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Overview of Firm

PKF is the 11th largest accountancy brand and the 9th largest audit practice in the UK. We are also an active member of PKF International, a global network of legally independent accounting firms that gives us an on the ground presence in 150 countries around the world with access to more than 20,000 people across 440 offices globally.

We provide a full range of audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services, and are experts at simplifying complexity. We are particularly well-known for working with complex clients with challenging issues in fast-moving and highly technical areas, such as the insurance industry, the global capital markets and the not for profit sector. Our aim is to understand people, the organisations they run, and what matters to them, so we can simplify complexity and help them achieve their ambitions.

We recruit School Leavers in Advisory and Outsourcing Divisions

Introductory to Advisory Division

PKF GM is a Restructuring, Advisory and Insolvency practice and part of the PKF network with offices in Leeds and London.  The practice specialises in providing bespoke advice to a wide variety of stakeholder groups across a broad range of industry sectors.

We offer clients a high level of partner involvement, together with the combined knowledge and experience of an established, close-knit team.


Your role will be to assist the team in the administration and progress of a variety of ongoing formal insolvency assignments from initial instruction to closure, reporting to Senior Administrators, Managers or Directors.

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Creditor and stakeholder liaison
  • Agreement of claims and distributions
  • Case progression
  • Statutory reporting and compliance, tailored to stakeholders
  • Investigations
  • Liaising with associated external professionals
  • Case closure
  • General administrative tasks on assignments
  • Assisting on contentious insolvency/fraud and forensic assignments.

Professional qualification opportunities, subject to passing probation

Person Specification

  • This position is open for school leavers only – no University degree
  • GCSEs Grade 5/B in Maths and English Language
  • C and above in three A-Levels, or equivalent (excluding General Studies)
  • Any knowledge and experience of corporate or personal insolvency case types would be helpful, but not required

Personal Attributes

  • Hardworking
  • Team player
  • Ability to cope under stress and work to deadlines
  • Willingness to ask for help/ask questions
  • Willingness and ability to learn
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Energetic
  • Effective communication skills

IT Skills 

  • Competent in all Microsoft packages, including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of IPS Turnkey is helpful, but not required
  • Job Type: School Leaver Scheme
  • Area of Specialism: Business Advisory
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London & Leeds
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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