Kingston Smith is one of the UK’s top 20 audit and chartered accountancy firms with over 500 people based in London and the South East. We support entrepreneurs and their businesses, private individuals and not-for-profit organisations across a number of sectors.
As a trainee chartered accountant at Kingston Smith you will train as a general practitioner rather than a specialist and therefore receive a wide range of experience across audit, accountancy and taxation. Kingston Smith’s wide range of clients means that you will benefit from working with an interesting mix of industries and businesses. We encourage early responsibility and ensure that as you progress you are given the opportunity to work on all aspects of an assignment.
You will receive first class in house training within a supportive environment, helping you to succeed in both your work experience and your exams. Our ACA pass rates are exceptional and are consistently well above the ICAEW’s average, highlighting our success at training and supporting trainees throughout the ACA qualification. Our trainees all study together in the same class at college so you will have the opportunity to build up strong relationships and can help support each other through studying and exams.
We are proud to be offering AAT and ACA programmes under the new Level 4 and Level 7 Apprenticeship standards. Our AAT to ACA apprenticeship programme is a great progression opportunity for those coming straight from school/college. You will be encouraged and supported throughout your training contract and support and guidance is always on hand from an allocated training Manager, training Partner and dedicated People team. We are big enough to be able to offer a wide variety of experience but we’re still the kind of place where personality is valued and individual achievement gets recognised. Our personal approach means you will get to know all of our Partners, who will be accessible to you and will be genuinely committed to your training and development.
There is always plenty going on in our friendly offices, with a wide variety of social activities. We have a firm-wide social committee with representatives from every level within the firm, who are always looking for suggestions and volunteers to help organise events.
The recruitment process for these initiatives is efficient with a personal touch and prompt feedback. We welcome new apprentices with our two Trainee intakes, in September and January.