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PEM is a place where promises matter and fairness, respect and accountability are valued, encouraged and recognised. This emphasis on creating a positive culture where people can thrive is key to our success in attracting and retaining talented employees.

Based in central Cambridge, we are the largest independent firm of accountants in the city. What you want from your career is put front and centre of working at PEM, and with professional training and modern mentoring, we help you reach your goals.

Life at PEM isn’t all about work, and whilst we expect you to put in your all, we ensure a good work/life balance can be enjoyed by everyone. Our short decision-making chains and open communication allow people to connect at all levels which has instilled a real sense of trust and belonging across the team. We’re moving away from conventional business practices, giving staff the freedom to choose their working hours and dress code.

Our values

Authenticity

We are true to ourselves and our clients. We are honest, open and transparent. It’s the best way to be. We are certain of our capabilities and what we will deliver. This means we don’t waffle, sugar-coat or guess. We are genuine and say it as it is.

Reliability

We always deliver what we say we will, thanks to the high calibre of our team and the services we offer. Whether we are recommending a brand new solution or a more traditional approach, we always have the clients’ interests at heart.

Empathy

We get to know our clients and develop a deep understanding of their needs, wants and aspirations. We assure our clients that we would act in exactly the same way to achieve the same outcomes for ourselves. They really are in the best hands.

Our benefits

Attractive salary package

Private health insurance (eligibility criteria apply)

Free onsite parking

Flexible working

Management development programme

Dress for your diary

Additional holiday at Christmas

Annual flu jab programme

Social events throughout the year

Support in professional qualifications

Free annual sight test and contribution towards glasses

Free access to Cambridge Botanical Gardens

Cycle to work scheme

20% off treatments at Elaje Hair and Beauty

Dry cleaning service

Holiday purchase scheme

Contributory pension scheme and DIS insurance policy

Discounted Arts Theatre tickets

Manager – Accounts – no agencies

Responsible for managing accounting assignments and associated tax compliance, you will enjoy working with a diverse and interesting client base. You will be passionate about delivering a first class product along side developing and maintaining trusted and long term client relationships. 

Whilst you will manage a varied portfolio of clients, we particularly welcome applications from candidates that have experience working with both NFP and professional service sector based clients.

You may be an assistant manager, an ambitious senior or a Manager looking for new challenges, we are keen to hear from you, our team is growing and we always have room for talented individuals !

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Manager – Accounts (Agriculture) – no agencies

Responsible for managing accounting assignments and associated tax compliance, you will enjoy working with a diverse and interesting client base. You will be passionate about delivering a first class product along side developing and maintaining trusted and long term client relationships. 

Whilst you will manage a varied portfolio of clients, we particularly welcome applications from candidates that have experience working with clients based in the agriculture sector.

You may be an assistant manager, an ambitious senior or a Manager looking for new challenges, we are keen to hear from you, our team is growing and we always have room for talented individuals!

You must be ACA/ACCA qualified with a proven track record of portfolio management gained from within a practice environment.

We offer a highly competitive salary, flexible working opportunities and excellent career progression.

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Assistant Manager – Accounts – no agencies

We are looking for new team members to join our growing Audit and Accounts group. 

Focussing on Accounts, you will enjoy working with a varied and exciting client base. You will be ACA / ACCA Qualified and have gained several year’s experience within a busy practice environment.

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Audit Senior – no agencies

We are seeking an ACA or ACCA qualified accountant (or finalist) who can demonstrate an indepth understanding of all parts of the audit process from planning through to completion. The successful candidate will be commercially astute, demonstrate excellent communication skills and enjoy working with a diverse and interesting client base.

If you are looking for excellent development and career progression whilst enjoying a great work life balance, we look forward to hearing from you.  

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Audit Senior – Charities & Not for Profit – no agencies

As a senior in the Audit & Accounts team, you will be the key contact on a range of assignments, and you will interact with clients on a regular basis. You will lead the team throughout all stages of the audit process, from planning to completion along with preparing the statutory accounts. Primarily this job role is focused on the Charities & Not for Profit sector, however there will be variation in the role to also focus on corporate audits. PEM are very adaptable to the demands of the individuals; therefore, this job role can be tailored you. 

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Audit Manager – Charities & Not for Profit – no agencies

We are seeking an experienced and talented Audit Manager to join our growing dynamic team.  Responsible for the smooth running of your varied and challenging client portfolio you will help initiate change, continuous improvement and motivate and develop less experienced members of the team. We would particularly like to hear from Managers who have worked with clients from the Charities & Not for Profit sector.

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Assistant Manager – Business Tax – no agencies

We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join our busy Business tax team. If you are CTA qualified, and have a minimum of 3+ years specialist Business Tax experience we would love to hear from you. You will enjoy managing your own compliance portfolio and will contribute to some interesting and varied advisory projects. Working with great clients and a great team you’ll have every opportunity to develop and progress your career.

