At Sayer Vincent we feel the best way to learn is by being with your senior colleagues, either at the client site or in the office. In this way you will be able to observe and learn from how your senior colleagues how they go about their daily roles. Equally, you will also gain a much deeper understanding of how each client operates. We believe this learning process of on-the-job practical experience and observation is an essential part of your development and engenders effective team relationships.
Therefore, during your first year you will be expected to be either at client site or in the office (if not studying at First Intuition or taking exams), depending upon the needs of the clients and the team.
Beyond that and within a culture of trust, mindful also of what works for the client and the team, we want people to have the option to work where it’s most convenient and they can be most productive – so you will be able to work from home for 2-3 days per week, depending on your role and client needs.
Sayer Vincent is a training employer, and we want our trainees to have the best possible opportunity to grow and develop as professionals – being with clients and observing senior colleagues at work we believe is the best learning environment for this to happen.
Audit and advisory work can be busy at certain times of the year and so you may be expected to work some limited overtime. However, Sayer Vincent have a very flexible time off in lieu policy meaning that trainees can save up this overtime and take it as TOIL for study leave, perhaps, in the run up to an exam sitting or alternatively you could just be paid for it.
“I really appreciated being able to change career into accountancy after teaching for 4 years”
Joel, Year 2 Trainee
Click here to hear more from Joel about his ACA experience with Sayer Vincent.
Become a Chartered Accountant with the internationally recognised ACA qualification and level 7 professional apprenticeship.
Alongside your day job undertaking audit and advisory work, you will study for your ACA qualification with the support of our training provider. Our trainees have a great success rate in completing the ACA. Whether you want to stay in practice, develop a specialism around tax, or work towards becoming an FD, the qualification and your Sayer Vincent experience open doors.
Auditing can be high pressure by nature. If you are resilient, considered in your approach and have dedication to learning at pace, please apply today. You don’t need to have a finance or accounting related degree; we welcome people from various backgrounds who are keen to work in the sector and commit to study the qualification over three years.
If you want to join an organisation where your efforts can have a lasting effect in a rewarding and challenging role, then visit our website to find out more.
- Location: London
- Contract: 3-year contract
- Hours: Full Time
- Salary: £30,000
How to apply:
Applications should be submitted by 15 November 2023 at the latest, however recruitment will be ongoing, therefore please don’t leave it to the closing date to apply. Refer back to this page at any time for more information about the role and tips for your application.
Due to the volume of applications, we receive, unfortunately we are unable to contact each applicant personally. We will generally contact shortlisted candidates on week prior to our selection day.
We will have two intakes, starting 8 January 2024 and beginning of March 2024 respectively. You can select your preferred start date in your application.
We are committed to equal opportunities and applications from all suitably qualified or experienced people are welcome, regardless of age, disability, race, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
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