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    Our Business

    HURST is proud to be considered one of the UK’s leading independent accountancy firms. Headquartered in South Manchester, our 120-strong team has been supporting the ambitions of the North West’s most admired organisations for the past four decades. We go beyond the world of accountancy, and it’s that extra mile and additional insight that truly helps our clients to thrive.

    At HURST, we have a friendly team which is made up of 16 Partners, along with a mix of Managers and Senior Managers, among other key roles. We also have 30 dedicated trainees who are on their journey to becoming fully qualified accountants.

    Your future starts here

    You’ll be wondering why we’re different to other leading firms in the UK… and why you should consider forging your future career with HURST. It’s not just the leading technical competency you’ll find amongst your colleagues. Or that fact that you’ll have the freedom to make your mark with many of the North West’s most admired brands. It’s the sense of ownership you’ll feel. And the fact you’ll be surrounded with like-minded teammates that are as friendly as they are forward-thinking. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we’re also now officially a Great Place to Work TM.

    Trainee Opportunities

    Your first step towards a career at HURST is through our accountancy training scheme (ICAEW/ACCA). If you are a recent graduate or you’re considering a career change, we are looking for high calibre audit trainees to join the HURST Business Services team for our 2025 intake.

    We will put you through a paid Level 7 Apprenticeship Programme, over four years and you will be exam-qualified with the ICAEW/ACCA in three years. As a part of your HURST trainee journey, once qualified you will be provided with a mentor and tailored career plan.

    As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide you with a wide range of benefits, as expected from a leading employer. Our scheme is designed to give you an idea of what it’s like to be a professionally qualified accountant at HURST. As a Trainee at HURST, you will be working with Partners and Managers on a range of exciting assignments.

    Developing your career

    Structured development from day 1

    At HURST you will benefit from an industry leading structured development programme, outside any technical training you will receive. There are three pathways to choose from, if you want to take part:

    Trainee to Senior | Senior to Manager | Manager to Partner

    Our partnership with Vistage

    We are the first accountancy firm headquartered in the north to launch a Vistage Inside programme for future leaders.

    Vistage, with 45,000 members worldwide, is a global leader in personal development and advisory groups for CEOs, key executives and leadership teams, providing insight, fresh perspectives, peer advisory groups, coaching and mentoring.

    For more information, please visit our website.

    Watch our video below, learn more about being a trainee-chartered accountant at HURST.

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 120
    • No. of Partners: 16
    • No. of Trainees: 30

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 8
    • Undergraduate Jobs: 2

    Office Locations

    • Stockport

    Areas of Specialism

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