ACA Graduate Apprentice - September 2020 Intake MACINTYRE HUDSON LLP

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 7 apprenticeship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the ACA qualification.

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Apprenticeship summary

Full study support to gain a globally recognised qualification with the ICAEW Linked learning approach with Kaplan, who are a multi award winning training provider.

On the job training and practical experience Face to face contact with decision makers early on. A career within a national organisation, with access to a in a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups

What we do:

We’re a dedicated team of likeminded accountancy professionals. Our clients range from TV personalities to renewable energy enterprises and we get involved in issues that affect gaming developers to motorsports engineers.

We are ranked among the UK’s top 20 accountancy firms, combining high levels of technical expertise with the kind of personal service often only found in smaller firms.

As part of a multi award winning medium sized firm, you will have the opportunity to work with our wide and eclectic client base across the accounting and financial spectrum. That means really getting to grips with the inner workings of a company and finding ways to help them - whether that’s working on taxing technicalities or devising strategies to help them fulfil their commercial potential.

You’ll have client contact from the very start, that’s why your ability to build great business relationships is just as important as your ability with numbers.

You’ll be part of a team working on audit and accounts preparation assignments with a wide range of clients, so it goes without saying that you need to be someone that can be relied upon to help the team deliver outstanding levels of client care.

We’ll make sure you have the right experience, personal development and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We’ll carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification.

Along with your peers, you will be assigned mentors who will support and guide you as well as dedicated tutors who will ensure your progress and development is on track.

Our ACA Audit Trainees come from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Unspecified wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, full time hours.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Date posted


  • Expected start date


  • Closing date


  • Standards

    Accountancy Taxation Professional

  • Apprenticeship level


  • Reference number


  • Training Provider

    Kaplan Financial

  • Location


Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel and Outlook are essential

Personal qualities

Able to build strong relationships, attention to detail, enthusiasm, takes pride in work and delivering outstanding service, numerate, great verbal and nonverbal communication skills, an ability and passion to solve complex problems.

Desired qualifications

We do not require ACA Audit Apprentices to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that all applicants have achieved, or are predicted to achieve at least a 2.1 in your honours degree, and at least 112 UCAS Points from 3 A-levels (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff), or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies.

Alternatively, you may already be AAT qualified and have achieved at least 280 UCAS points (based on the UCAS Tariff prior to the new change) from 3 A-levels - or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies.

Future prospects

We can offer a structured career path for those with ambition and the determination to develop a career in the profession. You will then progress to studying the CTA Tax qualification.

Things to consider

Please visit MHA Macintyre Hudson's website to apply for this role -

Click on the location you are interested in and then scroll down the page to "find the latest vacancies" section, then click on "all" vacancy type" and "all departments" and then the location you are interested in. You can then apply for the role you are interested in. Please note, interviews may be held before the date stated, they will be held throughout 2020.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 

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About the Employer

MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a top 20 UK accounting firm, offering a full range of compliance and advisory services to entrepreneurial businesses, groups and multinationals with operations in the UK.

The firm has 85 Partners and 600 staff in 14 offices in London and the South East, and across East Anglia and the Midlands, servicing the whole country. Established in 1880, we are a growing and successful mid-tier UK independent accountancy firm working with entrepreneurial businesses, groups and multinationals with operations in the UK.

We provide a comprehensive range of services and specialist advice, including audit and assurance, tax planning and compliance for both corporate and individual clients, payroll and VAT, restructuring and recovery, business strategy and outsourcing. Other parts of the MHA MacIntyre Hudson Group provide specialist advice on corporate finance and professional training. Accountancy is not just about numbers, it’s about people.

Today, chartered accountancy involves business advisory professionals getting deeply involved in real-life business issues, problems and solutions. That’s why we recognise that attracting, retaining and developing great talent allows us to effectively support and advise our clients, ensuring our mutual success. Our values underpin how our people and clients experience MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Through our core values of Service; Teamwork; Attitude and Relationships, we can help you achieve your goals.

Why join us?

  • We are the UK member firm of Baker Tilly International, with a network of trusted advisers in 130 countries (think of those opportunities for an international secondment to Sydney, New York or elsewhere!)
  • Shortlisted: National Firm of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2014
  • Highly commended: Training Team of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards 2014 
  • Full study support will be provided to include all fees and study leave relating to your course