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Armstrong Watson only recruit the best. We have a rigorous selection process and take pride in selecting people with the potential and drive to succeed and perform at the highest level.
We are looking for bright new talent to join and help us shape our future growth and development. For the time you invest in Armstrong Watson, we guarantee a positive experience you will want to share with family, friends, clients and colleagues throughout your career.
Download our Chartered Accountancy Programme brochure to find out more.
Armstrong Watson are a growing accountancy firm and have opportunities available throughout our business. Find out if we have a position for you by clicking the link below.
We work closely with schools to provide real life experience of work within an accountancy practice. Please apply early as spaces are limited.
Under the guidance of our Learning and Development Team, Armstrong Watson will give you the utmost encouragement and support. We take your career development very seriously, with performance reviews throughout. We provide exam tuition and on-the-job training to give you the best of professional development.
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The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. On completion, after a minimum of three years in a training contract, your ACA qualification will be recognised worldwide as a sign of quality and professionalism.
This Internationally recognised qualification comes in three stages: level 2, level 3 and level 4. It offers students the chance to gain a real introduction to accounting and the chance to build on personal and business abilities. Completion of this leads to AAT Accountant status (MAAT).
For students wanting to specialise in the taxation side of the accounting profession, the ATT is the route to take. As well as being educational, it also offers practical experience in the exciting world of tax compliance.
Regarded as the 'gold standard' among tax professionals, this qualification is achieved through the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) which is the leading professional body in taxation.
A three year qualification combining the Practitioner Certificate in Payroll, the Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Payroll and the Diploma in Payroll Management.
An internationally recognisable benchmark of quality and ethical practice for financial advice professionals, this qualification is achieved through the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) which is the premier professional body for insurance and financial planning professionals.
Having gained an English Language Degree at Newcastle University, I joined the team in October 2011. Training for the ACA qualification helped me pursue my career goals by allowing me to further develop the skills I gained at University. Armstrong Watson supported and guided me throughout, offering useful learning and development advice during every step of the process.
A career in accountancy is never dull, as the day to day workload is varied and continues to challenge me. I now work directly with clients and help provide advice to a very wide portfolio of sectors. Working within a team I feel valued and I have a good peer group who support me.
Rhys Davies, Corporate Senior
I joined Armstrong Watson two and a half years ago after completing an Accountancy and Finance degree. What initially attracted me to the firm was the ability to progress and gain experience in a wide range of departments across 14 offices and also feel part of a close team. I joined Armstrong Watson’s Chartered Programme in September 2015 and I am thoroughly enjoying every aspect of my job.
The firm ensure I gain as much experience as possible, tailoring my practical work experience to what I am studying at college, building my knowledge and understanding.
Annabelle Wood, Chartered Accountancy Trainee
I joined Armstrong Watson in 2008, initially working in our Kendal office preparing trader accounts. During my two years working in Kendal I was supported through my AAT qualification.
I moved to our Fairview House office in Carlisle in 2010 where I gained experience preparing company accounts and auditing, progressing to the role of Audit Senior whilst completing my ACA qualification.
In 2013, I was given the opportunity to progress my career and move into the tax team to become a dedicated VAT specialist. I was supported through my CTA qualification and in 2015 progressed to the role of VAT Consultant.
David Graham, VAT Consultant
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