Bishop Fleming

Bishop Fleming

About us

Bishop Fleming is a forward thinking and innovative Top 30 accountancy firm that is ranked as one of the Top Five Best Accounting Firms to work for in the UK in 2021.

Our award-winning approach to health & wellbeing and employee engagement is built on putting our people, our clients and our communities at the heart of our business.

With offices in Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Truro and Worcester, our ambition is to be the most rewarding accountancy firm in the UK, offering a refreshingly different culture. Our people undertake stimulating and challenging audit, tax, accounting and advisory work for a wide range of regional, national and international clients, including big brands in many key sectors, as well as private clients too.

And our hybrid approach to work will enable you to combine working flexibly, whether in our offices, from home or remotely – delivering real work-life balance for you whilst maintaining excellent service for our clients.

So, make your next career move a rewarding one, and come and join one of the leading accounting businesses in the UK.

Opportunities are available at all levels from trainee to experienced hire across all of our seven offices: Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Truro and Worcester.

To find out more visit www.bishopfleming.co.uk/careers
Instagram – bishopfleminguk
Twitter – @BishopFlemingUK
Facebook – facebook.com/bishopfleming

Reviews


4.1
Rated 4.1 out of 5
4.1 out of 5 stars (based on 20 reviews)
Excellent55%
Very good15%
Average20%
Poor5%
Terrible5%

Poor for mental health

Rated 1 out of 5

Pros

In city centre so easy to pop to the shops if needed at lunch

Cons

The company outwardly claims to care for their staff mental wellbeing where in reality this is seriously lacking. Some people at the top just care about squeezing as much as they can from employees to line their pockets.

Advice to Management

Rather than seeing your ‘lower’ level staff constantly turning over, consider the reasons why this may be. Ok, they can find another job quite easily but under the surface more damage may be done. Exit interview is too late to pretend you care.

Good intentions, misfiring on execution

Rated 3 out of 5

Pros

Clear Career Progression/Opportunities

An environment which rewards those who put their hand up more.

Good company growth

CEO/Chair have clear vision and want to run business with the right values

Flexible working available.

Brand new office which looks very nice.

Quality of auditting has moved improved in last years form admittedly poor position a few years ago.

When we are in there in person – social life at office is very good. Although this slips down the priorities list when not in office.

Good mix of clients from Large Groups to small charities.

Cons

Haven’t dealt with lock down overly well. Staff satisfaction off the back of it not optimum.

Company’s advertised work life balance is not true in busy season and pay does not increase in that time to reflect that.

Ambitious partners causing lot of new work to come in, but the staff levels are not following suit (not for the lack of trying to be fair).

Pulled the year group above me from their final exams with no notice and delayingg their exams by a year and delayed our exams by 6 months as a result of COVID. Also were not at all compassionate about the way they did it and adopted a ‘shut up and be grateful approach’.

Partner layer below CEO level, not entirely bought into values so can conflict what firm-wide message is causing inconsistencies in relation to expectations of work.

None, or very few, Listed audits/IFRS experience to be gained.

review

Rated 3 out of 5

Pros

good sometimes good good times

Cons

bad sometimes but also bad sometimes

Supportive

Rated 5 out of 5

Pros

Supportive and adaptable for those with caring duties

Cons

Don’t want to stop too much good stuff going on.

Great place to work

Rated 5 out of 5

Pros

An upwardly mobile firm which really take care of the people within the business. People are supported with coaching from partners and additional training to aid progression.

Varied and interesting entrepreneurial clients

Cons

With continued growth can come issues with workloads which is being addressed.

Updated on October 9, 2022

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles