Job Description

Location: Leamington Spa and/or Coventry

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Permanent, Monday – Friday

At HB&O, we’re looking for dynamic and enthusiastic school leavers and graduates who are keen to break the mould when it comes to the perceived stereotype of who an accountant typically is.

We’re a team of passionate experts, specialising in supporting businesses and individuals through every stage of their professional and personal life. Our clients come from all different walks of life, operate in all kinds of different sectors and bring different experiences, passions and motivators to their work, but they all have a common goal which is to be successful in their own right. 

We believe that our team should echo this too.


What skills and experience do you need?

Essentially, none! We have a range of training programmes designed to suit all levels of experience and qualifications. So, whether you’ve just finished school or university we’ve got a comprehensive and rewarding study pathway to suit you.


What will you be doing?

At HB&O, our trainee recruits embark on a study programme which is designed to offer comprehensive experience in all aspects of Practice. 

You will spend time learning how to prepare statutory reports with the accounts team; get stuck into the day to day running of a finance operation in the virtual finance office and learn how we provide assurance to our clients as part of the audit process.


How will you learn and be assessed?

Aside from regularly attending your elected business school to study for and complete your professional exams, you will be assigned a manager, who will lead your training and development over the course of your study programme. Your training manager will schedule regular one to ones; providing feedback and setting objectives to develop your technical and personal skills.


How long will it take?

The initial study programme lasts for 3 years but the length of this can be extended, depending on various factors. You may wish to sit fewer exams each year or embark on another qualification at the end of your 3 year programme. We are flexible and encourage individuals to do what is right for them.


What will the future hold?

We appreciate that everyone is individual- no two people enjoy all the same aspects of work, have the same strengths or even learn in the same way. At HB&O, we reflect this by offering a fluid progression plan that is far removed from the rigid corporate structure often seen in the accounting world. We encourage our employees to experience everything, find their passion and carve out a role for themselves based on what they enjoy.


Job Benefits:

  • Flexi-hours – we have core hours from 9:30am to 4:30pm, then work the rest around your schedule
  • Quarterly appraisals
  • Quarterly bonus schemes
  • Internal promotion opportunities
  • Free car parking
  • Employee discount platform
  • Regular social events
  • Wellbeing strategy and dedicated wellbeing team
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Funded CPD courses

Sounds like something you’d be interested in? Please click on the link to submit a copy of your CV: Apply now.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs or applications from recruitment agencies. 

Career Benefits

flexi time


We have core hours from 9.30 to 4.30, then work the rest around your schedule.

Promotion Opportunities

Internal Promotion Opportunities

Once qualified, we have a graded management system so there is always somewhere to move up internally. 

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

No one wants to try and find a parking space before your first morning coffee. We’ve got plenty of parking at both our offices.

Discount Platform

Employee Discount Platform

From your supermarket shop to holidays you can save with our exclusive discount programme.

Please Note:

Due to the number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted. 

By applying for this vacancy and sending a copy of your CV, you are giving consent to Harrison Beale & Owen Limited to store your details in its database for the purposes of sharing future employment opportunities. We will hold your data over the next six months should your initial application be unsuccessful.

We always treat personal details with the utmost care and in accordance with GDPR. You can withdraw this consent at any time by emailing [email protected].

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