Trainee Tax Graduate Opportunity - January 2022 and Summer 2022 Start

20000 - 20500
06 Apr 2022
29 May 2022
Where will they be working?
Not applicable
Salary band
£10,000 - £20,000
Contract type
Training contract

The place for your career to begin

At PKF Francis Clark you’ll get the best start to becoming a professionally qualified ATT – CTA Tax professional. If you want to start your career in a progressive, forward-thinking and highly respected accountancy firm that will invest in your future, then PKF Francis Clark could be for you. 


We are known for our professionalism and depth of expertise across multiple sectors and our people-centric approach is the key to our success.


PKF Francis Clark is the largest independent accountancy firm in the south west, which means that we are large enough to depend on, but small enough to care. We really get under the skin of our clients and their businesses, to truly understand their ambitions and work together to find solutions to achieve them. Our goal is to understand what our clients need before they do.


You’ll find a culture of friendliness and support and you’ll feel welcome from day one. There’s a sense of family here, and we love to have fun and let our hair down too.


Emily – ACA Trainee “I chose Francis Clark as I wanted the “big city” job but with the South West relaxed lifestyle, which is what I have at Francis Clark”


If you join us as a trainee you will get stuck in from day one, learning on the job with access to a wide range of high-quality clients, from start-ups to large blue-chip household brands and inspirational not-for-profit organisations. We are much more than just accountancy, priding ourselves on our long-term client relationships, technical knowledge, strategic support and commercial insight. We start with our clients’ needs and ambitions and work as a team to support one another to make success happen.


Along the way you’ll get all the support you need to grow professionally as you focus on getting your qualifications and becoming a professional Tax Advisor. However, getting qualified is just the beginning. We’re looking for people who have the potential to be business advisers and problem solvers and be the future of PKF Francis Clark.


All of our trainee opportunities follow apprenticeship standards which means you will receive support and learning not only for your professional qualification but also towards the skills and behaviours that are required to be a successful accountant. We recognise that personal development training is essential in becoming a well trusted business adviser, so this is why we have an accredited STEPs programme that offers you structured interpersonal development.


Our culture is created by our people, all of whom are encouraged to share their opinions, value teamwork and understand the importance of a mutually beneficial, supportive environment. People across all of our locations are social and active and you can get involved with everything from running, cricket and football, to book clubs, cooking and yoga! Each office has a chosen charity and we’re proud of our efforts to support and raise funds throughout the year.


Come and join the best of both worlds - realise your career potential, working with the best clients in a professional, people-centred, successful business, with a great lifestyle location in the south west.


We are looking to recruit ATT- CTA trainees across all eight of our south west locations.

Our minimum academic requirements are:

  • 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in any degree subject
  • 112 UCAS points plus a grade 9 - 5 or B and above in GCSE Maths and English

If this sounds like you, apply now.

Love your job, live your life.


To find out more about our Graduate ACA Trainee Programme, visit


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