What was it about PKF that attracted you?
I decided that I wanted to take the ACA route towards qualification and began comparing the different accountancy firms that offered it. My research involved looking at all of the main practices’ websites, the rankings, fee income, number of staff, office locations and international operations. PKF scored well on all of those fronts.
However, my priority was to find an employer with a great culture and working environment. I’d been working from home every day in my previous role and realised it just wasn’t for me. PKF stood out because of its values and individuality, as well as its great office in Canary Wharf!
How did you find the recruitment process?
I noticed straight away how well I was treated and how open and honest everyone was. There was just something about the whole process – really quick responses and answering every question thoroughly – that made me understand that the firm’s focus on ‘collaboration’ and ‘people’ wasn’t just words on the website; it was being shown to me! It was also great to see that PKF values diversity. It’s a very inclusive firm, and the friendly culture stands out from the moment you walk into the office. I noticed that when I went for my interview.
I’ve now been at PKF since April 2022 and am moving on to professional level ACA exams after finishing my certificate level.