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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


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.


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.


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

Account Manager – Virtual Finance Office

Our Virtual Finance Office (VFO) is growing and we are searching for an Account Manager to join the team. The ideal candidate will be minimum of AAT Qualified (potentially ACCA or equivalent) have portfolio management experience and will have used cloud based accounting. As an Account Manager you will be responsible for ensuring a smooth and efficient service to a portfolio of diverse and interesting clients. Strong accountancy and communication skills are essential.

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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

We have an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for Charities & Not for Profit to join our growing team. Working with some excellent clients, you will thrive in a supportive and knowledgeable team. You’ll be busy, challenged but have every opportunity to excel and progress within your career.  You’ll be ACA or ACCA, with 3+ years experience in Audit – ideally with a high level of involvement in Charities & Not for Profit assignments.

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Senior Business Advisor (Qualified Senior) – no agencies

We have an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified accountant to join our Audit and Accounts team.  Working closely with our client base and management team, you will be responsible for the completion of accounting assignments both in and outside of the office.

As well as being a technically strong accountant you will have excellent communication skills and will enjoy developing strong client relationships.  You’ll be expected to share your skills and knowledge with the junior members of the team – helping aid their development and training as appropriate.

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Assistant Account Manager – Virtual Finance Office (AAT Qualified)

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 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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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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Trainee Tax Advisers (2) – August 2021 start – no agencies

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Tax Advisers to study towards professional qualifications (ATT).  You will need a minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline, (maths, business studies, economics, etc),have a professional approach, good eye for detail, excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

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Trainee Accountant and Auditor (August 2021 start) – no agencies

All 2020 positions are now filled. Applications are now being accepted for an August 2021 start.

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Accountants to study towards professional qualifications. This role will commence in early 2021. You will need a minimum of three ‘A’ Levels (A or B grade), ideally in a relevant discipline, (maths, business studies, economics, etc), have a professional approach, good eye for detail, excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

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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.