These firms are some of the leading graduate employers in accounting – definitely worth considering for graduate scheme applications!
Most applicants will have heard of the Big Four, the top 4 accountancy firms in the UK, but here is a list of 5 other leading accountancy firms that provide great opportunities for students and graduates.
BDO is the 5th largest accountancy firm in the UK and is an excellent place to work as a graduate, given that their core purpose is ‘helping you succeed’. Their 3-year graduate programme provides excellent support and opportunities for career development, with proper support and coaching being available even during study leave for qualification exams. Additionally, BDO encourage and support their employees’ charity endeavours and offer a great summer internship programme, working closely with experienced professionals.
Mazars is one of the largest accounting firms in Europe and is recognised as an international accounting expert. To add to this, they are one of the top 10 firms in the UK, providing career opportunities to graduates all over the UK, with multiple offices in England, Wales and Scotland, a great choice of firm wherever you are based.
Smith and Williamson
Smith and Williamson are a prestigious firm with a friendly atmosphere, a great environment for students and graduates. They offer summer internships and placements as well as graduate schemes at their 12 UK offices. Additionally, unlike some other large firms, Smith and Williamson runs a scheme to give employees the opportunity to acquire equity in the group.
PKF is the fastest growing major accountancy network in the UK and Ireland and is ranked 10th out of all the accountancy firms for UK income. They offer graduate schemes and summer internships in many different locations, which provide lots of support and career development opportunities within their great teams.