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BKL Reviews

Updated 18 July, 2017
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  1. "Excellent workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "BKL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Compliance
    Current Employee - Tax Compliance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff are friendly and helpful and supportive

    Cons

    IT issues can be a problem as outsourced and can be slow

    Advice to Management

    Stay approachable and friendly, it works


  3. "Excellent employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly and supportive firm
    - Excellent training programme
    - Broad range of clients of varying sectors and sizes
    - You can tell management have a strong investment in their staff and provide the guidance and experience to succeed

    Cons

    All I can think of is location if you do not live in North London.

    BKL Response

    30 Jan, 2017 – Admin

    It’s fantastic to read such a great review, thank you!


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  5. "ACA Training Contract"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ACA Trainee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ACA Trainee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -There is a real sense of trust from the management and they actively aim to help you develop and grow.
    -Day to day life in the office is enjoyable, everyone loves a chat and everyone knows your name.
    -There are lots of social activities to take part in, from poker night to white water rafting.
    -There is a clear career path, both during your training contract and after you qualify

    Cons

    Haven't come across any noteworthy cons, but in a more general sense the firm has undergone a period of expansion so lots of changes have happened in a short space of time.

    Advice to Management

    Although expansion is beneficial for the firm, it is important to retain the character of the firm as it is truly what makes BKL different.

    BKL Response

    30 Jan, 2017 – Admin

    Thank you for such a positive review, it is great to hear that you are enjoying working here. We are aware that there has been a lot of growth recently and it is very important to us to keep our... More


  6. "ACA Trainee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL full-time

    Pros

    > A great working environment where everybody is out to aid the development of each other
    > Opportunities to experience a diverse range of work roles
    > A genuinely friendly culture where you work not just amongst colleagues, but amongst friends

    Cons

    No notable downfalls.

    Have found BKL a great place to begin and continue my career within the profession.


  7. "Friendly and welcoming firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BKL (More than a year)

    Pros

    BKL is a really friendly firm and everyone is always willing to help, whatever the question may be. As this was my first job, everybody welcomed me with open arms and made it easy to settle in. The social aspects of the firm are very admirable- there are many events throughout the year, especially for trainees. There is constant training to keep up with updates to the systems.

    Cons

    It is sometimes difficult to keep up with all the courses and training that goes on and the salary is not comparable with other firms.

    Advice to Management

    No advice- just a thank you for welcoming me and making me part of a truly friendly and worthwhile job.


  8. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The support is amazing. Staff members are treated as valued assets and not as minimally paid tools for partners' benefit. There is high level training, a raft of social events (including rafting), and a very respectable salary package. There is a lot of mutual respect around the firm. There is a somewhat whacky and fun sense which permeates down from the top and makes it a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    None too many. Calorie intake at Friday morning breakfast.


  9. "it's all about the people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not only technically brilliant but genuinely nice people as well who like to impart their knowledge to the next generation.

    Cons

    Not many, although it's a way out of central London it's proximity via the Northern line almost compensates.

    Advice to Management

    Make the most of the advantages of growth without losing the benefits of being a smaller firm.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Brilliant and supportive team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and amazing people.
    Flexible working opportunities

    Cons

    Honestly haven't come across any.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, just a thank you for helping me become part of the great team and keep up with the positive and encouraging attitude.


  11. "ACA Training Contract"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Finchley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Finchley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely supportive colleagues and an all round great place to work. During the training contract so far I have been able to do both audit and account preparations and there are also opportunities to work within other areas of the business, all of which have so far given me an extremely rounded working experience.

    Working hours are also very reasonable and you get a lot of time off for college and for exams.

    Cons

    There aren't a huge amount as management generally listens to ideas and tries to implement a solution to the problem, however, this can sometimes be slow to come to fruition.

    Advice to Management

    A clearer career path and progression timeline for after qualification - there may be one but it isn't communicated to those on the training contract.


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