Graduate Trainee Accountants
graduate scheme

Graduate Trainee Accountants

Kirk Rice

Job description

We are currently accepting applications from graduates for our 2017 and 2018 training programmes.

Opportunities exist in our Thames Valley and West London offices within our General Practice, Tax and Outsourcing departments. These diverse roles will include a range of financial management functions, tax and audit work.

Successful candidates will train towards the ACCA or ACA professional qualification within a forward thinking firm, committed to offering a first class training package. Benefits include full study support and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Within our General Practice Department, candidates can expect to have a multi-disciplined approach across areas including audit, accounts preparation and taxation work. Initially preparing basic sets of accounts and tax returns under close supervision, progressing to more complex aspects of the preparation and control of engagements, taking responsibility to carry through approved work plans.

Within our Tax Department, candidates can expect to have a varied workload developing an understanding of the UK tax system including income tax, national insurance, corporation tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. Initially preparing personal tax returns under careful supervision, progressing to higher-level tax planning and strategy, the role offers room for natural progression within a constantly changing environment.

Within our Outsourcing Department, candidates can expect to quickly develop client relationships, initially undertaking bookkeeping duties and preparing management reports, cash flows and forecasts under close supervision. Successful candidates will have a good eye for detail and will develop an all-round knowledge of financial management functions, progressing to complex reporting requirements and adherence to strict deadlines.

Starting: Positions available throughout 2017 and 2018.

Company information

Kirk Rice is a leading independent firm of accountants, tax advisors and financial advisors with offices in West London and Thames Valley.

Our strength in the market place is mirrored by our achievements and our record of sustained growth; supporting individuals, local businesses and multi-national corporations since 1989.

We are committed to providing a high quality service, offering specialist advice across our core business areas of accounting, audit and tax, business support and financial services. These complimentary areas work together to achieve great things for our clients and offer our staff diverse career opportunities.

As an accredited Investor in People, Kirk Rice prides itself on its nationally recognised training programmes, including Platinum Approved Training Provider for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Approved Training Employer for the ICAEW. This means we are able to attract high-quality and committed employees – so our clients get to work with people that know their stuff and care about the service they provide. One of the reasons our employees tend to stay with us is because Kirk Rice offers them a diverse, motivating and fun place to work. We tend to appeal to a very specific type of person – one that is keen on progression. That’s because joining Kirk Rice means committing to continued learning and professional development.

We understand that our people make Kirk Rice what it is. On top of vocational development, we work hard to create a working environment that encourages ideas and inclusiveness – and which brings out the best in each individual employee.

At Kirk Rice we strive to ensure every team member reaches their full potential; with a programme of social events and charity fund raising, we offer a diverse, motivating, productive and fun environment in which to work.

Person requirements

  • High level of numeracy
  • Intellectual caliber necessary to pass demanding professional examinations
  • Sound IT skills, preferably with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both spoken and written
  • Ability to develop team and client relationships across a range of individuals
  • Ability to work on own initiative, plan ahead and manage changing priorities
  • Enthusiasm in approach to work and training and ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Pleasant manner, bearing and speech
  • Full UK driving license desirable
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • 2:1 degree in any discipline
  • 300 UCAS tariff points (achieved in the same academic year from your best three A-levels or equivalent, excluding general studies)
  • Grade B or above in GCSE mathematics and English language

Accepted degree subjects




Full study support and a comprehensive benefits package



West London and Thames Valley

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 12/06/2018

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