Audit Technician (Trainee)

If university is not for you, or you wish to earn while you learn, then joining our Training Programme as an Audit Trainee at our Colchester Office could help you achieve this by offering you the chance to gain valuable experience whilst studying towards a professional qualification.
We are looking for applicants educated to A Level standard in numerical subjects such as Maths, Science, Business Studies or Accountancy.  No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.
At Scrutton Bland we believe that potential is more important than grades alone.  We assess everyone who applies to us on individual merit and we support new talent through a combination of professional qualification and structured personal development plans to help you reach your potential.  Our team of experienced specialists provide accountancy, tax, audit, insurance, employee benefits and independent financial planning advice.
The role primarily involves delivering an external audit service.  You will be required to work as part of a team and assist with the completion of the audit work.  This is a client facing role where you will be representing the Group.  The majority of the work will be based at clients’ locations, often based there for 1-2 weeks with colleagues, therefore candidates must be prepared to travel, mainly locally within the East Anglian region, but some further afield and occasionally stay away during audit assignments. It is therefore a requirement that applicants hold a full clean driving licence and have access to their own transport.  Throughout the training programme our trainees will be given hands on practical experience on a varied client portfolio.  From our offices in Ipswich, Cambridge, Colchester and Diss we work with clients throughout the UK and beyond to find effective solutions which meet their individual needs.  Our clients are involved in a very wide variety of businesses, from high-tech research and development, higher and further education to charity and not-for-profit, haulage, construction, agriculture and goods production. 
Entry requirements
To be considered for this programme you will need to have at least:
  • 2-3 A levels at grades A*-C or
  • A*- C at GCSE in Maths & English Language
  • Driving licence
  • Your own transport
Key skills
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Ability to undertake study and pass exams is very important
  • Strong ability in both Mathematics and English and a good knowledge of Microsoft packages.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with an eye for detail
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word
  • The successful candidate needs to have a high level of commitment in order to learn a new role, work full time, study and pass exams to be successful in progressing their career.
Trainees will study towards the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification within an approved apprenticeship framework over two years and on successful completion, will have the opportunity to progress their studies with the ACA or ACCA for a further three years.  Full study support is available.  This programme provides an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain a professional qualification whilst earning a wage.
And in return?
As well as joining an innovative and fast-moving regional firm who are a leading provider of financial services, you will receive a starting salary of £15,000 which will increase alongside your exam success. Scrutton Bland will provide full study support to include paid time off for attending tuition, revision and exams. Our five year programme will take you to an internationally recognised qualification.  You will also automatically be enrolled into our Employee Benefits scheme, giving you access to a range of free benefits and as well as a number of voluntary options.
This programme provides an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain a professional qualification whilst earning.   
Applicants may be invited to complete our Aptitude Test prior to interview, either at one of our offices or online.
If you would like to apply for our other Trainee roles, please apply separately. We would be happy to consider you for all of the Trainee positions.
To find out more before applying, please contact our HR team on 01473 267000.