closing date: 31st December 2020

  • Derby

At Smith Cooper, you’ll be part of a multi-award winning accountancy and business advisory firm based across the Midlands. We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes to help them solve some of their most complex challenges and achieve success. No two jobs are the same so we’re looking for someone who can adapt and is up for the challenge!

Our people are our most important asset and we actively encourage training, development and progression in a friendly and supportive working environment.

Our Audit Graduate Programme

Working in Audit means much more than just analysing numbers, we really get to know our clients by building close relationships which enables us to better understand their financial performance, business systems, culture and the risks they face and then to provide crucial advice to them in these areas.

As a member of our Audit team, you will join us on an ACA training contract where you’ll have the chance to gain a deep understanding of a variety of businesses across different sectors – from nationals through to start-ups. You’ll be equipped with valuable technical skills, broad commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of different industry sectors to help you achieve the ICAEW (ACA) Chartered Accountant qualification. Throughout the programme you will be fully supported so you can reach your full potential.

Accountancy is a people-focused profession. Numeracy is expected, but you must also be able to communicate confidently with colleagues and clients, as well as being able to organise yourself and your workload; balance the competing demands on your time; and take personal responsibility for the development of your career.

Benefits of training with Smith Cooper

A major benefit of training with a medium size firm like Smith Cooper is the depth and variety of assignments you will be involved with. You will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes with most of them are local to our offices.

With Smith Cooper, you’ll also benefit from involvement from the firm’s partners, who will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training.


We offer a competitive salary and a host of great benefits including:
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 5 days
• Life assurance
• Discounts and cash back at numerous shops, holidays and services using our Smith Cooper Rewards service
• Health Cash Plan which offers cash back on healthcare including eye tests, dentist visits, physiotherapy etc
• Regular employee social events and annual firm wide away days.

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