Citroen Wells is a 15 partner firm of Chartered Accountants, based in the West End of London.
We are looking to recruit a number of top quality graduates who aspire to become Chartered Accountants. We have high standards and are looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications as well as drive, ambition and a hunger for success.
In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and an excellent package (with salary increases based on exam success and work performances). There’s also huge potential to progress within the firm and it’s our belief that each trainee has a chance of becoming a partner in our firm and we’ll give you every opportunity to achieve your full potential. And it does happen – five of our current partners joined the firm as trainees and also other ex-trainees hold senior positions within the firm.
At Citroen Wells you’re more than just an employee
The partners and staff at Citroen Wells work closely together as a team. We demand a mutual respect and understanding for each other which has allowed us to function and expand as a unit within a solid framework. Success at Citroen Wells is generated by a combination of individual effort and effective team work. We ensure our trainees learn and understand how commercial decisions are made. With us, you’ll also benefit from direct involvement with our partners, who’ll take an active interest in your development and support you through your training.
Your route to the ICAEW ACA Qualification
Training contracts are for three years and include a competitive package, which leads to the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification.
Enrolling as a trainee accountant is a big commitment. We provide excellent on-the-job training and you’ll be given a wide range of work to enable you to learn and develop.
Supported by our training partner (SWAT UK), we’ll administer your accountancy training and ICAEW exams with one of the leading accountancy tutors in London. Paid study leave is granted and your course and examination fees are paid for first attempts. You’ll also benefit from regular one-to-one coaching as well as attend a range of practical training courses to help equip you with valuable business skills such as IT, bookkeeping, leadership and more.
The benefits of training with a medium-sized firm
A major benefit of training with a small/medium-sized firm (compared with a much larger firm) is the depth and variety of assignments you’ll be involved with. You’ll have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors. In addition, you’ll tend to work with far more clients (giving you a broad ranging experience) because the time spent at each client tends to be far less than that of a larger firm.
In larger firms, trainees often spend much of their training confined to audit because of the sheer scale of that department. Audit work is just one aspect of an assignment and in a firm such as ours, you’ll benefit from having exposure to many different areas of client work.
With us, you’ll also benefit from direct involvement with our partners, who’ll take an active interest in your development and support you through your training.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applications will only be considered for those with the minimum entry criteria specified below.
- 2:2 degree or above in ANY subject.
- A minimum of 300 UCAS points (old UCAS tariff) or 120 UCAS points (new UCAS tariff) or equivalents, from your top three grades (first attempts only). AS levels and General Studies are not accepted.
- GCSE English Language, grade C or above.
- GCSE Maths, grade B or above.
You don’t need any previous accounting experience, as full training is provided.
Don’t forget that your academic qualifications are not enough on their own. We’re looking for articulate, confident, intelligent graduates with a range of transferable skills. Accountancy is a people-focused profession. Numeracy is expected, but you must also be able to communicate confidently with colleagues and clients, as well as being able to organise yourself and your workload; balance the competing demands on your time; and take personal responsibility for the development of your career.
If you have all this and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, please apply today.