The quality of our service to clients depends upon the quality of our staff. For this reason, we make a significant investment in the recruitment of staff and require them to possess excellent attributes.
All our graduate recruits enter into an ACA training contract leading to membership of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”), and we require them to have a high standard of academic achievement in any recognised discipline – as a minimum a 2.1 honours degree, 300 UCAS Tariff points and GCSEs in English and Maths with at least a Grade B. At all levels problem-solving skills and an ability to communicate clearly and work well with people are vital. Enthusiasm and a willingness to take responsibility are also essential attributes.
Our ACA students receive training for their professional examinations at a leading firm of external tutors with study leave, tuition fees and examination fees paid by the firm for the first attempts at each examination. The firm also runs a programme of practical training courses for students throughout their training period. Individual monitoring and counselling is provided and our objective is to ensure that our students pass their examinations at the first attempt.
In recent years several of our students have been prizewinners in their professional examinations.
In addition to student training, we provide internal courses to ensure that our qualified staff members satisfy the CPD requirements of the ICAEW. Professional staff are also encouraged to attend external courses to supplement the firm’s internal training. All staff are trained in general business skills so that they can understand and appreciate the business objectives across a diverse and demanding client base that is shared by very few firms of our size.
New ACA students usually join us in either January or August.
Salaries and benefits
We offer a competitive starting salary and benefits package which, in the case of our ACA students is reviewed every six months. Increases are awarded based on work and exam performance.
BGM Helmores is an equal opportunities employer.
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