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30 Apr 2020

The Opportunity:

Are you looking to build a career with a recognised employer of choice for investing in future talent?

Apprenticeship Programme with AAT Accountancy Qualification will help you achieve your career goals!

If you join our AAT apprenticeship, you’ll be working towards the AAT Level 4 Apprenticeship certification, the equivalent of the first year of university study.

What will you do?

You will join a two-year programme working in one of our teams (Accounts, Audit.. etc) with a combination of on-the-job learning and a programme of training and development.

Our AAT Trainees form part of the Accounts/Advisory team and you will be given the opportunity to gain a strong commercial insight into how organisations work and the challenges they face developing your commercial awareness. As you progress you will be given more responsibility, so that by your second year, for example, you will already be supervising other trainees.

Your duties might include:

  • Undertaking planning and preparation of statutory and management accounts from client’s records.
  • Assisting and undertaking audits offsite at client premises.
  • Assisting with preparation of reports, proposals etc. under the supervision of Assistant Managers, Managers and Partners.
  • Preparation of VAT and tax returns for clients as directed by Assistant Managers, Managers and Partners.
  • Bookkeeping (using Excel and Sage software)
  • Liaising with clients and related third parties on behalf of Assistant Managers, Managers and Partners as directed
  • Developing and supervise junior trainees.

Your career with Menzies doesn’t just stop once you complete your AAT qualification, you can be given the opportunity to progress onto further studies, such as the 3 year ACA qualification.

We want our trainees to be our next generation of leaders! Everyone is different and we don’t pigeon hole our trainees into one area of the business! So if you want to develop your career in a specific route whether that’s Consultancy, Forensics, Audit, Tax, Corporate Finance, Business Valuations or Accounts then our trainee programmes can offer you multiple pathways. Ongoing training & development is provided throughout your Menzies career as we are passionate about our people and ensuring they are continuously gaining new skills and expertise.

You are:

  • Passionate about working with people
  • Commercially & strategically minded
  • With strong at networking & relationship building
  • Interested in developing in the specialised growth area

What qualifications do you need?

  • Must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at grades 5 or higher which must include English language (not literature) and Maths
  • Must also have/be predicted to achieve a minimum of A-C or 112 UCAS points from your top three A levels or equivalent (not including general studies).
  • STEM subjects such as maths, physics, chemistry, or computer science, or economics etc may be considered as an additional preference.

How to Apply:

If you believe you have the required skills and attributes to be our new AAT Trainee then apply online ASAP with your CV and a Cover Letter.

Why join us?

  • Menzies LLP focus on providing #BrighterThinking approach, going the extra mile to keep clients on-track to achieve their personal and business objectives.
  • As a leading UK accountancy & advisory firm we have a passion for advising entrepreneurs and SMEs through our sector-led teams.
  • We apply the same principles to individuals within the firm. Our people are ambitious, self-motivated and encouraged to develop their skill set and realise their potential.
  • #BrighterThinking is how we sum up the difference we make, as a firm, to our clients and in the way we hire and develop talent in Menzies. It’s finance and accounting expertise, combined with strategic commercial thinking and a promise to add real value across all areas of our client’s businesses.
  • Menzies LLP was voted one of the best Trainee Employers to work for in 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 & now 2018/19 (Job with our award winning training and development programmes for Trainees.
  • We offer a personable, friendly and supportive training environment.
  • All of our Trainees have a mentor & training manager for the duration of the programme
  • You will get opportunity to work with a wide range of clients from various industry sectors.

Our Excellent Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Financial support towards gaining professional qualifications and paid study leave to attend all the tuition courses
  • We pay all the costs towards your professional exams including tuition courses, study manuals, textbooks and examination fees for the first sitting.
  • Generous holiday allowance of 23.5 days a year (plus bank holidays)
  • Employer contribution & matching pension scheme
  • Flexible working policy  – work life balance is part of our company culture
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Competitive staff referral scheme
  • Each office location has agreements with local businesses which offer great discounts
  • Learning and Development opportunities throughout your Menzies career
  • CSR Program & Social Events – each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise the brand profile and give back to the local community
  • Employee Assistance Program – our EAP is available for all Menzies employees.
  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance, Business Advisory
  • Location: Egham, Surrey
  • Salary: Competitive
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