Careers - Interested in Accountancy?
While we have now completed our trainee recruitment process for 2012, we would welcome applications next year from people who want to train as accountants.
Whether you have just finish your A levels or your degree, our aim is that you will finish as a qualified chartered accountant (ACA). From our point of view, the most important criteria are that you want to work at Rickard Keen and that you have the talent and ambition to help take our business forward.
Your work here will expose you to a wide range of clients across a number of industries and equip you with the accountancy skills that are needed by modern businesses. Of course, you will need to be naturally numerate, but you should also be interested in how businesses work, be able to problem solve and ultimately, offer clients advice on how to grow their business. If you can do all this as well as being able to work efficiently and professionally, you may be just the sort of person we are looking for!
Academic Entry Requirements
- A level – 3 good passes (excluding general studies), minimum 280 UCAS points
- Graduates – as above plus a first class or 2:1 degree
When sending us your CV, please also indicate GCSE subjects and grades attained.
What qualifications will I train for?
A level Entrant:
Joining from A level, you will initially study for the CFAB qualification (Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business) which forms part of the professional stage ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) exams. CFAB comprises of six modules which are examined through computer based assessments (CBAs). Once you have completed the CFAB qualification you will progress to complete the rest of the professional and advanced stage of the ACA.
If you begin as a graduate you will study for the ACA exams, which are in two parts; six professional exams followed by an advanced stage.
You will also have to pass devolved assessments in company and commercial Law.
How long does all this training take?
- To obtain CFAB – approximately 2 years
- To obtain ACA – approximately 3 years
How soon after commencing employment does the training start?
Training starts after successful completion of the probationary period which is usually four months. This gives us both time to see how a career in accountancy suits you.
For more in-depth information on the CFAB or ACA qualifications, please visit www.icaew.co.uk.
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Careers - Why train at Rickard Keen?
As a small to medium-sized firm, Rickard Keen can offer a variety of work experience. Unlike many of the top tier firms, we will not restrict your training to one department; instead we will give you the opportunity to gain a diverse range of skills and experience by working in all areas relevant to the qualification you are studying for, including audit, accounts, tax, management accounts and company secretarial matters.
Rickard Keen offers all members of its team an excellent financial package and working environment. We pay for all training costs and provide paid study leave.
We believe that the supportive environment we offer is probably the best in the area.
If you think you have got what it takes to gain one of the training opportunities at Rickard Keen e-mail us and let us know! Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org is waiting to hear from you!
Having decided to pursue a career in accountancy, I set about applying for positions at various local accountancy firms, one of which was Rickard Keen LLP. From the outset, my application was treated with a real personal touch and this set the tone for the firm’s general attitude towards its staff.
Rickard Keen LLP invests a lot of time and resources in ensuring that its trainees are given the best possible support throughout their studies. A particular strength of the firm, and an attribute which I feel is unique, is the willingness of colleagues to offer help, whatever their level and regardless of how busy they are.
This results in a fantastic support group spanning the whole firm and there is invariably somebody who will be able to help with any query, however large or small. This backing is an invaluable aid to studying and is without doubt one of the reasons why a large number of the firm’s trainees have been successful in their studies.
The firm, however, goes further than just offering support – it does in fact instil a real sense of value in all of the team. During my time at the firm I honestly cannot remember a point where I have felt undervalued or as though I am taken for granted. This ethos results in the whole team being motivated to work hard in order to progress the firm as a whole.
The people at Rickard Keen LLP made me feel welcome and as though I was part of the team from my very first day. The knowledge that there is such great support throughout the firm, and also that my efforts are valued, make not only for a pleasant place to work, but also for a team for which it is a pleasure to work with.