Welcome to PKF Careers

Early careers – in London and Leeds

PKF is a great place to start your career – whether you’re still at school, university or have recently graduated.

Click here to find out why you should join us or learn about our teams.

Graduates

You’ve studied hard and got your degree. You want to join a firm that will get your career off to a great start and keep challenging and rewarding you as you progress. How do you choose that firm?

We not only offer you early responsibility and competitive rewards, but also a friendly, supportive environment, working in small teams with lots of partner and client contact from day one. We use two of the UK’s leading exam tuition providers, so you can be assured of high-quality training. You’ll also follow a structured technical and skills programme and attend specialist courses. You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally and supported as far your ambition will take you! 

We offer opportunities for graduates to train as Chartered Accountants (ACA/ACCA) and Tax Advisers (ATT-CTA).

ACA/ACCA

Joining us on our Level 7 apprenticeship training scheme means you’ll be working and studying at the same time, developing knowledge and skills. These will be gained through a combination of off-the-job training and practical experience in the workplace, in order to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, alongside obtaining an industry recognised apprenticeship.

ATT-CTA Tax Pathway

If you join one of our tax teams (Corporate Tax, Private Client Tax, VAT or Human Capital Tax), you’ll be studying the ATT-CTA Tax Pathway, to become dual qualified as a Tax Technician (ATT) and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA). The ATT is awarded by the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) and will give you a solid foundation for tax compliance work. The CTA is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and is the highest level tax qualification in the UK, it will help you to develop your technical advisory knowledge. The Pathway provides an efficient and flexible route into the tax industry, enabling you to specialise in your chosen area of tax from an early stage.

Application Process

1. Please use the link below to discover all of our latest vacancies and to submit your application 

2. We’ll review your application then send you an online assessment to complete 

3. If you’re successful, we’ll arrange for a member of our HR team to call you for a brief telephone interview 

4. If we choose to progress with your application, we’ll invite you to a half-day virtual assessment centre. If this goes well, we’ll make you an offer to join our team! 

Please note that positions are filled on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We do try to make personal contact with all applicants. However, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within 20 working days your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful.

School Leavers

Not sure that university is right for you? Worried about student debt?

At PKF, you’ll get the opportunity to gain valuable commercial experience and earn a competitive salary as well as obtaining respected qualifications. 

You’ll be part of small teams working closely with partners, managers and clients. This means real input from day one and you’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally and supported as far as your ambition will take you!

If you’re interested in what you’ve read so far, and meet the entry criteria stipulated below, we’d be interested in talking to you.

Application Process

1. Please use the link below to discover all of our latest vacancies and to submit your application

2. We’ll review your application then send you an online assessment to complete

3. If you’re successful, we’ll arrange for a member of our HR team to call you for a brief telephone interview

4. If we choose to progress with your application, we’ll invite you to a video interview. If this goes well, we’ll make you an offer to join our team!

Please note that positions are filled on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We do try to make personal contact with all applicants. However, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within 20 working days your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Internships

Are you a current university student looking for a full-time summer internship?

Every summer, from June to September at PKF Littlejohn, we run a Summer Internship Programme within our not for profit team.  Under the guidance of our Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments (SAAA) managerial team, Interns will receive hands-on training and direct work experience within our limited assurance regime services.

You can also expect:

  • ‘London Living Wage’ salary
  • Paid holidays
  • A variety of Sports & Social events to attend

How to apply

1. Please use the link below to discover all of our latest vacancies and to submit your application

University placements

Are you a current university student looking for a firm to complete your 12-month industrial placement?

Placement students will have the opportunity to gain real-life client experience while working alongside our experienced team members.

You can also expect:

  • ‘London Living Wage’ salary
  • Eligibility for our ‘Littlejohn Complete’ benefits package
  • A chance to join the Firm in our Graduate Training Scheme after graduation

Application Process

1. Please use the link below to discover all of our latest vacancies and to submit your application

2. We’ll review your application then send you an online assessment to complete

3. If you’re successful, we’ll arrange for a member of our HR team to call you for a brief telephone interview

4. If we choose to progress with your application, we’ll invite you to a video interview. If this goes well, we’ll make you an offer to join our team!