Business Services division


Variety best describes the work of this division.  You could be involved in the audit of any organisation from a listed company to working with owner-managed businesses. Sole traders and partnerships don't always have the accounting infrastructure of larger companies, so they rely on us for day-to-day financial advice. Our clients include natural resource companies, tech companies, professional practices and retailers.

Your work could range from conducting audits at clients' premises to preparing management or statutory accounts.

With every audit, you'll gain a deeper insight into each stage of the process, and a broader view of the businesses we work for. As your experience grows, so will your opportunities.

You could, for example:

  • Assist our corporate finance teams and litigation experts
  • Work on an international contract via our membership of PKF International - a global family of independent accounting firms
  • Work on an assignment for the European Commission.

Financial Services division 

PKF Littlejohn is ranked among the top 6 accountancy firm advisers to the UK insurance sector and the UK’s top 15 auditors to the London Stock Exchange AIM market.

Led by eight partners, our Financial Services division is one of the largest teams outside the Big 4.

We are the sixth largest provider of external audit services to the UK Insurance industry. The division also provides internal audit services to a number of major insurance companies and brokers; and we are a leading firm in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market.

We advise clients across the insurance industry, including insurance companies, syndicates and other Lloyd’s entities, mutual insurers, brokers and agents.

We provide external audit services to asset managers, private equity funds, corporate finance firms, and other FCA authorised businesses. We also provide internal audit services to the asset management sector.

Your work could range from auditing a corporate capital vehicle for a Lloyd’s Name, or a private equity fund, to helping with complex technical work involved in a firm’s application for FCA authorisation.

Tax division 

The division provides VAT, corporate tax compliance, personal tax compliance and consultancy services to a wide range of clients and prides itself on the quality of service, high degree of professionalism and personal approach that is offered to each and every client.

As you progress, your portfolio could range from tax compliance work, to providing advice and practical assistance on more complex issues. This could include providing advice around areas such as the acquisition or disposal of assets in a business, corporate reorganisations, group tax planning shareholder exit strategies or contentious disputes with HMRC.

Not For Profit division 

Our Not for Profit division has extensive experience in providing audit and advisory services. We are committed to working with government, public sector and Not for Profit entities, both in the UK and overseas, and act for a wide range of clients including academies, charities, donor agencies, membership organisations and the public sector. You could also work on an assignment for the European Commission.

The division is led by partners who have extensive first-hand experience in the sector. This enables us to understand the challenging environment these organisations face, which is heightened by an increasing demand for services. 

Advisory division 

Our Advisory division provides counter fraud services which focus on measuring, managing and minimising fraud as a business cost, professional counter fraud training and expert investigation and litigation support advice on combating bribery and corruption.

We also have our Insolvency experts from PKF Geoffrey Martin & Co who specialise in business recovery, turnaround and insolvency. They are dedicated to assisting financially distressed businesses and providing litigation support.

Infrastructure Division 

This division comprises our business support functions, including Internal Accounts, Secretarial and Admin support, IT Helpdesk, Technical and Training and Human Resources. 

Business Development Division

Our Business Development division comprises Marketing and Sales. It develops and delivers divisional marketing communications plans into target markets, coordinates and supports marketing and sales activity, manages divisional event programmes, and helps to develop the Firm’s website. It also drives the Firm’s relationship management process, ensuring Partners actively develop their relationships with prospective clients and key advisers, as well as adopting and coordinating best practice as part of the Firm’s tender process. It also supports the development of the Firm’s client service review programme and opportunity assessments.