Trainee Accountant

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    Carol Humphries

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    Edinburgh 2020

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    10 months ago

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Aim high and trust us to deliver a rewarding career.

At Thomson Cooper we focus on training, work, well-being and reward… with some socialising and fundraising thrown in for good measure.   

Training – support, structure, mentoring, technology

We offer an intensive training programme and exposure to a wide and varied series of assignments to give you the practical experience required, alongside theoretical learning through study. We previously won Best Small Firm and Training Manager of the Year at the Scottish Accountancy Awards. Our Alumni of students now work worldwide in varied roles.

Work experience – progression stage by stage

As your experience grows, the diversity of your portfolio and client exposure will increase, as will your level of responsibility. Our aim during the training contract of a trainee is to train, develop and challenge the individual, creating a professional Qualified Accountant that we would be proud to recognise as a member of our “team”. Many of our staff have trained with us and moved through the ranks to senior levels, including most of our current partners. Working closely with senior staff and partners, the successful candidates will benefit from excellent training which will include a full study package.

Well-being – Healthy Working Lives and giving something back

We have been committed to the Healthy Working Lives programme since 2010.  We regularly promote initiatives to suit all ages and abilities that encourage physical and mental well-being and a healthy lifestyle. We all enjoy raising funds for various charities and supporting our local communities.

Reward – making it all worthwhile

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We are a growing firm with opportunities for talented, ambitious individuals to flourish. We provide feedback and support, and will invest in your Continuing Professional Development.          

Got what it takes?

Our minimum requirements is an Honours degree (2:1 or above) and no requirement for a work permit over the initial 3-year training contract. We have 4 vacancies between our Edinburgh and Fife offices to commence accountancy training in 2020. The closing date for applications is 30 November 2019.

We are looking for somebody with a strong academic background who can demonstrate:

  • Commitment to studying towards professional qualifications
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience in using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of accounting software

Great staff are fundamental to our success. We’ll invest in your ability, just bring a positive attitude and the desire to deliver great service.