Why Join Us?

A career with Smith & Williamson can offer you much more responsibility than you might expect. From day one, you’ll be liaising with our clients working on real projects — it’s our approach to clients that makes this a rewarding place to work. We pride ourselves on our ability to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with them. We also believe that work is about being part of a community of people who make every day exciting and who you’ll enjoy working with. So, if you’re looking to get more out of your future, we think Smith & Williamson will be the right place for you.

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We fully sponsor all essential training programmes and support you throughout achieving your qualifications. Accountant, tax adviser or investment manager, our structured training programmes provide a mixture of formal and informal training that is specific and relative to our business. There are many different opportunities to network as a cohort across all of our offices and through being members of the relevant professional body. We work with you to ensure that you will achieve your goals.

Qualification information for Dublin based trainees:

  • CA: The Chartered Accountants (CA) Ireland qualification provides you with the knowledge, skills and values to support your everyday role and development to becoming a chartered accountant.
  • ACCA: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA) provides you with specialist knowledge in finance and accounting, as well as valuable skills in organisational management and strategy.
  • CTA: The Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) will develop the important technical skills needed to succeed within tax.

Qualification information for UK based trainees:  

  • ACA: The Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) is a qualification prescribed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). It will enable you to gain a full understanding of the technical aspects of audit and accountancy and additional financial advisory services.
  • ATT/CTA: The ICAEW and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have developed a joint programme allowing trainees to achieve both the Association of Accounting Technicians (ATT) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). This is a unique and efficient route to achieve two respected qualifications and develop all of the important technical skills needed to succeed within tax.
  • Corporate Finance Diploma: The corporate finance diploma develops your core technical, commercial and ethical skills and knowledge in regards to corporate finance expertise.
  • Institute Advice Diploma (IAD - Level 4) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification (CWM - Level 7): The IAD provides a sound grounding in UK financial services and consumer relationships, macro-economic environment, settlement, safe custody and prime brokerage, exchange traded futures and options and financial protection. Coupled with the CWM, which is a Level 7 progressive qualification, you will develop the breadth of knowledge needed to provide the highest quality service to clients.

Level 7 Apprenticeship in the UK

If you join us and study the ACA or Joint ATT/CTA in one of our offices in England, then you will also undertake a Level 7 Accountancy/Taxation Professional Apprenticeship.



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