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Join the largest independent accountancy firm in Cambridge.

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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

Trainee – Corporate Finance

Working closely with SME owners on selling businesses, management buyouts, succession planning, raising finance, valuing companies and financial due diligence as a Corporate Finance Trainee, you will be involved in it all.  This is a great opportunity for a Business / Economics graduate to train and develop within a busy and challenging environment.  Bring your ideas to the table and become part of a highly successful team.  If you have a minimum 2.1 degree, a keen interest in business, want a stimulating and interesting career, then please apply for this role below.

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Qualified Accountant – Audit Senior

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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Intern – Private Clients (Tax)

An exciting opportunity to join our specialist Private Client team. You will be supporting the team and learning the fundamental skills to provide a smooth and efficient compliance service to our clients.

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Tax Adviser – Personal Tax

We are recruiting for a Personal Tax Adviser who will be responsible for assisting partners and managers in the smooth running of their groups and for ensuring that technical work under their control is carried out in accordance with the firm’s standards and procedures. The successful candidate will be ATT qualified, CTA preferable, or CTA part qualified.

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ATT Trainee

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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AAT Trainee

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Accountants to study towards professional qualifications. This role will commence in August 2019. 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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