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Graduate Accounts Trainee (ACCA or ICAS) - Inverness - August 2024

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  • You need 120 UCAS points in A Levels and grade B in GCSE Maths and English. Three-year ACCA or ICAS training contract offered for a qualified accountant position.
  • You will prepare financial statements, manage accounts on Xero, handle VAT returns, and work on ad hoc projects for a diverse client base. Receive top-notch training for your ACCA/ICAS qualifications in a friendly, client-facing environment with opportunities for growth.

Graduate Job

Accounting & TaxInverness


  • Right now, we’re looking for graduates wanting to start their career in accounts as a trainee certified accountant, studying towards the ACCA or ICAS qualification.


  • A minimum of 120 UCAS points in your A Levels (or equivalent), and
  • A minimum of 6 (or B) in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent).
  • We offer a three-year ACCA or ICAS training contract, with a view to becoming a qualified accountant.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Qualifying is not just about passing your exams; gaining valuable work experience is so important.
  • You'll work in a friendly and progressive environment in a client facing, fast paced role which includes advisory elements and often deals with high profile clients.
  • The work is varied and ranges from typical year end compliance through to ad-hoc advisory and project work. The client base is a mix of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, limited liability partnerships, trusts and smaller private charities.
  • The role would include (but is not limited to) the following, within agreed deadlines:
  • Preparation of year-end financial statements for a wide variety of businesses
  • Processing work on Xero, and other accounting software
  • Preparing management accounts, including reconciling all key account balances and tailoring the presentation specific to each client
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Carrying out and reviewing ad hoc tasks such as cash flows, budgets and information for third parties
  • Maintaining relationships with clients and taking ownership of projects and tasks as appropriate
  • You'll also receive excellent training and support for your studies. We use first-class tuition centres and organise our own off-site trainee programmes. You’ll get to meet and socialise with trainees across all offices, so it isn't all just work, and you can have fun too.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Annual leave allowance, which increases in line with length of service,
  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility around our core hours of 10am-4pm,
  • A contributory pension plan (we’ll contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with you from the date you join),
  • Life assurance cover based on 4 x annual salary,
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month,
  • Our Profit-Sharing Plan, enabling you to share in the firm’s profits (usually c.£1,000), and
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.

Flexible Benefits:

  • Our agile working policy gives you the option to work from home for up to three days per week,
  • Access to health assessments and GP support, cancer screenings, and our BUPA health cash plan,
  • Critical illness cover, dental, and travel insurance,
  • We’ve got a Techscheme, Cyclescheme and a Gymflex scheme,
  • A Workplace ISA,
  • Paid travel expenses when working at offices other than your contracted office, and
  • Generous referral bonuses if you help bring in new clients or colleagues.