Accountancy Graduate 2017
graduate scheme

Accountancy Graduate 2017

Standard Life plc
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
15 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Our accounting team plays a big part in how our business performs. As well as accurate budgeting, forecasting and reporting, we also provide expertise to help inform our business decisions.

We look for people with excellent analytical skills and the ability to see the bigger picture. You’ll use your skills to make balanced decisions and communicate clearly with your colleagues. You’ll have rotational placements across different teams in our finance department, including financial analysis and corporate transaction accounting. You may also get involved with our key calendar events, delivering our financial results to the City and global markets. The variety in our programme is tailored to help you play to your strengths. There’s also plenty of study support on offer, as you work towards a qualification from one of two professional bodies – The Institute of Chartered Accountants for Scotland (ICAS) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Programme summary

  • Duration: Three years
  • Structure: Five to six different placements
  • Development: A series of professional exams to become a member of either ICAS or CIMA

Company information

We’re an investment company, and we’ve been helping people manage their money since 1825.

We’re based in Edinburgh, and support around 4.5 million customers and clients across 46 countries. We administer over £307 billion of assets, with Standard Life Investments managing £253 billion. We support around 25 million more customers and clients through partnerships in India and China too.

Whether it’s by helping people save for their future, investing responsibly, or supporting the communities in which we operate, we always aim to make a positive long-term impact. To do this, we rely on talented people – around 6,500 in total – with diverse skills and perspectives, working collaboratively and playing to their strengths.

If you’re one of our graduates or interns, we’ll rely on you to play a big role. In return you’ll get real responsibilities, great benefits, and the foundations to start an exciting career.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: Various

Closing date: 18/12/2016

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 18/12/2016

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