a Career with Armstrong Watson

In our business our people really are our biggest asset. For those who thrive on delivering a great service to our clients, you will go far with us.

We offer an exciting range of benefits, flexible working, a personal focus on you, your career and your wellbeing. Most importantly, you will work with really great individuals who make up the Armstrong Watson team.




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.

Work experience

We work closely with schools to provide real life experience of work within an accountancy practice. Please apply early as spaces are limited.

Who we are

We are proud to have supported clients for over 150 years, but we are focused on our future as a growing accountancy and financial planning business spread across 15 offices. Our values are central to what we do. Download our Culture Book to find out about our values.

Download our Culture Book

Your Professional Development

We work closely with professional bodies, supporting the professional development of our people.

ACA Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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.


AAT Association of Accounting Technicians

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).


ATT Association of Taxation Technicians

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.


CTA Chartered Institute of Taxation

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.


CIPP CHARTERED Institute of Payroll Professionals

A three year qualification combining the Practitioner Certificate in Payroll, the Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Payroll and the Diploma in Payroll Management.


Chartered Financial Planner

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.

Becoming a Trainee Chartered Accountant

At Armstrong Watson our people and specialist teams offer a breadth and depth of service to rival the top tier firms. As part of our continued growth and development we are looking for talent to join and help us shape our future.

With offices based in some of the most stunning locations, you will train and work alongside a team delivering excellent advisory services to the best emerging entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses in the North of England and Scotland.

If you plan to inspire, want to take the lead and help us support the best clients in the regions, we want you to step forward. 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.

Rise to the challenge, join us and take the opportunity to go beyond …

Working for Armstrong Watson

To find out more about a career with Armstrong Watson please contact our HR department at careers@armstrongwatson.co.uk

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