Graduate Assistant Accountant

Knutsford, Cheshire Unknown
An extremely successful distribution company based in Knutsford are looking for a Graduate Assistant Accountant to join their Finance team on a permanent basis As the Assistant Accountant, you will ge

Graduate Customer Insight Analyst

Manchester, Greater Manchester Unknown
Graduate Customer Insight Analyst Location: Manchester Role Type: Permanent – full time Salary: up to £24k dependant on experience Working Hours: 37.50 per week Who are we? The Ardonagh Gr

Graduate/Junior/Entry-level International Accounts Analyst

B63 3BL Unknown
Job title: Graduate/Junior/Entry-level International Accounts Analyst Location: Birmingham, Halesowen (+ in-house relocation assistance available). Salary: £20,000 – £

Graduate/Junior/Entry-level International Accounts Analyst - Mandarin

B63 3BL Unknown
Job title: Graduate/Junior/Entry-level International Accounts Analyst – Mandarin speaking Location: Birmingham, Halesowen (+ in-house relocation assistance available). Salary: &po

Graduate Partnership Development Executive

Warrington Unknown
Job Title: Graduate Partnership Development Executive Location: Warrington Salary: £21K (OTE £27K) REF: J3960:NW:F Sector: Financial Services Our client is a fast growing busines

Graduate Finance Assistant

South East Unknown
A excellent opportunity for an Graduate Finance Assistant working as part of a successful team in a busy industry sector. Client Details A well established manufacturing business who are looking to e

Graduate - Finance

RG2, Shinfield, Wokingham Unknown
Finance Graduate When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed.

Graduate Analyst

London Unknown
We’re looking for a super smart graduate who is great with numbers and loves problem solving to come and apply your skills in a start-up environment and have a big impact on our business and how

Business Development Graduate - Banking

London Unknown
My client is looking for an ambitious, outgoing, smart, hungry recent graduate to join their Business Development team in London. You will work closely with our business development managers supportin

Calling All Graduates

Cheltenham Unknown
CALLING ALL GRADUATES £18k CHELTENHAM JOB ROLE Are you lookign for your first office based role. My client base din Cheltenham is seekign Graduates to join a professional and well known Nationa

Graduate Trainee / Administrator (Financial Advisory)

London Unknown
A rare opportunity for a motivated graduate trainee to join a successful chartered financial planning firm offering comprehensive training and full support with professional exams, a great environment

Graduate Calibre Junior PM/Business Analyst

Spalding Unknown
Working in a friendly, safe and dynamic environment is key, especially right now. So, businesses offering such an environment and continue to grow and expand through the most challenging of times &nbs

Graduate Trainee Technical Administrator

Chiseldon, Borough of Swindon Unknown
Graduate Trainee Technical Administrator Location: Swindon Remuneration Package: Competitive with excellent career advancement opportunities Jamie Lewington & Co Ltd, a highly successful wealth ma

Graduate/AAT Finance Analyst - South Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire Unknown
Sewell Wallis are currently recruiting for a progressive Finance Analyst to join a US owned, leading global organisation that support a diverse range of businesses internationally. This is a newly cre

Graduate Account Manager, Bi-Lingual

London Unknown
Calling all recent bi-lingual graduates! If you’re bilingual, with English and French to business fluency, then we want to hear from you!  We are currently on the lookout for bright, targ

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Accounting Graduate Jobs & Graduate Accounting Schemes.

In this section we take an indepth look into Graduate Accounting Jobs & Accountancy Graduate Schemes. We'll discuss the different types of accountancy graduate jobs, graduate trainee accountant salaries and rewards, accountancy graduate schemes qualifications and much more.

What is Accountancy?

Accountancy is crucial to the management of businesses around the globe. Accountants provide financial information and advice to organisations. Information reported includes:
• Organisation Performance – including profit or loss.
• Taxation.
• Investment opportunities.
• Risk management.
• Strategic business advice and forecasting.

Who uses Accounts & Financial Statements?

It’s not just the employers who use Accounts. Here’s a few other groups and reasons as to why they use them:
1) Business owners. Crucial to the success of any business.
2) Business managers. Accounts often define their bonuses.
3) Investors. Accounts determine not only whether they will or will not invest, but the value of the investment.
4) The bank. Particularly when assessing loaning money to the business.
5) HMRC. For legal and tax reasons.
6) Suppliers. Suppliers might check the financial statements of the business before they even begin to make any agreements to trade with them.
7) Employees. Current and future employees may want to see the strength of the company.

