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2020 Accounting and Finance Graduate Programme

Job in Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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English (Fluent)

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0 to 1 years

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

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 an Accounting & 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

• Predicted 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 

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As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

Finance & banking
4,100 employees