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Outsourcing Student Chartered Accountant

Cooper Parry Birmingham

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 Accountant 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.

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 statutory accounts.

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!

By joining us you will be working with a team and company that inspires you and you’ll be given an active opportunity to shape the future of our company and encouraged to be innovative.

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!

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry, our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1. We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

  • Open holidays
  • No dress code - just “Wear something!”
  • Incredible ongoing development and career growth
  • A flexible approach to work balancing working from home, in office or with clients
  • Study Support /leave and Professional memberships
  • Cooper Parry Social/Sports Clubs
  • Regular Social events
  • Volunteering/ charity days

Play to your strengths, we say. Create a role you’re truly passionate about.

We know everyone performs their best when they feel welcomed and supported to bring their whole selves to work. As an equal opportunities employer, we will work with you to ensure you have all you need to achieve your best.

Get in touch if you have any questions about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion or about accessibility/accommodations during your application process.

Interested? If you’d like to be considered for this role, please click apply, upload your CV and answer our application questions. One of our Early Careers Team will contact you.

Job type


  • ACCA
  • Trainee
  • Trainee-Chartered-Accountant
  • graduate
  • apprenticeship
  • birmingham
  • early-careers
  • #schoolleaver
  • #finance
  • #outsourcing
  • #accounting