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    Burgess Hodgson LLP is a Kent based accountancy firm with the skills and expertise to rival any other accountancy firm in the UK.

    Our 19 Partners and in excess of 150 staff work from offices in Canterbury, Kent, for a portfolio of clients across the UK and beyond. We are dedicated to growth and are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients.

    With an excellent reputation for delivering high levels of expertise and client-focused service, we combine the values of a focused local business with the first-class capabilities and excellence of a London-based firm.

    Why train with us?

    We are proud to announce that we are currently supporting 44 ACA trainees (and a further 20 across other qualifications) with consistent annual intake year on year. Being surrounded by like-minded individuals you will benefit from the support and culture this offers both inside and outside of the work environment.

    At Burgess Hodgson LLP you’ll enjoy early responsibility with a greater level of client interaction than you could expect from one of the big London firms, and you’ll work alongside talented professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to develop the technical and practical skills you need to succeed.

    What we are looking for

    People who excel – We’re not only looking for high academic achievers – we want people who demonstrate leadership through their extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

    People with integrity – We want people with a clear sense of personal and professional accountability, who build relationships by doing the right thing.

    People who demonstrate respect – We look for people who recognise the value of different backgrounds and points of view. By respecting these differences, we enrich our perspectives and enhance the services we provide to our clients.

    People who are good at working in teams – We look for evidence that individuals are good at listening, learning, sharing, developing and working together to achieve more for our clients.

    People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead – We want people who are passionate and excited about the opportunities at Burgess Hodgson, their futures and achieving their potential.

    See what Chartered Accounting training fits you best

    The training process takes a minimum of 3 years for graduates and 4 years for school leavers. We give all of our trainees the required study days off work and will fully fund all courses and exams, including travel. All working day requirements for the qualification will comfortably be met.

    Graduate programme

    Graduates will dive straight in to the ACA qualification which is expected to be completed as follows:

    • Certificate level: 6 exams to be completed in approximately 6-9 months.
    • Professional level: 6 exams with two being taken every 6 months.
    • Advanced level: 2 technical papers and a case study taken over two 6 month periods.

    School leaver programme

    To help with the transition from school we put all trainees through their level 4 AAT qualification before the ACA programme above. This consists of 6 exams which are to be completed over a 15 month period. This will give the school leaver a strong foundation knowledge to help them complete their ACA qualification as well as 5 exemptions from the certificate level exams.

    Apply online today

    Successful candidates will be invited to an interview with our two recruitment Partners:

    Andrew Collyer and Matthew Lightfoot.

    We do not keep our potential recruits waiting and will always aim to inform you of our decision promptly. We take on trainees throughout the year so if you are successful you won’t need to wait to start your career.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 150
    • No. of Partners: 20
    • No. of Trainees: 30

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 15

    Office Locations

    • Canterbury, Kent

    Areas of Specialism

    • Audit and Assurance
    • Business Advisory
    • Corporate Finance
    • Forensic Accountancy
    • Risk
    • Tax
    • Other
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