Trainee Chartered Accountant (ACA student)

  • UK, Europe
  • Dependent on employer and location

Our globally recognised chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA, can lead you to the top of your chosen career. That’s because our qualification is a strong foundation for leadership. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll be a chartered accountant and be able to use the letters ACA after your name. 

How do I become chartered?

You become chartered by completing the ACA qualification, which is a combination of study, exams and practical work experience.

We recommend entering into a training agreement with an authorised employer after graduation, which you would secure while at university. There are c5000 employers authorised to train you for the ACA qualification globally. You can train in large companies, small enterprises, charities, accountancy firms and government bodies.

What training will I complete?

Training for the ACA qualification will typically involve working in project or client teams to analyse current performance and make business recommendations based on your knowledge and expertise. Employers must meet strict standards to train ACA students, combine this with high-quality learning materials, and ACA students enjoy high pass rates – with 92% qualifying in four years or less.

What are the requirements?

It might surprise you to learn that you don’t need a degree in accounting, finance or business to study for the ACA. Employers look for a strong academic record, in any subject, and a passion for the role you’re applying to.

What do employers look for?

Employers will look for you to demonstrate your abilities in the following areas throughout the recruitment process:

  • People skills.
  • Team working.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • Professionalism.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • IT skills.

Please visit ICAEW Training Vacancies to apply. 

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