Graduate Trainee Accountant/ Business Advisor

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  • Sector:

    Financial Services, Practice

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Contact:

    Jessica Nicol

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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The Role

We are one big team at AAB and we look for people who want to join our firm and play their part in developing our business as a whole. Our vision is to pioneer integrated advisory solutions in partnership with our clients, and to do this we need a strong team of chartered accountants + business advisors. We are much more than a traditional accountancy firm and look for individuals who want to share this vision.

Successful applicants are offered a three-year training contract, working in either our Aberdeen or Edinburgh offices, and on top of a generous professional study package, trainees are offered a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Professional Study options include:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Association of Tax Technicians (ATT)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

Which can be undertaken in all of our departments, including:

  • Audit
  • Accounting Services
  • Private Client Taxation Services
  • Corporate Tax
  • Indirect Tax
  • Corporate Finance
  • Payroll Services
  • Employer and Expatriate Tax
  • Wealth Management


Entry Requirements

Competition for one of our trainee positions is strong, therefore we are looking for strong academic performance throughout school and university. We accept applicants from any degree background, along with the following entry requirements:

  • 2:1 degree with honours (with offers made conditional on final degree results)
  • AABB at Higher level (or equivalent)
  • Minimum B grade in both English and Maths at National 5 (or equivalent)
  • Credit is given to those with accounting/financial related work experience
  • A passion for pursuing a career in an accountancy and business advisory firm

The success of our firm is based upon our people, and their individual qualities are what makes AAB different. Therefore in addition to the above we assess all candidates who join the firm at any level on our people qualities.


Application Process

Our application process is simple and designed around the fact that we want to get to know ‘you.’ We open annually from September to October for positions starting the following summer, our application process consists of:

  1. Online Application Form
  2. Video Exercise- The Elevator Pitch
  3. Interview
  4. Job Offer