You can read information about role responsibilities, salary, working hours, what to expect, qualifications, skills, work experience, career prospects and related roles on the following Prospects Job Profiles:
You might also see other job profiles of interest in the Accountancy, banking and finance profiles page (which gives links to the 31 profiles in the sector).
The selection process for accountancy graduate training schemes varies between employers, but is typically in three or four parts:
It is important to be aware of how you will be assessed. Typically, large accountancy employers use 'competency-based' selection processes but there have been some developments; for example, EY and Grant Thornton use strengths-based assessments. Also check application deadlines which are increasingly being introduced by firms - some application windows are fairly small.
A postgraduate qualification is not normally required or preferred by companies employing trainee accountants from any degree discipline in the UK, though a Masters degree can act as evidence that you have a genuine and extensive interest in the subject matter. Work experience is usually preferred to a postgraduate qualification.
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The USA job market and recruitment timetables, for both internships and graduate jobs, for sectors of employment often differ from the UK.
The Careers Centre subscribes to the reputable independent USA careers information and vacancy provider Vault. The links below will take you directly to Vault subscription resources which cover this sector. You may find further useful and relevant resources linked from there as well.