Audit Trainee 2024

Type: Trainee
Region: East Midlands

Haines Watts are looking for a passionate and highly enthusiastic Audit Trainee to join their office in Derby.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Audit Trainee to join our Derby office. You will be assisting the team in the delivery of statutory audit services for our Owner Managed Business, and Not-for-Profit Client portfolio.


We are a well-established firm since the 1930’s with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.


We are proudly known as an excellent place to work, with the prized one-star accreditation for employee engagement from Best Companies, an accreditation showing our ‘very good’ levels of workplace engagement.


Haines Watts is committed to develop its people and will provide extensive training offering a full study package including qualification funding, study leave, college based tuition and a mentor/ buddy who will support you throughout to successfully complete your professional qualification.


Duties will include


    • Getting to know our clients and building strong relationships, helping your understanding of how finance teams operate, preparing audit planning documentation for review, carry out internal control, system and walkthrough tests and attend simple stock stakes.


    • Carry out audit tests as part of a team on site at the client premises


    • Reviewing financial statements for accuracy


    • Undertaking a training contract (ACA/ACCA) with a view to becoming a chartered accountant within 3 years.



A role in audit is very varied, you will be exposed to lots of different areas of the audit process such as planning and identifying risk, understanding the client, and financial reporting. You will build relationships with the audit team, Directors and clients; developing your professional skills as we support you through your qualification.


What you will need to be


    • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities


    • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you


    • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results





As well as the above you will be AAT qualified or a graduate with a 2.1 or above in any degree attained, 112 UCAS points from 3 A Levels (excluding General Studies) as well as GCSE Level 5 or above in English Language and Maths.


If you are a school/college leaver, you will need to have at least 112 UCAS points from 3 A Levels (excluding General Studies) as well as GCSE Grade Level 5 or above in English Language and Maths.


Haines Watts is mindful of school/college leavers and graduates who may have extenuating circumstances and did not meet the minimum academic requirements. We would be open to discussing and exploring the pathway you have chosen and welcome you to apply for the role and send an email regarding your extenuating circumstances which affected your results.


What you get back from us


    • Flexible working


    • Competitive salary


    • Study support package if applicable


    • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities


    • Structured development and leadership training


    • Flexible benefits reward package


    • Ability to progress all the way to the top!



The Haines Watts way


Our collective aspirations are simple:


    • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections.


    • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.


    • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.



If you are keen to secure a progressive role within a unique firm, offering great career progression, please apply today to find out more.


We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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