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Moore Kingston Smith is a dynamic, leading UK firm of accountants and business advisers. As trusted advisers to businesses, private individuals and not for profit organisations, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their ambitions. We have been committed to supporting them through good and tough times since 1923 Our highly experienced people have the strategic insight, drive and dedication to deliver results.

With over 60 partners and more than 500 staff based in and around London, we are a leading member of the Moore Global Network. An international family made up of over 30,000 people across more than 100 countries, members connect and collaborate to take care of our clients’ needs – at a local, national and international level.

Programme Overview

Our ACA CTA graduate programme gets your career off to a great start as you study while gaining valuable experience on the job. Our ACA CTA programme is a great opportunity for those leaving university or those looking to change career to get started in a career in Corporate and Business Taxation.

Joining Moore Kingston Smith on our ACA CTA apprenticeship training scheme means you will receive fantastic training that allows you to experience working in a growing corporate taxation team acting for businesses across a wide range of sectors including technology, charity, healthcare and renewable energy. You will predominantly sit within the Corporate and Business Tax team  which provide a range of services to both clients of the wider firm and also tax only clients.

Right from the start of your training contract you will be working with clients, getting to know their business and understanding their challenges. You will be encouraged to take responsibility early on in your training contract and you will be exposed to all aspects of a job.

Your experience will be varied; sometimes you will be working on projects lasting a few days, other times a few weeks.Tasks will range from working on the annual tax compliance cycle for our clients (including a growing portfolio of large, complex international clients) to working on bespoke tax advisory projects to meet the needs of the clients and their businesses. Whatever you are doing, you will always be making a direct impact on your client’s business.

As well as learning on the job, you’ll complete a comprehensive apprenticeship training programme that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to excel in the role as well as giving you the opportunity to become fully qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, both of which will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver the service our clients expect from us.

Route of Study

Year 1

  • ACA Modules: Law, Professional Ethics
  • ACA Certificate Level
  • CTA Awareness paper

Year 2

  • CTA Advisory Paper 1
  • ACA Professional Level
  • ACA Advanced Level

Year 3

  • CTA Advisory Paper 2
  • CTA Application & Interaction
  • ICAEQ Case Study
  • Project Report

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who are adaptable, enjoy building relationships and are passionate about developing themselves.

In order to be eligible for this programme, you will also need:

  • have 112 UCAS points from three A-levels (or equivalent)
  • on track or achieved a 2:2
  • will be available to work from September 2023
  • have permission to work in the UK by the start date of your chosen programme

Please note:

To avoid bias, your application will be reviewed question by question rather than as one whole application and so you need to ensure that your answers make sense on their own. For example, you will need to avoid saying ‘as stated in my previous example’.

No one should face barriers when applying to work at Moore Kingston Smith. We’re keen to make sure our application process is accessible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Corporate Finance, Tax
  • Degree Result Required: 2:2
  • Location: London (City)
  • Salary: £30,000
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