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Trainee Chartered Accountant - 17114

12 April 2019


Fixed Term - 5 year contract (ICAS School Leavers Programme)




Geoghegans, established in 1918, is one of Scotland's leading independent firms of chartered accountants. We are a 5 partner firm, based in central Edinburgh and employ over 60 staff, including 17 CA trainees and 7 Tax trainees. We provide a range of services to organisations in a number of different sectors and this variety helps to ensure our trainees have the opportunity to learn something new with every assignment.

Work Environment: 

We believe that one of our strengths is the level of support we give to our staff and our trainees. Soon after trainees arrive, they are allocated a mentor who offers guidance and support throughout the training contract. These mentors are newly qualified CAs who understand exactly what it is like to undertake a CA training contract. Our trainees also attend quarterly meetings with our Student Counselling Partner to discuss their experience to date, any work or exam issues and to participate in presentations on relevant technical issues.

What might a day in this job look like?

  • Working within a supportive team
  • Producing management accounts for small businesses and sole traders
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Preparing annual accounts
  • Preparing corporation tax returns
  • Working out of the office at client premises auditing their accounts
  • Attending ICAS courses and working towards your professional qualification
  • In-house training courses learning how to use the latest accounting software.

What will I learn?

  • You will work towards the ICAS Chartered Accountant qualification. This will mean combining on the job learning with studying towards your professional qualification.
  • On successful completion of your contract, you will be a CA, an internationally recognised qualification that is widely respected in the business community.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • Awarded or predicted Higher B in Maths and English
  • Higher in a business subject
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Good communication skills
  • Energetic and self-motivated.

Closing Date:

Friday 31 May.