Audit & Accounts Trainee (ACA) Sheffield 2024

We are recruiting graduates to join the Sheffield office of UHY Hacker Young. The training contract will have an immediate start.

The role

The office has a strong and growing audit portfolio and the graduate role focuses on those clients. Successful applicants will however benefit from a much broader training on non audit accounts engagements, preparing financial statements and tax returns, better equipping them for more senior roles later in their careers.

On-the-job training and studying towards your professional qualification will enable them to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit, accountancy. During your three year contract, you will study towards the ACA qualification with the ICAEW to become a chartered accountant.

You will be enrolled onto classroom tuition at our nominated training centre to complete the ACA qualification under an apprenticeship programme.

You will

  • Develop an understanding of our clients and their businesses
  • Complete audit programmes and form conclusions on each individual test and section completed
  • Highlight issues and problems for the attention of senior auditors or managers
  • Become familiar with our audit and accounting software

From day one you will engage with our clients at their offices (at times this will involve travelling to client’s premises and working away) and you will be expected to:

  • Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of audit and accountancy tasks
  • Discuss queries with client staff, obtaining relevant information and explanations
  • Resolve queries, whether of an audit or accountancy nature
  • Obtain an understanding of related services such as Corporate Tax through on-the-job and structured training
  • Attend a range of internal training sessions including industry experience and soft skills
  • Communicate in a professional manner with clients
  • Work as part of a team – this is essential to your role at every level and will also require self-management as your role develops
  • Understand from your manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved
  • Keep seniors and managers fully informed of any issues and problems
  • Ensure work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and recorded clearly and concisely
  • Prioritise tasks whilst monitoring time against budget
  • Support department events and procedures and build relationships within UHY

Person specifications

To be successful in this role you must

  • Be proactive and committed to delivering first class professional client service
  • Enjoy working effectively as part of a team
  • Be dedicated and motivated to studying towards the ACA qualification
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness

Preferred academic requirements

  • Must have or be on course for at least a 2:1 honours degree in any discipline
  • 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies) equating to BBB or above
  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade 6
  • We do understand the challenge of achieving consistently high academic results so we are open to meeting applicants who believe they have what it takes to be successful at our firm despite having grades outside these requirements

Remuneration and benefits

  • Standard hours 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday (37.5hrs/wk)
  • Flexible and home working policies were put in place prior to Covid and are available to trainees outside of their initial probationary period
  • 24 days’ holiday plus standard bank and public holidays
  • Contribution into an auto enrolled pension scheme
  • Payment of one professional subscription per year
  • Commission for introducing new clients/work or for introducing new staff
  • Membership of the Westfield Health Scheme and the Being Well programme
  • Funded social events
Rolling deadline