The role in brief:
Voted No.2 in the Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers Rankings of 2023, you will be joining our apprenticeship programme which will give you the skills and support you need to unlock a future full of new opportunities and experiences within the world of Accountancy, Payroll or Financial Planning.
You will enjoy a combination of on-the-job learning and structured training, not to mention an interesting client list to work with. You will be given full study support towards the relevant study path and then have the option to go on to a further professional qualification.
Who we are looking for:
This is an ideal opportunity for enthusiastic individuals, educated to at least A Level standard, who want to gain a professional qualification within the profession and progress their career within an apprenticeship framework.
PM+M believes that its most valuable resource is its team members. The continued success of the
organisation depends upon having highly motivated people with proper skills in the right job at the
right time. We recognise the need to offer all team members a clear path of progression within the
Therefore as part of this programme, we will provide a study package, including study leave, and will mentor you through your qualification journey. Once the qualification has been achieved we would look at further training opportunities to help develop your career.
We also provide a complementary range of internal training opportunities to ensure that you maximise your potential in areas such as becoming a trusted adviser, how to network, presentation skills etc with opportunities for progression around the firm.
We have quarterly performance review conversations to ensure your development is on track.
We also encourage you to get involved in wider firm initiatives and have your say on how we can progress on our journey towards being the best North West firm of finance professionals.
As well as some relevant experience in accountancy, we’d like you to be:
Keen to play an active role in a dynamic team and willing to contribute to the success of the team and the firm as a whole.
Passionate about providing great client service.
Great at communicating with people at all levels – face to face and in writing.
Positive and good at using your initiative.
Good at working under pressure.
Be educated to A Level standard with a minimum of GCSE Grade 5 or above in English and Maths. A relevant A level in Accountancy, Business Studies or Economics would be beneficial but is not a necessary requirement.
Be familiar with the use of recognised software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Motivated and well organised.
Applications for this apprenticeship will be open from 15 November 2023, closing on 26 January 2024
Assessment Centre days will take place week commencing 12 February 2024, with one held at our Blackburn office and one held at our Bury office.
The start date for this apprenticeship is Monday 2 September 2024.
We are a vibrant, dynamic and award-winning firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisers, with offices in Blackburn and Bury and a hub in Burnley, covering East Lancashire, Greater Manchester and beyond. Our vision is to be the best North West firm of finance professionals and we want great people to join our team and help us do that.
We are proud of our inclusivity and diversity, encouraging people to be the best they can be and to be involved, no matter their level of experience or role.
We are a member of Praxity, the 7th largest global accountancy association and the largest association of independent firms. Being part of Praxity allows us to have strong international connections and a great source of secondment opportunities.
Joining the PM+M team will help take your career to the next level. You will be joining a values led organisation with a unique culture where you will be encouraged to take ownership of your own development and achieve your career goals.
We understand that we thrive when we help our clients succeed and that is our core purpose. We also understand that, to do that, our people need to succeed and be happy and fulfilled.
Everyone is different and has different hopes and dreams and different personal circumstances at different stages of their lives. Our task is to listen to you, understand what you want to achieve next and then work with you to help you get there. Our working practices are really flexible, based on high degrees of trust and empowerment and can flex to suit your circumstances and needs.
In addition to competitive salaries, here’s what our market leading benefits packages look like:
23.5 days’ holiday per annum + bank holidays
office closedown over Winter Break
flexible Easter Break, to account for other religious festivals
on site free parking
employer pension contribution of 8%,
death in service life cover of 4 x salary
income protection scheme
weekly flexi time
family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay
flexible benefits (salary sacrifice) scheme including a range of benefits such as private medical insurance, extra holidays, electric car scheme etc
full technical and soft skills training and support
recruitment incentive scheme
annual firm wide success bonus
cycle to work scheme
employee well-being portal
access to the WeCare app that offers health, well-being, financial and legal support
dress for your day policy and dress down Fridays
paid sick leave
extensive learning & development opportunities and study support