• Job Reference: 0679
  • Date Posted: 21 April 2021
  • Recruiter: PKF Francis Clark LLP
  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you looking for a graduate training programme?

If the answer is yes, and you want to start your professional career in an established and respectable accountancy firm that will invest in your future then PKF Francis Clark could be for you.

PKF Francis Clark is the largest independent accountancy firm in the South West. We are known for our professionalism and depth of expertise across multiple sectors and we believe that excellent personal client relationships are the key to success in maintaining our award winning reputation.

Emily  – ACA Trainee  “I choose Francis Clark as I wanted the “big city” job but with the South West relaxed lifestyle, which is what I have at Francis Clark”

Our three year ACA programme will help you to become a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant.

We are much more than just accountancy. We act as trusted business advisers, working in partnership with our clients to help support and enhance their performance. Whether it’s a family business, private client, corporate business, professional practices or the not-for-profit sector we offer you the opportunities to experience all types of client work.

You will be required to work as part of the team to provide a range of accountancy and tax related services to a wide array of clients across a diverse range of sectors. From data analytics to professional client advice, every day is different when you are an ACA trainee.

Our training is delivered via a level 7 apprenticeship standard where you’ll complete 450 days technical work experience, study for 15 exams and attend our accredited STEPs course that offers structured interpersonal development. 

All of our trainee opportunities follow apprenticeship standards which means you will receive support and learning not only for your professional qualification but also towards the skills and behaviours that are required to be a successful accountant.

We recognise that personal development training is essential in becoming a well trusted business adviser so this is why we have an accredited STEPs programme that offers you the structured interpersonal development.

Balancing client work with study for professional exams requires focus and dedication but it’s also the best way to learn: you’ll quickly get experience in many areas, guided by senior colleagues and supported and advised by your own mentor/counsellor.

Our culture is created by our people, all of whom are encouraged to share their opinions, value teamwork and understand the importance of a mutually beneficial, supportive environment.

Each office has a chosen charity and we’re proud of our efforts to support and raise funds throughout the year

We’re looking for confident people, passionate about our industry, who have lots of initiative and an organised approach.

Our minimum academic requirements are:

  • 2:1 degree (or equivalent)
  • 112 (280) UCAS points plus a grade 9 - 5 or B and above in GCSE Maths and English

If this sounds like you, apply now! (Click apply for this job now to be diverted to the Francis Clark application portal).

If you are successful with your application we will be holding our regional assessment centres virtually.