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Audit Trainee

We’re looking for school leavers with a good standard of ‘A’ level education with a minimum of 3 Grade B’s, or graduates with the same standard of ‘A’ level education and a degree of class of 2:2 or above.

Audit Trainee

About Critchleys

Founded in 1906 Critchleys is Oxford’s leading firm of accountants and business advisers, with a professional and friendly culture. 120 people are based in offices in central Oxford and provide a range of specialist services to individuals, businesses and charities.  The firm has a reputation for technical excellence, training and delivering a responsive service to our clients which we strive to continue through our annual intake of audit trainees. 

What we offer our trainees

  • Client contact from the very start, as being a successful accountant is not just about numbers

  • The opportunity for quick progression to Audit Senior and therefore responsibility for the audit assignment and onsite team management

  • Experience of a diverse range of clients in different sectors

  • The unique opportunity in Oxfordshire to work with such a range of charity clients

  • Development from interaction with our other teams, for example personal and corporate tax teams and more niche areas such as VAT, Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Financial Planning, Payroll and HR

  • Financial support towards your ACA qualification and a work life balance that allows you to study

  • Our unique training programme that provides real life opportunities to apply the knowledge that you will be studying

  • Additional training in soft skills

  • A dedicated mentor to support and guide you

  • To be part of a sociable and collaborative working environment

  • Flexible starting dates during 2019

A Critchleys Person

The successful candidates will:

  • Demonstrate a desire to learn from others, complete their ACA training and apply their knowledge

  • Take a genuine interest in our clients and have a desire to put them first

  • Use their initiative, have the ability to manage their own time and have the ability to adapt to changing conditions to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills to build and maintain working relationships with other team members

  • Apply critical reasoning to provide insight into audit work and our clients

  • Be a team player that is motivated to progress their careers and become a well-rounded accountant

Qualifications and experience

Our audit trainees come from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds.  We’re looking for school leavers with a good standard of ‘A’ level education with a minimum of 3 Grade B’s, or graduates with the same standard of ‘A’ level education and a degree of class of 2:2 or above.

The Role and salary

This role will be based in our Oxford office, which is situated close to train services, but will also involve frequent travel to clients’ premises therefore a full driving licence will be helpful but not essential. 

Our trainees are offered a four year training contract with a competitive salary, in addition to the payment of your ACA training college and exam entrance fees.  The working hours are a 37.5 hour week Monday to Friday, with benefits such as a group pension scheme, bus/train pass loan and pleasant working environment.

The next step

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and covering letter to Kirsty Henderson, Critchleys, Beaver House, 23 – 38 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EP, email: KHenderson@critchleys.co.uk

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