Work with us

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

Who we're looking for

Trainees

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:

  1. Strong academic record;
  2. Team player;
  3. Able to understand and apply key principles and concepts;
  4. Inquisitive, willing to challenge and be challenged;
  5. Keen to understand the inner workings and key issues within businesses;
  6. 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.

Professionals

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:

  1. Dynamic;
  2. Results focused;
  3. Driven;
  4. Perceptive;
  5. Positive;
  6. Approachable;
  7. 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 recruitment@geraldedelman.com

Partners

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.

Benefits

We are an accountancy firm in London that has ranked #45 in Accountancy Age's Top 50+50, with 18 partners within the Gerald Edelman group 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.

Hybrid working

Working from home and our central London office.

Summer Fridays

Flexibility so you can enjoy your summer with family and friends.

Birthday day off

An additional day off to celebrate your big day!

Study support
 

We can help you with financial study support and access to professional subscriptions. 

Access to Perkbox and the Work Life Well Academy

Receive discounts on your favourite brands and manage your wellbeing. 

Yearly health screenings

All employees are eligible to recieve a yearly health screening with Bluecrest. 

Vacancies

We are always on the lookout for talented and driven individuals to join our team. To send us a speculative application, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@geraldedelman.com

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. 

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@geraldedelman.com

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Senior Associate - Business Services, 73 Cornhill London, EC3V 3QQ

We are looking for an experienced Senior Associate to join our growing Business Services department. This role will be client-facing and therefore travel to clients is to be expected.

The candidate will be working on a diverse portfolio of clients, including small and medium-sized privately owned limited companies, LLP's, partnerships and sole traders, preparing year-end financial statements and accounts with minimal outstanding queries. Other responsibilities include the production of management accounts, and periodic assistance on audits and ad hoc assignments.

The ideal candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified, have a minimum of three years in practice in an accountancy firm or five years if only qualified by experience. 

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@geraldedelman.com

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Finance Assistant, 73 Cornhill London, EC3V 3QQ

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our internal finance department. This person will work closely with the Senior Finance Assistant, as well as the Credit Controller and Purchase Ledger Clerk so this is a well-rounded and varied role for someone looking to gain experience and opportunities within internal finance.

The role will include assisting the credit controller with analysing client credit balances and payment reconciliations, assisting the purchase ledger clerk with the weekly payment run for various suppliers and staff expenses, producing various month end reports for managers and partners and dealing with various ad-hoc requests and data analysis as and when required.

The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion and interest in finance and accounting, great communication skills, both verbal and written, advanced Microsoft Excel skills, previous experience in an internal finance role, ideally covering sales and purchase ledger and a finance based qualification (e.g. fully or part qualified AAT) or someone who is looking to start their qualification with us.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@geraldedelman.com

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Here's what our employees think

Carl Lundberg

Carl Lundberg LLP is a Partner in Gerald Edelman LLP and Gerald Edelman Deal Advisory

 
I started my career at Gerald Edelman as a trainee in the audit department. However, after qualifying, I decided to gain some experience within a Big Four firm. I learnt a lot from my move, but I decided that my ultimate goal was to become a Partner and I wanted to do this at a mid-tier firm, for various reasons. I had kept in touch with lots of people at Gerald Edelman and was given the opportunity to return and work my way up to Partner. The great thing about Gerald Edelman is that they give you the space to grow and always support you in your career, whatever you decide. I greatly appreciate the opportunities I have been given and I’m excited for the future of my career here.
 

Lucy Norton

Assistant Audit Manager

I never set out wanting a role in audit. I studied architecture at university and spent 15 months working at an architecture practice after graduating. My dad was the one who suggested I get my ACA qualification. So, I joined GE as part of their graduate training programme and haven’t looked back. I knew I wanted to be at a medium size practice as I didn’t want to be pigeonholed. I also wanted to be recognised as a person, not just another number. I had a good feeling about the team from my first interview, and really felt like the firm was well balanced to offer good exposure and opportunities as well as a great work life balance.
I have felt supported and empowered at GE since the beginning. As I progressed from a junior trainee to assistant manager, I wanted others to have the same positive experience as I did. I always look to ensure our department has a great culture. I feel like there is a real opportunity for trainees to learn and develop quickly at GE if they are motivated and show a keen interest in taking on responsibilities. I genuinely believe you wouldn’t experience this at a lot of other firms.