Management Accountants versus Chartered Accountants.

Management Accountants are very similar to Chartered Accountants. The major difference is this.

A Management accountant manages the accounts in a given company. A Chartered Accountant will report the Accounts externally to a company. They often have several clients as opposed to just one. In practice the job role can be very similar.

In terms of the qualifications, there divide is shown below:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The ACCA qualification is concentrated on professional practice and uniquely covers:
 External audit and assurance.
 Taxation of corporate and non- corporate entities.
 Law.
With focus on:
 Information systems.
 Financial accounting and reporting.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

The CIMA qualification is concentrated on business and uniquely covers:
 Operations.
 Change Management.
 Relationship and Project Management.
 Marketing.
With focus on:
 Business decisions.
 Applied management accounting techniques.
 Stronger emphasis on application and analysis of knowledge.
 Human Resource Management.

What are the job titles for Accounting Graduate Jobs?

Here are a few accounting job titles. You might like to further research some of these. There are links to useful sites at the bottom of this article.

Management Accountant. Chartered Accountant. Actuary. Auditor. Economist. Financial Analyst. Tax Adviser. Accountant Technician. Chartered Certified Accountant.

Duties in Accounting Graduate Jobs.

There’s a whole host of duties as a graduate accountant. It’s not just looking at Excel. These will vary from position and specialism. Here are some of the common projects.
• Production of weekly, monthly reports.
• Assisting with the year-end statutory accounts.
• Budgeting and forecasting.
• Variance Analysis.
• Producing balance sheet reconciliations.
• maintaining nominal accounting records.
• Banking and cash-flow reporting.
• Maintain the debtors/creditors ledger.
• Preparing VAT returns.
• Assisting with the management accounts.
• Presentation and Communication of reports, forecasts and advice.

Requirements for Accounting Graduate Jobs.

For many of the schemes employers ask for a 2:1 degree grade or above. The subject often doesn’t matter. Especially with large Accountancy Companies. They have thorough training schemes and therefore are happy to train graduates from a basic level.

There’s a lot of competition to get on Accountancy Graduate Schemes. Therefore there are many skills that will shine through.

Strong Maths skills. A Levels in Maths are often helpful. A GCSE in Maths is pretty much essential.
Strong Analytic Skills. Analytics is a big part of working in Accuntancy. It’s not just above providing figures, but alos guidance and advice.

Strong Communication Skills. Accountants need to work and communicate with all types of people. That could be internal staff, business owners and managers, banks, government and tax authorities and suppliers.

Where are the Accounting Graduate Jobs located?

Accounting Graduate Jobs are located all across the UK and the World. As common to many sectors, London is a real hub. Many of the largest Accountancy firms have Head Offices in London. However, even the largest companies will offer places in other locations. You’ll also find smaller/medium size Accountancies in every city and most towns.

What are the salaries of Accounting Graduate Jobs?

A career in Accounting can be very well paid. Especially once you qualify as an Accountant. This takes 3 – 4 years usually. In London, you can expect a starting salary of around £25,000 as an average for graduates.
According to CIMA part-qualified students are earning on average £31,432 in basic salary.With £1,512 in bonus payments, totalling £32,944.
You can expect to be earning £45,000 according to the ICAEW upon qualification.

What are the Rewards & Benefits of Accounting Graduate Jobs?

Accountancies often treat their staff well. Benefits are above many other graduate sector jobs. Benefits can include and are not limited to:

• Pension scheme with company contribution.
• Holiday allowance. Often 20 -25 days per year.
• Interest-free season ticket loan.
• Personal accident insurance and life assurance.

Often bigger companies will also offer:

• Cycle to work schemes.
• Health checks and private healthcare.
• Annual travel insurance.
• Lunch allowance.
• Staff discounts (e.g. computing devices, gym membership, travel).
• Extra holidays & Time off in-lieu.

What Qualifications do Graduate Accounting schemes work towards?

This is dependent upon the type of Accountancy the graduate is pursuing. Here is a selection of the most popular, with links to further information.
CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
ACCA - The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
ACA - Association of Consulting Actuaries.
AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians.
AIA or AFA - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Who are the large Graduate Accountancy Employers?

Ernst and Young, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG are often termed as the the ‘Big Four’. They take on thousands of graduates every year. Competition for places on these are very high.

Websites with more information on Accounting Graduate Jobs.

Accountancy Students - the online accounting community