At Watson Buckle we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference – to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their life and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

Find your perfect role below…

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.

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Meet Gillian Craven

Director

  • 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
  • 2020
    Promoted to Director

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Meet Sam Stirzaker

Audit and Accounts Manager

  • 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
  • 2019
    Promoted to Audit and Accounts Manager

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Meet Andrew Padgett

Director

  • 2009
    Attained Association of Accounting Technicians qualification
  • 2011
    Qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant
  • 2015
    Joined Watson Buckle as Corporate Services Manager
  • 2016
    Became a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant
  • 2018
    Promoted to Associate Director
  • 2020
    Promoted to Director

In fact...

100%

of our Directors were promoted internally.

75%

of our Managers were promoted internally.

100%

of our staff have the opportunity
for flexible working.

100%

of our Managers are female.

62%

of our staff are female.

38%

of our staff are male.

38

is the average age of our staff

50

is the average age of our Directors

41%

over 10 years’ service

32%

between 5 – 10 years’ service

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.