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Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer, employing over 11,000 individuals across over 200 branches nationwide.

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We represent 25 new car manufacturers and retail over 280,000 vehicles per year, with an annual turnover in excess of £3 billion.

That’s where you come in

In each of our multi-million pound branches, we rely on finance staff to support our retail operations. Hiring the best accounting talent in the market is fundamental to our success, so each year we recruit students across the country for our training scheme, the Accounts Academy.

As a Platinum Approved ACCA company, our Graduate Accountant scheme helps you complete your ACCA qualification alongside fellow and past graduates.

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About Accounts Academy

If you become a member of the Accounts Academy, you’ll benefit from:

  • Internal training at Arnold Clark.
  • The opportunity to study towards ACCA qualification and logbook objectives.
  • Promotion as a reward for ambition and talent.
  • A place on the ACCA platinum approved training scheme.
  • Quarterly training at Arnold Clark’s leading-edge GTG training facility.

Based at a local Arnold Clark branch, successful candidates will work alongside an experienced member of our accounts team. This is an exciting and varied opportunity, and given our presence across the UK, there may also be the chance to travel.


What you could be doing

Our Accountant Graduate programme gives you the opportunity to experience all areas of branch accounts over a three-year period, so you can gain the skills you need to become a Branch Accountant.

After starting with basic tasks like purchase ledger and credit control, you’ll move onto more technical tasks including:

  • Monthly management accounts
  • Staff management
  • Cashflow reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Profit forecasting
  • Year-end accounting

Here's what you'll need

After three years in our academy, you can take on the full Branch Accountant role. But before you apply, we’ll need to know you have the following:

  • Degree in Maths, Accounting or Finance.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead and influence others.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.