Smith and Williamson

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About Smith and Williamson

Company HQ location: London, Greater London

Other locations: Belfast, County Antrim

Industry: Audit & accountancy

No of employees: 1700

Our company in a nutshell

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank.
Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.
We have 13 offices located throughout the UK, Ireland and Jersey, and we are a member of Nexia International, a top 10 global network of independent accountancy and consultancy firms. This means we are linked to thousands of colleagues around the world, sharing knowledge and exchanging professional expertise daily.
We offer structured graduate training programmes covering a broad range of areas to produce the future’s brightest accountants, tax advisors and investment managers. Each one is geared towards you attaining an ACA, ATT, CTA or CISI qualification. Whichever position you apply to, you will enjoy genuine responsibility as you manage your own projects for real clients.

Life at Smith and Williamson for graduates

Graduate Trainees joining departments across assurance & business services, business tax and private client tax services pursue one or more of the following qualifications: Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). Our investment management trainees work towards the Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) and the Masters in Wealth Management (CISI).

No matter which area you choose, you’ll receive first-class training and will develop the skills needed to become a trusted business adviser. In addition, placements in other departments mean greater insight into our business and the chance to expand your networks across the firm.

We can offer you much more responsibility than you might expect. You’ll be working on real projects and liaising with our clients from the start — it’s our approach to clients that makes this a more fulfilling place to work.

A career here means having more personal time than you might get in other firms. We believe in getting your work/life balance just right because it’s not just good for you, it’s good for us too.

If you’re looking to get more out of your future, we think you’ll love life with Smith & Williamson.

Company Values

We put clients first and focus on delivering the right solutions.

We have excellent people who deliver high-quality service.

We have excellent people who deliver high-quality service.

We have excellent people who deliver high-quality service.

We are trustworthy and act with integrity.

We have excellent people who deliver high-quality service.

Benefits

Life assurance valued at four times annual salary

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Permanent health insurance

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Flexible benefits package

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

An interest-free season ticket loan

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Full financial support for the completion of relevant professional qualifications

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Overtime payments or compensatory time off (selected business areas)

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Pension scheme and discretionary bonus

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Market-comparable salaries

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Case studies

Ashlea

Business Tax

"The firm has much better hours and far less pressure than many other firms of the same calibre, but the same quality of work and clients."

Natasha

Assurance & Business Services

"You get the chance to work on a wide range of clients in different business sectors."

Rhys

Private Client Tax Services

"The best thing about working here is the responsibility."

Nicola

Investment Manager (London)

"When it comes to training, Smith & Williamson is encouraging and supportive."

Helen

Private Client Tax Services (London)

"I have always felt like a valued member of the team."

Important dates

Most of our programmes offer opportunities on a rolling basis, so you should apply as soon as possible.

Jobs by Smith and Williamson

Graduate Trainee Valuations

Ongoing

London, Greater London

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Trainee Forensic Accountant

Ongoing

London

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Forensic Accountancy Summer Internship

01-04-2019

London

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Business Tax Summer Internship

Ongoing

Nationwide

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Graduate Trainee Private Client Tax

31-08-2019

Bristol, Bristol

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Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant

31-08-2019

Southampton, Hampshire

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Graduate Pensions Trainee Chartered Accountant

31-08-2019

Bristol, Bristol

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Graduate trainee chartered accountant

31-08-2019

City of london, London

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Graduate trainee chartered accountant

31-08-2019

Bristol, Bristol

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Graduate Trainee Valuations

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
Ongoing
Location:
London, Greater London
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent

Trainee Forensic Accountant

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
Ongoing
Location:
London
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent

Forensic Accountancy Summer Internship

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
01 Apr 2019
Location:
London
Job type:
Work placement
Contract type:
Temporary

Business Tax Summer Internship

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
Ongoing
Location:
Nationwide
Job type:
Work placement
Contract type:
Temporary

Graduate Trainee Private Client Tax

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent

Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
31 Aug 2019
Location:
Southampton, Hampshire
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent

Graduate Pensions Trainee Chartered Accountant

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent

Graduate Training Programme - Trainee Investment Manager

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent

Graduate trainee chartered accountant

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
31 Aug 2019
Location:
City of london, London
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Permanent

Graduate trainee chartered accountant

Smith and Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently-owned financial services firm which combines an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank. Our breadth of services makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a variety of clients including start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and not-for-profit organisations.

Expiry date:
31 Aug 2019
Location:
Bristol, Bristol
Job type:
Graduate scheme
Contract type:
Permanent