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    Who are we?

    PKF Smith Cooper is a multi-award winning firm of trusted accountants and business advisors, specialising in audit, tax, corporate finance and business recovery and restructuring. With offices based across the Midlands in Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Ashbourne, we keep our clients at the heart of what we do and pride ourselves on the highly personalised services we provide.

    Our company values – Engage, Empower and Excel – bring our team together and drive us towards future growth. We are passionate about investing in our people and our extensive development and progression opportunities could help you achieve your potential.

    Our group companies – Infuse Technology, Everlong Wealth and PKF Smith Cooper Systems – work with us to provide a comprehensive range of professional services for ambitious businesses and individuals across the Midlands.


    PKF Smith Cooper is part of the wider PKF Global network, the 12th largest network in the UK. With PKF presence in 150 countries, we operate in unison with member firms across the world, sharing our ideas, expertise and specialist resources to better serve our clients.

    A role at PKF Smith Cooper opens doors for you around the world, with the chance to experience our international network through our secondment opportunities as well as the PKF One Week More scheme, which gives you the chance to extend your holiday with time working abroad in one of our international offices, meeting colleagues from across the world. If you have a passion for travelling and are looking to immerse yourself further in a new culture, the PKF GO programme offers temporary placements and secondments for up to 2 years at one of our global member firms.

    What makes us different?

    We understand the importance of encouraging and empowering our team to perform at their best and build strong and productive working relationships. We give you the resources and opportunities to grow your professional career within an ambitious, supportive and future-focused work environment, where no two days are the same. We believe in nurturing home-grown talent and have a dedicated team of training and development professionals who help our people thrive.

    After your initial settling in period, we offer hybrid working as part of our commitment to helping you maintain a positive work-life balance.

    As part of your life at PKF Smith Cooper, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a busy social calendar full of team events, office activities and committees. From our monthly book club and Mental Health Committee to our legendary summer parties, there are lots of ways to get to know people away from your desk.

    Who are we looking for?

    Our early careers opportunities offer you a taste of both a local and independently owned practice, as well as an international accounting and advisory firm, whilst giving you the chance to gain specialist knowledge and hands-on experience in an industry with high earning potential.

    We’re looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in any discipline who can demonstrate good organisation and time management skills, an attention to detail and can work well in a team. Excellent communication skills are important to all of our roles, and previous experience in a customer service or customer facing role would be beneficial.

    If you have a passion for learning and want to join an industry-leading firm, we would love to hear from you!

    Proud winners of the 2023 Insider Midlands Young Professionals of the Year Award and 2023 Finalist of Tolley’s Taxation Awards Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm

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    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 251
    • No. of Partners: 18
    • No. of Trainees: 73

    Early Careers – Annual Opportunities (approx.)

    • Graduate Jobs: 28

    Office Locations

    • Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Ashbourne, Telford, Cambridge, Coventry, Worcester and Hereford

    Areas of Specialism

    • Audit and Assurance
    • Business Advisory
    • Corporate Finance
    • Forensic Accountancy
    • Risk
    • Tax
    • Other
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