Careers & Training

As a firm, we have been actively training university graduates and other suitably keen and enthusiastic colleagues for nearly 20 years and today our ACCA Graduate Training Programme has evolved into a highly efficient route for the right recruits to become ACCA qualified in terms of both exam success and practical training.


We recruit new associate accountants on an annual basis to join the scheme. If you are looking to consolidate your degree with a professional qualification then our three-year scheme may be right for you. During this time you will study the professional exams with one of the country’s leading Accountancy training while building up three years of practical experience required to gain your ACCA qualification.

Within the training programme, we provide you with study materials, live and pre-recorded lectures as well as regular contact with your tutors from Kaplan Financial Training. You will receive paid study leave for each exam that you take, and pay increases based on exam success.

Running alongside the exam training programme we also work to progress your career as an accountant with practical experience as an accountant in practice dealing with business issues such as annual accounts production, corporate and personal tax, VAT, PAYE, and business system design and implementation. You will have day to day contact with business owners and be expected to evaluate and resolve their business issues. Of course, you will have support from our ACCA qualified team and outside specialist advisers.
At the end of the three-year training contract, we will be expecting you to be able to run and control the tax and accounting issues associated with a portfolio of businesses by offering the business owners useful and relevant business advice. In fact, most of our graduate trainees have stayed with us after qualification to continue to support the businesses that they have worked with.
If you want real responsibility and are willing to put in the effort to study and pass the exams then this programme could be right for you so please contact us with a CV and covering letter explaining why you should be considered for our next intake.

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ACCA Accountant

We are looking for a qualified accountant to join our fast growing ACCA qualified firm of accountants. Your role will be to manage and run a varied portfolio of clients including limited companies, partnerships, sole traders and personal tax clients, reporting to the partners whilst utilizing and training our graduate ACCA trainees. In turn we will help you to progress your career by giving you the chance to offer a full range of services to clients including general business advice. This role includes a clear path to partnership for the right applicant. Applicant should hold a valid full UK driving license. Salary circa £30,000 – £60,000 based on current experience. There is a generous bonus system for new business gained to boost this base salary. Essential Requirements
  • Good all round knowledge of tax and business for owner managed businesses
  • Fully ACCA qualified
  • Currently working in practice
  • Willing to gain new business
  • Ability to manage a team of keen ACCA graduate trainees
  • Working to deadlines
  • Want to work for a firm that wants to change with the times
  • Willing to take on responsibility
  • Exceptional customer services skills
Please contact either Peter or Kayvan directly.

Professional quotients

The professional quotients (PQ) are the behaviours and qualities required for an ACCA qualified accountant to meet the future needs and demands of the profession. The quotients are softer, more professional skills gained not only through the ACCA Qualification, but enhanced as the individual progresses through their career.

All professional accountants will need to balance their professional quotients to fit their role and stage of career. Each accountant’s PQ will reflect their competency and skill across seven constituent areas detailed below.

Explore the quotients to learn more about how they are developed through the ACCA Qualification. 

Chloe Watson PJCO Peter Jarman

My time training with PJCO was invaluable. I was given all of the skills to grow into a well rounded small business advisor and portfolio manager, with real responsibility from day one and the time to develop relationships with our clients. The study package gives you all the tools you need to succeed with ACCA, and the work experience ensures you have all the tools to succeed in your career. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it!

Chloe Watson
Abbie Lisney PJCO Peter Jarman

The PJCO ACCA training programme has given me a breadth of skills, experience, and practical learning to become a fully qualified accountant. You are given real responsibility for looking after small business clients from the very beginning, but you always have the support and help from the Partners and the rest of the PJCO team to develop and grow into a well-rounded competent accountant working in practice. Ultimately you will get out of the training programme as much as you put in!

Abbie Lisney
Jake Lelliott PJCO Peter Jarman

“Starting in a small firm with one-on-one training is a great way to learn a comprehensive set of skills as you are exposed to all manner of different jobs, for a host of clients. While this throws you in at the deep end, you always have the help and support of your manager and the outside team to learn and develop. There is the capacity for you to grow as fast as you are able to, meaning that you have a great accounting foundation by the time that you qualify.”

Jake Lelliott
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