Based Leeds, West Yorkshire
Starting Salary £16,500 to £17,500 plus study support
Graduate Trainee Accountant
Our client is a leading European energy group and the 5th largest supplier of gas in the world today, with a presence in 33 countries, serving 15 million customers. They are active in every aspect of the gas industry, from exploration and production, trading and transmission, to services, distribution and supply. They entered the UK gas market in 1999 and the UK electricity market in 2002.
In the UK, our client focuses on large industrial and commercial business customers and has built a market share of almost 10% to date. The UK turnover in 2005 was in excess of £1 billion with significant growth planned in 2006. 170 people are employed by the company in Leeds.
Successful candidates will be employed in the Finance Department of our client located close to the city centre of Leeds. The Finance Department currently has 6 qualified accountants and 21 actively studying graduate part qualified accountants. Our client is very supportive of the needs of developing accountants both in terms of gaining practical experience and in furthering their educational development.
The successful candidates will have defined roles within the Financial Reporting or the Management Control Teams of the Finance Department. In those roles they will be given training to develop the necessary experience towards professional qualification. As opportunities develop within the Department and the whole Company studying accountants will be considered for those opportunities.
Fully expensed study support will be provided for CIMA or ACCA.
Candidates who show achievement in practical experience and educational success will be rewarded with positive career development and acknowledgement of their successful development through salary progression.
The ideal candidate will be a graduate with good A Level grades and a strong desire to pursue a career as a professional accountant. Candidates will have good communication skills and a positive confident proactive approach.