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.
We work closely with schools to provide real life experience of work within an accountancy practice. Please apply early as spaces are limited.
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. To find out more about our culture and how this drives our business download our Book of Culture.
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We work closely with professional bodies, supporting the professional development of our people.
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.
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 …
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, Audit Manager
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, Audit Assistant
I joined Armstrong Watson in 2009 excited by the prospect of gaining qualifications as an apprentice while working full time; my preferred approach over University. Over the past nine years I’ve been supported through the AAT and ATT qualifications and given the opportunity to work with some fantastic people in different departments and locations across the firm. I’ve recently progressed to an Accounting Supervisor role advising and supporting mainly agricultural clients in and around Carlisle. The varied workload continues to challenge me day by day; just one of the things which makes Armstrong Watson a great place to work.
Murdo Laurie, Accounting Supervisor
Studying AAT has given me valuable skills and knowledge that I can apply in my day to day work, and I will now be going on to study the ACA qualification. Working within a professional environment with the acquired skills from AAT has given me the confidence to progress within the workplace and moving forward I hope my career will develop with the knowledge and expertise my training has given me.
Abigail Graham, Trainee Chartered Accountant
My AAT experience has been a never ending journey of challenges and excitement. I study AAT at Carlisle College which is local and friendly. I go to college one day a week and work four days a week. This enables me to apply my knowledge from college to my workplace and visa versa. The teachers at the college are all welcoming and eager for you to succeed, which makes it such an enjoyable place to learn.
Stephanie Gregory, Accounting Assistant
The support and training I have received from Armstrong Watson has been invaluable, and at college my tutor has been there for me every step of the way. It is great to connect my learning with real life situations within my job whilst preparing accounts from sole traders to small, medium enterprises.
Nicholas Hesketh, Audit & Assurance Assistant
I applied for the Armstrong Watson chartered Scheme after hearing about the opportunities a friend had been given during her time on the programme. Armstrong Watson are always providing me with a broad range of experience across different offices and departments to help support my chartered studies. Not only has this helped me to put the ACA theory into practice, but it has allowed me to continually build on my professional development in the workplace. I joined the Cumbria Chartered Accountancy Student Society as both ICAEW Student Council (ISC) representative and chair and I thoroughly enjoyed the roles, and the firm fully supported my involvement allowing me time out to travel to London and Cambridge to attend quarterly ISC representative meetings for the student council.
Lauren Graham, Audit & Assurance Senior