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Please note: Princecroft Willis and Francis Clark have merged. Although it is ‘business as usual’ this site will not be updated and will be phased out over the coming months. For all the latest information please visit the Francis Clark website.

Training

Opportunities at Princecroft Willis

All of our team members are given every assistance to optimise their performance and development in order to meet the goals and targets set by the firm in line with its overall vision.

With our Inverstors in People Bronze accreditation we aim to continually assess and improve opportunities for the development of all our team members.

The training requirements of the individual are linked to the overall training plan for the firm to ensure that key skills are available within the business.

We use the recognised training providers Kaplan, based in Southampton, to co-ordinate our professional training needs.

Kaplan are a national training provider which provide high quality training to a large number of professional firms.

In partnership with Kaplan we provide opportunities to study for the following qualifications:

 

What will you get out of working for Princecroft Willis?  

This what the team have to say:

"I joined Princecroft Willis as a Graduate Trainee shortly after completing BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance at Bournemouth University. My confidence has grown tremendously over my first year here, and I am very happy in my job. This is undoubtedly as a result of the support I receive from my fellow colleagues and the variety of clients I have the opportunity to work on."

"I started within the Audit Team at our Poole office working on sole traders and Limited company accounts. Once I got to grips with accounts preparation I went on secondment another team, where I worked on sole traders from a variety of industries and assisted in the preparation of management accounts. I also assisted senior members of staff on audits for several of our larger clients. I found it particularly interesting visiting clients’ premises and gaining an insight in to the types of audit tests that are carried out on site.

At this present time I am part way through my stint in our Tax department which I am thoroughly enjoying! So far it has given me the opportunity to see how the Accounts, and Tax teams interact with one another, as well as increasing my understanding of how the final accounts are used to calculate personal tax. I also hope to gain valuable Corporation Tax experience in the near future."

"Throughout my first year at Princecroft Willis I have had regular appraisal meetings with my manager. This gives me the opportunity to receive feedback on my work and allows me to set achievable goals to work towards. Whether it be attending Mercia courses Audit and Tax Update courses, improving my time management and communication skills, or passing my ACCA exams, it is all contributing towards my ongoing training and development as a trainee accountant within the firm."

"The Princecroft Willis Graduate Development Programme has enabled me to gain experience in different aspects of the firm and I feel it has given me a real insight into how the firm works together to provide a professional service for our clients".

"Since joining Princecroft Willis I have started studying for the ACCA qualification. I was exempt from 8 of the 14 exams upon completion of my degree and I am already working towards the final stage exams. I will be taking ‘Advanced Taxation’ in December, which is perfect timing as I can apply the topics I’m learning in the classroom to real life tax cases in the office.

Princecroft Willis is a Platinum Accredited ACCA Training Practice, and the firm has supported me more than I could have imagined. All of my training is paid for including course fees, study texts, ACCA student membership and exam fees. I also have paid study leave so I can attend the relevant courses during the week, rather than at weekends, which I am aware not all independent firms are able to offer".

Course Fees

Princecroft Willis will fund the first attempts for approved courses.

Study Leave

Princecroft Willis will provide team members with paid study leave to attend all the days of any approved course leading to first attempts at the relevant exams. This includes pre-examination study leave and time for taking the actual exams.

Professional Development Courses

Our staff regularly attend professional development courses on topical subjects relevant to their roles. Personal skills can also be covered, e.g. communication skills and time management as well as IT skills. Management development courses are available for more senior staff. The courses are tailored to suit our requirements and are usually held locally.

Our non fee earning staff also have the opportunity to attend courses relevant to their job. Subjects covered include IT skills, customer care and personal skills. We employ team members in a number of supportive roles within the firm. We have secretarial, administrative, payroll, company secretarial, IT, marketing and HR team members.

Any requests from individuals to attend specific training courses are always carefully considered.