Accounting Associate HCA Chartered Accountants Ltd

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    HCA Chartered Accountants Ltd

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Accounting > Level 5

  • Positions


  • Location

    12, Cromac Place, Belfast, BT7 2JB

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

  • Assisting and preparing accounts

  • Assisting on audits and audit fieldwork at clients' sites

  • Personal tax compliance

  • Corporation tax compliance

  • Exposure to ad hoc projects

  • Working as part of a diverse and compact team

  • Exposure to directors with vast experience

  • Varied role across our different service offerings

  • Client facing opportunities

  • Opportunities to grow your career

Person Specification

The right candidate for us must be driven to further their career, friendly and approachable to our clients, a good fit for our team and most importantly, willing to learn. If this sounds like you and you want to be part of an ever growing team, then HCA is the right place to further your career.

As most of our work is carried out on Microsoft products, our ideal candidate must be proficient across Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Successful candidates will have the option to start between 1st June 2024 and 1st September 2024

A second position may be available if the right candidate is identified.

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

AccountancyBelfast Metropolitan College


Accounting is an integral part of any business and a discipline which offers a wide variety of employment opportunities. 

The growth in multi-national organisations means that a qualification in accounting can provide you with global employment opportunities.

If you are interested in specialising in accounting and working within the financial or wider business sector, then this course is for you. This course is part of the two year Higher Level Apprenticeship program and runs for one day in college and the rest with an employer in an accountancy role (see entry requirements).

Early application is recommended.


Units include:

  • Financial Accounting

  • Business Management

  • Business Law (NI)

  • Taxation (NI)

  • Advanced Financial Accounting

  • Advanced Tax

  • Management Accounting

  • Financial Data Management


All modules summative assessment by ATI external examinations held in May/June annually.

Completion of 2-year work placement e portfolio.


Accounting Technicians Ireland Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians

Validated By

Accounting Technicians Ireland


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

As a guide, you should expect to have:

  • A minimum of 96 tariff points (UCAS New tariff points for entry to Higher Education) from any A Level subject combination; or a minimum of MMM profile on Extended Diploma in Business and Finance or related area.

  • You must also have minimum Grade B/6 in GCSE Maths and Grade C/4 in GCSE English (or equivalent). 

Please note that each employer reserves the right to enhance these entry requirements.



Start Date

Wednesday 11 September 2024

End Date

Monday 01 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Opportunities to progress to further training leading to Chartered Accountancy Status (Chartered Accountants Ireland).

Careers may include:

Chartered Accountant – Auditing financial records. Reviewing and certifying book of accounts, balance sheets and statutory returns. Budgeting and reporting. Forecasting and investigation finance and account issues.

Tax Advisor – Researching, analysing and interpreting changing tax legislation. Providing documentation for correct implementation of company products. HMRC enquiry work and Tax Tribunals.

Financial Advisor - working with individuals to provide advice on tax and estate planning, retirement, risk management, savings and investment.

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