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A career with Monahans

Join a people-focused firm whose ambition is to help its staff meet theirs.

Find the role that’s right for you with Monahans and help influence the shape of one of the leading independent accountancy and advisory firms in the South West. Enquire now to see how an accounting career with Monahans could be the future for you. See our current vacancies opposite. You can also download our Why work at Monahans? PDF here.


Further your career -
Helping you get to where you want to be
Our colleagues love working for us because of our teamwork, culture and the variety of work we offer.

Our ambition is to help our people meet theirs. That’s why we offer an extensive programme of training and development, ensuring our people have the support they need to learn and grow. We offer generous study packages and tailored development plans to meet individual needs.

So much more than just accountancy - Trusted partner across a range of services
Whatever our clients’ needs, we act as their trusted partner, providing insights and supporting them with reassuring professional expertise. To successfully provide this level of service, our team needs expertise across a broad range of specialisms that include Corporate Finance, Audit, Tax Consultancy, Business Recovery and Insolvency, Digital Cloud Accounting, Payroll, HR Services and Probate.

Explore careers across Monahans’ different services and learn how you can build a career that is tailored to you.

Accounting Graduate/Trainee Jobs - A career with Monahans just adds up
If you are looking to kickstart your career with an accounting graduate scheme in a leading independent firm, look no further. For over 120 years Monahans has been helping its people grow their careers, giving them support they need from the outset, and a voice from day one.

As a trainee accountant, you can work towards a professional qualification whilst enjoying variety in your role, early responsibility client exposure. With a structured progression and development programme, no ambition is too big.

Enquire now to see how an accounting graduate scheme and career with Monahans could be the route for you.

Visit our hashtag #AskUs2024 to hear why our trainee accountants like working at Monahans.

Why Monahans? - Fulfilling careers with a friendly firm
Monahans is committed to the personal and professional development of its people. From flexibility in your day-to-day working life to support in challenging times, we offer a range of benefits to support the needs of our employees.

Monahans’ decision to join the Sumer Group in 2024, not only means that employees will be working as part of one of the top 15 mid-market accountancy firms in the UK, but also provides a secure future, a trajectory of growth and enhanced expertise.

Working with Monahans, you will enjoy social clubs, study packages, flexible working patterns, mindfulness activities, volunteering days and more. Understanding the importance of community has been key to the success we have enjoyed for over a century.

Enquire now to see how an accounting career with Monahans could be the route for you. See our current vacancies opposite.

At Monahan’s we value the importance of recruiting the right people, for the right role and at the right time, we are all about investment in people. It is of paramount importance to us that we hire not only the most suitably skilled person for the role but ensure that they model our values and behaviours as well as being technically competent for the job.

We aim to keep our recruitment process uncomplicated, personable and transparent. We appreciate how stressful it can be applying for a new job, we want to make it as uncomplicated and as engaging as possible.

  • Integrity – We do what we say we’re going to do.
  • Client Focused – We put our clients are the heart of everything we do.
  • Respectful – We treat others as we would like to be treated.
  • Innovative – We focus on creating and delivering value.
  • Collaborative – Teamwork is the key to our success.
  • Approachable – We build great relationships based on support and understanding and a can-do attitude.

Advertising
We start our recruitment journey by advertising our roles on the Intranet (internal), our website for all external roles which feeds through to Indeed, we will occasionally use LinkedIn to advertise some of our more specialist roles.

Selection
We work continuously to reenergise our selection processes to ensure they are assessable by design, reflective of our values and rigorous enough to select the right person. We believe that to get the best out of a candidate we must showcase our values, sometimes an informal chat or a virtual coffee can lead to some great career conversations. On the whole we tend to screen all candidates through a screening call where we will ask set questions around the candidates’ motivation to join Monahans, what is if about us that makes them want to be part of the Monahans family. These calls are normally conducted by HR and sometimes by the hiring manager. If we believe the candidate is alighted to our values and would be eligible to be entered for the role. HR will set up a face-to-face interview with the Hiring Manager and maybe HR or another key stakeholder to which may form a panel. Please don’t worry, this is a great way for the candidate to quiz the interviewers on what it is really like working for the firm. Once interviewed we will then review and feedback to the candidate or candidate, for us it is all about the personal touch!

Offer
This is the best bit of recruitment matching the perfect candidate to their dream role! We will provide the successful candidate with a verbal offer and then follow up in writing confirming, start date, salary, holiday entitlement (all the good stuff!) including reporting lines and location.

Induction
We work with the receiving manager to design a bespoke induction to give the new starter the best start and welcome to Monahans. This isn’t just about branded stationary, a welcome card, water bottle and pen (but we do love stationary) this is about planning what the first week looks like, ensuring that our new starters are onboarded in the most efficient way, setting the tone for the future with the firm.

Trainee Recruitment
Monahans are a leading Apprenticeship firm that pride itself on taking on numerous trainees each ear in a February and August cohort. We have huge success on bringing in School Leavers to Grads to embark on their AAT or ACA journey to accountancy. We work in partnership with fabulous local learning providers to educate our newest talent of Trainees.

The Trainee Selection Process:
If you apply to our Trainee programme you will not only be applying to kick start your career, but you will be working with leading Training providers and the most supportive colleagues and peer group. Once you make the step to apply online your application or CV will be shortlisted and screened in the same way we do for all our roles. Rather than a straight forward Q&A interview we will invite you in to attend an Assessment Centre (don’t be scared!) this is normally a great event where applicants get to meet the team (after all you are assessing us too!) and go through an assessment centre including an In-tray to measure prioritisation skills, an interview, presentation (only to the interview panel!) and then a group exercise (that’s the fun bit!). We select the best candidates from the assessment and make offers before commencing the onboarding process and induction.

Checking and Vetting
All our roles are subject to pre-employment checks as deemed satisfactory by the firm. These checks include but not limited to: Right to work checks (day of interview), references, medical checks, and occasionally DBS checks.

Just some of our benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance Related Pay Increases
  • Benefits platform providing access to discounts/cashback to huge number of retailers
  • Volunteering policy – paid leave to support charitable causes
  • Access to our comprehensive learning and development hub
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Option to buy up to 5 days’ additional holiday each year
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Regular local and firm wide social events
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • 24hr access to a GP
  • Health cash plan -giving access to a range of health services at no cost to employee (P11D benefit)
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Life assurance (4x salary)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Hub and Wellbeing initiatives