Deadline

28 Feb 2019

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance
  • Location: Canary Wharf, London
  • Start Date: September & December 2019
  • UCAS Points: 120
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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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.

Our independent status means we offer clients a high level of partner involvement, together with the combined knowledge and experience of an established, close-knit team.

At PKF Littlejohn LLP, every individual matters. You’re more visible, more accountable and more fundamental to our success. If you’re successful you’ll enjoy challenging work in an environment, which encourages personal success. We deliberately seek to recruit individuals who have combined academic excellence with direct experience in business life.

Business Services Group

‘Variety’ best describes the work of this division. You could be involved in the audit of any organisation from a listed company to working with owner-managed businesses. Sole traders and partnerships don’t always have the accounting infrastructure of larger companies, so they rely on us for day-to-day financial advice. Our clients include natural resource companies, tech companies, professional practices and retailers.

Your work could range from conducting audits at clients’ premises to preparing management or statutory accounts.

With every audit, you’ll gain a deeper insight into each stage of the process, and a broader view of the businesses we work for. 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 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
  • Be able to obtain and document effective audit evidence including that relating to Corporation and Indirect taxes, to include the following:
  1. Fixed assets section (complete)
  2. Bank section (complete)
  3. Understand & document accounting systems and complete systems testing
  4. Profit and loss analysis – with attention to tax requirement
  • 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

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:
  1. Partners
  2. Managers
  3. Assignment Leaders
  4. Other Audit Staff
  • Effective external communication with clients

Job Knowledge Required

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

What you should expect from others

Assignment Leader:

  • Detailed briefing from Assignment Leader/Manager
  • Day-to-day support and on the job training
  • Face to face feedback
  • Daily on-site progress updates
  • Guidance in planning work to complete it on time and within budget
  • Review of work completed and feedback on progress

Manager:

  • Detailed briefing
  • Ongoing support and guidance
  • On the job training
  • Prompt response to queries
  • On site reviews

Partner:

  • On site reviews

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a 2.1 degree
  • Minimum of 120 UCAS points (excluding general studies)
  • A in Maths GCSE
  • B in English GCSE

Personal Attributes:

  • Be commercially aware
  • Computer literate
  • Team player
  • 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
  • Ability to spot new business
  • Initiative
  • Problem solver
  • Persuasive
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