Big enough to matter, small enough to care
Established in 1918, Geoghegans is one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered accountants. We are a 5 partner firm, based in central Edinburgh and employ over 60 staff, including 16 CA trainees and 6 tax trainees. We provide a range of services to organisations in a number of different sectors and this variety helps to ensure our trainees have the opportunity to learn something new with every assignment.
Investment in people
We understand that our service can only be as good as our people. As part of the CA training programme, graduates attend a number of ICAS block release classes as they study towards each of the different levels of the CA qualification. We support our trainees throughout this process including time off to attend classes, paid study leave and other assistance as required. In addition to the ICAS block release, we hold regular internal and external training courses to help trainees develop their skills and remain abreast of changes in legislation.
Culture of support
We believe that one of our strengths is the level of support we give to our staff and our trainees. Soon after graduates arrive, they are allocated a mentor who offers guidance and support throughout the training contract. These mentors are newly qualified CAs who understand exactly what it is like to undertake a CA training contract. Our trainees also attend quarterly meetings with our Student Counselling Partner to discuss their experience to date, any work or exam issues and to participate in presentations on relevant technical issues.
Join our team
Everyone at Geoghegans shares the ambition to continually improve on what we do and how we do it. We are looking for 2 school leavers to join our team as part of our 5 year school leaver programme commencing in August 2020.
You will work towards the ICAS Chartered Accountant qualification. This will mean combining on the job learning with studying towards your professional qualification.
On successful completion of your contract, you will be CA. An internationally recognised qualification that is widely respected in the business community.
Candidates should have a strong academic record, good interpersonal skills and share our passion and commitment for providing outstanding client service.