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Trainee Chartered Accountant - Dublin

At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The successful individual will join a three year structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies for the CA qualification.

The Trainee Chartered Accountant role equips you to provide a range of assurance and business services to a diverse client base ranging from small businesses and start-ups to substantial international groups.

This means you will quickly gain broad experience in the following:

Technical – on-the-job training and studying towards your professional qualification will enable you to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit and accountancy and additional financial advisory services.

You will:

  • Develop an understanding of our clients and their businesses
  • Complete audit programmes and form conclusions on each individual test and section completed
  • Highlight issues and problems for the attention of senior management
  • Become familiar with our audit software
  • Resolve queries whether of an audit or accountancy nature
  • Attend a range of internal training sessions including industry experience and soft skills
  • Work as part of a team to undertake a variety of audit and accountancy tasks for our diverse client base
  • Understand from your manager the scope of tasks allocated and objectives to be achieved
  • Keep seniors and managers fully informed of any issues and problems, ensure work is completed to a level agreed with the manager and record clearly and concisely work done
  • Prioritising tasks whilst monitoring time against budget
  • Support department events and procedures and build relationships within Smith & Williamson

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be committed and motivated to studying towards the CA qualification with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) to become a chartered accountant
  • Be able to deliver first class client service and work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing 
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness

Academic requirements:

  • expected 2.1 honours degree or higher (in any discipline)
  • 400 CAO points (equivalent to 300 UCAS points)
  • a grade B or above in higher level leaving certificate (or equivalent) Maths or English

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