Lock Applications for this job are now closed
Closing soon

This position would suit a school leaver or graduate who is looking to start their career within accountancy and gain a range of experience within different areas of this field, whilst also being supported on their journey to becoming ACA qualified. The position would involve working alongside our clients, providing support with year-end accounts preparation and going out to client sites on year-end audits. You would also gain experience in tax preparation, bookkeeping and management accounts.

Duties can include

Accounts preparation:

  • Produce financial statements from a trial balance and make postings using the firm's accounting software, enabling a thorough understanding of financial statements to be made
  • Gain experience in preparing an accounts file


  • Carry out audit tests as part of a team, taking ownership of sections assigned to you
  • Attend stock takes
  • Learn how to prepare audit documentation using paperless audit software in line with the current auditing standards


  • Prepare annual returns and other documents for filing with Companies House
  • Identify tax adjustments arising from accounts production and audit work
  • Prepare personal and corporation tax returns using the firm's taxation software
  • Gain understanding of different businesses when working with a range of clients
  • Build rapport and develop relationships with clients and members of the team

Who we are

It starts with you!

Some people think being an accountant is all about numbers. Here at Haines Watts we don’t! We believe it’s all about our people and the relationships they forge as well as the specialist insight that they might build over time. We’ve been around for 90 years, so we must know a thing or two.

Our clients come from all walks of life. They have different backgrounds, experiences, talents, skills and goals. Just like our people.

So, we have a question for you: are you looking for a job that’s just about the numbers? Or do you want a career which leans into who you are as a person. You will build a common foundation with your colleagues whilst progressing from Trainee to Manager, but from there, with our in-house programmes to help you, we actively encourage you to discover who you are as a person.

Is your preference to become a foremost authority in an accountancy specialism or someone who is energised by relationships with clients and teams? We value either career path equally, but we know that you will value one more than the other and we will support you on that journey of discovery.

Related Jobs