The Graduate scheme starting September 2022 is now open.
Are you looking for a graduate scheme? We accept any degree discipline to join our graduate program to become a chartered accountant.
Careers with Page Kirk
Do you want to work for an award-winning firm of chartered accountants with enhanced holidays and flexi time to give you the work life balance you need and exciting opportunities, including working in America, once qualified?
Do you want to have a professional career and obtain an internationally recognised accountancy qualification?
Do you want to start your career with a progressive independent firm that prides itself on its ability to develop partners of the future?
Page Kirk recruit a number of high calibre graduates every year to work and study towards obtaining the ACA or ACA CTA qualifications.
We are able to give you the springboard to kickstart your career and ensure you obtain the experience you need to become a skilled, well rounded qualified accountant.
We provide the opportunity to quickly gain experience in accountancy, audit, taxation and business advisory across a wide range of clients, helping develop a broad scope of skills.
We also offer excellent career prospects with your own client portfolio once qualified and the opportunity to work towards manager and partner level.
You will gain work experience with us over a period of three years whilst studying for the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification through the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). We provide the very best technical training and give you early responsibility in addition to practical experience across a broad scope of services including accountancy, audit, taxation and business advisory.
For more information about the ACA qualification, click here to download the ICAEW graduate brochure.
ACA CTA joint qualification
The ACA qualification can also be obtained in conjunction with the CTA (Chartered Tax Associate) qualification through the CIOT (Chartered Institute of Taxation) over a period of four years. This is ideal for those who wish to specialise in taxation or would like bring a greater depth of technical tax knowledge to their accountancy, audit and business advisory work.
For more information about the ACA CTA qualification, click here to download the ICAEW ACA CTA brochure.
Download our online careers brochure
Why Choose Page Kirk?
You will enjoy benefits such as:
- Competitive salary with scheduled pay rises for passing exams
- Structured development with measurable milestones
- Supportive learning environment with dedicated mentors and colleagues keen to share their experience and technical expertise
- Study leave to attend college and prepare for exams with excellent pass rates
- Opportunities to participate in a wide range of social and networking activities
- Working close to Nottingham city centre
- Opportunities to work at one of our associate firms in America once qualified
- Working with a broad scope of interesting clients in a number of sectors including engineering, manufacturing, charity & not for profit, the legal sector and healthcare
- Fast track career progression to management and partner level
- Training to be a skilled professional in business services including accountancy, audit, taxation and business advisory
- Working in a progressive and innovative firm which always embraces the latest developments in technology
- Hybrid home and office working
Being part of a professional, engaging firm with a forward-thinking approach
A friendly, centrally located office, with access to good transport links
The opportunity to participate in a wide range of social activities out of hours
Working for a caring employer, committed to social responsibility and regularly engaging in fundraising activity for deserving causes
Enhanced holiday entitlement
Christmas shut down, office closure from Christmas Eve till after New Year’s Day
The Page Kirk team
Page Kirk partnership is made up of 6 partners, the youngest of whom became a partner at just 29 years old. Our leadership team is progressive, diverse and thrives on the opinions and ideas of the team.
In addition to Page Kirk, we also have two other businesses providing business software services and independent financial advice, employing over 100 people.
Trainees are at the heart of Page Kirk with over 40% of our fee earners currently in training contract, resulting in a young, vibrant, dynamic culture with a large number of colleagues at various stages of their careers, all happy and willing to offer support and advice.
The health and wellbeing of our team members are important to us and we strongly believe that a good work-life balance is vital for a successful team. We ensure that your workload is manageable, enabling you to avoid spending an excessive amount of time at work. Partners and managers also hold regular face-to-face meetings with all staff, encouraging all team members to voice their opinions and enabling them to reach their career goals.
Wherever our team are working, whether at our offices or from home, we are always working together, building and maintaining relationships, not just with clients but also with colleagues.
Who should apply?
In addition to achieving a minimum of a 2.1 in ANY degree discipline, this role is well suited to individuals with the following skills and attributes:
- General business interest and awareness
- Self-motivation and commitment in order to combine study while working
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Organisational and time management skills
- Methodical in approach to work
- IT proficiency
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Leadership qualities and effective teamworking skills
- Motivation and initiative
- Integrity and trustworthiness.
- Good work ethic
How to apply
If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a member of the Page Kirk team fill in the online application form by clicking below. This will take you to an online jobs portal to:
- Upload your CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to be a chartered accountant and work for Page Kirk.
- Complete an online personal profile which includes career history, skills and qualifications.
The selection process consists of two interviews with John Wallis, Managing Partner, and Jonathan Newman, Training Manager – the first being on Microsoft Teams and the second at our offices on Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham.
