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Chartered Accountant – Graduate Trainees

Closing date: Friday 31 May 2024

We are looking to recruit a talented and motivated graduate to join our Chartered Accountant training programme commencing Summer/Autumn 2024.

About Us

With 14 partners and over 120 staff, Greaves West & Ayre is one of the largest independent accountancy and wealth management firms working outside of Edinburgh and Newcastle, and one of the biggest employers in the area. If you are about to graduate or have already graduated and are keen to further your qualifications and become Chartered within the accountancy profession, this is a great opportunity to join our friendly and forward-thinking team.

Our unique location allows you the freedom to choose between ICAS and ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualifications. If you are determined and hard-working, this is an excellent pathway to develop a trusted professional career and obtain an internationally recognised qualification.

Our Training Programme

Your training will include spending time in classes at college (usually in Newcastle or Edinburgh), completing the exam modules and working within our modern office in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

In addition, our ambitious training programme is designed to support you towards becoming a professionally qualified business adviser. You will receive ongoing mentoring and will have the opportunity to gain experience across our wide range of services, including commercial and corporate financial accounting, tax and VAT consultancy and audit and assurance. This allows you to develop a broad range of experience, ensuring you gain both the professional and practical skills to deliver quality client support throughout your career.

GWA holds the ‘Authorised Training Employer’ accreditation of the ICAEW and is an Authorised Training Office of the ICAS, both of which demonstrate our commitment to supporting our trainees. We are dedicated to helping students become successful professionals. And we are proud of our excellent technical training record while passing on our professional values of Quality Advice – Quality Service to every student we welcome to the GWA team.

At GWA we value our team and encourage our employees to grow to their full potential. Many of our longest serving staff, including partners, joined the firm as trainees, which we believe is the best testimony we have to support our offer. That continuity of personnel is important to us and is essential in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

The Candidate

If you are friendly, confident, approachable and prepared to work hard to achieve your qualification, we would love to hear from you.

You will need to have at least a 2:1 degree (obtained or predicted) in any discipline or the full AAT qualification, along with good communication skills.

What you can expect

Your salary is competitive, increasing as you pass each module.  We cover the costs of your study package, the first sitting of each exam and travel expenses.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:
Angela Bruce
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed  TD15 1DJ

Closing date: Friday 31 May 2024

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