Careers

Careers 
 

As a dynamic and constantly developing practice, we are always keen to hear from individuals interested in pursuing their career with us.

Training opportunities:

We have opportunities in all our locations: Manchester/ Lancashire, London and Birmingham. Our opportunities include:

  • For university graduates: the ICAEW’s ACA program via a level 7 apprenticeship;
  • For school leavers: either the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification;
  • For university undergraduates: for those studying a course with an industrial placement year we have a limited number of annual internships; and
  • We also offer short summer placement opportunities to undergraduate students.

The timing of our intakes is led my the academic calendar – with most new trainees starting in September though most of our application processes are open all year round.  

We ask for the following minimum entry requirements for the graduate scheme:

  • 2.1 degree.
  • 120 UCAS points

Strong grades at GCSE for English and Maths are also considered important.

Client Base

Our graduate trainees will initially work within our audit departments working with a wide variety of clients across the many sectors we service. Trainees following other pathways will spend time with our SME and taxation departments to gain experience relevant to the qualification. 

As our client base is distributed nationwide it is considered important that applicants for the audit roles have their own car and a clean driving licence.

Training Policy
Our overall objective is to recruit staff with a combination of excellent academic qualifications and good interpersonal skills. 

We believe that our staff is our greatest asset and we have designed training programmes to ensure that trainees are given every opportunity to realise their full potential. 

At Beever and Struthers trainees are provided with the high standard of training required to pass their professional exams at the first attempt.

External Training
All trainees attend courses provided by leading firms of professional tutors to study for their professional exams. Regular monitoring of results and meetings with tutors ensure that trainees are best placed to succeed.

The Firm’s policy is to create a success-oriented environment to enable trainees to be confident of passing their exams. Obstacles to this objective, such as the necessity to work overtime, are kept to a minimum hence allowing trainees to concentrate on their studies outside working hours.

Internal Training
The Firm provides in-house courses relevant to its own specialist areas of activity and to the computer applications it utilises. The variety of assignments to which trainees will be exposed allows a wide range of on the job training to be provided, enabling trainees to develop a broad range of skills over the period of their training contract. We have developed our own intranet site called Beevers Academy to complement the on the job skills training provided.

Monitoring Performance
Twice a year each trainee attends a one-to-one performance review session with their line manager which covers practical experience obtained and exam progress. Those following apprenticeship pathways also benefit from regular meetings with the external apprenticeship talent coaches. 

These performance reviews are held to monitor progress and to set objectives for the period ahead. The reviews are based on feedback received on an ongoing basis from the team at the end of each major assignment. 

Practical Experience

Progression throughout the Firm is based as much on merit as on exam success. Practical experience on assignments allows trainees to develop business skills and commercial awareness. How quickly these skills develop depends on the trainees’ ability. We recognise that no two trainees will be the same and hence we seek to identify particular strengths at an early stage. This is achieved by feedback and from the continuous assessment at the half yearly sessions.

What Beever and Struthers is looking for
Whilst professional qualifications are founded on academic excellence together with numerical skills, we believe the possession of a range of other skills is of equal importance, such as:

  • Have you gained any work experience?
  • Did you take an active part in university life both academically and socially?
  • Are you able to take the initiative and think for yourself?
  • Are you a good communicator – do you work well with other people?
  • What IT skills do you have?

We invest significantly in Continuous Professional Development (“CPD”) for both training staff and qualified staff. The Partners see the development of their teams as critical to the success of the Firm. 

How to apply

For graduates looking to apply to study for the ICAEW’s ACA qualification please complete the online application form.

For school leavers to apply to study for the ICAEW's Higher Apprenticeship or the AAT qualification please complete the online application form.

For school leavers  to apply to pursue a career in taxation,  for an ATT Trainee position please complete the online application form

Regrettably, we cannot currently accept applications from candidates requiring work permits to work in the UK as we can’t provide the required sponsorship.

Please also see our privacy notice for job applicants.
 

Internship/ Industrial Placement Scheme

The internship program at Beever and Struthers, offers a unique opportunity for you to become a developed young business professional, with the skills that you will gain on the placement. Whilst predominantly an audit based role, we offer a wide range of opportunities with the various of departments that we have within our business, allowing you exposure to a variety of different experiences in private practice. We have 3-5 places available each year to start soon after summer term of your second year ends.

The work experience gained will be invaluable when you go into the world of work after graduation. Whilst on placement at Beever and Struthers, we want you to be involved in our work, which could mean that you are assisting in client meetings to present findings from an audit. Most importantly, we will try and cater the placement experience to fit your own career interests, by placing you in the departments you want to get experience in. The opportunity may even open the door to a place on the ACA training program once you have graduated.

Here is what one of our previous placement students said about their experience:

“The placement opportunity at Beever and Struthers has allowed me to gain a lot more professional skills, that I would not have previously attained if I had not taken on the scheme. The work place feels like a community, as everyone offers their help and everyone is invested into your development as a young person. This is something that really resonated with me, during my time here”. Ben - 2020-21 intern

This opportunity is currently only available in the Firm’s Manchester office. Applications are sought around January-February each year with a view to the Internship starting around June/ July for a year.

To apply for the role, send a copy of your covering letter and CV to the following email address:

InternApplications@beeverstruthers.co.uk

We will be in touch with the next steps of the application process.

Summer Placement Scheme

Beever and Struthers also offers undergraduate students work experience in a private practice accountancy environment  via the Summer Placement scheme.

Based with the firm’s external audit department experience will be gained on a number of real time client assignments.

This opportunity is currently only available in the Firm’s Manchester and London offices. Applications are sought around April-May each year with a view to the Placement starting around June/ July for 6-8 weeks.

To apply for the role, send a copy of your covering letter and CV to the following email address:

SummerPlacements@beeverstruthers.co.uk

We will be in touch with the next steps of the application process.

 

 

 

 
Our locations

Manchester
St George's House
215-219 Chester Road
Manchester M15 4JE


T: 00 44 161 832 4901
E: manchester@beeverstruthers.co.uk

 

 Blackburn
 Suite 9b
 The Beehive Lions Drive
 Shadsworth Business Park
 Blackburn BB1 2QS

 T: 00 44 1254 686 600
 E: blackburn@beeverstruthers.co.uk

 

Birmingham
The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham B4 6AT


T: 00 44 203 478 8400
E: birmingham@beeverstruthers.co.uk

 

 
 

  London
  15 Bunhill Row
  London EC1Y 8LP



  T: 00 44 203 478 8400
  E: london@beeverstruthers.co.uk

 
                                                                                          

We are registered to carry on audit work in the UK and regulated for a range of investment activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Charles MacMillan is licensed to act as an Insolvency Practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at auditregister.org.uk for the UK (reference number 5386251). Our statutory audit work is subject to the Audit Regulations and Guidance issued by ICAEW, International Standards on Auditing (UK) and the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards promulgated by the Financial Reporting Council of Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN.

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