Careers

We are a dynamic forward looking and growing practice with a professional and sociable office environment.

We regard the training and development of our staff as being essential in having the ability to provide our clients with a top quality service.

We are a training office for both chartered and certified accountancy students. We are also a member of the PASS Training Consortium which provides our students with quality training throughout their training contract. In addition, our qualified staff and those no longer studying attend regular courses run by PASS Training in order for them to receive the training necessary to perform to the highest standard.

Our investment in training for our staff reflects the fact that we recognise that our staff are the firm’s most important asset. The firm’s work covers all aspects of the accountancy and business adviser professions and our clients range from small sole traders to large public companies. Trainees and in fact all staff will obtain a huge variety of experience in audit, accountancy, tax and IT in a highly computerised environment.

So far as tuition for the professional examinations is concerned, the firm uses one of the country’s leading specialist tutors. The results and progress of students are continually monitored. Each student is allocated a partner who looks after his/her training needs and takes a personal interest in the student’s affairs. In addition, informal lectures are given by the partners which are designed to meet the specific needs of staff.

Partners and senior personnel are genuinely committed to supporting your training and development. The partners are easily accessible and invariably have an open door policy.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic forward looking and growing practice with a professional and sociable office environment please
e-mail your CV to Stephen Haffner (Audit, Accounting and Bookkeeping) or Hugh Lask (Tax).

Current Vacancies

Job Title: Audit & Accounts Senior

Start date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities: The Audit Senior will carry out audit (around 30%) and accounts (around 70%) assignments as allocated by the Audit Manager. The Senior is expected to be involved in all aspects of the assignments from planning to preparing a high quality completed file for manager or partner review.

Key Requirements: Qualified ACA/ACCA with good technical competence.

Benefits: Competitive salary, real growth opportunities, pension.

Future progression opportunities: Promotion to manager, then partner.

Why is this role intentionally different: You will get experience working with a great mix of clients where you will be encouraged to deliver value not just accounts!

What is the interview process: Telephone call with a partner, an opportunity to see if we are a fit for each other. Second stage, multi partner interview.

How to apply: Send us an email with your CV to Stephenhaffner@harrisandtrotter.co.uk

Job Title: Audit & Accounts Trainee School Leaver

Start date: September 2020

Responsibilities: The Audit Trainee will carry out various duties, to assist other staff in the Department and if necessary, other departments, and to obtain experience of accounts preparation and audit work to complement ACA studies.

Key Requirements: Candidates must have min Grade B in Maths and English at GCSE plus 3 A levels at B grade or above in academic subjects. Previous work experience in a customer facing role is essential, as is the ability to display maturity and work as part of a team.

Benefits: Competitive salary, real growth opportunities, pension.

Future progression opportunities: Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, promotion to senior, then manager, then partner.

Why is this role intentionally different: You will get experience working with a great mix of clients where you will be encouraged to deliver value not just accounts!

What is the interview process: Telephone call with a partner, an opportunity to see if we are a fit for each other. Second stage, multi partner interview.

How to apply: Send us an email with your CV to Stephenhaffner@harrisandtrotter.co.uk

Growth Path

What does genuine career progression look like?

Meet Amina

2009
Joined Harris & Trotter LLP as an Audit and Accounts Junior

2012
Passed ACA and promoted to Audit & Accounts Senior

2013
Moved to the tax department and was allocated my own portfolio of personal tax clients

2016
Passed CTA and promoted to Tax Director

Meet Sam

2017
Joined Harris & Trotter LLP as a newly qualified Audit & Accounts Senior

2017
Promoted to general Audit & Accounts Manager

2018
Promoted to Audit & Accounts Manager of a specific portfolio and partner

Meet Dan

2013
Joined Harris & Trotter LLP as an Audit & Accounts Junior straight from university

2016
Qualified and promoted to Audit & Accounts Senior

2017
Promoted to Audit & Accounts Manager of a specific portfolio and partner

Meet Chris

2014
Joined Harris & Trotter LLP as an Audit & Accounts Junior straight from university

2016
Qualified and promoted to Audit & Accounts Senior

2017
Promoted to the Music & Media Department

2018
Promoted to Music & Media Manager

Meet Jamie

2007
Joined Harris & Trotter LLP as an Audit & Accounts Junior straight from university

2010
Qualified and promoted to Audit & Accounts Senior
Promoted to Audit & Accounts Manager of a specific portfolio and partner

What makes a good Harris & Trotter LLP accountant?

Juniors and school leavers

Apprenticeships and graduate roles at Harris & Trotter LLP

The subject of your studies or your age is not important; what matters to us is that you are professional, well-organised clear communicator who is DRIVEN.

Energy and determination form a strong part of what we look for. We want to deliver technical brilliance and expect you to have the ability to develop this.

We help you to become an expert, our mutual success is based on it.

Official training

We’ll provide structured development on audit, accounts and tax, systems training and IT delivered by our own experts and the best external practitioners. We work closely with Kaplan, whose training encompasses leading online learning technologies, award-winning study materials and highly experienced tutors.

You’ll develop your wider interpersonal and professional skills again with internal and external providers.

Learn through doing

The fastest way to learn is to get out there in the field, with real experience with a range of clients. Responsibility focuses the mind. We’ll give you the opportunity to work closely with our clients soon after you join. You’ll get hands-on experience on real projects so you can begin developing your interpersonal and professional skills straight after your induction.

Proximity to experts

We are committed to helping you develop technical, professional and leadership skills. Your manager will meet you for regular review meetings to track your progress. We also encourage a mentoring culture, and this begins with the partners: we give you as much exposure to them as possible. It’s a great way to learn.

Qualifications: what you’ll need

We expect you to have the ability, with our help, to develop into a technically excellent professional.

For apprentice and non-graduate training roles (AAT/ATT traineeships) you could demonstrate this by having or expecting to gain:

280 UCAS points or more (112 UCAS points for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
GCSE grades A*to C (including a B or above in Maths and English Language, or a 5 for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
or the equivalent qualifications / alternative higher qualifications

For graduate roles (ACA trainees) you could demonstrate this by having or expecting to gain:

2:2 degree (at least)
300 UCAS points or more (120 UCAS points for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
GCSE grades A* to C (including a B or above in Maths and English Language, or a 5 for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
or the equivalent qualifications

But we’re always open to the right people, so if you can demonstrate your abilities in other ways then please do get in touch.

If you are interested in our training roles and are able to make a real difference to our clients and our firm, please send your CV and covering letter to Stephenhaffner@harrisandtrotter.co.uk

Want to join our dynamic team?

If you are interested in working for us, send us your CV and we will get back to you
as soon as we can!