Audit and Accounting Trainer - Student and Workshops

You are a qualified accountant, or you have audit and accounting training experience and are looking for a move out of practice into something a bit different.

Job Role: Audit and Accounting Trainer - Student and Workshops

Location: Homebased with UK travel

Hours: Full time (part time considered)

Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 (DoE)


Why do we want you?

We want you because you are a qualified accountant, or you have audit and accounting training experience and are looking for a move out of practice into something a bit different.

In this Audit and Accounting Trainer post, you will be training students in the detailed technical requirements of ISAs and accounting standards (UK GAAP and/or IFRS) via digital and face to face Student Workshops.


A bit about us.

Mercia Group is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession, working with over 8000 firms nationwide.

It is a key part of Wilmington plc, an FTSE listed business that owns a unique and powerful combination of compliance solutions across Information & Data and Training & Education. The core purpose of all of Wilmington’s brands is to help our customers to the right business in the right way.

We know how critical our employees are to us achieving success, so we make sure we recruit great people to help us to maintain the trust of our customers and develop new, innovative products.


Main Purpose of Role

Day to day you will be providing high quality, technically accurate and practical training sessions to firms of all sizes. Delivery is via online web meetings, at public venues and at client’s premises.

You will be training junior accounting staff, so you'll need to be comfortable teaching new concepts to a range of group sizes in a patient and engaging way.


Responsibilities include;  

  • Presenting student level courses on national face-to-face, online and in-house course programmes 
  • Keeping up to date with latest technical changes across a wide range of subjects
  • Writing and developing technical yet practical course materials for use on face-to-face and online events.
  • Influence over course content.

The role will be home based, unless there is a preference to work at one of the group’s offices when not at clients. However there is expected to be a certain amount of UK travel.

There is also the opportunity to get involved in other areas of Mercia’s products and services (such as writing and file reviewing). So if you are interested in a varied role, please come and talk to us.


Skills and Experience Required

We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...

We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the role’s location by the start of their employment.

You will also need;

  • To be qualified or have other relevant accounting and audit experience
  • Good experience of UK Accounting and Auditing Standards and or Tax rules
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong technical knowledge with the ability to explain this in a way which is easy for others to understand
  • Hands on or management experience within a professional practice
  • Enthusiastic self-starter and team player with a desire to help others
  • Willingness to travel throughout the UK
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

Skills that are desirable:

  • Technical and practical knowledge of non-audit regulations that impact on firm’s in practice. For example, DPB, Practice Assurance, Probate, AML and Clients’ Money

You need to be the kind of person who…

  • Has a passion for training and accountancy
  • Likes to evolve and learn - as the technology develops and trends change you should be able to pivot to stay ahead
  • Is a creative question-asker and a solution-finder
  • You will be flexible and able to manage a diverse workload
  • Enjoys a challenge – we work hard, and it can be a steep learning curve
  • Has an excellent eye for detail
  • Has the ability to work independently and as part of a team
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