Placement Positions starting in September 2022 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, ensuring that you obtain the experience you need. We offer 12 month placements to students after they have completed the second year of their degree.
ICAEW CFAB Qualification
Students on our placement scheme are given the opportunity to gain an ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales) Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB), which is an internationally recognised certificate that provides a taster into the route of becoming a Chartered Accountant.
- 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
Christmas shut down, office closure from Christmas Eve till after New Year’s Day
- 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 Sunday 13th February 2022 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.
“Although only a couple of months into my placement, I have already experienced an array of opportunities. Primarily working in tax, I have been able to quickly develop my understanding around some of the many different processes, with constant help and support from the team. Having recently returned from my first study break for the CFAB qualification, I was able to gain a deeper understanding around the work which I do in the office; it was an experience which has made me excited to progress. Following the completion of my placement, I will be returning to Loughborough University to complete my degree in Economics.”
“I have very much enjoyed my placement year with Page Kirk. This has been an excellent opportunity for me to develop valuable skills in my professional and personal life. My work included filing personal tax returns and preparing annual accounts for limited companies. This year has prepared me for a successful career in accounting by forcing me to become more organised, hard-working and confident. Following my placement I am returning to Loughborough University to complete my Financial Mathematics degree. A stand-out feature of this year has been the opportunity to complete the first year of the ACA qualification as part of the CFAB scheme - everyone at Page Kirk has been incredibly helpful in preparing me for this challenge, as well as going above and beyond to help me with my placement work. I am sad to be leaving but very excited to see how I can progress with the new skills I gained.”
“After a great experience working at Page Kirk as part of their twelve-month placement scheme, I returned to the firm after graduating to commence the ACA training scheme. During my training contract, I was given great experience from an early stage, allowing me to develop quickly. Combining this with the strong support network provided by my colleagues allowed me to achieve my goal of becoming an ACA qualified accountant, a feat I realised when I passed my final exams in December 2020.”