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We pride ourselves on employing experienced and dedicated individuals, but we also recognise fresh talent when we see it. If you think you would fit in at PGM, take a look at our current vacancies below. If you would like to discuss becoming a trainee, contact us by phone or email.


Opportunities

New position - ACA Trainee Contract

1 year ago
Belfast
Full training package

PGM Chartered Accountants

Position: ACA Training Contract

Contract term: 3.5 year fixed term contract

Location: 405 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7EW

Description

PGM Chartered Accountants are a rapidly growing accountancy firm with offices based at 405 Lisburn Road, Belfast and at 12 Windsor Avenue, Lurgan.

We are presently recruiting an ACA trainee for the Belfast Office.

ACA Trainees

PGM Chartered Accountants wish to recruit a trainee Chartered Accountant.

The position will involve a 3.5 year ICAEW or CAI fixed term training contract with paid study leave provided in line with ICAEW or CAI guidelines.

We are seeking an individual with a strong academic record who is enthusiastic and committed to succeeding in all exams. The successful candidate will work primarily in the audit department and will also gain excellent experience in the accounts and tax departments.


Essential skills and experience

  • Graduates with a minimum 2.1 Honours Degree or have passed CAP1 through the elevation programme. Relevant degree preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent exam record.
  • Strong IT skills with experience using Microsoft Office software packages.
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

 

Term

  • 3.5 year fixed term training contract.

Salary

  • Pay, study leave, exam fees and course material in accordance with ICAEW/CAI guidelines.

Applications 

If you are interested in this role and meet the above criteria please send your CV together with a covering letter to tanya.gibson@pgmaccountants.com.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 February 2020 at 5.00pm.

 

Please note we reserve the right to enhance the criteria to aid shortlisting.

 

 

 

 

New position - Accounts/Audit Assistant Manager

1 year ago
Belfast
Main details below

Audit/Accounts Assistant Manager

Reporting to: Audit Manager

Contract Duration: Permanent - Full

Location: 405 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7EW

 

Background & Purpose

This is a critical and exciting role reporting to the Audit Manager.  As a member of the Senior Management team, you will have sound financial technical skills, an ability to assist in the management of a diverse portfolio whilst offering creative solutions for the future growth and success of the business. 

Principal Roles

Audit, Accounts Preparation and Tax Compliance

  • Preparation of sole trade, partnership, small company, club and credit union accounts.
  • Tax compliance for individuals, partnerships and companies.
  • Bookkeeping, to include preparation of VAT returns, for sole traders, partnerships and small companies.
  • Management and review of the work of junior staff members.
  • Administration for the accounts department to include billing.
  • Liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the audit process.
  • Dealing with audit issues and research on technical matters.

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following achievements and skills

  • Qualified accountant ACA/ACCA all first time passes.
  • Excellent exam record to include school exams and a minimum 2:1 degree.
  • Experience in an audit department in practice.
  • Experience in managing staff.
  • Strong technical knowledge of UKGAAP and UK auditing standards.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong local network of contacts.

Salary

  • Excellent salary package available dependant on experience.

Applications: 

If you are interested in this role and meet the above criteria please apply in writing to include CV in strictest confidence to; Tanya Gibson, Practice Manager, PGM Chartered Accountants, 405 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7EW or to tanya.gibson@pgmaccountants.com.

Closing Date: 

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 February 2020 at 5.00pm.

Please note we reserve the right to enhance the criteria to aid shortlisting.

New position - Accounts Manager

1 week ago
Belfast
Main details below

PGM Chartered Accountants

Position: Accounts Manager

Contract Duration:  Permanent Full time position

Location: 405 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7EW

 

Background

This is a critical and exciting role reporting to the Principal based at 405 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EW.

1. Principal Roles

This is a mixed role position involving the following managing a portfolio of clients and a team of staff.

Portfolio management (20%)

• Responsible for organising the client work, scheduling work plans, raising bills and meeting client deadlines.

Xero bookkeeping portfolio (30%)

• Manging a portfolio of Xero bookkeeping clients through to accounts preparation and tax

Accounts preparation (30%)

• Preparation of sole trade, partnership and small company accounts.

Tax compliance (20%)

• Tax compliance for individuals, partnerships and limited companies.

Training will be available as required.

2. Essential skills and experience

• Qualified accountant ACA/ACCA.

• Three years practical experience in practice - experience managing staff preferred.

• Xero cloud accounting experience essential.

• Excellent exam record.

• Excellent written and interpersonal skills.

3. Benefits

• Excellent salary package available - dependant on the candidate experience.

• Membership of the Mercia training programme.

• TOIL system for timesheets.

• Partial flexible hours.

4. Applications

If you are interested in this role and meet the above criteria please apply in writing to include CV in strictest confidence to; Tanya Gibson, Practice Manager, at tanya.gibson@pgmaccountants.com.

Closing date Friday 14 February 2020 at 5.00pm.

