ATT/CTA Trainee (Private Client Department)

HW Fisher Ltd
Euston, London
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Firm:

HW Fisher & Company is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small, medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates and high-net worth individuals. Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively. Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 36 partners and approximately 320 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT, business recovery and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department:

The Private Client department comprises 30 specialist staff and is headed by 6 Partners and 2 Principals. The department deals with personal tax and trusts.

The Role:

We are looking for a trainee within our Private Client Tax Department to assist our managers with their portfolios, as well as preparing tax returns for their review and liaising with both clients and HMRC.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a graduate (with at least a 2:2 degree and a minimum of 280 UCAS points) or school leaver with excellent A-levels.

You will be:-

  • Computer literate

  • A quick learner

  • Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team

  • Numerate

  • Conscientious

  • In possession of good communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Accurate and pay attention to detail

In return you will be offered a three-year training contract to complete your ATT and CTA qualifications.

You will be formally trained by Lexis Nexis (our training providers). For the ATT qualification you will undergo 3 paper based exams and 2 computer based assessments. You will sit these exams during your first 2 years with us; the paper-based exams take place in November and May each year.

The CTA examinations would then follow.

As part of the training process you will also receive on-the-job training in-house to enable you to put the theory into practice.

Please include a covering letter outlining the reasons why you think you would be suitable for this position.

The Benefits:

  • Salary: £18,000 - £22,000

  • Group Life Cover

  • 20 days holiday on commencement

  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme

  • Contributory Private Health Scheme

  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan

  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Cycle voucher scheme