ATT Trainee (Private Client Department)

The Firm:

HW Fisher LLP is a top 30 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates, Not for Profit organisations and high-net worth individuals.

Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively.

Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 25 partners and approximately 300 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department:

The Private Client department comprises 25 specialist staff and is headed by 6 Partners and a Director.

The department looks after a wide range of entrepreneurial clients from a huge selection of industries, including but not limited to leading names in business, politics, sport and the creative sector. The successful candidates will gain experience working with a variety of clients within different sectors.

The Role:

We are looking for trainees within our Private Client Tax Department to assist our managers with their portfolios, as well as preparing tax returns for their review and liaising with both clients and HMRC. This would be a 2 year a training contract to study for the ATT qualification, and full study support will be provided.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a graduate (with at least a 2:1 degree and a minimum of 120 UCAS points) or a school leaver with excellent A-levels.

You will be:-

  • Computer literate
  • A quick learner
  • Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Numerate
  • Conscientious
  • In possession of good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Accurate and pay attention to detail

In return you will be offered a two-year training contract to complete your ATT qualification. After this two-year period has been completed, we would hope to move the successful candidates onto a permanent contract of employment and potentially offer CTA study support down the line.

You will be formally trained by Tolleys (our tax training providers). You will undergo 3 core exams and 3 computer based assessments. The core exams take place in November and May each year, whereas the computer based assessments are more flexible.

Full study support will be provided for the successful candidates.

As part of the training process you will also receive on-the-job training in-house to enable you to put the theory into practice.

Please include a covering letter outlining the reasons why you think you would be suitable for this position.

The Benefits:

  • Salary: competitive
  • Group Life Cover
  • 20 days holiday on commencement
  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
  • Hybrid working policy – at least 2 days in the office a week, with a core hours system in place
  • Contributory Private Health Scheme
  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan
  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Discounted Tastecard
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle voucher scheme

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to Michael Fraser at

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