Please note we reserve the right to enhance the criteria to aid shortlisting.

New position - Accounting technician

1 week ago
Belfast
Main details below

PGM Chartered Accountants

Position: Accounts Technician

Contract Duration:  Permanent Full time or Part time position

Location: 405 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7EW

Background

PGM Chartered Accountants wish to recruit a full or part time accounts technician/bookkeeper/payroll clerk on a permanent basis. This is a critical and exciting role primarily reporting to the Accounts Manager based at our Belfast Office.

1. Principal Roles

This is a mixed role position involving the following duties;

• Preparation of client bookkeeping records on Xero.

• Preparation of client payroll on sage payroll.

• Preparation of sole trade, partnership and small company accounts (with training if required).

• Tax compliance for individuals, partnerships and companies (with training if required).

2. Essential skills and experience

• IATI qualified.

• Experience as an accounting technician/bookkeeper/payroll clerk.

• Xero cloud accounting experience preferred.

• Strong IT skills with experience using the Microsoft Office software packages, Sage 50 Accounts and payroll software would be an advantage.

• Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

3. Benefits

• Excellent salary package available - dependant on the candidate experience.

• Membership of the Mercia training programme.

• TOIL system for timesheets.

• Partial flexible hours.

4. Applications

If you are interested in this role and meet the above criteria please apply in writing to include CV in strictest confidence to; tanya Gibson, at tanya.gibson@pgmaccountants.com.

Closing date Friday 14 February 2020 at 5.00pm.

Please note we reserve the right to enhance the criteria to aid shortlisting.

New position - Accounting Technician

1 week ago
Belfast
Main details below

PGM Chartered Accountants

Position: Accounts Technician

Contract Duration: Permanent Full time or Part time position

Location: 12 Windsor Avenue, Lurgan, BT67 9BG

 

Background

This is a critical and exciting role primarily reporting to the Accounts Manager based at our Lurgan Office.

1. Principal Roles

This is a mixed role position involving the following duties;

• Preparation of sole trade, partnership and small company accounts.

• Tax compliance for individuals, partnerships and companies.

• Manage the cloud accounting service for clients (Xero).

2. Essential skills and experience

• IATI qualified.

• Two years practical experience in practice.

• Excellent exam record.

• Excellent written and interpersonal skills.

• Xero cloud accounting experience preferred.

3. Benefits

• Excellent salary package available - dependant on the candidate experience.

• Membership of the Mercia training programme.

• TOIL system for timesheets.

• Partial flexible hours.

4. Applications

If you are interested in this role and meet the above criteria please apply in writing to include CV in strictest confidence to; Tanya Gibson Practice Manager, tanya.gibson@pgmaccountants.com.

Closing date 14 February 2020 at 5.00pm.

Please note we reserve the right to enhance the criteria to aid shortlisting.

Other Positions


Other positions will be advertised on the company’s website as required.

  • All our qualified staff are required to attend CPD each year. We are a registered member of Mercia Ireland Training.
  • We operate a TOIL system of time recording (Time Off in Lieu).

Since joining PGM Chartered Accountants it became clear very quickly that the company was fully committed to offering the highest standard of service to its clients and to providing excellent support and training to its employees.

As a Trainee Chartered Accountant I am constantly presented with lots of challenges and opportunities to develop both my skills and knowledge.

I value interacting with our clients and I appreciate the friendly and supportive relationship I have been able to develop with my managers and my work colleagues.

Sylwia Krzystofik

FAE student

PGM is an excellent practice for a trainee to develop their skills.

Through my experience of working with management and alongside more senior trainees, I have been given excellent training and have enhanced my personal attributes and skills in the various fields of accountancy.

PGM provides a superb environment in which a trainee can develop his/her skills as a chartered accountant, allowing the trainee to work with friendly and helpful staff to provide a professional and dependable service to a varied selection of clients.

In addition to this, a trainee is given invaluable help from more senior staff members to assist in the completion of the ACA qualifications.

Aaron Willis

CAP 2 Trainee

As PGM is a medium sized accountancy practice, the training you receive in the firm is fairly comprehensive.

In my time here I have worked with a wide range of clients in the areas of accounts production, audit, self-assessment tax, corporation tax and VAT. I have also completed various company secretarial duties for our clients, such as submission of their annual returns.

This broad range of experience in all aspects of general practice supports the theory you will cover in the lectures provided by Chartered Accountants Ireland and therefore assists you in gaining the essential knowledge required to gain a Chartered Accountant qualification.

Patricia Philips

FAE student

Training at PGM Chartered Accountants has a lot of benefits for both existing and potential trainee chartered accountants.

As a PGM trainee you get great exposure to wide variety of areas such as Tax, Audit and Accounts preparation.

There is a strong interrelationship between the work that you do and the theory that you learn from attending the weekly institute classes.

This relationship enhances both the quality of the work you complete in the practice and quality of answers you write when sitting your final exams at the end of the year.

Ryan Shannon

CAP 2 Trainee