Careers at Bishop Fleming

Why join Bishop Fleming?

What sets a career with Bishop Fleming apart from the rest? Simply we bring together the very best people with long-term, rewarding career opportunities. We are one of the most dynamic Top 30 accountants in the UK– and our strength lies in our people. We genuinely believe we have a culture that differentiates us.

It is no coincidence then, that for four years running we've been ranked as a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For. 

We are approachable, honest, we have fun and quality of life is important to us - we live and work in beautiful places around Worcester, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth and Truro.

Our core values are built around providing our staff with a great environment to work in and giving our clients an outstanding level of service. That's also why we've been awarded Gold by Investor in Customers for exceptional levels of client service.

Graduates and Trainees

Whichever route you take, you will be recognised as a key team player from day one. You will quickly be given responsibility and it won’t be long before you are out visiting and working with a wide range of clients from large corporations to small owner manager entrepreneurial businesses.

Bishop Fleming offer accountancy training opportunities in Worcester, Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth and Truro, normally for graduate trainees and A level entrant trainees (or equivalent).  You can study for a range of accountancy qualifications including:

  • ICAEW Chartered Accountants ACA
  • ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business CFAB
  • Accounting Technician AAT
  • Taxation Technician ATT

We are very proud of our accredited training status and use a range of accountancy training providers, depending on location and personal needs, resulting in personal training contracts. We will support you through your studies and provide relevant work experience to help you succeed through your qualification.

You can normally start your professional training at one of two levels:

Graduates: 

You will have the opportunity to begin studying for the Chartered qualification – ACA.  Your training would normally take approximately three years to complete.

There is also the added opportunity to be considered for tax qualifications. Association of Tax Technician (ATT) or Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

Once qualified, there is plenty of opportunity within the firm to progress through our structured Career Track.

 

A level entry (or equivalent):

You can begin your accountancy training with a minimum of nine GCSEs and two A levels (or equivalent).

Our five year training programme offers full support to complete the Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business (CFAB) before progressing on to complete the ACA qualification.

We may also offer the opportunity to study the Accounting or Taxation Technician qualifications (AAT or ATT) which will take two to three years.

Some will then progress on to the ACA Chartered Accountants qualification, others will develop in their role as a Qualified Technician.

We have found that qualified AAT trainees with relevant experience and graduate academic ability have been successful when following up with ACA training.

Experienced staff

We offer experienced professionals a comprehensive suite of benefits and a robust career progression plan – many of our Directors and Partners have risen to that level from within the firm.

If you would like to work with one of the most vibrant and fast moving Top 30 accountancy firms in the UK, we want to hear from you, whether you are in Audit, Accounts, Tax (Personal Tax, Corporate Tax, Mixed Tax, VAT), or Corporate Finance.

With seven offices from Truro to Worcester we’re always looking for experienced accounting professionals to join our teams of specialist business advisers, unrivalled in a firm of our size.

Real Career Progression

The Bishop Fleming culture is above all friendly, but also entrepreneurial and ambitious, at the same time as being supportive of all our staff. This culture enables us to assemble teams with the appropriate skills and experience to deliver what is required by our diverse and interesting client base.

Our structured career progression programme, with regular appraisals, a competency framework, clear job descriptions, and regular training and development results in focussed training and development for individual career progression.

Our approach to talent management ensures we recognise and develop all our staff. It also helps us identify those staff we believe would be a good fit for Manager, Director and Partner roles and to develop them specifically. The firm was the first firm of accountants in the UK to achieve Investors In People (IIP) status and has passed all subsequent assessments with flying colours.

We are justifiably proud of our staff development and consider it to be the equal of any other firm.

Non Accountancy roles

We have jobs for many non accountancy roles across our business. These range from marketing and human resources to payroll and administration jobs. Please click here to access our latest vacancies.

Benefits and rewards

Benefits Choice

Bishop Fleming is proud of its innovative mix of employee benefits and reward that reflects the needs of people today. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits in addition to a wide range of social activities in each office and biennial all firm event.

We offer Long Service Awards and have pleasure in giving awards to employees who have been with the firm for  10, 20, 25+ years.

Current vacancies

Please click here to access our latest vacancies.

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