Graduate Trainee Accountant (ACA)

We are looking to recruit a number of talented graduates, who want to join an ambitious firm where you can build your skills whilst training to become a qualified Chartered Accountant.  We are looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications as well as drive, ambition and a hunger for success.

In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary with increases based on exam success and an excellent study and benefits package. You will enter employment under a three year training contract and during this time you will gain a wide range of practical experience whilst studying towards your professional examinations, leading to the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification.

At Gerald Edelman, we aspire to deliver genuinely exceptional relationships, experiences and advice.  Although we are a medium-sized professional services firm, we have a relaxed and open environment and encourage you to bring the real you to work.  Our partners want the best for our teams and so invest their time to develop the technical and practical skills of our people and to create a nurturing environment in which driven individuals will flourish.

Your route to the ICAEW (ACA) qualification

You will enter employment under a 3 year training contract, during which you will receive a wide range of practical experience while studying for your professional examinations; all of which leads to the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification.

Practical training to equip you for your work with us is provided by our training partner (Mercia incorporating SWAT) and more technical training focusing on the exams is provided by professional tutors from Kaplan. Both are leading training organisations in the profession, and this is supplemented by in-house workshops and training sessions. You will be given paid study leave and we also cover the costs of all courses and examinations for first attempts.

Why you should work for us

A major benefit of training with Gerald Edelman is in relation to the depth and variety of assignments you will be involved with. You will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors.

Our partners and staff are highly experienced and specialise in the following dedicated departments:

  • Audit
  • Business Services
  • Taxation
  • Payroll
  • Statutory Compliance (including company secretarial)
  • Trusts
  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Recovery services.

Our clients are generally located within Greater London, although we have clients in the South East as well as nationally. Our clients operate in numerous sectors, including property, financial services, marketing, IT, legal services (solicitors), Not For Profit and Charity, wholesale, retail, manufacturing and many others.

Our philosophy is to encourage our people to take on full responsibility for their client work under the guidance of the partners and managers, and to develop and to progress their career with us.

At Gerald Edelman we have an active social committee, which arranges numerous firm-wide events throughout the year.

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Gerald Edelman Specialties:

  • Property
  • Financial services
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Legal services (solicitors)
  • Not For Profit and Charity
  • Wholesale
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • & many others!

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Please note, you are applying for a place on our graduate training programme at one of the firms for which we recruit. Your application will be considered in the context of all firms and we will take into account your preferences. Should your application be unsuccessful, you may only re-apply for the graduate programme after a minimum of 6 months from the submission date of your application (even if you state an interest in one of the other firms for which we recruit).