Apply: UHY Hacker Young
About usDo you want to join a modern and dynamic firm? UHY Hacker
Young are a progressive group of chartered accountants that have a
strong national and international network; we are currently ranked top
20 in the country.
Our mid-tier size means that every year we select just a small number of
talented trainees to help grow our business. Each trainee is given
responsibility from day one and has the chance to stretch their talents,
and experience a wide diversity of work.
Our trainees deal with a variety of clients, from the very small
companies, through to what we call the ‘dynamic mid-market’ businesses
and AIM and fully listed public entities.
As a group, the recruitment experience may vary from office to office
however we all share one vision and the same values.
What makes us a great employer?
You will get exposure to a
varied portfolio of clients and access to the best training. We are an
award winning firm, gaining departmental awards as well as awards for
our outstanding individuals. There is great team culture with a real
family spirit, including regular socials. Lachlan, a graduate in the
London office agrees; “everyone enjoys being surrounded by so many
familiar faces back at our home ground, and the mood is always jovial.”
As an approved training office for the ICAEW, an ACCA Platinum Approved
trainer and an AAT Accredited trainer, we are considered a leading
trainer within the profession. Don’t just take our word for it; read the
unedited experiences of our current staff on our early careers site.
Development and career progression
We care about our students
and have a mentoring programme in place to support you as we genuinely
want you to succeed, not only in your exams but in your career with us.
We are passionate about our staff, and always try to promote internally;
even as far as Partner level.
So you want a career in accounting?
But what type of
accountant do you want to be? Do you want to work in a particular
industry? Do you want to work with exciting start-up companies? Large
blue-chip corporations? Specialise in Automotive, Energy or Agriculture
One of the great things about working in accounting is the variety of
work and the different types of people and businesses you get to work
with, but initially all that choice can be a bit daunting.
UHY Hacker Young is a great place to start, as we’re big enough to work
in the majority of industries, offering the full spectrum of accounting
services, with teams around the country that will help you throughout
your training, and steer you towards a truly rewarding career.
Our people provide business critical advice in a commercial and
pragmatic way, harnessing the power of our collaborative partners and
our passionate teams. We welcome applications from all ages and
backgrounds and simply look for people who share our passion and
enthusiasm to ensure that our clients flourish.
ACA training is highly varied and demanding and the training scheme has
no ‘typical’ day. Nevertheless, we have tried to give you an overview of
your training and an idea of the type of work you can expect to be
involved in at the different stages of your studies.
There are three components to training in the London audit team;
The most obvious element is the need to study for and pass the
professional exams. The firm provides full support, study leave and
tuition costs, for the first attempts at all the exams and assessments
that go towards the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and
Wales (ICAEW) qualification. With first time passes it takes three years
to complete your studies. Tuition is given by one of the leading
We also provide practical training internally. Immediately on
joining us you receive two weeks of training in accounting, our business
language, and in auditing. This lays the foundation for your first
year’s practical experience.
We’ve put together a
day in the life of an accountant to give you a feel for what it’s
like working as accountant, or if you already have an idea about the
direction you want to take, have a look at the training
When people think of training, the work experience, with its
on-the-job learning, can be overlooked. But actually seeing clients’
businesses first hand, and benefiting from the advice and guidance of
more senior staff as you serve those clients, is more important to your
professional development than any amount of class room time. And we
think the work experience here is pretty good.
Whether you are a school leaver or a graduate,
we have opportunities that will suit you. Our apprenticeship and trainee
programmes are designed specifically to give you the best on the job
experience, and UHY is the perfect training ground for you to qualify as
What we’re looking for
We are looking for the Partners
of the future. Someone that has excellent communication skills that can
actively engage with clients. Someone that is ambitious, passionate and
wants to progress within practice.
Following completion of our application form, which can be found on our
dedicated website, our recruitment team will acknowledge receipt and
contact you with further information. Please note all applications
received are manually reviewed and processed.