Graduate Scheme – Audit (Not For Profit), January 2025 Start - 3.5 year training programme, ACA qualification

haysmacintyre is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors, with almost 40 partners and over 500 staff, providing advice and services to entrepreneurs, fast-growing and owner-managed businesses, charities and not for profit organisations across the UK and internationally. From our trainees to our partners, our culture of support and progression means we grow together as one firm to best help our clients.

We are a top 30 UK accountancy firm, a leading member of MSI Global Alliance, and advisers to some of the UK’s most exciting businesses and charities. Our team of over 500 people all work together in our modern offices located in London and Cape Town.

The role and responsibilities

You are our future; so we want to give you the best opportunity to partner with us and grow!

At haysmacintyre, Audit is about more than just reviewing financial records and a company’s control environment. It has a true societal impact and purpose – aiming to provide solutions to our clients and adopting an added value approach. Given on-the-job coaching, you will soon be working on client site, learning how to interpret data and understand areas of risk. We have clients across the UK where you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to different environments and projects.

From day one, working from our London office, you will be involved in challenging and exciting engagements in our Not-for-Profit team. You will be a part of a close-knit graduate cohort, full of self-starters, problem-solvers and collaborators, who strive to continually enhance their skills and knowledge.

Over the course of your 3.5-year training contract, you will have access to personal development programmes and high-quality training whilst working towards your internationally recognised ACA professional qualification, alongside mentoring and support from peers and leaders alike. You will be assigned a line manager and a buddy from day one to support your career and development, and help you transition into the world of work.

We host events so you can socialise with your colleagues outside of work, and network with other people at haysmacintyre. From our Summer sports day party to events organised by our Connect committee such as cycling at the velodrome, puppy yoga and pottery painting, we pride ourselves on making time for one another.

We give you the opportunity to support local communities through our Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) programme. We highly value supporting local causes, and we welcome and encourage our staff to participate in charity events and fundraising they are interested in.

As a firm, we are committed to environmental and sustainability initiatives. We demonstrate this commitment through several schemes, such as implementing energy-efficient practices and technologies throughout our operations. We also encourage everyone to play their part in the office, promoting recycling, reusing materials and reducing the amount of paper used in day-to-day operations.

We are looking for candidates who want to kickstart their career in Audit by being exposed to a wide range of UK and international clients. Our firm values are very important to us, and we are seeking candidates who equally value these. You will be motivated by having hands on experience working with clients, as well as collaborating with Seniors, Managers, Directors and Partners across the firm. In return, we offer a supportive environment whereby working together with you, we can propel your personal and professional development for a successful career in Audit at haysmacintyre.

The Candidate 

Person Specification

  • Flexible work attitude, pro-active team player;
  • Great communication skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines;
  • Able to learn, adapt and pick things up fast;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good telephone manner;
  • Problem solver with strong written and numeracy proficiency;
  • Reflective and innovative mindset;
  • Excellent integrity and ethical standards.

 Academic Requirements 

  • A predicted or obtained 2:2 honours degree in any discipline
  • 120 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels or equivalent


Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy, or caring responsibilities.

We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and other forms of neurocognitive variation. 

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles.

If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, please email


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    Awards and Accreditations

    The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024
    Accounting Excellence Large Firm of the Year 2023
    eprivateclient top accountancy firm 2023

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