🚀 Internship

Accounts & Audit Placement

Haines Watts

18d ago

🚀 Placement Program


Rolling basis


  • We are recruiting for an Accounts & Audit Placement Student to work within our Leeds City Centre office.
  • This position would suit a student wanting to undertake a placement year, who is looking to gain a range of experience within different areas of the accountancy industry. The position would involve working alongside our clients, providing support with year-end accounts preparation and the opportunity to go out to client sites on year-end audits. You would also gain experience in personal and corporate tax, bookkeeping and management accounts.
  • The placement student would gain exposure to the whole range of services offered, as well as experience of working in a professional office environment as part of a young, dynamic team of trainees, graduates and qualified accountants.
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Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


Accounts preparation:

  • Produce financial statements from a trial balance and make postings using the firm's accounting software, enabling a thorough understanding of financial statements to be made
  • Gain experience in preparing an accounts file


  • Carry out audit tests as part of a team, taking ownership of sections assigned to you
  • Attend stock takes
  • Learn how to prepare audit documentation using paperless audit software in line with the current auditing standards


  • Prepare annual returns and other documents for filing with Companies House;
  • Identify tax adjustments arising from accounts production and audit work;
  • Prepare personal and corporation tax returns using the firm's taxation software;
  • Gain understanding of different businesses when working with a range of clients;
  • Build rapport and develop relationships with clients and members of the team
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  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong professional work-ethic, including the ability to be self-motivated and manage workload
  • IT skills including good use of Excel and Word
  • Be authentic and a team player
  • Show resilience, take initiative and have a drive to succeed
  • Show approachability, availability and flexibility
  • Be passionate in your role
  • Show honesty and integrity
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