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London, England
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Accounting
£10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
Kingston Smith, RSM Tenon, Kreston Reeves
BKL is a firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers over 180 people operating out of two offices, London and Cambridge.

We actively look to work with people and enterprises
that think in new ways, explore new opportunities
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Mission: To be the 'go to' firm of accountants, experts and tax advisers for successful entrepreneurs; where all our people are enthused and passionately share the same core values. To be the benchmark by which other firms measure themselves.

BKL Reviews

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in London, England
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    I have been working at BKL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and clients;
    Very interesting work;
    Great development opportunities;
    Very good benefits at a competitive salary;
    Work-life balance is excellent;
    A firm that makes you want to go the extra mile just by their excellent treatment of their staff

    Cons

    Needs to be a bit more communication between partners and staff;
    Needs to be smoother integration of bought subsidiaries

    Advice to Management

    Subsidiaries purchased need to be integrated more so that clients know the subsidiary is formally a part of BKL.

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BKL Photos

BKL photo of: The BKL Fish
BKL photo of: Orange Day for Magpas Air Ambulance, one of our chosen charities for 2017/18
BKL photo of: Visiting Homeless Action in Barnet, one of our chosen charities for 2017/18
BKL photo of: Whole Firm Event 2017: a video-making challenge with an Apprentice-style panel
BKL photo of: BKL at Women in Finance Awards 2017, where BKL partner Myfanwy won Accountancy Leader of the Year
BKL photo of: Segway games 2017
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BKL Interviews

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    ACA Trainee Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BKL (London, England) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied by email with a covering letter and CV and then had a telephone interview out of the blue.

    About a week after the telephone interview I got an invitation to the assessment day at their offices where there was a fact to face individual interview, a group problem solving exercise in front of a panel and then a letter writing exercise on a topic of your choice. After the process there was a chance to meet some partners and trainees over lunch which was a great way to see if I fitted into the firm and to find out a bit more about the firm itself.

    There was then a couple of days wait before I got a phone call offering me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could liken yourself to any cartoon character, who would it be and why.   Answer Question
    • How would you describe yourself and how would your friends describe you?   Answer Question
    • What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question
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