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Administrator – Business Tax – no agencies

We are looking for an experienced administrator to keep our tax team organised and deliver a first class service to our busy professional teams.

You will be responsible for producing and managing client documentation, filing of tax returns, P11ds and VAT returns, coordinating our money laundering process and generating invoices and reports.

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Due Diligence Manager – Corporate Finance – no agencies

Opportunity to join an award winning, busy, regional M&A team based in Cambridge as a Due Diligence Manager. Why be a tiny cog in a big city firm when you can get a decent volume of interesting real deal experience with us?

We work on transactions across a range of sectors including Tech and in London and all the surrounding counties. The role includes leading and supporting on financial due diligence assignments on both buy and sell side, acquisitions, equity fundraising’s, corporate carve-outs, MBO’s and business sales . As well as getting lots of client exposure and experience you’ll be involved in business development too. You’d join a flat structured boutique style team where everyone’s contribution is valued.

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Intern – Corporate Finance – no agencies

Intern role as an Analyst in a busy regional M&A team based in Cambridge. Why be a tiny cog in a big city firm when you can get a decent volume of interesting real deal experience with us? Get involved with selling businesses, management buyouts, succession planning, and valuations. You’d join a flat structured boutique style team where everyone’s contribution is valued and you’ll get plenty of client interaction.

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HR & Recruitment Assistant – no agencies

We are looking for an HR & Recruitment Assistant to join our busy HR team. Responsible for co-ordinating the recruitment and on-boarding processes, from launching new opportunities to setting up end of probation meetings. In less busy recruitment periods, there will also be opportunities to get involved in and support adhoc projects.

Similar recent experience in a busy HR team with a strong bias towards recruitment is essential, as are excellent communication skills and a flexible and can do attitude. A knowledge of Recruitment and HR software is desirable.

This role can be full time or part time, ideally Monday to Friday inclusive.

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Advisory Manager – Private Clients

Responsible for a small portfolio of clients and delivering first class advice and service for both clients and PEM staff. A manager must present solutions to increasingly complex technical issues. Reviewing of the team’s work and technical abilities. Working closely with partners and directors with a view to technical and advanced planning for High-Net-Worth Individuals and families. Managers should assist the partners in managing the team, including day to day monitoring of the workloads, work in progress, debtors, training needs and general business development.

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Assistant Account Manager – Virtual Finance Office – no agencies

The VFO – PEM’s managed accounting service team provides a full ‘back office’ facility to client companies and organisations, including bookkeeping, management reporting, credit control and general business support.  

We are looking for an assistant account manager who will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of the service, working closely with the account managers to ensure all aspects of accounts preparation and management reporting for clients is delivered accurately and on time.  You will be AAT PQ/Qualified and enjoy working on a varied portfolio of clients.  From data entry, ledger management to bookkeeping and management reporting – this role is ideal for someone who likes being busy, has great customer service and communication skills and a high level of IT literacy, particularly within accounting software.

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Trainee Tax Advisers (2) – August 2022 start – no agencies

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Tax Advisers to join our Business Tax and Personal Tax teams and to study towards professional qualifications (ATT). You will either be a graduate or have a minimum of 3 A levels (grade B and above), have a professional approach, good eye for detail, excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

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AAT Trainee – August 2022 start – no agencies

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Accountants to join both our Audit & Accounts and VFO Teams.

These roles will commence in August 2021.

You will need a minimum of three ‘A’ Levels, (A or B grade), ideally in relevant subjects (maths, business, economics etc), have a professional approach, good eye for detail and excellent communication skills.  You’ll enjoy working as part of a busy team and whilst we expect you to work hard we also expect you to have lots of fun along the way!  We are a friendly, supportive and flexible firm, offering exceptional training and excellent career progression.

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ACA Trainee – August 2022 start – no agencies

We are currently recruiting for ACA Trainee Accountants to join our Audit & Accounts team.

These roles will commence in August 2022.

You will need a minimum (2:1) of a relevant discipline (ie maths, financial accounting etc) plus three A levels at A or B grade (in a relevant discipline i.e. maths, business studies, economics etc), have a professional approach, good eye for detail and excellent communication skills.  You’ll enjoy working as part of a busy team and whilst we expect you to work hard we also expect you to have lots of fun along the way!  We are a friendly, supportive and flexible firm, offering exceptional training and excellent career progression.

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Recruitment agencies

Please note that whilst we are aware that there are many excellent candidates currently looking for opportunities, we would prefer not to be contacted unless we have specifically requested that you act on our behalf.

We now operate a preferred supplier list and will contact you if we require assistance with a particular role. Many thanks for your co-operation.