CA Trainee

  • Location

    Glasgow City

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  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Craig McLellan

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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About Consilium – Every number tells a story


Accountants understand numbers, but not every accountant takes the time to understand the stories these numbers tell. Here at Consilium, we take that time to listen and make sure the numbers tell the best possible story for our clients’ businesses.


Consilium Chartered Accountants was established by partners who identified the opportunity to develop an independent Scottish accounting firm focusing on meeting the needs of Scottish businesses. Our clients are all owner managed businesses and the owners themselves. We have experienced professionals with expertise in a range of specialist areas including audit, tax compliance and advisory, business services and corporate finance.  We work as a team, understanding our clients’ needs and providing a service tailored to each client’s requirements. 

We are passionate about what we do and excited about the future opportunities available to us, our staff and our clients. This approach has supported our rapid growth and built on our reputation as a dynamic, innovative business. Over the last five years our team has expanded to its current level of 5 partners and 38 staff, based in Glasgow City Centre.


Vacancy Description

We seek enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join us as CA trainees. This role would suit someone at the start or in the early stages of their accountancy career.  It will provide the essential skills and the varied experience working with a range of clients from a broad spectrum of industries.


We provide hands-on experience for graduates working towards their professional qualifications – including CA.  We encourage our students to take ownership of their work, enabling them to flourish in a flexible, supportive structure.  We will provide experience across the key areas of audit, accounting, corporate and personal tax which will form a solid basis for graduates as they embark on a career in accountancy. 


Personal attributes

You should be willing to be challenged and have the following skills:

·        Attention to detail;

·        Team work;

·        Organisational skills;

·        Communication skills; and

·        Numeracy skills. 

No previous accountancy experience is required, although it is desirable.


Entry requirements

We are looking for a graduate with a minimum 2:1 degree with higher Maths and English (or equivalent) or an AAT qualified student.


Application Process

Please apply through the link below attaching your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to apply for the role.


Applications will close on Friday 2nd November 2018.

Selection process

Our recruitment process is straightforward. We focus on assessing each candidate’s ability in a number of key areas, including:

·        Desire to learn new skills;

·        Willingness to contribute individually and as part of a team;

·        Compatibility with Consilium’s culture; and

·        Technical excellence


This assessment is made over the course of two interviews where these abilities are examined by managers and partners across different areas of our business.


First interview will be held during December and early January with second interviews following soon after.


Our structure supports a swift decision making process with successful candidates being notified very promptly after the completion of the second interview.