CFAB Student

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Applications are now open.

If going to university does not fit in with your plans, yet you want to study for a professional qualification in accountancy, CFAB may be the route for you.

Take the first six modules of the ACA qualification over a two year period to give you key finance and business skills. You will also be gaining valuable practical experience with support and tuition along the way.

After completion of CFAB, there may be the opportunity to complete the rest of the ACA qualification.

This role will suit an academically strong school leaver or A’ Level student looking for a start to their career in Accountancy.  The role will be based between our Accounts and Audit departments and working with other students and Managers. You will also work closely with clients on their premises with in a team.

What would your role involve?

  • Ensure the planning, prioritising and allocation of all relevant client audit (and some accounts preparation) work ensuring effective team briefings and overall workflow.
  • Develop a basic understanding of Caseware.
  • Ensure satisfactory completion of all client work in line with agreed budget ensuring adherence to relevant standards and procedures such that the completed work can be easily reviewed and signed off by a partner.
  • Any additional ad-hoc duties.
CFAB Student opportunity at Hillier Hopkins

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have or develop the following key skills:

  • Organisational Ability: Demonstrated by the ability to prioritise and effectively manage delegated tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Training & Development: Seek opinions from others on your performance, completing feedback forms for each job.
  • Quality Control: Through planning and completion, ensure that the accounts and audit process complies with applicable standards.
  • Team Player: Demonstrated by the ability to work successfully for multiple Audit Seniors and supervisors across departments. Accept responsibility for delegated activities.
  • Client Relationships: Working with clients and inspiring confidence through effective communication. Appreciate client’s time and workload pressures by being fully prepared with information needed.

The position is based from our Watford office requiring travel to other offices and client premises.

To apply for this placement please complete the application form.

If you have any questions please contact Sandra Pereira, Learning & Development Manager on 01923 634251 or email