Careers and work experience

In return for strong commitment to client service and our values, we offer exceptional candidates the chance to work flexible hours from their own homes, or from an office close by.

We are not currently recruiting but we do offer a limited number of Access Accountancy work experience placements.

We use cloud-based, paperless systems. We use  screen sharing and phone to keep in touch on a daily basis. Our strong values, culture and review procedures mean that staff feel part of a strong team, even whilst working remotely.

Our recruitment process involves:

  • CV review
  • Telephone interview (up to 30 minutes)
  • Selection tests, such as on drafting client letters and decision making
  • Interview (may be arranged near to where you live, if you have difficulty coming to us)
  • Checking references, ID and proof of qualifications

All staff have a personal development plan which is subject to regular review.

Online work experience with Access Accountancy – now accepting applications for summer 2017

We are proud to be part of Access Accountancy, a new initiative to help students from less advantaged backgrounds into the accountancy profession. If you:

  • Have ever qualified for free school meals OR
  • Could be the first in your family to go to university Access accountancy logo

you will qualify for the scheme. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a strong academic record, such as

  • Five GCSEs, grades A to C (achieved or expected); OR
  • Three “A” levels, at least grade C (achieved or expected)

see this poster and send us your details. We aim to offer at least four students a week’s work experience each year. You won’t need transport and it doesn’t matter where you live, because we work online and can support you while you work from home or a quiet place nearby.

Candidates for the week commencing 7 August 2017 (provisional date) may apply now by sending your CV its a short covering note, and we will review applications in May 2017. After reviewing CVs, we will invite successful candidates for a telephone interview, after which we will take up references and we will need some paperwork from you for monitoring purposes, if we make you an offer.

Experienced candidates (not currently recruiting)

  • Professionally qualified (ACA / ACCA / CIMA / CIOT / ATT)
  • Consistent and highly successful track record
  • Absolute commitment to client service
  • Forward thinking
  • Shared commitment to our values

Training opportunities (professional qualifications in accountancy or tax)

(not currently recruiting)

  • Excellent academic results (min. 5 GCSEs, grades A – C)
  • Willing to work hard and learn
  • Committed to studying for a professional qualification
  • Shared commitment to our values

We recruit on merit and potential regardless of background. We always consider applications from those with a disability. We may give a preference to candidates who are based near to our head office in North Yorkshire.

Please send your CV to hello@approachableaccountants.co.uk and we will tell you about current vacancies or keep your details for future reference. Please tell us if you have any special requirements or if you would like to be considered under the two ticks scheme.