Early Careers

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.

Early Careers at RPGCC

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic graduates who want to learn, have a keen eye for detail, and that are good at time management. Our Graduates quickly become a face of RPGCC and we need people that are good communicators and that are able to liaise with clients effectively.

We will consider any degree subject but we ask that you have or expect to obtain 2:1 and above. We also ask for three A levels equivalent to 120 UCAS points or above as well as grade 5 or above in Maths and English at GCSE. (Whilst we prefer that applicants will have, or are on course to achieve, a 2:1 degree a 2:2 degree will be considered so this should not be a barrier that prevents you from applying). We will look at your academic results alongside your personal characteristics and soft skills which we consider to be of equal importance.  

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. 

 

Team RPGCC February 2024

Job Description 

You will be working a 35 hour week on client assignments under the supervision of our experienced team.  

Your day to day work will include:

Preparation of financial statements in UK and IFRS from clients’ Management Information

Carry out the audit work of large international corporates and group companies, private companies, AIM listed companies and regulated businesses. 

Support on specialist financial reporting work

Transaction support and corporate finance work

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.