Accounting/Financial/Insurance


Graduate Sales Engineer

Greater London Unknown
Graduate Sales Engineer Location: London Salary: Highly competitive basic salary of £30,000 REF: J10145:LON:GSE Sector: E-commerce, payment solutions A billion-dollar e-commerce payment

Graduate Actuarial Consultants - Maths Model,Stats

London Unknown
Graduate Actuarial Consultants 2020 £30,250 + bonus + fully subsidised exam package Mathematics, Modelling, Statistics – STEM Central London My award-winning client based in a beautiful pa

Graduate Finance Trainee

Feltham, London Unknown
An international market leading brand name business based in Feltham have an excellent opportunity for a finance graduate, ideally with work experience from a placement year, to start their career as

Finance Graduate (Client Valuations and Probates)

Birmingham, West Midlands Unknown
Finance Operations Graduate (Client Valuations and Probate) Birmingham Bell Cornwall Recruitment has an exciting career opportunity for Finance Graduates. The vacancy is based in the Operations Depart

Accounts Payable Graduate

Staines, Surrey Unknown
Are you a Finance Graduate with a minimum of 2 years finance experience then I could have the perfect role for you. I am recruiting for a Finance Assistant currently working within Accounts Payable wh

Finance Graduate / Assistant / Controller

Richmond, North Yorkshire Unknown
Finance Graduate / Assistant / Controller Manufacturing Industry Richmond area We are currently recruiting a motivated Finance Graduate ideally with experience within the manufacturing industry. The m

Graduate Finance Assistant

Staines, Surrey Unknown
Sharma Harrison are working with a leading client who are now looking to recruit a Graduate Finance Assistant to be part of this busy and progressive finance team. Opportunity: Finance Assistant will

Graduate Trainee - Commercial Banking Support

London Unknown
RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT OFFICER Do you want a career where you are respected as an individual and valued for the contributions you make? Taking on the role of a Relationship Support Officer in our London

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 Accounts Assistant - South Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire Unknown
Our client, a market leading manufacturing business based on the outskirts of Leeds are currently recruiting for a recent Accounting and Finance Graduate to join an existing and growing Finance team.

Client Support - Financial Services - Graduate Opportunity

London Unknown
Our client, a global organisation and leader in the finance and technology sector, is seeking a motivated graduate with excellent customer service skills and a passion for finance to join the team in

Data Researcher- Company Financials Data - Graduate opportunity

City of London, London Unknown
Data Analyst – Company Financials Data – Graduate opportunity Our client, a global leader in the finance industry, is seeking a number of highly motivated individuals with a background in

Graduate Trainee

Slough, Berkshire Unknown
Trainee FX Account Manager*** Are you looking to start a career as a Trainee Currency Broker? Based in Buckinghamshire Salary £28,000 OTE £40,000 Job Type: Full-time (permanent) Do you wan

Graduate Financial Analyst

Farnborough, Hampshire Unknown
We are delighted to be working with a market leading organisation that boasts a presence all over the world, who are looking to recruit for a Junior Financial Analyst to join their established finance

Graduate Management Accountant - Lydney, Gloucestershire - £22,000 to

Coleford Unknown
ROLE – Graduate Management Accountant LOCATION – Lydney, Gloucestershire TERM – Permanent SALARY – £22,000 to £26,000 Premier Engineering are looking for a Train

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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