Accountancy Graduate Accountancy Graduate …

in York, England
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Oct 20
in York, England
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Oct 20
Posted by:
Daniela Krol • Recruiter
Posted by:
Daniela Krol
Norwich or York

Starting: Summer 2021

Number crunching is for calculators. Accountancy is for creative problem solvers with big ideas who want to make their mark. Does that sound like you?

Our accountants are influential. They are a part of a team that play a key role in crafting the Aviva of the future; they influence the decisions we make, the policies we produce and the way we work.

You don’t need to have studied Accountancy at university to become an Accountant at Aviva - we truly believe new insights and perspectives are invaluable. So whatever your degree, as long as you are curious, customer focused and passionate about learning, we can teach you the rest!

As you would imagine, we are working flexibly and remotely at the moment; using the technology to enable us to continue to collaborate with colleagues, and engage with our customers. Flexible working is ingrained in our culture, and has been for quite some time, but we would anticipate that during your training, your office base will be either Norwich or York. They are beautiful, buzzing towns in which to embark your career and once you’ve qualified, you will have the chance to broaden your horizons in any of our offices around the UK, or maybe even further afield.

Your role, more specifically:

You’ll train with us for three years, soaking up information from our specialists – but of course, we hope you stay with us for years to come as so many of our colleagues do! You will do three, one-year placements across different finance teams, including Financial Reporting & Controls, Business Partnering, Taxation and Investments. In other words, with us you’ll become a fully qualified accountant, a leader in the making, and you’ll hold the qualification and hands-on experience to launch your career.

What’s in it for you?

ICAEW qualification (a Level 7 qualification equivalent to a master’s degree) with exams paid for by Aviva

A starting salary of £26K with regular salary increases

Annual performance-related bonus

Up to 50 paid study days

Contributory pension scheme

29 days’ holiday, plus bank-holidays

Discounts on all Aviva products

Share Save scheme

What do we need from you?

2:1 degree in any subject

120 UCAS points from 3 A-levels (not including General Studies)

A passion for business, finance and insurance

The confidence and determination to lead

Unbeatable people skills

A creative, agile mind

Initiative and drive to get things done

Your next steps:

Press apply to be taken through to our online application where you will answer a short questionnaire about your motivations. You will also be able to attach your CV. If you match our criteria, we’ll send you some numerical and critical reasoning tests. Pass those and you’ll have a video interview. The final stage will be a virtual assessment day in early 2021.

Impress us and we’ll impress you. Be empowered to start your career right with Aviva.

Closing Date: 13th December.

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take responsibility, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.


*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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