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Audit & Accounts Trainee (ACA) - Sheffield

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Sheffield

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  • The candidate must be proactive, committed, a team player, dedicated to studying for the ACA qualification, have strong communication skills, commercial awareness, a 2:1 degree or higher, 112 UCAS points, and minimum grade 6 in GCSE English and Maths.
  • The Audit & Accounts Trainee at UHY Hacker Young in Sheffield will work as part of a team to complete audit tasks, resolve queries, develop understanding of clients, communicate with clients, prioritize tasks, and support department events.


  • To be successful in this role you must:
  • Be proactive and committed to delivering first class professional client service
  • Enjoy working effectively as part of a team
  • Be dedicated and motivated to studying towards the ACA qualification
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness
  • Preferred Academic Requirements:
  • Must have or be on course for at least a 2:1 honours degree in any discipline
  • 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies) equating to BBB or above
  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade 6
  • We do understand the challenge of achieving consistently high academic results so we are open to meeting applicants who believe they have what it takes to be successful at our firm despite having grades outside these requirements


  • Develop an understanding of our clients and their businesses
  • Complete audit programmes and form conclusions on each individual test and section completed
  • Highlight issues and problems for the attention of senior auditors or managers
  • Become familiar with our audit and accounting software
  • From day one you will engage with our clients at their offices (at times this will involve travelling to client’s premises and working away) and you will be expected to:
  • Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of audit and accountancy tasks
  • Discuss queries with client staff, obtaining relevant information and explanations
  • Resolve queries, whether of an audit or accountancy nature
  • Obtain an understanding of related services such as Corporate Tax through on-the-job and structured training
  • Attend a range of internal training sessions including industry experience and soft skills
  • Communicate in a professional manner with clients
  • Work as part of a team – this is essential to your role at every level and will also require self-management as your role develops
  • Understand from your manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved
  • Keep seniors and managers fully informed of any issues and problems
  • Ensure work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and recorded clearly and concisely
  • Prioritise tasks whilst monitoring time against budget
  • Support department events and procedures and build relationships within UHY


What is the starting date for this training contract?

The training contract for this role has an immediate start.

What type of clients will the graduate role focus on?

The graduate role will focus on audit clients, but will also provide training on non-audit accounts engagements.

How long is the training contract?

The training contract is for a duration of three years.

What qualification will I be studying towards?

You will study towards the ACA qualification with the ICAEW to become a chartered accountant.

Will I receive on-the-job training?

Yes, on-the-job training will be provided to help you gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit and accountancy.

We are an ambitious and forward-thinking Top 20 Group of UK chartered accountants. Our focus is on helping you prosper.

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Mission & Purpose

The UHY Hacker Young Group is an award winning Top 20 Group of UK chartered accountants. The teams at each of our 23 offices pride themselves on their ability to combine local knowledge with regional, national and international skills sets. We are able to provide full service support to all of our clients, whether UK or internationally based. Whether you are looking for advice and guidance on commercial matters, your personal financial situation, or both, you will receive a professional, personal and prompt service from our partners, who will make it their business to understand yours.