Kent is one of England's home counties, and it is located on the south east coast of the country. The county's proximity to London and its links to France make it of great commercial importance to many industries.
Kent is one of the UK's most affluent counties, and that has inevitably meant it is home to more accountancy firms than most other counties in the country. Kent has its own vibrant manufacturing and service-based economies, but it also benefits from its links to the capital. As a result, accountants, auditors and many other accounting staff can find opportunities for employment across Kent. The relatively highly skilled workforce in Kent means, although there are always vacancies for accountancy jobs, competition for them is extremely fierce.
There are dozens of accountancy firms based in Kent, and they include Telford Associates Ltd, Pittmans and Ward Mackenzie. There has been a sudden increase in the number of accounting firms opening their doors in the county over the last two decades, as the opening of the Channel Tunnel meant a number of businesses who export to Europe relocated to the area, and many of these businesses prefer to deal with locally-based accountants.
Although recruitment agencies always have vacancies in accounting, only exceptional graduates or those with an excellent track record in the industry will secure the most prestigious positions. Salaries for accountants vary from £20,000 for graduates to £80,000 for company directors and other senior accountancy roles.