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Overview of Firm

PKF Littlejohn LLP is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisors based in Canary Wharf. With in-depth expertise in many fields of tax, accountancy and finance, we work for
clients ranging from large, listed corporates and SMEs to individuals, their families and their businesses.

Business Services Team

‘Variety’ best describes the work of this division. You could be involved in the preparation of financial statements of any organisation from owner-managed businesses, sole traders, partnerships or large UK groups. The industries our clients operate in include include property, retail, Financial services, consultancy, technology and many others.

With every accounts preparation assignment you’ll gain a deeper insight into how financial statements are put together, and get involved with more complex work. As your experience grows, so will your opportunities.

Purpose and Aim of the 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 year end financial statements as allocated by the manager
  • For each assignment, produce a file and a set of financial statements, to a high standard for manager review
  • Keep the manager informed about progress
  • Complete the work within budget
  • Adopt high professional standards with a business-like approach to work
  • Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of double entry bookkeeping
  • 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 and to follow up to ensure completion
  • Willing to accept feedback/development points and action it

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a 2.1 degree (attained or expected) in any discipline
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (2017 tariff) from three A Levels, or equivalent (excluding General Studies)
  • GCSE Maths and English grade C or 9-4 or above (or equivalent)

Personal Attributes:

  • Be commercially aware
  • Computer literate
  • Team player but also be able to work independently when appropriate
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Systematic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Work to deadlines
  • Problem solver
  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Corporate Finance
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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