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30 Jun 2018

Overview of the Firm

As an independent member of PKF International, a worldwide network of independent accounting firms, we can provide truly global coverage.
Every individual matters at PKF Littlejohn; our people are visible, accountable and fundamental to our success.  Training with us would give you the opportunity to enjoy a challenging and varied working environment and provide you with an excellent grounding for your future.

Not for Profit Group

The Not for Profit (NFP) team has an impressive pool of knowledge and experience to share and from which to learn.  The team is led by partners with extensive experience in the sector; not only of auditing and advising large, high profile NFP entities but some have also seen things from the client’s side where they have run and assisted in the governance of global international charities.
NFP organisations are distinguished by the fact that they exist for a social purpose, rather than by what they do day to day. This means the NFP world encompasses everything from radical campaigning organisations to big businesses with a public benefit remit.  This is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in the sector to be joining our NFP team and in return for your enthusiasm to develop and learn we can offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding career.


Purpose and Aim of Job

  • To begin to develop a knowledge of accounting and auditing techniques and show commitment to passing the professional examinations

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake the work allocated by the assignment leader
  • Keep the assignment leader informed about progress at daily meetings
  • Ensure attendance at briefing meetings and understand the audit plan
  • Complete the work within budget for each area
  • Adopt high professional standards with a business-like approach to work
  • Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of double entry book keeping
  • Develop a basic knowledge of current accounting standards
  • Pass relevant professional examinations first time
  • Be able to advise on basic accounting issues
  • Be aware of Institute and internal ethical guidelines
  • To accept responsibility for all work performed

Responsibilities or involvement in Management

  • To promote the firm
  • To complete appraisals in accordance with procedure

Communication and Business Relationships required

  • Effective internal communication – both oral and written – with: Partners, Managers and Other Audit Staff
  • Effective external communication with clients

Job Knowledge Required

  • Attend training courses as appropriate
  •  Possess core IT skills, including Pro Audit & CaseWare

Person Specification

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2:1 degree
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS points (excluding general studies)
  • A in Maths GCSE
  • B in English GCSE
  • A keen interest in specialising in the Not for Profit sector
  • Area of Specialism: Other
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Canary Wharf, London
  • Salary: Competitive
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