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Outsourcing Student Chartered Accountant

Cooper Parry Castle Donington

Job description

Are you a school leaver or graduate?

Do you have a love of numbers, analytics and problem solving?

Do you enjoy building relationships whether it’s with your team or clients?

Are you keen to continue studying and gain a Level 7 ACCA professional qualification via an Apprenticeship?

Are you able to work from either our Derby or Birmingham office?

Discover why a role in our fast-growing Outsourced Business Services team as a Student Chartered Account could be the perfect career path for you.

About us...

We are one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. We were voted the #No1 Accountancy firm to Work in the UK by best companies, along with a host of other awards as well.

We also have amazing relationships in place for Early Stage and Scale Up businesses such as sponsoring Tech Nation Upscale and partnering with Crowdcube.

So, what makes all this happen? Because we are leaving the dull old ways of accountancy behind, making our own rules, and always putting our people at the heart of our success.

What you’ll be up to...

Day to day you'll be working with a range of entrepreneurial, owner managed businesses from Early Stage through to SME, getting involved with a variety of opportunities from management accounts and VAT returns through to the preparation of unaudited statutory accounts as well as statutory accounts for audit.

Essentially, this means you could be assisting our client’s through a range of responsibilities to help them meet their compliance requirements. You will be at the forefront of digital advancement using the very best in market leading accounting software to assist our clients to understand their financial performance and position. You’ll also support on implementing new technology within clients’ accounting systems.

We support our people to work to their strengths so that they can help growing businesses succeed through better technology, information and processes. Because when they thrive, they make a difference and that is why we do what we do!

You'll also have access to the largest entrepreneurial client base in the Midlands making a genuine impact on their success. We deal with a range of clients in every sector with a key focus on owner managed fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses.

What you’ll need

• A genuine passion and drive for "getting stuff done" to help deliver AMAZING client service

• Umpf! Someone who takes ownership of their workload communicating realistic timescales

• You need great attention to detail, a passion for numbers, can think on your feet and problem solve as you go.

• You need to be comfortable approaching clients and asking questions and build relationships with them.

• Be curious to find the best way of doing things

• Want to stretch yourself and go above and beyond the norm

• Play all in to support the wider team

To help set people up for success we prefer students to have a minimum of 112 UCAS points, however – drive and ambition is just as important! As such we welcome applications from all backgrounds. School leavers, graduates, change of career down the line – we want to hear from you!

Are we a match?

Our values are at the heart of what we do at Cooper Parry and it’s really important we recruit like-minded individuals into our teams.

• Play all in – we are committed, engaged and driven

• In it together – we believe in all for one and one for all

• Be nice – we are kind, humble and authentic

• Be brave – we are bold, entrepreneurial and rebellious

• Keep learning – we explore, discover and are curious

Job type


  • ACCA
  • Trainee
  • Trainee-Chartered-Accountant
  • graduate
  • apprenticeship
  • birmingham
  • Derby
  • early-careers