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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.

Assistant Manager

About the role

This is a pivotal role and a unique opportunity to support the Director and Partner of our newly established Family Office which caters for the varying and complex needs of ultra high net worth families.

You will deliver client work in line with individual engagements and for a growing portfolio of clients, for whom all compliance work, ad hoc work and day-to-day queries should be managed. You will play a part in business development in association with the Director and Partner and will have the opportunity to work on tenders and proposals for new work.

What your role will include

  • Assisting with and overseeing work on varied client portfolios of clients through a team of supervisors, seniors and trainees
  • Participating in departmental resource planning
  • Assisting the Director and Partner in putting in place departmental budgets and new initiatives. Sharing technical knowledge via supervisors with seniors and trainees
  • Ensuring clients are satisfied with the service they’re receiving from BKL
  • Together with the marketing & business development team, helping to prepare mailings, social media posts and insights for our website

What you should bring to the role

  • ACA and/or STEP qualified (or equivalent)
  • You must have experience working with trusts, partnerships, companies and ultra high net worth individuals, complemented by a working knowledge of relevant tax compliance concerns
  • General practice background in a small firm environment with a strong commitment to client service
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and relevant accounting/tax software
  • Ability to show initiative and to solve clients’ problems proactively

You should also have strong and consistent interpersonal skills to show that you are:

  • Able to build rapport very quickly, personable and able to maintain strong relationships
  • Keen to deliver over and above for our clients and colleagues
  • Interested in people, clients’ business interests and aims

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 Meta Versluys to recruitment@bkl.co.uk.

Aptitude and psychometric testing will be part of our selection process. The start date will be as soon as possible.

Tax Senior

Scale new heights.

As we continue to build our firm, we’re looking for bright individuals with innate curiosity and an aptitude for winning people over. We help each other to reach new heights. Here’s your opportunity to do the same.

Your opportunity

You will be completing of all aspects of year-end tax returns, accounts and P11Ds. To accomplish this, you will be communicating with clients and HMRC and advising clients of measures they can take to reduce their tax liability. By joining our team you’ll have work that’s “high-end” (both challenging and fulfilling); clients you will directly engage with, to the point where you are personally making their lives better. You will be reviewing and supervising the work of trainees and assistants.

What we’re looking for

We actively look to work with people who think differently, explore opportunities, have the right technical capabilities and most importantly have the integrity needed to build trusted relationships. You will be ATT qualified or studying towards and are willing to continue with gaining your CTA qualification. You have strong technical experience and are able to provide guidance to more junior tax team members.

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 with salary expectations for the attention of Meta Versluys to recruitment@bkl.co.uk.

Aptitude and psychometric testing will be part of our selection process. The start date will be as soon as possible.

Payroll Senior

Your opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Senior to join our busy Payroll team in the Outsourcing department to provide a full range of payroll services to our clients. You will be working with a variety of businesses across a range of sectors and will receive managerial support to increase your responsibilities.

You will have your own client portfolio and will be providing a full range of payroll duties, including annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly payrolls. This includes the processing of starters and leavers, preparing payroll to be paid by BACS, issuing payslips and payroll summaries and opening and closing PAYE schemes. You will process Real Time Information (RTI) submissions to HMRC as required and process end of year RTI submissions and the issuing of P60s. You will have demonstrable experience with auto enrolment.

We are committed to developing your wider interpersonal and professional skills. We continue to support your growth through development programmes, gaining a professional qualification if desired and careers guidance.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for someone who is tech savvy, bright and able to balance independent and collaborative work. You will have experience as a Payroll Senior or equivalent, preferably in an accountancy firm. Experience with Star Payroll Professional is highly desirable but we will train you on the job if you don’t.

You are able to develop good working relationships with colleagues and clients – underpinned by confidence and tactfulness. You are a clear communicator with an inquisitive mind and have an adaptable approach.

If you are interested in this role and ready to make a real difference to our team, our clients and our firm, we’d be delighted to hear from you. To apply for this vacancy, please send a covering letter or email, along with salary expectations and an up-to-date CV for the attention of Meta Versluys to recruitment@bkl.co.uk.

Aptitude and psychometric testing will be part of our selection process. The start date of this role will be as soon as possible.

Rethinking accountancy: bright 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 trainees at BKL in February and August 2020, both in our Cambridge and London offices.

We have opportunities for:

  • The training of AAT followed by either ACA/CTA or ACCA depending on your specialisation
  • The training of ATT followed by CTA
  • The training of ACA whereby you will study the CTA joint programme

(We’ve used quite a few abbreviations there. AAT is the Association of Accounting Technicians; ACA is Associate Chartered Accountant; CTA is Chartered Tax Adviser; ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; ATT is the Association of Taxation Technicians.)

All training will be provided on an apprenticeship scheme.

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 audit, outsourcing, accounts 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.

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 non-graduate roles (AAT/ATT) 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 graduate roles (ACA/CTA) 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

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 (AAT, ATT or ACA/CTA).

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 7, 8, 12, 20, 27 and 29 November 2019. The expected start dates of our intakes will be 03 February 2020 and 10 August 2020.

Rethinking accountancy: bright 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 trainees at BKL in February and August 2020, both in our Cambridge and London offices.

We have opportunities for:

  • The training of AAT followed by either ACA/CTA or ACCA depending on your specialisation
  • The training of ATT followed by CTA
  • The training of ACA whereby you will study the CTA joint programme

(We’ve used quite a few abbreviations there. AAT is the Association of Accounting Technicians; ACA is Associate Chartered Accountant; CTA is Chartered Tax Adviser; ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; ATT is the Association of Taxation Technicians.)

All training will be provided on an apprenticeship scheme.

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 audit, outsourcing, accounts 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.

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 non-graduate roles (AAT/ATT) 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 graduate roles (ACA/CTA) 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

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 (AAT, ATT or ACA/CTA).

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 7, 8, 12, 20, 27 and 29 November 2019. The expected start dates of our intakes will be 03 February 2020 and 10 August 2020.