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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

Audit Manager

We are currently looking for a Qualified senior audit accountant who will be responsible for the completion of audit and accounting assignments both in and outside of the office and will also be responsible for managing the jobs under their control. This role will include general accounting involving mainly audit work, with some account jobs and taxation computations.

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Assistant Manager – Recovery & Insolvency

We are recruiting for an Assistant Manager within our Recovery (Insolvency) team. The role will involve day to day management of own cases, including progressing of administration; dealing with all case correspondence and other enquiries; ensuring statutory and procedural compliance is undertaken; supervision of junior staff, with particular emphasis on case progression and on the job training. CPI/JIEB qualifications desirable.

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Trainee Accountant and Auditor (2020 start)

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Accountants to study towards professional qualifications. This role will commence in August 2020. 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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Trainee Tax Adviser (2020 start)

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Tax Advisers to study towards professional qualifications. The role will commence in August 2019. 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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Marketing & Events Coordinator

We’re looking to recruit a Marketing & Events Coordinator to join our small marketing team. This is a hands-on role requiring a flexible, team-oriented approach and would suit someone with a bubbly, confident personality. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a marketing role with knowledge of digital channels.

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Tax Administrator

We are looking for someone to keep our tax team organised and deliver a first class admin 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. If you are organised, have strong IT skills, a good sense of humour and want to be part of a great team – we need you!

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IT Helpdesk Engineer

4Cambridge are a dynamic IT support company looking to recruit a new IT Helpdesk Engineer, providing first class support to our growing client base. Attitude is key, and an enthusiastic interest in technology is a must.

You will be the first point of contact for helpdesk enquiries, so excellent communication skills and a customer oriented attitude are essential. A knowledge of Microsoft desktop and server products & Office 365 would be an advantage, but no specific technical IT knowledge is required.

The role would ideally suit someone with an interest in IT looking for their first IT job, or someone currently doing first line support looking for opportunities to develop their IT skills. We believe in investing in our team, and are keen to encourage staff to develop and train to improve your technical skills. Our clients like dealing with real people, and expect a high level of service.

If you think you’ve got what it takes then we want to hear from you!

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Admin Assistant – Private Clients

We are seeking an Admin Assistant to provide admin support to our Private Clients team. You must be pro active and keen to take ownership of our practice management database. You will have good knowledge of IT, excellent communication and inter personal skills and enjoy the opportunity of working in a variety of professional teams. This will be a fixed term contract until the end of January/February 2020. 15 hours per week (3 hours per day).

This is a great opportunity to join a growing and exciting firm that recognises individual contribution and provides development and progression whilst offering an excellent work life balance and enjoyable working culture.

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Recruitment Co-ordinator (Part time)

We are looking for an experienced Recruitment co-ordinator to join our busy HR team.  Responsible for co-ordinating the on-boarding process, from launching new opportunities to setting up end of probationary meetings.  Similar recent experience in a busy HR team is essential, as are excellent communication skills and a flexible and can do attitude.  A knowledge of Carval/Civica Recruitment and HR software desirable.

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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.