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Part Qualified Audit Trainee

PKF Cooper Parry
Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Trainee Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role...

Our Audit team are on the lookout for keen and ambitious part qualified Audit Trainees/Student Chartered Accountants/Audit Seniors to come and join the team as we enter our next phase of growth.

There has never been a better time to join us! So if you have a passion for what you do, keen to get stuck in the mix, keep learning and strive to be the best you, then we want to hear from you.

Our award-winning Audit team cover various specialities:
  • Pensions - supporting a variety of Pension Trustees and Administrators on several key areas like, unauthorised investment transactions, fictitious pensions and incorrect benefit payments
  • Not for Profit - supporting across the whole spectrum, from academies, independent schools and student unions, to charities, museums and cathedrals
  • Big Business - focus on larger and more complex clients. Covering a wide range from private equity backed businesses to AIM listed businesses as well as others who report under the IFRS
  • Private business - A broad, multi-industry client base; we service more privately-owned firms in the Midlands than anyone else

Whether you are looking to become specialist or want to keep things open and have a mixed portfolio, we have an opportunity waiting for you.

You will:
  • Work as part of a team to meet deadlines and contribute to help the team as a whole to meet its objectives and ensure client demands are exceeded
  • Manage a number of priorities to deliver high quality results
  • Proactively follow up on review points raised by the manager and completing them in a timely manner
  • Plan and organise effectively 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 audit procedures performed are conducted to correct standard and accounts preparation is accurate
  • Be confident to seek guidance and support from colleagues and managers when required
  • Have the ability to problem solve to clear audit issues and be flexible to meet manager and client expectations
  • Manage your feedback and development, seek support from your line manager, and be open and honest

Whilst you continue to learn the ropes, we'll also support you with continuing your ACA/ACCA journey.

About you...

As the ideal candidate be/have:
  • Studying towards their ACA or ACCA qualification and either within their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of a trainee or apprenticeship contract
  • Experience in any industry/specialism, this could be Pensions, Not For Profit (NFP) Big Business, Private Owned Businesses or mixed portfolio
  • Great at relationship building as you will have the opportunity to work closely with the manager and the client and
  • A top notch problem solver, never settled with base level information and always ready to dig for the facts and find resolutions to problems
  • Approach your work with a positive attitude to perform above and beyond expectation

Our audit team is energetic, self-motivated, and dedicated to giving a first-class service to our clients. We challenge the status quo, deliver exceptional results, and have fun whilst doing it!

About us...

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. But we're no ordinary firm of accountants and business advisers.

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.

Over the last couple years alone, 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 and 13th overall at the Inspiring Workplace Awards, against all businesses of all sizes across Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • 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
  • Robust support to see you through your qualification
  • 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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