We are a leading firm of Accountants, Financial and Business Advisers based in the North of England and Scotland. As the go to advisers in the North of England and Scotland for family owned businesses, we have a great team where we all are aligned to help and support our clients. We have a great culture which we all hire and reward based on our values. For more about Armstrong Watson, have a look at our book of culture that you can find at this link.
Your experience will differ substantially upon location and reporting partner.
Some good staff and partners. If you get a mature/no nonsense technically solid reporting partner then you will likely be safe. If you are a poor/average accountant/clerk then, if you keep your head down, you can hide there; along with all the others.
Management and partners who don’t know the very basic elements of management; with a host of consequences. HR dept can’t be avoided, unfortunately. Mismatched study and work programme for staff. Accountants have been made partners before they are either mature, experienced and technically competent. Poor level of service to clients. Some partners have had a significant number of complaints against them, yet the only significant consequences was to (fortunately not me) the staff! Staff with ideas and initiative are viewed as a threat by some partners. For different reasons, such as toxic persons/atmosphere and competence of staff/management, do not work in Carlisle/Leeds/Hexham.
Advice to Management
Arrogance and ignorance is a curious combination; especially in the case of professionals.
A Place Where Hardwork is Rewarded and Recognised
Strong and consistent culture
Easy access to leaders of the business
Opportunity to make your role your own
Some processes can run longer than needed perhaps
Management could have been better
Great company always looking to improve
Always listening to employee views and looking to be better. Open communication is at the core and is appreciated by employees.
Expectations are high and can differ in each location.
Advice to Management
Keep striving to bring each location in line with one another.
Remuneration could be better
Friendly team members and flexible workplace
No benefits and remuneration is below average