Graduate scheme

Are you a bright Graduate looking for a Graduate Scheme? Are you a natural and creative problem solver? Do you like to think outside the box? Do you have an interest in legislation and working with numbers? Would you like to become ’the go to person’ for your clients? Then starting your career with our Tax programme might be for you! Start your journey and earn while you learn!

On top of that are you interested in getting a head start with some relevant 'on the job' experience while you study for your recognised qualification? You would like to join a supportive and social community of incredible people who are invested in your success. Our mentors will guide you on a rewarding journey!

Our northern region is made up of two very established offices, Leicester, and Birmingham. We can offer you great clients, a supportive network of other trainees to help you through your first years and a visible and approachable Partner group, to ensure you grow, build your network, and develop in your role.

Remember, accountancy is a broad sector, made up of many service lines. All are dynamic, stimulating and client led. Keep an open mind and ask questions at the assessment centre! Our tax people are creative thinkers, who help businesses make the most of their money, throughout their business lifecycle. Tax is an ever-changing landscape, so you’ll be challenged, developed and importantly, supported all the way.

So, you're graduating or looking for something new, what next? How about:

  • Competitive graduate salary and benefit package.
  • Work-life as well as work-study balance.
  • Agile working policy with working from home opportunities and flexible hours.
  • Full study support package to gain a globally recognised qualification with the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
  • Linked learning approach with Kaplan or First Intuition, who are award winning training providers.
  • On the job training and practical experience.
  • Face to face contact with clients early on.
  • A career within a national organisation, with access to a in a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries.
  • Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups.
  • Increases throughout your training contract and more!

Who are we?

Discover a world of endless opportunities at MHA, where we'll empower you to explore your passions and grow professionally from day one!

At MHA we're a dedicated team of like-minded accountancy professionals, with big ambitions and a prestigious client base.

We are ranked among the UK’s top 13 accountancy firms, combining high levels of technical expertise with the kind of personal service often only found in smaller firms.

In 2020, we won the Best Advisory Services category of the new Business Resilience Awards, organised by Accountancy Age. Previously, we won National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards, we internationally re-branded, and we grew substantially with a few high-profile mergers. It's an exciting time to join the firm!

You'll have client contact from the very start, working on that’s why your ability to build great business relationships is just as important as your ability with numbers.

What will I do?

As a Tax Associates, you’ll experience the power of collaboration as you work with diverse teams on real projects, building lasting connections with colleagues and start off by learning the fundamentals, including carrying out;

  • Technical tax research,
  • Producing tax computations,
  • Advising clients on their tax requirements and,
  • Negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Studying towards Professional Qualification (ATT Level 5 and/or CTA level 7),

As your technical knowledge, commercial acumen and confidence grow, you'll have the opportunity to begin advising clients on their tax affairs and deliver outstanding levels of client care. That's why your ability to build great business relationships is just as important as your ability with numbers.

We'll make sure you have the right experience, personal development, and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We'll carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification.

Along with your peers, you will be assigned mentors who will support and guide you as well as dedicated tutors who will ensure your progress and development is on track.

Our Tax Associates come from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note that our tax training programmes are available to career changers, graduates, and school leavers.

Entry Requirements

We do not require Tax Associates to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that applicants for our Tax trainee programme have achieved or are predicted to achieve at least 112 UCAS points (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff) from 3 A-Levels, or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies. We also ask that graduate applicants have either achieved or are working to achieve at least a 2:1 at university.

Thank you for choosing to apply for one of our 2024 Graduate Scheme’s at MHA. We are looking forward to hearing more about you!

Our advice is for you to work your way through the application process with care and attention, as the questions you answer as part of your application will allow for our assessors to conclude whether they should progress you through to the next stages, which will include online testing and an assessment centre - dependent on the role you are applying for. This is your time to shine!

Give us as much detail as possible, spell check your answers and don't forget to re-read the application before you submit it at the end!

We are looking forward to reading more about your academic background, motivations of starting a career within accountancy and why you have applied to MHA!

Upon application you will be asked to complete some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy.

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.

More Details

Apply by

31.12.2023

Start date

01.09.2024

Locations

Birmingham

Ideal Candidate

Qualifications

2.1

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