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Accounts Junior AAT/ACA (Apprenticeship)- September 2024 Start- Peterborough

Peterborough Accounts & Advisory Posted: 6 Nov 2023 ref: 911
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Are you a bright person looking for a career in accountancy? Would you like to become ’the go to person’ for your clients? Would you like to get a head start with some relevant 'on the job' experience while you study for your recognised qualification? Then starting your career with our Accounts Apprenticeship programme might be for you! Earn while you learn!

There's every chance you'll be fully qualified in less than five years, much earlier than if you were to study at university. You will have the same opportunities available to you as any other graduate would without student debt.

Our central region is made up of three very established offices, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, and Northampton. We can offer you great clients, a supportive network of other trainees to help you through your first years and a visible and approachable Partner group, to ensure you grow and develop in your role.

On top of that are you interested in joining a supportive and social community of incredible people who are invested in your success. Our mentors will guide you on a rewarding journey!

You’re leaving school or looking for something new, what next? How about:

  • Competitive apprentice salary and benefit package.
  • Work-life as well as work-study balance.
  • Agile working policy with working from home opportunities and flexible hours.
  • Full study support to gain a globally recognised qualification with the ICAEW.
  • Linked learning approach with Kaplan or First Intuition, who are award winning training providers.
  • On the job training and practical experience.
  • Face to face contact with clients early on.
  • A career within a national organisation, with access to a in a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries.
  • Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups.
  • Secondments opportunities further down your career and more!

Who are we?

Discover a world of endless opportunities at MHA, where we'll empower you to explore your passions and grow professionally from day one!

At MHA we’re a dedicated team of like-minded accountancy professionals. Our clients range from top fashion retailers, leisure & hospitality businesses to renewable energy enterprises and we get involved in issues that affect gaming developers and motorsports engineers.

We are ranked among the UK’s top 13 accountancy firms, combining high levels of technical expertise with the kind of personal service often only found in smaller firms.

In 2020, we won the Best Advisory Services category of the new Business Resilience Awards, organised by Accountancy Age. Previously, we won National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards, we internationally re-branded, and we grew substantially with a few high-profile mergers. It's an exciting time to join the firm!

As part of a multi award winning medium sized firm, you will have the opportunity to work with our wide and eclectic client base across the accounting and financial spectrum. That means really getting to grips with the inner workings of a company and finding ways to help them - whether that’s working on taxing technicalities or devising strategies to help them fulfil their commercial potential.

You'll have client contact from the very start, that's why your ability to build great business relationships is just as important as your ability with numbers.

What will I do?

As an Accounts Junior, you’ll experience the power of collaboration as you work with diverse teams on real projects, building lasting connections with colleagues and start off by learning the fundamentals, including:

  • Accounts preparation assignments,
  • Working closely with your mentor on a wide range of client accounts,
  • Working from source documents to final accounts,
  • Corporation tax computations,
  • Obtaining technical information on clients, where appropriate.
  • Studying towards Professional Qualification (AAT Level 3, 4 and ACA Level 7)

We'll make sure you have the right experience, personal development, and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We'll carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification.

Along with your peers, you will be assigned mentors who will support and guide you as well as dedicated tutors who will ensure your progress and development is on track.

Our AAT and ACA Juniors come from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note that our graduate schemes are available to career changers and graduates.

Entry Requirements

We do not require Accounts Juniors to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that all applicants have achieved at least 112 UCAS Points (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff), or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year.

Alternatively, you may already be AAT qualified and have achieved at least 280 UCAS points (based on the UCAS Tariff prior to the new change) from 3 A-levels - or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies.

Thank you for choosing to apply for one of our 2024 Apprenticeship Scheme at MHA. We are looking forward to hearing more about you!

Our advice is for you to work your way through the application process with care and attention, as the questions you answer as part of your application will allow for our assessors to conclude whether they should progress you through to the next stages. This will include online testing and an assessment centre - dependent on the role you are applying for. This is your time to shine!

Give us as much detail as possible, spell check your answers and don't forget to re-read the application before you submit it at the end!

We are looking forward to reading more about your academic background, motivations of starting a career within accountancy and why you have applied to MHA!

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.

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