UHY Manchester office is based in the centre of Manchester and was established in 1923. There are currently 11 partners covering audit & general practice work, corporate finance, and tax.
We have a broad range of clients from sole traders, professional partnerships, charities and privately owned businesses to wealthy individuals, quoted companies and international groups. Our clients’ businesses are wide ranging and include property development and investment, mineral exploration, computer software design, manufacturing, professional athletes, recycling, professional practices, travel agencies, automotive and academy schools.
The Manchester graduate experience
Our training is based within the audit/accounts department working on a range of client assignments throughout the training period. The length of the training contract will depend on which professional qualification is being undertaken.
We usually run one recruitment process for our main September trainee intake but may recruit at other times of the year depending on staffing requirements. We will take on AAT students post A level and would look for at least 280 UCAS points (B,B,C at A Level) and at least a Grade B in GCSE Maths and English Language. We will also recruit graduates to undertake the ACA qualification and would ask for at least a 2:1 degree, together with the A Level and GCSE criteria detailed above. However, the academic qualifications are only a guide, we do review all applications on merit and will consider any that have not quite met these grades.
We also accept ACCA trainees where students have commenced that qualification with another practice and they choose to join us part way through their training. These students tend to have more practical experience when they join us, having worked in practice for some time before deciding that they would prefer the support and range of experience that a larger firm like ourselves can offer.
All the accountancy professional qualifications are now run under an apprenticeship scheme administered by the training provider. All students are required to complete the apprenticeship alongside their professional accountancy qualification.
The work you undertake is varied so that you gain a wealth of different experience from accounts preparation, audit work, preparation of tax computations, bookkeeping services, management accounts through to due diligence assignments. UHY Manchester has Xero Gold Status and are Quickbooks Online Platinum partners which will give you extensive exposure to cloud accounting. You may be based in the office or travel daily to clients within a wide radius of the Manchester area, or you may be required to work away at the client’s location.
Our office is a large open plan area that lends itself to building up the necessary relationships required to work well within the teams that form part of a student’s everyday working life. There is a reasonably relaxed atmosphere in the office and students are encouraged to ask for help when they need it. Our staff have a wide mix of experience amongst them and everyone is willing and available to help with any training support needed.
It’s not all about work – we also have an active social life at the Manchester office. We have a football team who train together regularly, mostly for the exercise but sometimes to play competitively against, for example, clients or other practices. We have dress down every Friday and quarterly social events which have included a night at The Comedy Store, 10 pin bowling, and the Break-out escape rooms. We also do ad hoc events such as hiring the Manchester velodrome for a cycling taster event, The Crystal Maze event, and a few of the more adventurous in the office walked the Yorkshire Three peaks. Staff also regularly take part in charity events either as a whole office where we organise fund raising for our chosen annual charity, which this year is FareShare, or by asking other members of staff to sponsor them individually when they take part in a national event like the Great Manchester Run or ten marathons in ten days!
If you think this is the place for you to achieve your professional accountancy goals and learn and develop as a person, then complete the application form and start your journey with UHY.