At Gerald Edelman, we are united in our ambition to deliver genuinely exceptional relationships, experiences and advice. We know that to achieve this, we need teams full of talent.
Why Gerald Edelman?
We are a progressive business that continually looks at new and innovative ways it can support clients and businesses to compete and grow. Therefore, we are always looking for new and dynamic individuals to join our team and play a part in shaping the future.
Wherever you are in your career, we will support your development and give you the opportunities and training you need to succeed. You can expect to be constantly challenged yet supported on your journey with us.
"One of the best things about working at Gerald Edelman is the support you get.
There is always someone available to offer you guidance when you need it."
Jack Abrahams, Audit Trainee
Who we're looking for
- How to apply
- What we offer
Who we're looking for
How to apply
As an ICAEW approved ACA training firm, we take on five or more trainees every year.
Who we are looking for
We seek individuals from any degree discipline to train and qualify with us. Our ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
- Strong academic record;
- Team player;
- Able to understand and apply key principles and concepts;
- Inquisitive, willing to challenge and be challenged;
- Keen to understand the inner workings and key issues within businesses;
- Strong communication skills across different leadership levels.
How to apply
We currently only welcome trainee candidates from CitiGrad, whereby applications will open in March 2022.
What we offer
As a mid-tier practice, we offer a varied, interesting and well-rounded training experience. You will be trained within the specialist audit team, whilst having the opportunity to work on projects across a wide range of sectors and have opportunities to experience other specialist departments within the firm, such as Business Services or Tax.
From an early stage, our trainees are trusted and encouraged to take ownership of key aspects of a project and are able to work autonomously, with the guidance and support of partners and managers. This first-hand experience will not only develop your business skills but will also equip you well for your exams.
We support your studies by sending you on block release to college to reinforce your learning, covering the costs of your courses, exams and providing fully paid study leave.
We are always looking for fresh talent to join our growing team. We have a wide range of departments and opportunities to choose from, from compliance services to Deal Advisory and HR to International Tax.
Key characteristics for our ideal candidates are:
- Results focused;
- Strong communication skills.
If you would like to become a member of the team, view our latest vacancies below. Alternatively, to make a speculative application, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an experienced professional interested in partnership opportunities, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Richard Kleiner.
Our most recent alliance was with Industrial Investment Group, who have helped to build an Asset Finance and Leasing platform within Gerald Edelman, expanding our suite of services.
We are an accountancy firm in London that has ranked #45 in Accountancy Age's Top 50+50, with 16 partners and 140 employees. We have a head office in the City and work with a wide range of clients, from sole traders and FTSE listed companies to not-for-profit organisations.
Our office culture and diverse team promote a relaxed and open environment with a team-oriented approach, to ensure that all employees feel well supported.
At Gerald Edelman, we also give you the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge across departments enabling you to build a diverse skill set. We also hold regular social and sporting events to encourage team building across departments.
Up to 25 days holiday
Plus a day for your birthday.
Trainees attend college to assist with their exams and we provide opportunities for further qualifications, such as CTA and CPD courses.
Access to our discretionary bonus scheme.
In addition to weekly yoga and a running club, we regularly hold socials, such as quiz nights and go-karting.
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
We are committed to working with you to reach a healthy work-life balance.
Meet with a partner of your choice to discuss your career and personal development.
Please note that we only accept applications for trainee roles from CitiGrad. Applications will open in March 2022.
Audit Senior, 73 Cornhill London, EC3V 3QQ
We are looking for an Audit Senior to join our Audit department. This person will be working predominantly with the audit team on a diverse portfolio of clients including entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals, and some public interest entities. You will also get involved with ad hoc specialist assignments as and when they arise.
Their responsibilities will include overseeing the audit process for each job, reporting to the corresponding manager/partner, effective supervision of semi-senior and junior staff, including leading teams on assignments and producing accurate draft accounts with minimal outstanding queries, together with a well-presented audit file in a timely and methodical manner.
The ideal candidate for this role will be fully qualified ACA or ACCA and proven experience is essential.Learn more
Accounts Senior, 73 Cornhill London, EC3V 3QQ
We are looking for an experienced Accounts Senior to join our growing Business Services Department.
This position is client-facing and therefore travel to clients is to be expected. The role is a hybrid mix of working in the Cornhill office and home working. The right person will work within the department in small teams of between two to three people, reporting to the manager. Therefore, we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and a flexible attitude.
What will the role entail?
- You will need to prepare year-end financial statements and accounts with minimal outstanding queries, for review in a timely and methodical manner
- Responsible for the preparation of some VAT returns and management accounts for a wide variety of clients, within specified budget timescales
- Ad-hoc specialist assignments as and when they arise
- Production of management accounts as and when required
- See further responsibilities in the job description
The ideal candidate for this role will have a minimum of three years in practice at an accountancy firm, or five years minimum in practice if only qualified by experience. Additional essential and desirable requirements are included in the role description.
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to email@example.com.
Audit Manager, 73 Cornhill London, EC3V 3QQ
Reporting to the Audit partners, we are looking for an Audit Manager who can ensure that the requirements of auditing standards and audit regulations are achieved within the GE audit department. This candidate will drive efficient management of the audit department by scheduling, planning, supervising, and reviewing assignments by the team and available resources. The candidate will also be expected to build a good rapport with clients to be able to anticipate client needs and opportunity to cross-sell GE services to help clients meet their strategic and operational objectives for their businesses.
Their responsibilities will include maintaining general contact with the client and building a close relationship as one of the main points of contact on all matters, establishing the objectives of the engagement including the issue of engagement letters, relay of timetables, issuance of audit deliverables, etc. and making general planning decisions with respect to resourcing, staff objectives and timelines, budgetary review and WIP monitoring. The ideal candidate for this role will be fully qualified ACA or ACCA with a minimum of four years PQE.
To learn more about this role, including the responsibilities, requirements, and life at GE, click the link belowLearn more
Here's what our employees think
I joined Gerald Edelman as a graduate trainee five years ago and I cannot thank my colleagues enough who were incredibly supportive in helping me fulfil my training needs. As a result, in a short space of time I was promoted within the audit department from a junior to senior, and now manager. I have been encouraged throughout my time at Gerald Edelman and believe there is always space for those who have the drive to learn.
Carl Lundberg LLP is a Partner in Gerald Edelman LLP and Gerald Edelman Deal Advisory