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Purpose of the role:

Working both autonomously and as part of an established team focussing on providing tax services to a variety of industry sectors. This role will be client facing and require you to work as part of a team to be able to meet deadlines.  You will also work towards membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) whilst studying for the ACA qualification.

Roles and Responsibilities

 Responsibilities below are generalised and are no way exhaustive:

  • Gathering of audit evidence through communication and interaction with client staff;
  • Attend planning meetings for each audit where you will agree roles, responsibilities and deadlines;
  • Prepare analysis of accounting data from clients books and records;
  • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions;
  • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget;
  • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Senior or Manager;
  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements;
  • Develop and strengthen client relationships;
  • Add value to clients’ businesses through analysing their strengths and weaknesses, and recommending effective solutions;
  • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by the Firm;
  • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by the Firm;
  • Participate in group, stream and Firm wide activities.

Behavioural competencies

  • Have strong business focus and awareness of current affairs.
  • You will need to demonstrate confidence and professionalism when communicating with internal staff and external clients
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work to and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in using Excel, Word and Microsoft Outlook

Work based competencies

Highly motivated with a strong academic background including:

  • 6 GCSE’s grade B and above (grade 6 or above in the new grades) including Maths and English
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS tariff points from 3 A’ Levels
  • Expecting or achieved a 2.1 degree in any discipline


  • Salary – market rate
  • Pension – 5% non-contributory
  • Holiday – 22 days
  • Death in Service cover
  • Group Income Protection Insurance
  • Notice period – 1 month
  • Trading of holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Other flexible benefits available

The Firm

We are a leading member of MSI Global Alliance with 35 partners, 300 plus employees and £35m turnover.

From our enthusiastic graduates to our influential home-grown partners, haysmacintyre is ambitious to its core. Our culture of support and progression means we can grow together as one firm to best help our clients.

It’s the people behind the awards, advice and ambitious moves we make that are our greatest strength. We’re one of the top 25 accountancy and tax advisory firms in the UK, so our clients trust our knowledge and expertise. Our friendly, flat structure means that every individual has the opportunity to develop and make a real difference to our expansion as a business.

 From our formal Christmas socials to the London-to-Brighton cycles for our chosen charity of the year, our culture is filled with opportunities to help our people form business-wide relationships.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
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