Why join our team?
We are a medium sized firm and every member of our team makes an important contribution. You‘re not at the same stage in your career as everybody else is in theirs, and what matters to you is likely to be different from what's important to some of your colleagues and peers. We are a friendly bunch at Shipleys and it's a place where you can be yourself - finding your niche and making your mark.
Our approach to our team is similar to our approach to our clients - very much based on individuals and their aspirations. Our size means there are options for progression into different areas of work – moving from an accounts or audit based role in to tax, for example. Whilst the firm is very well known in a number of niche markets, overall we look after a wide range of clients so there is plenty of opportunity to build your experience of clients in many different industries - whether as a specialist or more generally. As very active members of AGN International, a global association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses, we have been able to offer some staff experience of working overseas.
Roles here tend to be very interactive with more exposure to clients and others outside the firm than is often the case elsewhere. We don’t have many ‘back room’ roles. We aim to build on our professional expertise to provide proactive business advice and planning to our clients - helping to "make it happen"- providing an excellent service that’s worth the cost and which contributes to our reputation as a trusted advisor. People work hard when they are here, but we also do expect them to go home!
The firm celebrated it’s 75th anniversary back in 2012. Our solid financial performance allows us remain independent and secure, investing in modern systems, processes and premises that safeguard our independent future.