Knox Cropper is a 6 partner firm of Chartered Accountants (comprising over 40 staff), based in central London, with additional offices in Haslemere, Surrey and Hemel Hempstead.
We are one of the leading firms of Chartered Accountants servicing the “Not for Profit” Sector. We have a large number of clients ranging from small charitable trusts to national charities, trade unions and universities.
In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and an excellent package (with salary increases based on exam and work performances). There is also huge potential to progress within the firm. Add to this the opportunities and varied lifestyle that working in the Capital has to offer and it all adds up to a very rewarding opportunity.
At Knox Cropper, our unique client base ensures that our employees have exposure to a wide range of organisations including commercial companies, national charities, universities and trade unions. Capable and committed individuals can expect rapid promotion to senior positions.
We want our students to succeed. Our students demonstrate an excellent examination record. Some of our partners trained with Knox Cropper and with commitment and ambition, the opportunity is available to all.
At Knox Cropper, we recruit graduates who display initiative, motivation and who can demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to team work. We recognise that our business is a people-business and our staff are our most important resource. For our part we are committed to providing the highest quality of training for students and qualified staff including sound examination and practical instruction, together with effective on-the-job training.
Don’t forget that your academic qualifications are not enough on their own. We’re looking for articulate, confident, intelligent graduates with a range of transferable skills. Accountancy is a people-focused profession. Numeracy is expected, but you must also be able to communicate confidently with colleagues and clients, as well as being able to organise yourself and your workload; balance the competing demands on your time; and take personal responsibility for the development of your career.
A major benefit of working in a medium sized firm (compared with a much larger firm) is the depth and variety of assignments you will be involved with. You will have exposure to a wide range of assignments with clients of all sizes in various industry sectors.
In larger firms, trainees often spend much of their training confined to audit work because of the sheer scale of audit work. Audit work is just one small aspect of an assignment and in a medium size firm such as Knox Cropper, you can benefit from having exposure to many different areas of client work, such as accountancy and tax.
In addition, you’ll tend to work with far more clients in a medium size firm (giving you a broad ranging experience) because the time spent at each client tends to be far less than that of a larger firm.
With a medium size firm, you’ll also benefit from involvement from the firm’s Partners, who will take a direct interest in your development and support you through your training.
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Please note, you are applying for a place on our graduate training programme at one of the firms for which we recruit. Your application will be considered in the context of all firms and we will take into account your preferences. Should your application be unsuccessful, you may only re-apply for the graduate programme after a minimum of 6 months from the submission date of your application (even if you state an interest in one of the other firms for which we recruit).