General practice. Exceptional client service.
Whether it’s a business or personal accounting need, we’ve got it covered for our clients. We’re their trusted advisers.
We’re the general practice team and as such we offer an extensive range of client services such as non-audit accounts, cash flow projections, corporation tax returns, personal tax returns, P11ds, company secretarial work, credit control, VAT returns and management accounts.
There is a Business Advisory team in every one of our eight offices. Each is led by a partner and several managers, each responsible for client portfolios, supported by a team of seniors, assistants, and trainees. Our teams are friendly and inviting, with a can-do attitude and a willingness to help each other.
The breadth of our work dovetails with a range of clients – sole traders, family-owned businesses, partnerships, LLPs, private individuals – across all sectors. We enjoy the diversity of our work and take pride in delivering great service to all our clients. We are the general practice team so you can stick to a broad path or some people choose to follow a more specialist one becoming experts in areas such as agriculture, inheritance tax or landed estates.
When you join as a trainee the firm pays for all your training and examinations. If you are a graduate, you’ll study towards the Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA). You’ll spend time at work and time training, in person, with an external training provider. The external training can be a mixture of day release or sometimes weeks at a time. You are also expected to do at least 10 hours of independent study per week in your own time – most trainees find they need to do more when revising for exams.
ACA is a level seven qualification and takes three years to complete. Your exams and training are fully funded by the firm. You’ll sit 15 exams with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and you can see their latest syllabus online. You’ll also have a student counsellor, an experienced Chartered Accountant, to support you.
If you join us on the AAT route you’ll spend 80% of your time at work and 20% of your time training with an external training provider, either in person or virtually. You’ll start with level three AAT, which takes 15-18 months to complete. See the AAT website for the latest syllabus.
Outside of the sessions you’ll have access to the tutor to get one-to-one support. You are expected to do independent study in your own time, typically around five hours per week but this may be more around exam time.