Summer Placement - June 2024

  • Job Reference: Summer Placement
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2024
  • Recruiter: PKF Francis Clark LLP
  • Location: Truro
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Internship or Placement
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

In a nutshell

You’ll spend 6 weeks on our summer programme where you will gain real insight into a career in Accountancy by experiencing a range of client work.

What you'll be doing

If you want to find out what it feels like to work for a company that prides itself on your development and supports your study to become a Chartered Accountant then, PKF Francis Clark is the place to be.

No two days will be the same. During the placement you will have the opportunity to experience some or all of the following:

  • Preparing financial statements for limited companies, partnerships, and sole traders
  • Auditing financial statements as part of an audit team
  • Preparing analysis of accounting data from clients’ books and records
  • Helping to prepare individual, business and company tax computations and returns
  • Assisting with research of businesses or sectors
  • Shadowing the financial planning team in their work

Our 6-week summer placements will commence in June for 6 weeks.  

About you

If you are interested in a career in Accountancy and would like to find out more and experience what it is like to be an accountant first hand, our summer placement could be for you!

You will be:

  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate initiative
  • Confident with your written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Comfortable working with figures and understand the significance of calculations
  • Analytical and methodical in your approach to work and willing to ask questions when unsure

What we're looking for

Undergraduates in their penultimate year of study who are interested to find out more about accountancy and can demonstrate the following:

  • On track to achieve a 2.2 or above in any degree discipline
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (obtained from three A Levels or equivalent excluding general studies)
  • Grade 4-9 or C or above in GCSE Maths and English

PKF Francis Clark are ranked number 28 on the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list 2023, making this a brilliant place to embark on your accountancy career.

Why work at PKF Francis Clark

We’re the largest firm of independent chartered accountants and business advisors in South West England. We have nine offices in Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton, Taunton, Torquay and Truro.

The firm, which celebrated its centenary in 2019, has annual revenue of over £65 million and a 900-strong team based across our offices. Our continuing growth offers you the opportunity to expand and develop your career in a direction that interests you.

We offer a supportive and flexible culture, taking your career seriously to enable you to be the best you can be. Since September 2022, PKF Francis Clark has been certified as a Great Place to Work.

We work hard to ensure that ours is a culture where you can be yourself, develop and be part of a forward-thinking team that makes brilliant things happen. We ranked as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in 2023, and again in 2024 when we rose nine places to 24th in the list of the UK’s Best Workplaces (Large Organisations).

We’ve also been ranked 46th out of 89 in the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women 2023 (Large Organisations) and 40th out of 79 in the UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing 2023 (Large Organisations). PKF Francis Clark has been highlighted as a top achiever among the UK’s Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by workplace culture experts Great Place to Work.

And in recognition of our outstanding training programmes for graduates, school leavers and career changers, we’re ranked 28th among England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers by the Department of Education and High Fliers Research.

Whilst we’re proudly independent, PKF Francis Clark is a member of the PKF Global family of  firms, which together are ranked as the 12th largest provider of accountancy services in the UK by Accountancy Age. As part of a global community of business advisors in 150 countries, the opportunities to expand your horizons by connecting with PKF colleagues around the world are endless.

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