Knox Cropper is a 6 partner firm of Chartered Accountants (comprising over 35 staff), based in central London, with additional offices in Haslemere, Surrey and Hemel Hempstead.
We are one of the leading firms of Chartered Accountants servicing the “Not for Profit” Sector. We have a large number of clients ranging from small charitable trusts to national charities, trade unions and universities.
We’re looking to recruit a number of 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 thirst for success.
In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and an excellent package (with salary increases based on exam and work performances). There is also huge potential to progress within the firm. Add to this the opportunities and varied lifestyle that working in the Capital has to offer and it all adds up to a very rewarding opportunity.
At Knox Cropper, our unique client base ensures that our employees have exposure to a wide range of organisations including commercial companies, national charities, universities and trade unions. Capable and committed individuals can expect rapid promotion to senior positions.
We want our students to succeed. Our students demonstrate an excellent examination record. Some of our partners trained with Knox Cropper and with commitment and ambition, the opportunity is available to all.
Your route to the ICAEW ACA qualification
You will enter employment under a three year training contract, during which you will receive a wide range of practical experience while studying for your professional examinations; all of which leads to the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification.
Practical training to equip you for your work with us is provided by our training partner (SWAT UK) and more technical training focusing on the exams is provided by professional tutors from Kaplan. Both are leading training organisations in the profession, and this is supplemented by in-house workshops and training sessions. You will be given paid study leave, and we also cover the costs of all courses and examinations for first attempts.
The benefits of training with a medium-size firm
A major benefit of working in a medium sized firm (compared with a much larger firm) is the depth and variety of assignments you will be involved with. You will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors.
In larger firms, trainees often spend much of their training confined to audit work because of the sheer scale of audit work. Audit work is just one small aspect of an assignment and in a medium size firm such as Knox Cropper, you can benefit from having exposure to many different areas of client work, such as accountancy and tax.
In addition, you’ll tend to work with far more clients in a medium size firm (giving you a broad ranging experience) because the time spent at each client tends to be far less than that of a larger firm.
With a medium size firm, you’ll also benefit from involvement from the firm’s Partners, who will take a direct 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.
What we’re looking for
At Knox Cropper, we recruit graduates who display initiative, motivation and who can demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to team work. We recognise that our business is a people-business and our staff are our most important resource. For our part we are committed to providing the highest quality of training for students and qualified staff including sound examination and practical instruction, together with effective on-the-job training.
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.