 and Level 4 qualification over 30 months under an apprenticeship, building not only on your technical skills, but also on your personal and professional development. Continued career progression is supported with a view for further study towards becoming an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) after completion of the AAT. Training consists of a combination of courses at the tutors’ offices, private study and regular exams, as well as on-the-job training. You will have paid study leave to support you in the run up to exams and all course and exam fees are paid for.

About Buzzacott

As the largest single-office accountancy firm in the UK, we describe ourselves as friendly and professional, with values ingrained in our culture of trust, client focus, exceptional service, specialist knowledge and approachability. We all work together under one roof, giving you the opportunity to collaborate, build relationships and shine from day one.

What’s in it for you?

We go above and beyond for our clients, but also for you. We have a genuine commitment to your development, offering you a closely supported and structured programme of tuition, provided by a top firm of external tutors. Internally, you’ll be supported by a manager who will act as your mentor, a trainee buddy, partners, senior staff and a dedicated Training and Development Coordinator.

As you progress through your training you will receive incremental salary increases as you hit various milestones in your qualification.

You are the right person for the role if:

  • You are a problem solver with high standards, who thrives in a meritocracy, with an inquiring mind and a sociable disposition.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact professionally with internal and external clients
  • You are a strong multi-tasker with the ability to prioritise your time to studying and working simultaneously
  • You can liaise with staff and clients (as required) and aim to further good relations to promote the firm’s image and services at all times.


No previous experience is required for our trainee roles, but to apply you will need to have:

  • A minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points from your top 3 A-levels, or equivalent (300 using the old tariff)
  • A minimum of Level 5 (B grade using the old system) in GCSE Maths and English Language, or equivalent
  • The right to work in the UK without restrictions for the duration of the training contract

 


Please note we do not accept General Studies or applications from part-qualified applicants.

Company

With over 100 years of history and over 500 employees, we are a professional services firm helping clients with a variety of needs; from accounting and audit, expat and UK tax advice, HR support and business, to financial planning. Our clients range from individuals and charities to SMEs and large corporates. Most of our employees work co-operatively in specialist teams in one main London office, tailor-making solutions for our clients. We also have a dedicated expatriate tax services office in Hong Kong and are part of PrimeGlobal, one of the largest accounting associations in the world.

At Buzzacott, our culture is built on a foundation of trust - everyone is respected, supported, and encouraged to be themselves. Our team members are treated fairly and have equal access to opportunities to enable them to thrive individually and contribute to the firm’s success. As part of our People First strategy which encompasses our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives, we are pleased to be recognised as an ‘Inclusive Employer’. Inclusive Employers are the first and leading membership organisation for employers who are committed to prioritising inclusion and creating truly inclusive workplaces. From providing our team members quiet spaces for prayers to educational lunches and events to celebrate all walks of life, we strive to create a comfortable workplace where all our people have a sense of belonging.

At Buzzacott we are trusted for the experience we have, the specialisms we understand, the relationships we build and the values we live by. We define ourselves by the needs of our clients, large and small and work hard to build and maintain relationships that are personal, collaborative and enduring – to be a partner you can trust. We are big enough to display deep knowledge over a broad range of specialisms, and small enough to understand the power of personal connections, and that’s what sets us apart from our competitors, and, we believe, is an excellent platform to create an interesting and exciting career.

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Location
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United Kingdom

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