Accounting & Finance
Our Accounting & Finance and Tax teams underpin every aspect of our business.
On our eight week Summer Internship programme you’ll gain an excellent grounding in accounting and finance and how we apply our expertise to our day-to-day business. You’ll develop a broad range of financial skills, including financial management and strategy, planning and commercial analysis.
We invest heavily in our Internship programme you’ll gain the kind of technical and interpersonal skills that will set you up for any graduate scheme in our industry.
You’ll work on challenging and useful projects that add value to our business. This will include an intern group project, which you'll present back to senior members of the business at the end of your eight weeks.
With extensive networking opportunities, you’ll build contacts with other interns and senior Schroders employees and managers. It’s a great way to get under the skin of the business and talk to experienced professionals about possible directions for your future career.
Through a number of different roles you'll hone your finance skills, from financial management and strategy, to planning and commercial analysis. Supporting different business teams, you'll learn everything there is to know about how financial expertise supports our global organisation.
You won't just have plenty of early responsibility. You'll also be encouraged to challenge how we do things, come up with new ideas and influence major decisions. So your thinking could make a real difference to the way we work.
The Group Tax Team provides support and advice to the global business on all tax matters.
We advise the business on a wide range of tax matters including corporate taxes, personal taxes and VAT. Schroders recognises that it has a responsibility to pay an appropriate amount of tax in each of the key jurisdictions in which it operates. We aim to balance this with our responsibility to our shareholders and clients to structure our affairs and their affairs in an efficient manner.
Working in tax is fast paced and ever changing. It is an academically challenging job and requires analytical, interpersonal and commercial skills. Tax professionals have to communicate effectively with the wider business and be able to deliver on strategic goals. Tax is a really interesting area that regularly features on the front page of the newspaper.
You'll start with a thorough induction that will set you up to take the Investment Management Certificate Exam. Then, alongside on-going technical training, you'll study for a professional qualification – either the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or relevant Tax qualifications. We'll support you with funding and generous study leave along the way.
Who we're looking for
Your personal qualities are as important as your technical skills. So you’ll need to be passionate, committed and ambitious with the drive and initiative to build strong working relationships.
Clearly you’ll need excellent analytical and solid numerical skills. But you’ll also be a self-starter with a genuine passion for working in accountancy in the investment management industry.
With a strong academic record, you’ll be in your penultimate degree year and predicted to gain at least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in any discipline. Or you’ll be a final year students who plan to pursue a Masters year after the internship will also be considered.
Your personal qualities are just as important as your strong academic background. With the integrity and drive to build relationships across our business, you need the initiative and ambition to influence the way we work.
Clearly you’ll need strong analytical and numerical skills, along with a strong academic background, including at least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.