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.

If you are studying the ACA, or joint ATT/CTA route, you will also achieve the Level 7 apprenticeship qualification.

Qualification information:

  • ACA: The ACA Qualification enables you to become an Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) Chartered Accountant. The ACA is made up of four elements which provide students with a combination of finance knowledge, accountancy skill and real-world business experiences.
  • Joint ATT/CTA: The ATT and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have developed a joint programme allowing trainees to achieve both the ATT and 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.
  • For Dublin trainees, Chartered Accountants (CA) Ireland qualification provides you with the knowledge, skills and values to support your everyday role and development. This is made up of both professional study and relevant practical experience, complementing your path to becoming a chartered accountant.

Level 7 Apprenticeship

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.

The Level 7 Accountancy/Taxation Apprenticeship Standard was developed by employers to create a comprehensive development programme encompassing the knowledge, skills and behaviours sought after by today’s employers in the accountancy sector. This is a great opportunity to gain an additional qualification which highlights important skill sets, allowing you to stand out from the crowd.





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