Placement Positions starting in September 2021 are now open
Audit & Accounts Placement Positions for year three of four year degree course.
If you’re wondering whether or not a career in accountancy is for you, a placement is a great idea. We’ll pay you for your time, it’ll look great on your CV and you’ll get a real insight into what being an accountant is all about.
Perhaps even better than all of that, we recruit new graduates every year so impress us on your placement year and this could be a foot in the door for your long-term career with us as a chartered accountant or tax adviser.
We are able to give you the springboard to kick start your career but don’t be in any doubts you won’t be in a cupboard filing, we will make sure you obtain the experience you need. We offer 12 month placements to students after they have completed the second year of their degree.
- To assist with the audits of our limited companies across all industry sectors and to liaise with their staff on a regular basis.
- The preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.
- Preparation of income tax returns and corporation tax computations.
- Opportunity to liaise with current ACA students and newly qualified accountants.
- Working within a vibrant and enthusiastic office.
- The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to apply for a 3 year training contract with the firm on completion of a successful placement year.
- Enhanced holiday entitlement.
- Competitive salary.
- Paid opportunities to participate in social activities.
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
- An undergraduate studying Accounting and Finance having achieved a 1st or 2:1 in your first year and expected 1st or 2:1 in year 2.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to take an organised approach in order to meet key deadlines.
- Strong I.T. skills and attention to detail are also essential.
Download our online careers brochure
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 why you would like to work for Page Kirk. After submitting all of your documents we do ask you to fill in a personal profile online which includes career history, skills and qualifications.
Please note applications for this role close on Friday 31st January 2021 at 11.59pm.
Click here to apply online
Why become a Chartered Accountant?
- A career for any industry
- Every organisation needs a finance professional to keep their business model profitable and up-to-date with the latest requirements. Whether it’s the retail, fashion, media or charity sector, every organisation needs consistent financial reporting to stay afloat. This gives you the opportunity to work with businesses and causes that you’re interested in.
- Great for travel-bugs
- If you decide to become a chartered accountant through an ACA qualification (offered at Page Kirk), you will be in possession of a globally-recognised qualification that allows you to work abroad and learn about different cultures.
- Excellent earning potential
- According to the ICAEW, Chartered Accountants earnt a global average of £108,000 in 2018. Even during economic downturns, the job market for Accountants consistently looks promising, with struggling businesses often looking towards accountants for ways to save money.
- You don’t have to be a maths genius
- It is a common misconception that Accountants spend their entire day with calculations and equations. Whilst logical and numerical problem-solving skills are necessary, the majority of calculations is done with software nowadays. The reality is that accountants usually spend most of their time advising businesses, such as the ideal business structure, new-product profitability and finance or investment options.
- Teaches essential skills for entrepreneurism
- If you find yourself reading the business section of the news or have always had an interest in setting up your own business, a career in Accounting might be the one for you. The professional accounting practices you will learn whilst working with Page Kirk will put you in a very knowledgeable place to create growth for a new business. After all, a good business idea means nothing if the finances aren’t structured in a profitable way.
“I have had a fantastic year at Page Kirk! I’m extremely grateful to have had the chance to work in various areas within the practice ranging from filing out tax returns in personal tax, to assessing client systems and records when going out on Audit. I am looking forward to completing my degree at Nottingham Trent University where I’ll have the opportunity to use my new skills and experience to work towards achieving a first-class degree. I have met some great people at Page Kirk. Everyone has been tremendously helpful here and have given me plenty of advice regarding ACA Training schemes and further study’s to take. I’m excited to see what the accounting future holds for me!”
“Following a successful placement year during my university degree, I returned to Page Kirk in September 2018 as a graduate to study and train for the ACA chartered accountant qualification. Page Kirk have provided invaluable support with study leave and assistance from my colleagues, allowing me to pass all of my exams first time to date and in just 10 months I am now more than half way through the exam pathway. Page Kirk offers the opportunity to work with a wide range of industry sectors and gives you a chance to experience many areas of audit, accountancy and tax – an experience not always afforded by the larger firms.”
“After a great experience working at Page Kirk on their 12 month placement scheme, I returned to university for the final year of my degree. During my placement year I really enhanced my knowledge across a wide range of different areas and was able to apply this to my academic studies when I returned to university. Having now returned to Page Kirk I am currently working towards my ACA qualification whilst also continuing to learn and improving my skills working full time and I am excited for the challenge ahead. Working at Page Kirk will give me the necessary experience to develop, along with the support network of my colleagues, who are also currently on the scheme as well as others who have recently qualified.”