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Opportunities in our family office team

Our family office team, based within our Cambridge office, are specialists dedicated to advising families on creating and preserving wealth.

As we grow, we’re looking for bright, client-focused people to join us. Click below to find out what it’s like to work here, what to expect and who you’d be working with.

Rethinking accountancy: bright AAT trainees required

‘We put our people first’ may not be something that you expect to hear from a firm of accountants and tax advisers. But we understand that doing this helps our business to succeed, our clients to flourish and our communities to thrive. We work together to make a difference. Here’s your opportunity to do the same.

The opportunity

We’re pleased to invite applications for new AAT trainees at BKL in February 2020 in our London office.

Whatever subjects you’ve studied, being bright, professional, and a clear communicator is what matters to us. We like working with people who are willing to be challenged, ready to be inspired and keen to collaborate.

Formal training and beyond

We’ll provide structured development on accounts, outsourcing, audit and tax. Your IT training will come from our own experts and other experienced trainers. We work closely with Kaplan, whose apprenticeship training encompasses leading online learning technologies, award-winning study materials and highly experienced tutors.

All training will be provided on an apprenticeship scheme.

You’ll develop your wider interpersonal and professional skills, again with internal and external providers. After you’ve qualified, we’ll continue to support your growth through additional professional qualifications, new development programmes, a range of work opportunities and careers guidance.

What we look for

These roles are particularly suited to people who like problem solving and a fast-changing environment. In all our roles, we value people who are happy to work independently while recognising that BKL thrives on teamwork. By using leading software, we make our clients’ lives easier and you will be at the forefront of this by welcoming technology.

You will be expected to develop and deliver technical excellence, which means you’ll need the qualities that this will demand: resilience is important. You need to be able to study and to advance your thinking. We’re open to how you demonstrate this. Traditionally it’s done through academic results, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Feel free to surprise us!

Qualifications: what you’ll need

For this role you could demonstrate this by having or expecting to gain:

  • 280 UCAS points or more (112 UCAS points for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
  • GCSE grades A*to C (including a B or above in Maths and English Language, or a 5 for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
  • or the equivalent qualifications / alternative higher qualifications

What we offer

As trainees at a UK Top 50 accountancy firm, you will enjoy:

  • Paid study support and development opportunities
  • Private medical cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Holiday entitlement that increases the longer you work with us
  • A varied calendar of social, wellbeing and inclusion & diversity events
  • Voluntary work with our sponsored causes

The application and selection process

If you’re interested in building your professional career at BKL and making a difference to our team, our clients and our firm, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please send a covering letter/email and an up-to-date CV for the attention of Karla Filipova to brightfuture@bkl.co.uk and indicate that you’re applying for an AAT role.

We expect you to explain your motivation to apply for a role at BKL and we need you to share your (expected) grades in your CV with us.

Aptitude and psychometric testing will be part of our selection process. The in-house selection days will take place on 13 and 17 January 2020. The expected start date of our intake will be 03 February 2020.

Rethinking accountancy: bright tax trainees required

‘We put our people first’ may not be something that you expect to hear from a firm of accountants and tax advisers. But we understand that doing this helps our business to succeed, our clients to flourish and our communities to thrive. We work together to make a difference. Here’s your opportunity to do the same.

The opportunity

We’re pleased to invite applications for new tax trainees at BKL in August 2020 in our Cambridge office. You will be studying for the ATT qualification (Association of Taxation Technicians).

Whether you join us from school or from university, we will train you and support you. Whatever subjects you’ve studied, being bright, professional, and a clear communicator is what matters to us. We like working with people who are willing to be challenged, ready to be inspired and keen to collaborate.

Formal training and beyond

We’ll provide structured development on personal tax compliance in a small but very experienced team. Your IT training will come from our own experts and other experienced trainers. We work closely with Kaplan, whose apprenticeship training encompasses leading online learning technologies, award-winning study materials and highly experienced tutors.

All training will be provided on an apprenticeship scheme.

You’ll develop your wider interpersonal and professional skills, again with internal and external providers. After you’ve qualified, we’ll continue to support your growth through additional professional qualifications, for example CTA, new development programmes, a range of work opportunities and careers guidance.

What we look for

These roles are particularly suited to people who like problem solving and a fast-changing environment. In all our roles, we value people who are happy to work independently while recognising that BKL thrives on teamwork. By using leading software, we make our clients’ lives easier and you will be at the forefront of this by welcoming technology.

You will be expected to develop and deliver technical excellence, which means you’ll need the qualities that this will demand: resilience is important. You need to be able to study and to advance your thinking. We’re open to how you demonstrate this. Traditionally it’s done through academic results, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Feel free to surprise us!

Qualifications: what you’ll need

For non-graduates you could demonstrate this by having or expecting to gain:

  • 280 UCAS points or more (112 UCAS points for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
  • GCSE grades A*to C (including a B or above in Maths and English Language, or a 5 for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
  • or the equivalent qualifications / alternative higher qualifications

For graduates you could demonstrate this by having or expecting to gain:

  • 2:1 degree (at least)
  • 300 UCAS points or more (120 UCAS points for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
  • GCSE grades A* to C (including a B or above in Maths and English Language, or a 5 for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards)
  • or the equivalent qualifications

What we offer

As trainees at a UK Top 50 accountancy firm, you will enjoy:

  • Paid study support and development opportunities
  • Private medical cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Holiday entitlement that increases the longer you work with us
  • A varied calendar of social, wellbeing and inclusion & diversity events
  • Voluntary work with our sponsored causes

About our Cambridge office

Our Cambridge office has doubled in size over the last two years and continues to grow. We have great momentum: our team is led by a dedicated and passionate team of partners who are driving the firm onwards and upwards. Our market recognition is growing fast and BKL as a firm is developing quickly with it. You’ll get hands-on experience with clients who are doing some truly remarkable things.

Located in Royston and serving the Cambridge area, the office has an inspiring work environment in a rural location. As the office is not accessible by public transport, you must hold a full driving licence and have the use of a car. In 2020, our office will be relocating to Trumpington Enterprise Quarter.

The application and selection process

If you’re interested in building your professional career at BKL and making a difference to our team, our clients and our firm, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please send a covering letter/email and an up-to-date CV for the attention of Karla Filipova to brightfuture@bkl.co.uk and indicate which part of our training programme you’re applying for (ATT).

We expect you to explain your motivation to apply for a role at BKL and we need you to share your (expected) grades in your CV with us.

Aptitude and psychometric testing will be part of our selection process. The expected start date of our intake will be 17 August 2020.