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A graduate accounting job can take you anywhere. The Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualifications are internationally recognised.

But you can’t beat life in the stunning South and South West of England. We’re lucky to live close to city, countryside and sea.

You can apply for our graduate accounting jobs whether you’re a recent graduate or you graduated years ago. We regularly have career changers join us as trainee graduate accountants, for example from roles in teaching, hospitality, management and the military.

With our graduate accounting jobs you’ll be joining our 900+ strong team – we’re big enough to give you fantastic experiences and small enough to care. We offer level 7 accountancy or tax apprenticeships. You choose which one. In either case your professional qualifications and training will be fully funded by the firm and you’ll earn while you learn. Level 7 is equivalent to a Master’s degree. Both options combine professional qualifications with on-the-job experience.

Graduate accounting jobs or tax roles - you choose

The prestigious Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification gives you a broad accountancy and business advisory experience. It is the route for you if you a graduate who wants to get into audit, and get out and about more on client sites.

Some accountants opt to specialise later on, when they know which areas of accounting they most enjoy.

Graduate trainee tax adviser jobs

Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) is an equally prestigious qualification, but one focused on more specialist knowledge. It tends to lead to supporting more complex and larger businesses with challenging tax scenarios.

CTA is comparable to ACA in terms of salary, that’s both starting salary and the long-term earning potential too

Graduate accounting jobs

Poole Trainee accountant jobs, Taxation ATT/CTA (graduates)

Truro Trainee accountant jobs, Taxation ATT/CTA (graduates)

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Graduate jobs in accounting and tax: What's the difference?

Our graduate accountant jobs see you working towards the Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification, this encompasses accounts, audit and tax.

A graduate tax trainee works towards the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification, which enables them to give more in-depth tax advice.

Louise, a Trainee Chartered Tax Adviser, explains the difference like this: I think a good comparison of the two roles is to compare them to those in the healthcare profession. For example, an accountant could be compared to a GP, someone with a broad spectrum of knowledge who is aware of certain conditions but may not have an in-depth knowledge of them. Whereas a Chartered Tax Adviser could be compared to a hospital doctor who would specialise in a particular area of health and be much more knowledgeable on conditions specific to their area of expertise.”

For more info see Will’s blog on what accountants do and Louise’s blog about what tax advisers do.

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