Take your first steps into a career as a Chartered Accountant where you can make a difference from day one.
You will be helping business owners make crucial decisions and help build sustainable change from the inside out.
Our audit graduate apprenticeship programme will provide you with all the skills and support you need to embark on a career that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences.
On our ICAEW three year apprenticeship programme, you will get paid study leave to work towards recognised industry qualifications. Along the way training, support, coaching and mentoring will be provided to help you develop as an experienced accountant with exceptional accounting, audit and business advisory knowledge and skills.
Who are we looking for?
We are in this for the longhaul
There are lots of Accounting firms that offer graduate training schemes. Many will offer you a training contract that expires as soon as you qualify. Not us, not here at RPGCC, we are in this for the long-term and on qualification we will offer you a permanent position with all the required training provided alongside.
Our state of the art offices are in the City of London close to Monument, Liverpool Street, Bank and Fenchurch Street Stations which provides for an exciting and vibrant atmosphere in our sociable office and close knit team.
What do we pay?
We offer a training package that pays a competitive salary at market rate. The starting salary for 2024 is £30,000 and this will increase as you pass your exams.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that rivals the larger firms, these benefits include:
Annual leave allowance that increases with length of service and qualification.
Paid study leave
Private health scheme, health cash plan and Life Assurance
Pension and Income protection
Employee benefits portal with discounted shopping
Full training package for your professional qualifications
Flexible working hours with core hours from 8am – 4pm
Hybrid working (office time as well as visits to client premises will be required in order to meet your training obligations)
Referral bonus scheme for new work brought into the firm
Various social activities and trivial benefits including free breakfast cereal and as many Herbal Teas, Hot Chocolates or Flat Whites with Caramel Syrup in the office as you like, firm and team social events, monthly office “celebration” days.
The job role
In your role you will learn how businesses operate and develop new skills on a daily basis through work at client premises, in the office and through your studies. In practice this will mean:
Attending meetings with clients and developing/ maintaining good client relations
Spending time on the client premises understanding their business
Use your understanding to design appropriate testing and preparing audit working papers
Analyse and cross-check financial details – purchases and sales invoices, payroll records, bank reconciliations and bank statements
Utilise audit software
Attend in-house technical training as required
Build an awareness of the various services provided by the firm
Your role will also involve:
Day release for ACA studies with training course provider
Completion of apprenticeship programme with an authorised provider
An audit trainee’s role is to provide an accurate analysis of the client’s financial records and systems and test these records in accordance with applicable auditing and accounting standards. These standards form an integral part of your training and studies.
During your first year, you will support an Audit Senior at client premises. The senior will assign you work throughout the time you are onsite and will be with you in case you have any questions. You will gain exposure to a number of different industries and organisations, from owner managed businesses to large groups and AIM listed companies.
As you progress on to second year you will start to take on full audits where you operate as the senior. We are keen to provide people with responsibility and opportunities whilst also giving them support whilst they develop.
In your third year you will be expected to progress to an Audit Senior role undertaking withdrawn supervision of your own audit fieldwork and in turn supervising the work of trainees.