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PKF welcomes young new recruits

Accountants and business advisers PKF East Anglia is expanding with the appointment of 11 new staff across the region.

The trainees - most of whom are based at Ipswich with two based in the Great Yarmouth office - will work across various departments at PKF, gaining a broad experience in a wide range of financial disciplines, before deciding on a specialism after qualifying.

Graham Randall, partner in charge at PKF Ipswich, says the firm is committed to training. "We believe wholeheartedly in encouraging our staff to gain their professional qualifications. Supporting them through their training and after contributes not only to their success but to the future success of us all."

Drawn from across the region, the new intake is made up of graduates and post-'A' level students, who will continue their studies while at PKF. The graduates are working towards their chartered accountancy exams in three years' time, while the post-'A' level trainees undertake the Association of Accounting Technicians exams in two, with the option to then complete a further three years to gain their chartered accountancy qualification.

Trainee Matt Oakley came direct to PKF from the University of East Anglia (UEA) where he gained his BSc in accountancy and finance. "It was the variety that attracted me to PKF," he says. "We get a wide range of tasks to do rather than being restricted to one area. Eventually, I would like to specialise in audit - assurance and advisory."

He adds: "We've been made to feel incredibly welcome and have settled in quickly. The staff at PKF are very friendly and have been great at helping us to find our way around which means we have been able to hit the ground running."

Photo caption: From left to right back row - Mitchell Friend, Joseph O'Keefe, Jack Minns; middle row - Ryan Nicholson, Rachel Tricker, Stewart Butler, Kavit Rughani; first row - Oliver Smith, Paris Stanojevic, Matt Oakley, Chris Hart; front - PKF Ipswich senior partner Marilyn Martin

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