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Smith & Williamson


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County Dublin
Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services

Trainee Chartered Accountant

At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The successful individual will join a three year structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies for the CA qualification.

If you are a graduate looking for first class training in Assurance & Business Services and meet our requirements, we would like to hear from you.

Job Description

The Trainee Chartered Accountant role equips you to provide a range of assurance and business services to a diverse client base ranging from small businesses and start-ups to substantial international groups.

This means you will quickly gain broad experience in the following: 

Technical – on-the-job training and studying towards your professional qualification will enable you to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit and accountancy and additional financial advisory services. You will:

  • Develop an understanding of our client’s and their businesses
  • Complete audit programmes and form conclusions on each individual test and section completed
  • Highlight issues and problems for the attention of senior management
  • Become familiar with our audit software

Client liaison – from day one you will engage with our clients at their offices and:

  • Discuss queries with client staff, obtaining relevant information and explanations as well as
  • Resolve queries whether of an audit or accountancy nature

Professional qualification and internal training:

  • During your training contract, you will study towards the CA qualification with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) to become a chartered accountant
  • Attend a range of internal training sessions including industry experience and soft skills

Professional communication and (self) management – your ability to work as part of a team is essential to your role at every level:

  • Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of audit and accountancy tasks for our diverse client base
  • Understand from your manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved
  • Keep seniors and managers fully informed of any issues and problems, ensure work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and record clearly and concisely work done
  • Prioritising tasks whilst monitoring time against budget
  • Support department events and procedures and build relationships within Smith & Williamson

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be committed and motivated to studying towards the CA qualification
  • Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness

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