Whether you are a school leaver or a graduate, Ellacotts can offer you an exciting start to your accounting or tax career with our trainee accountant and tax adviser programme.

We provide the best possible training environment for accountants and have been accredited with Silver Investors In People, and are a platinum ACCA training practice. Our comprehensive training programmes will prepare you for the business world of tomorrow, and you will learn the practical aspects of accountancy and tax whilst studying towards a choice of qualifications including AAT, ATT, ACCA, ACA or CTA.

Ellacotts are a Top 100 UK Accountancy Firm, as ranked by Accountancy Age, and we provide a range of services including audit, accounting, taxation and business advisory.

Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer work experience, internships or placement opportunities.

What will you do?

We’ll start you on accounts preparation from day one. You’ll be assigned a workplace ‘buddy’ and be part of one of our specialist teams which are made up of Accounts, Audit and Tax professionals.  The breadth and depth of work you will be exposed to will be much greater than many other practices as we firmly believe in a rounded and exceptional client experience which you will quickly be involved in.

You will combine study with the challenges of work with the full support of Ellacotts behind you. We’ll cover all training costs for your first accountancy or tax exam sittings which include courses both residential and online, books, exams and access to knowledgeable and supportive tutors.

You will be able to apply your studies in real life situations supporting our clients so your studies become relevant for you. You will also have the opportunity to assist on a broad variety of assignments which give you a chance to visit client premises and add value in many ways.

Earn while you learn

Throughout your qualification your pay will rise in line with your success and your salary should more than double by the time you complete your full qualification. In addition to competitive pay, Ellacotts can also offer:

  • 22 days standard holiday
  • Pension scheme with auto enrolment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Health insurance with a medical cash plan (after a qualifying period)
  • Life Assurance from day one
  • Tax efficient Childcare vouchers
  • A tax free bike (through our Cycle to Work scheme)
  • Commission on new business gained
  • Overtime either paid or time given in Lieu
  • Real opportunity for progression
  • Regular staff socials

Find out more about our trainee accountant and tax adviser programme here.

How to Apply?

Applications for our trainee accountant programme can be made via the Trainee Accountant vacancies on our careers page