FAQ

Before I apply
1. What are the minimum requirements?
2. I do not meet the minimum requirements, can I still apply?
3. Can I apply if I need a work permit or work visa?
4. I am studying, or have completed, the AAT - am I eligible to apply for the ACA programme?
5. I am part ACA qualified, can I apply to come and work with you?
6. I have started an ACA training contract with another firm but would like to leave, or have now left – can I apply to join the Moore Stephens programme?

7. I have successfully completed some or all of the CFAB qualification independently; can I still apply for the ACA training contract with Moore Stephens?
8. Do you offer work experience?
9. Which offices do you recruit graduates into?
10. How can I find out more about the different departments I could work in?
 

My application
1. What is the selection process?
2. I have submitted my application when can I expect to hear from you?
3. My application was unsuccessful, how long do I need to wait before I reapply?
4. What is the interview format?
5. Do you provide feedback?


If your question has not been answered please contact careers@moorestephens.com




Before I apply

1. What are the minimum requirements?

The minimum requirements for our ACA Graduate programme are 300 UCAS points, achieved across three A-Levels sat within one year not including General Studies (or equivalent), and a 2:1 degree. We accept graduates from all disciplines. Return to the top.
 

2. I do not meet the specified minimum requirements; can I still apply?

Unfortunately, if you do not meet the minimum requirements, you will not be able to progress through the pre-screen form to submit an online application.

However, if you feel you have extenuating circumstances for not meeting our academic requirements, please progress through the pre-screen and provide further details within the application form. We reserve the right to request formal documentation of these mitigating circumstances. Return to the top.


3. Can I apply if I need a work permit or work visa?

Unfortunately unless you have a current work visa, which will be valid for the period of the entire training contract without the requirement for renewal, we will not be able to progress your application. Return to the top.


4. I am studying, or have completed, the AAT - am I eligible to apply for the ACA programme?

If you have studied, or are in the process of studying, the AAT and are interested in progressing onto the ACA we would welcome your application, please note you would still be required to meet our minimum graduate criteria of 300 UCAS points and a 2:1 degree. Return to the top.


5. I am part ACA qualified; can I apply to continue my training with you?

The Moore Stephens ACA training vacancies are for the full three year training contract. Any vacancies for part-qualified staff will be advertised on our website under Experienced hire. Return to the top.


6. I have started an ACA training contract with another firm but would like to leave, or have now left – can I apply to join the Moore Stephens programme?

Unfortunately if your training contract has been terminated due to exam failures we will not be able to consider your application as we too have a strict exam failure policy in place.

If your training contract has been terminated for a reason other than exam failure please contact careers@moorestephens.com and a member of the Graduate Resourcing Team will be able to advise. Return to the top.
 

7. I have successfully completed some or all of the CFAB qualification independently; can I still apply for the ACA training contract with Moore Stephens?

If you have undertaken independent study in relation to the CFAB qualification, you will be eligible to join our full three year graduate training scheme, as long as you meet the minimum requirements. Please detail within your application form which CFAB modules you have completed and the individual marks obtained, also providing the number of attempts.

Please note that completing these exams are not a pre-requisite for the ACA training contract. Return to the top.


8. Do you offer work experience?

At the present time, unfortunately, we do not offer work experience opportunities. Return to the top.


9. Which offices do you recruit graduates into?

We recruit graduates into our London, Birmingham and Reading offices. Take a look at our current vacancies to find out about the opportunities we have available now. Return to the top.


10. How can I find out more about the different departments I could work in?

Take a look at our Graduate opportunities page to get an overview of the different departments you could work in. The full job descriptions are also included against our current opportunities. Return to the top.


My application

1. What is the selection process?

There are five stages to the Moore Stephens application process;

1. Application form
The first stage is to apply using our online application form. All application forms are read and assessed by a member of our Graduate Resourcing Team. 

2. Financial Reasoning Test (FRT)
You will receive a separate e-mail inviting you to sit our Financial Reasoning Test (FRT). 

Please note, unfortunately we cannot progress your application until you have completed the test.

3. Review
When you have completed the FRT you will be notified via email of your results. We will combine your test score along with your application score. If you are successful in meeting our minimum criteria in both areas you will be considered for an assessment centre.

We will also contact you via email if you have not met our minimum selection criteria, and as such will be unable to progress your application further.

4. Assessment Centre
Assessment centres are normally held from April - June, they are an opportunity for you to learn more about the firm and the department you are looking to join, as well as demonstrate your strengths to us. Our assessment centres include;

• presentations about the firm, the qualifications and training contract;
• an interview with a partner or manager;
• a tour of our offices;
• two assessments; and
• an opportunity to meet current trainees.

Remember, assessment centres are a great opportunity for you to learn more about us, as well as the other way round, so come prepared with your questions!

5. Outcome
You will be pleased to know that the assessment centre is the final stage of the process. We know you’ll be keen to learn the outcome, so we aim to inform you of the results within a week of meeting us. Return to the top.


2. I have submitted my application when can I expect to hear from you?

We have two intakes per year, September and January. The current vacancies for our September intake will close in April, and those for our January intake will close in June.

We endeavour to respond to applicants as quickly as possible, please take a look at our Selection Process to find out where you are in the application process. Please note we do wait for our roles to close before inviting successful candidates to assessment centre. Return to the top.
 

3. My application was unsuccessful, how long do I need to wait before I reapply?

In you were unsuccessful at any point in the application process you will need to wait 12 months from the date you were rejected to reapply. Return to the top.
 

4. What is the interview format?

The interview will include discussion of your application form as well as competency based questions. Return to the top.
 

5. Do you provide feedback?

Unfortunately due to the volume of applicants we cannot provide further feedback for candidates who were unsuccessful during the application process.

If you attended an Assessment Centre with the firm and would like additional feedback please contact careers@moorestephens.com within 10 working days of your assessment centre. Return to the top.