Deadline

31 Dec 2018

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance
  • Location: Canary Wharf, London
  • Start Date: September 2019
  • UCAS Points: 120
  • Degree Required: 2:1
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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Overview of Firm

As a 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 will 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 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
  • Undertake audit work as 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 efficiently and to a high quality
  • 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, Financial Reporting Council 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:
  1. Partners
  2. Managers
  3. Other Audit Staff
  • Effective external communication with clients

Job Knowledge Required

  • Attend training courses as appropriate
  • Possess core IT skills

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2.1 degree
  • Minimum of 120 UCAS points (excluding general studies)
  • A in Maths GCSE
  • B in English GCSE
  • A keen interest in and empathy with the Not for Profit sector

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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