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Audit Associate, Apprentice (Charity and Not-for-Profit)

At Buzzacott, 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, as the largest single-office accountancy firm in the UK, giving you the opportunity to collaborate, build relationships and shine from day one.

We are looking for values-driven, bright graduates to join us for our September 2021 intake of audit trainees in our Charity and Not-for-Profit Team.

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. To find out more about the team, please click here

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 and senior staff and a dedicated Training and Development Coordinator.

You will study towards the AAT qualification over 24 months under a level 4 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 the 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. 

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 are able to build meaningful, collaborative relationships with both clients and team members.
  • You are keen to take ownership from an early stage and are committed to providing excellent client service at all times.
  • You are a strong multi-tasker with the ability to prioritise your time to studying and working simultaneously.

In order to apply for this role, 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 GSCE 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.

To find out more about life at Buzzacott and our approach to Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website.

To read our trainee FAQs, please click here.

To find out more about our recruitment process, please click here.

The Company

At Buzzacott, over 450 people work together under one roof at our office in St Paul's, London, making us the largest single office accountancy firm in the UK. We are also part of PrimeGlobal, an award-winning association of independent accounting firms.

Trust underpins the culture of Buzzacott, together with specialist expertise, approachability and exceptional client service. Trust is more than providing the best expertise. It’s about character and integrity. The people you trust have values that match your own. Because of this, cultural fit is an important consideration when choosing people to join our team.

We’re big enough to display deep knowledge over a range of specialisms, but small enough to understand the power of personal connections. We long ago moved from being accountants to being advisers and are now partners to our clients. In fact, we believe that what we do is as much about relationships as expertise, so we’re looking for individuals who are prepared to look beyond the numbers, to see the people and stories behind them.

The importance of relationships is equally important between colleagues. We expect our teams to collaborate with each other to successfully operate across departments. It means externally we support the whole of the client rather than a fragment and internally we all benefit from shared experience and knowledge.

Audit Associate, Apprentice (Charity and Not-for-Profit)

London, UK
Higher Apprenticeship

Published on 7 Jun 2021

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