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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

Audit Manager

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 nfp and professional service sectors.

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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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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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Onboarding Assistant – Virtual Finance Office

This role is responsible for assisting in the delivery of an outsourced accounting and back office service to our varied client base, specifically the Onboarding set up process.

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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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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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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 – Immediate start/August 2020

We are currently recruiting for Trainee Tax Advisers to study towards professional qualifications for an immediate start or in August 2020. 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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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.