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Graduate Audit/Accounts Trainee (ICAS) - Inverness - August 2024

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  • You need 120 UCAS points in Scottish Highers, B in Maths and English, for a three-year ICAS training contract to become a qualified chartered accountant at Saffery Champness in Inverness.
  • You'll gain hands-on experience in audit and accounts preparation, liaising with clients, and progressing from testing simpler balances to handling whole files independently. Receive training and support for studies, with opportunities to meet and socialize with trainees from other offices.

Graduate Job

Accounting & TaxInverness


  • Right now, we’re looking for university graduates wanting to start their career in audit as a trainee chartered accountant, studying towards the ICAS qualification. This will take three years to complete.
  • Exemptions will only apply if you’re AAT Level 4 qualified. We've found it gives you a much better chance of success with your exams if you’re studying the full ICAS programme with a cohort.


  • A minimum of 120 UCAS points in your Scottish Highers (or equivalent), and
  • A minimum of B (or 6) in Scottish Nationals Maths and English Language (or equivalent).
  • We offer a three-year ICAS training contract, with a view to becoming a qualified chartered 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 on audit and accounts preparation assignments, with exposure to clients from different industries. We guarantee an exciting and varied learning experience.
  • We'll show you each part of a file review. You'll learn what information you need from a client and liaise directly with them. You may start with audit testing of simpler balances within financial statements, such as cash at bank and share capital, and then progress to income and expenditure testing.
  • By the end of your training contract, you’ll be comfortable handling whole files by yourself, preparing you for progression into a senior audit role.
  • 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.