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Accounting & Finance Graduate Scheme

The department

We’re looking for numerate and analytical graduates to join our Finance division on our 2019 Graduate Programme. 

Finance underpins every organisation, and at Schroders it’s a vital function helping support the wider business. We’re after graduates who have a keen eye for numbers, an analytical mind-set and an appetite for challenge. 

Our Finance Graduate Programme is the perfect start for a graduate looking to become a qualified accountant and build their long term career in Finance. 

What you’ll be like

As a graduate in the Finance department you will be exposed to a range of activities which will provide you with an excellent grounding in finance and the day-to-day application of finance know-how to business activities. 

You will be encouraged to develop a broad range of financial expertise and you’ll also get a chance to work in partnership with different business areas which will give you a wider understanding of how our business operates and the wider role the Finance function provides. Some of your tasks as a Graduate in Finance will include:

  • Analytical reviews of monthly results and the production of commentaries for presentation to other Finance teams
  • Participation in the month end close, balance sheet controls and reporting processes
  • Developing an understanding of transfer pricing and management accounting allocations 
  • Supporting Finance and the wider business with ad-hoc requests for analysis
  • Potential to be involved in budget process and projects as they arise 

Along with the IMC, as a Finance Graduate you will be supported through a professional qualification, either the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

What you’ll be like

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Numerate and analytical – you’ll have solid numerical skills and a high attention to detail
  • Organised, diligent and methodical
  • Collaborative and flexible - happy to get involved in variety of tasks and projects
  • Passionate – You’ll be passionate about building a long term career as an Accountant

The knowledge, skills and qualifications we’re looking for

  • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent – we’re not fussed when it comes to your degree subject
  • 128 UCAS Points (320 UCAS Points at A-Level using the old Tariff Calculator) or equivalent 

Recruitment process

  1. Online application form and CV
  2. Online assessments
  3. Online video interview
  4. Assessment centre
  5. Final round interview with a senior leader from the business

Candidates should be available to start the graduate programme on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Please note we recruit on a rolling basis so recommend you apply early. 

If you're interested in finding out more about Schroders and the other graduate and internship opportunities we have, visit our website.

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