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Job titleAccountancy Apprenticeship 2022
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Close date21/03/2022
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Job descriptionType of role: 5-year apprenticeship
Locations and starting salaries: London: £24,450 p.a. / Newcastle: £19,016 p.a.

Our successful apprenticeship scheme will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to our huge range of clients but also to the nation. We enable and support crucial economic and social changes needed to improve financial management and the way vital public services are delivered to millions of people every day.

In a nutshell, we help the nation spend wisely.

By joining us and achieving a prestigious qualification as a chartered accountant, you’ll have a rewarding and fascinating role. You will develop your skills as a professional, a manager and a leader and be equipped for a fantastic career!

Our crucial role in holding government to account is mirrored by the fact that our leader is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen! In addition to offering a unique insight into government operations, we also offer an array of vibrant social and training events throughout the year.

Alongside doing varied work with an unrivalled network of high-profile clients you’ll have access to a supportive and sociable peer group to help you gain career success. We also offer an extremely attractive pay and benefits package:

• A highly competitive starting salary
• Annual pay increases and increases when you pass each stage of your professional exams
• Fully funded ACA qualification and ICAEW membership subscriptions
• 35 days’ holiday (including public holidays)
• Fully paid 25 weeks study leave in block release
• Civil service pension scheme
• Interest free travel season ticket loan
• Staff discounts
• Social events – including annual pop quiz, film quiz and Christmas party...
• Opportunities to take responsibility early in your career
• An excellent system of support from NAO colleagues

So come, join us and be part of the bigger picture at the National Audit Office (NAO).

The start date for the scheme will be the 5th September 2022.

Please note: we reserve the option of bringing the closing date for applications forward. The deadline is currently set at Monday 21st March 2022 (23:59).
ResponsibilitiesAlongside working towards your Chartered Accountancy qualification, you’ll work with a wide range of clients, including central and local government. You’ll start out as a team member supporting our core financial audits and will gradually get to work on bigger audits and more complex projects, taking the lead as you develop your skills and confidence.

Whilst working mainly on financial audits, you’ll also have the opportunity to be involved in a range of our other work – including support for Parliament, investigations, and our larger value for money studies and programmes which result in high-profile reports to Parliament that often make the headlines.

Alongside working towards your Chartered Accountancy qualification, you’ll work with a wide range of clients, including central and local government. You’ll start out as a team member supporting our core financial audits and will gradually get to work on bigger audits and more complex projects, taking the lead as you develop your skills and confidence. Whilst working mainly on financial audits you’ll also have the opportunity to be involved in a range of our other work – including support for Parliament, investigations, and our larger value for money studies and programmes which result in high-profile reports to Parliament that often make the headlines.

You can find out a lot more about us and our work from our website http://naoaccountancyscheme.co.uk
Skills requiredWe look for individuals who can:

- Analyse data to draw sound conclusions
- Demonstrate sound judgement
- Communicate effectively with others
- Demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative and drive
- Build and maintain effective team relationships
- Build and maintain key client relationships
- Plan and organise workload to deliver high quality work to deadline
- Understand the bigger picture

Individuals should also have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Educational requirementsWe require a minimum of 120 UCAS points (or 300 based on the pre-September 2017 UCAS tariff point system) or equivalent, not including General Studies. Applicants must NOT hold a degree.

If you have 104 UCAS points (or 260 based on the former UCAS tariff point system), you may still be eligible to apply as your application will be reviewed in the context of your socio-economic background.

Nationality Requirements:

- UK Nationals
- Nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- Nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas. Please contact us at hrservicedesk@nao.org.uk should you have any questions on your nationality eligibility.

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