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Pensions Part Qualified Audit Trainee

PKF Cooper Parry
Balsall Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role...

Are you a strong part qualified auditor who would like to learn a new sector and widen you skills and knowledge?

Do you have a passion for pensions and are great at relationship building?

At Cooper Parry, joining our Pensions team would mean that you will have the opportunity to work closely with managers, Trustees, and administrators. You will be fully supported in continuing and obtaining your qualifications.

As you'll already know, this is no rigid, eyes-down and desk-bound role. You need to be adaptable and versatile, with the confidence and composure to engage and liaise with clients and team members. You will be quick to find resolutions to problems - approaching your work with a positive attitude to perform above and beyond expectation.

You will...
  • Work as part of a team to meet deadlines and contribute to help the team to meet its objectives and ensure trustee demands are exceeded. We are proud to say we've never missed a deadline.
  • Support a team to develop by delivering regular coaching and feedback to others
  • Manage a number of priorities to deliver high quality results
  • Proactively following up on review points raised by the manager and completing them in a timely manner
  • Planning and organising - to ensure all client work is carried out within the appropriate timescales set by the manager and providing regular updates to the manager without being prompted
  • Provide technical expertise to ensure pension audit procedures performed are conducted to the correct standard
  • Build relationships with Trustees and administrators

About you...

As a Part Qualified Pensions Audit Trainee, you will be a passionate about auditing and pensions, with a 'get it right first time' attitude.

You must be committed to providing exceptional customer service and building effective working relationships with clients.

You will be...
  • Working towards an ACA/ACCA qualification or equivalent with at least 2 years recent experience in an external audit practice setting
  • Experience managing a portfolio of clients and audit assignments
  • Confident to seek guidance and support from colleagues and managers when required
  • Open & honest
  • Ability to problem solve to clear audit issues
  • Flexible to meet manager and trustee expectations
  • Proactive, taking accountability for results delivered
  • Able to 'WOW' clients and build strong relationships

About us...

We're no ordinary firm of accountants and business advisers. And this means we don't give ordinary advice. We work with privately owned, not for profit and multi-national businesses across the UK to help them become more aware of their financial position, become more financially efficient, help them grow and much more.

We're straight-talking and put people and relationships before products and services. This is what's made us the fastest growing firm of accountants in the UK... and our vision is to continue.

In the last 2 years', we have achieved some fantastic feats:
  • Partnered with Waterland Private Equity since July 2022, and are now on a lightning-fast growth journey
  • Ranked No.1 in the Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index
  • Placed Top 3 in the mid-size category at the Inspiring Workplace Awards
  • Achieved 13th overall at the Inspiring Workplace Awards, against all businesses of all sizes across Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Became B Corp certified! Measuring and improving our impact beyond business for a brighter tomorrow
  • Best Companies No.1 Accountancy Firm to work for in the UK & No.30 Best Large Company to work for 2023

What's in it for you...

We have always believed in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves. From how you dress, to where you work and how often you take holiday. We give our people the opportunity to work flexibly, as well as the trust and accountability to deliver.

We put our people at the heart of our culture. If our people love working here then they do amazing work, that's why we offer things like:
  • A streamlined, client-focused service free from unnecessary red tape
  • Supported development with tailored training to help you learn and progress
  • A truly flexible approach to hybrid working
  • Empowered and entrusted to do what you do best
  • An amazing wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental, spiritual, and financial health
  • Volunteering opportunities to work closer with local communities and charities
  • Alongside an array of benefits and perks all nicely packaged on our CP Pay & Perks platform

We know everyone performs their best when they feel welcomed and supported to bring their whole selves to work. As an equal opportunities' employer, we will work with you to ensure you have all you need to achieve your best.

Get in touch if you have any questions about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion or about accessibility/accommodations during your application process.

A note for Recruitment Agencies...

Agencies, we love you... but unsolicited CV's will not be honoured. We will only accept CV submissions for roles briefed to you by our Talent Acquisition team.

If you would be interested in working with us - please send a message to a member of our Talent Acquisition team, should we have anything we need additional support on we will reach out to you.

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