Training

At Botham Accounting we believe strongly in the benefit of staff training and invest heavily in training for our staff. We are a registered ICAEW training office and we currently have a number of team members actively undertaking their professional training and exams.

All of our team members attend regular training courses throughout the year to ensure their technical knowledge is kept up to date with the latest changes in legislation. The training sessions include CPD and Practical Workshops on a variety of up to date accounting and tax subjects. This allows all of our staff to give you the latest up to date advice and guidance, leaving you free to manage and grow your own business.

Accounting and tax legislation is always changing, investing in training is a way for us to help you keep up to date with the changes.

For several members of the accounts team, they get to experience tutored professional training to help them progress through their professional bodies exams, with the eventual target being to become fully qualified. Alongside the tutored training, we can offer great on the job training and progression, giving team members a wide range of experience in different areas of work to help give them a broader understanding and assist them in overcoming the difficulties in trickier assignments.

Current Vacancies

Graduate Trainee Accountant (ICAEW)

We are pleased to offer the opportunity of a Graduate Trainee Accountant (ICAEW) role for a September 2021 start.  This role offers fully funded training for the ACA through both in-house mentoring and classroom courses with Kaplan. We are immensely proud of our training track record, with a 100% pass rate for ACA exams with our trainees to date.

We are looking for applicants with a minimum of 2:1 degree in any discipline who are keen to pursue a career in accountancy.  The successful candidate will have a professional approach, good communication skills and be highly motivated, ambitious and keen to learn.  Experience is not essential as full training will be given.

At Botham Accounting we believe that the best way to serve our clients is by ensuring each staff member has a broad range of experience throughout the spectrum of accounting for SMEs. On this basis, your role day to day throughout your training contract is likely to be varied, gaining experience and knowledge of the following:

  • Bookkeeping (mainly using Xero, but also with other systems)
  • VAT Returns
  • Management Accounts Preparation
  • Year End Accounts Preparation
  • Corporation Tax computations
  • Company Secretarial and other Admin tasks
  • Involvement in audits and other specialist assignments

There may be opportunities to assist the personal tax and payroll departments to further your knowledge.  Not only will this experience be a great benefit to your career, but will also complement your ACA studies.

Botham Accounting is a growing firm based in Nottingham city centre. We take a proactive approach to adopting innovations in technology to help us work smarter.  We operate a paperless, cloud-based office and are able to work remotely from home should COVID restrictions continue.

Working hours will be 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) based around core hours of 9:30am to 4:30pm.  We acknowledge the importance of the individual needs of our team and are as flexible in our support as possible.  If you are successful in your application we will work with you to develop a long term study plan that is best for both your career progression and personal circumstances.

Salary will depend on level of qualification and ability. This will be judged at interview and an appropriate offer made.

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV and covering letter to careers@bothamaccounting.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is 1 April 2021.


Brandon Smith – Tax Trainee

I started at Botham Accounting in the midst of the pandemic.  I knew training was something that was going to be affected.  However, with constant consideration from management, I was given the support I needed to decide on my training route through the ATT and CTA.   I was given the option to work from home and to come into the office for the necessary exposure to succeed, this means I have been able to find a good balance in undertaking my duties and finding the time to absorb what I am learning.   Regarding the nature of the work itself and the development this encourages, I never find myself short of work that is interesting and varied to anything I have previously worked on.  Particularly, the responsibility of tasks given such as my involvement in the Construction Industry Scheme has proven that Botham Accounting sees my worth.

I always feel encouraged and supported to push myself in my work too.  My manager, Angela, makes sure that I’m involved in tasks which can be difficult, but necessary for my future undertaking of the CTA.   A few months ago, Andrew challenged me to attempt a modelling of the personal tax system in Excel which could be used for one of our clients.  This was also difficult, but somewhat enjoyable and provided a great eureka moment when I finally understood what I needed to do.  Basically, the no-limits approach to training that Botham Accounting offers, allows you to only be limited by your own willingness to learn.

I have also felt looked after at Botham Accounting, from the support I offered even before I joined to the daily calls I receive as we all work remotely, helping me feel welcomed and part of the team.  I look forward to the social events that have been rumoured to happen once the pandemic is in its decline…

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