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Benefits:

Paid staff volunteering day each year

Flexible working

23 days holiday increasing to 25 on 5th year of service

Quarterly social events

Income protection

Private medical cover

Staff brainstorming and team building days

Staff rewards/bonus scheme

Commission paid for referred clients

Team lunches/dinners

Fresh fruit for staff

Beer/Wine Fridge

Massive opportunities for progression to those who deliver

Apprenticeships

Commission paid for successfully referred candidates

Corporate social responsibility:

We support a charity of the year and raise funds throughout the year via sports activities, challenges, paid
volunteer days and in-house events to raise awareness and funds. Last year we raised in excess of £6,500 for
Great Ormond Street. Our charity this year is a local charity Resources for Autism.

As a firm we strive to be environmentally conscious and these are some of the things we have done so far:

Office recycling – no individual staff waste bins so maximum amount of waste is recycled

No plastic or paper cups

Filter water straight from the tap so no bottled water required

LED lighting to save energy

Hot water tap to save energy and water consumption

Paperless office

How we support our staff:

Company financials:

Turnover in

excess of £5.5m
9% increase

in 2017/2018

Staff numbers 70+

and we are expanding

Career progression:

Meet

Charlotte Berneye
  • 2012 Joined as AAT Trainee (School Leaver Scheme)
  • 2014 Promoted to Audit & Account Semi-Senior
    Began ACA qualification
  • 2016 Promoted to Audit & Accounts Senior
  • 2017 Qualified Accountant
  • 2018 Promoted to Assistant Manager

Meet

Ben Grunberg
  • 2008 ACA Accounts Trainee (Graduate Scheme)
  • 2010 Promoted to Audit & Account Semi-Senior
  • 2011 Promoted to Audit & Account Senior
  • 2013 Promoted to Audit & Account Manager
  • 2014 PA to Partner
  • 2016 Partner

Meet

Rudy Leob
  • 2010 Joined as an Accounts Trainee
  • 2011 Began ACA training
  • 2013 Promoted to Audit & Account Semi Senior
  • 2015 Qualified Accountant and promoted to Audit & Account Senior
  • 2016 Promoted to Assistant Manager
  • 2017 Promoted to Manager

Meet

Jordan Armstrong
  • 2013 Tax Trainee studying AAT
  • 2014 Began ATT training and promoted to Semi-Senior
  • 2015 Promoted to Senior
  • 2016 Began CTA training
  • 2016 Promoted to Assistant Manager

Meet

Jyoti Pandya
  • 2007 Joined as Tax Senior
  • 2010 Promoted to Tax Manager
  • 2014 Left on Maternity Leave
  • 2015 Return to Grunberg as Tax Manager (part-time)
  • 2017 Left on Maternity Leave
  • 2018 Returned to Grunberg as Tax Manager
    Compliance (part-time)

Meet

Michelle Dreyer
  • 2015 Joined as a Bookkeeping Intern for 12 months
  • 2016 Became a permanent staff member.
    Began ACA Accounts training in the Audit & Accounts Department.
  • 2018 Part-Qualified

Meet

Gedalia Waldman
  • 2010 Joined as a newly qualified Senior
  • 2012 Promoted to Assistant Manager
  • 2013 Promoted to Manager
  • 2014 Audit Partner

Our offices:

Facts and figures:

of our Partners were promoted internally

managers were promoted internally

of staff have the opportunity for flexible working

of our staff are female

of our staff are male

of our staff work part-time

is the average age of our staff

is the average age of our Partners

Facts and figures:

of our Partners were promoted internally

managers were promoted internally

of staff have the opportunity for flexible working

of our staff are female

of our staff are male

of our staff work part-time

is the average age of our staff

is the average age of our Partners

Frequently asked questions:

Do you offer apprenticeships?

Yes.  Most of our school leavers and graduates join us as apprentices.  School leavers would follow the AAT or ATT apprenticeship program and graduates would follow the ACA,  CIMA or ATT/CTA apprenticeship program.  For more details please follow this link Apprenticeships

When should I apply for your school leaver and graduate programs?

We have two intakes of trainees a year.  Once in April and once in September.  It would be advisable to submit your applications by February and June respectively.

What is the entry level requirements for School Leaver vacancies?

Level 5 in English and Maths, however we do not only look at academic achievements.  If you can demonstrate other attributes such as hard work and a determination to succeed these are qualities that are well regarded.

What is the entry level requirements for Graduates?

A 2.1 is desired.  You do not need a finance based degree.  Other degrees are accepted.  Just as desirable is that you can demonstrate you are taking a career in accountancy seriously i.e. via related work experience or can demonstrate an interest in business.

Do you offer study support?

Most of our trainees join as apprentices.  Those that do not qualify but are eligible to join as trainees would be provided with either full study support or paid study days and exam days depending on the qualification they are following.

I am looking for non-finance role – do you have vacancies?

Any non-finance roles, are normally within our admin department.  These will be advertised on our recruitment page when they become available.

Do you offer internships?

We do offer internships and one year university placements.  We generally take on interns during our summer months from June through to September in our bookkeeping, audit & accounts and tax departments.  Please apply in writing to admin@grunberg.co.uk with a covering letter and copy of your CV.  You will be asked to come in for an interview before a place is offered.

Do you offer work experience?

We do offer work experience to year school students in year 10 to sixth form but this will usually be for one week’s experience.  Please apply in writing to admin@grunberg.co.uk with a covering letter and copy of your CV.

I am a qualified accountant but haven’t worked in Practice, what roles can I apply for?

We are often recruiting at the qualified level but most roles do need applicants to have worked in Practice –  please see the individual vacancies for details.

What personal traits do you value in applicants?

Strong ethics, trustworthiness, attention to detail, precision and great organisational skills are all a must for skilled professionals but these are not only the things that are important.

  • Can you also build relationships with clients? Accountancy isn’t just about number crunching but about building relationships and imparting advice.
  • Can you demonstrate fantastic communication skills and are you a good collaborator working with teams and imparting this skill when advising clients on their business?
  • Do you have amazing time management, business commerciality and creativity? Good professionals have creative minds and can think outside of the box for fresh solutions.
  • Can you sell – are you able to bring in clients and also sell within your existing customer portfolio?

At every level some or all of these skills are needed and are valued by us.

Why us and not another accountancy firm?

Hopefully through this page you are already convinced we are a great firm to work for but here are a few more reasons:

  • Fantastic modern offices located in Colindale and also in Moorgate.
  • Top 100 firm and growing with a clear vision for partners and staff.
  • Sole UK member of an international network giving us a global reach.
  • Our work is produced to our high standard which is reflected in the expertise of our staff.
  • Positive, open working environment.
  • We collaborate with our staff using focus groups, partner mentoring and an open door policy for staff to share their ideas

Where are your offices and do I need a car?

We have two offices.  Our head office is based in Colindale, North West London which is a short walk from Colindale station on the northern line.  We also have a city office in Moorgate which is served by many tube and over ground lines.

A car is not necessary but many of our staff do drive to the Colindale office and we have some onsite parking which is allocated on a first come, first served basis.  All roles are based out of both offices – so some days are spent in Colindale and some in the City office.