Top 50 SME Apprenticeships Employer 2023
Our people are at the heart of everything we do, we are always on the look out for those who not only want to build a career in accountancy, but want to be part of a forward thinking, experienced and talented independent accountancy firm.

Starting your accountancy career?

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Amazing benefits of working for Smailes Goldie
In addition to the normal benefits we offer:

Flexible working

Full study support for professional exams

Opportunities for secondments to other departments

Quarterly social events

Staff commission structure

Involvement in project teams

Massive opportunities for progression to those who deliver

Central locations, with car parking

Modern working environment

We are committed to training the accountants of the
future and are extremely proud of our trainee programme.

This year Smailes Goldie has increased the number of trainees recruited and will fund their tuition, exams and study leave
as well as give them much needed guidance throughout their professional training.

But don’t just take our word for it. This is what our trainees say about us.

“Since joining Smailes Goldie everybody has made me feel welcome and offered support on both my studies and day to day work. I am enjoying working as part of the team and am looking forward to developing my skills in my role.” – Adam, 1st year trainee

“Since I began my role at Smailes everyone here has helped and provided endless support to guide me through my studies and help me settle into the working world. I am excited to progress in my career with Smailes and to gain further experience of the profession with them.” – Ellie, 2nd Year trainee

“Smailes Goldie offers the perfect environment to not only progress with your career, but also develop key skills and traits which even bring benefits away from the workplace. The support and resources available provide you with every opportunity of success as you progress through your accountancy qualification, with a diverse range of colleagues, from trainees to partners, always being available to turn to.” – Nathan, 3rd Year trainee

In fact...


of our Partners were promoted internally


of our Managers were promoted internally


of our Managers are female and


are male


of our staff are male and 


are female


is the average age of our staff


is the average age of our Partners


of our staff work full time


of our staff work part-time


I want to work in Accountancy and/or Tax but I don’t have a degree in Accountancy. Are there any opportunities for me?

Yes, you do not have to have a degree in accountancy. You can have a degree in any subject however, we do look for a 2:1 grade.

What are your entry level requirements for A level apprenticeship schemes?

3B’s or 120 Ucas points which equals the same as 3B’s.

Do you offer study support?

Yes, we offer full study and mentoring support.

Do you offer internships?

We do not offer internships.

How do I apply for a vacancy ?

By sending your CV and covering letter to

How do I contact if I have any other queries?

Contact HR Manager, Donna Brasier

Discover what genuine career progression looks like


April 2023

April 2023

Starting at the firm in 2013 as a trainee, Jamie Chilcott became a Manager in 2019 and has now been made a Partner at Smailes Goldie in 2023

May 2022

May 2022

Matt Fox joins Smailes Goldie as a Partner, having spent the previous 16 years working in a Big Four firm.



Billy first joined Smailes Goldie in 2010 as an Audit and Accounts Trainee and later became a Manager in 2016. Billy was made a Partner of the firm in 2022.



Ben Thiim returned to Smailes Goldie in 2017 and was made Director of Capital Taxes, having started and trained with the firm in 2003 before relocating to London. In April 2021 Ben was appointed as a Partner.



Faye Sherwood joined Smailes Goldie in April 2021 as an Assistant Manager and in July 2022 she was promoted to Accounts Manager



Victoria Shannon joined Smailes Goldie in May 2013 and was soon promoted to Manager in 2014. In 2017 Victoria was made Director of Agriculture and Landed Estates and in April 2021 was made a Partner of the firm.