Please note applications for this role close on Sunday 19 June 2022.
Click here to apply online
“After achieving a 2:1 in a non-accounting related degree I was concerned I would struggle to adapt to my new environment, but the support network at Page Kirk has been fantastic and allowed me to settle in straightaway. Studying for the ACA CTA qualification alongside working has enabled me to learn a vast amount of knowledge, but also at the same time apply it on a day-to-day basis. The CTA qualification has helped me gain a real insight into the intricacies of tax legislation. It has also helped me to solve complex tax issues in practice. In the office, I have gained invaluable experience compiling tax returns and more recently completing accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.”
“Page Kirk provides full sponsorship for gaining the ACA professional qualification and provides significant support throughout the process. The company is full of people willing to help with any issue and everyone is easy to get along with which makes it an enjoyable environment to work in. The opportunities I’ve been given are fantastic as I can become a qualified accountant within three years with an opportunity to work in America for three months as part of an employee exchange programme.”
“Page Kirk have exceeded all my expectations. Deciding to have a complete career change to accountancy after completing a Biology degree at university and working in sports development for five years had the potential to be extremely overwhelming. However, Page Kirk guided me through the process which allowed me to settle into my role and feel excited about taking on the challenge. Since becoming a fully qualified Chartered Accountant at the start of 2021, there has been continued support from the partners, providing opportunities which will allow me to develop the skills required to progress to the next stage in my career. The support network at Page Kirk is fantastic. If you ever need help with anything, whether it be your work, exams or studying, there is always someone to lend a hand.”
“After graduating from university, working at Page Kirk has offered me the opportunity to further extend my knowledge in accounting, audit and tax through the ACA training programme as well as being trusted with actual work. In the short time I have been here I have gotten to know many skilled and experienced colleagues as well as other trainees who have shown me the ropes and helped me to settle in. The culture is reflected through the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff who are always willing to go out of their way to provide help. I work with a diverse group, some of whom were in my shoes not so long ago making it extremely easy to have a good relationship and relate to each other. I look forward to enhancing my skillset even further and facing the challenges that this demanding but rewarding work provides.”
“Working at Page Kirk has enabled me to pursue my dream of becoming a qualified Tax Professional. Deciding to start my career off at the firm has proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The support I have received here, both on a professional and personal level, has been fantastic. Studying towards the joint ACA-CTA qualification has been challenging so far, but all of my colleagues have been wonderful in guiding me through the studying process. The number of questions I have been asking is far too many to count! However, everyone here is extremely patient and supportive. The expertise of my more senior colleagues and their willingness to pass on their experiences to more junior members of staff is what I value most about working at Page Kirk.”
“I joined Page Kirk on the graduate scheme in September 2018 following a placement year with the firm while at university. Page Kirk have supported my ambition to study for the ACA CTA joint programme, and in July 2021 I completed the final exams to become an ACA Chartered Accountant and I am now working towards the last elements to become a CTA Chartered Tax Advisor. Page Kirk has provided me with excellent study support which has helped me in passing all my exams on the first attempt! Alongside my studies, I have been afforded the opportunity to work across a broad range of businesses and have had a comprehensive exposure to many disciplines within public practice, which is not usually the case when training at some of the larger firms with strict divisional segregation.”
“Having graduated with a non-accountancy related degree and jumping straight into the ACA qualification, I thought I may be at a disadvantage and struggle in comparison to those with more experience than me. However, the support from the other members of the team during my time at work and studying has meant that my first year has flown by smoothly, allowing me to settle in quickly.
I have learnt so much during my studies and being able to put all of that into practice day-to-day makes it much more rewarding.”
“I found the prospect of starting my first career job to be daunting. I was instantly put at ease on my first day at Page Kirk, being welcomed by the team and settling in quickly with everybody. Page Kirk have provided me with an ideal environment to progress my skills and work towards my ACA qualification, in particular by providing study leave to allow me to have the best possible chance to pass my exams and move forward towards getting my qualifications. The support network has meant that help was always at hand when I found things difficult, providing advice and allowing me to learn effectively on the job.”
“The start of my career at Page Kirk has far exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward for all there is to come! After studying Maths, I wasn’t sure how the transition to accounting would go but everyone is so helpful and supportive, and Page Kirk gives you all the resources you’ll need to succeed. Studying for your ACA is challenging but as everyone has been in your shoes, there is an appreciation of what you are going through. You get plenty of college days and the other trainees are available for any questions you might have. Our clients are from a great range of industries so you will develop business skills and knowledge in many sectors. Page Kirk is a great place to start your career as an accountant.”