Are you ready to #diveintoanewcareer?

Step 1:
Challenge the typical conventions of a career in accounting.
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Step 2:
Enjoy a number of great company benefits and development opportunities.
Step 3:
Pursue an exciting career path in a constantly-changing sector.

Career

Meet Sam Stirzaker

Samantha Stirzaker

2011
Joined on a placement year from university.

2013
Joined Watson Buckle as an ACA Graduate Trainee.

2015
Progressed to Audit Senior.

2017
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

2017
Achieved QuickBooks Online Core certification.

2018
Achieved QuickBooks Online Advanced certification.

2018
Promoted to Corporate Services Assistant Manager.

Meet Gillian Craven

Gillian Craven

2005
Joined Watson Buckle as an ACA Graduate Trainee.

2007
Progressed to Audit Senior.

2008
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

2010
Promoted to Corporate Services Manager.

2017
Achieved QuickBooks Online Core certification.

2018
Promoted to Associate Director.
 
 
 

Meet Rebecca Hurford

Rebecca Hurford

2007
Joined Watson Buckle as an ACA Trainee.

2012
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

2014
Worked as an Assistant CSD Manager covering maternity leave.

2015
Transitioned from the Audit department to the Tax department.

2015
Promoted to Corporate Tax Manager.

2018
Qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor, specialising in VAT and other indirect taxes.

In fact...

100%

of our Directors were promoted internally.

50%

of our Managers were promoted internally.

100%

of our staff have the opportunity for flexible working.

87%

of our Managers are female.

48%

of our staff are female.

52%

of our staff are male.

The average age of our staff is

31

The average age of our partners is

57

FAQs

Our team regularly review the vacancies listed on our website. If you apply for a position that has already been taken, we will email you within 5 working days to confirm this.

You can apply by sending your CV and cover letter to the contact listed on the vacancy. Alternatively, for a general application, please send your details to hello@watsonbuckle.co.uk. Please put the job title in the subject line so that we can clearly see which role you’re applying for.

Of course! Watson Buckle supports lots of young people, including GCSE and A level school leavers on their journey towards an exciting and successful career in accountancy. We openly support those who are pursuing accountancy and tax qualifications.

If you are offered a position with us, we will provide study support in all instances where you are pursuing a qualification which is relevant to your role.

We will closely consider all applications we receive, but some of the requirements noted in our job descriptions will always be marked up as ‘essential’ – so please keep this in mind when applying.

Our offices offer free parking to all staff, but we can also be reached very easily via public transport. Some roles may require driving (audit roles, for example), while others may not, so please check our job descriptions carefully.

We are open to providing work experience opportunities to young people who are interested in a career in accountancy. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.

We are looking for people who are competent, great at building and maintaining relationships with colleagues and clients, have excellent communication skills and are capable of juggling a demanding yet rewarding workload.

If your application is successful, we will contact you to invite you in for a stage one interview. For most roles, there will be a two-stage process with the successful candidate chosen after stage two.