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Dixon Wilson |

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Employees: 51 to 250
Founded: 1888

Dixon Wilson is one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants. We are dedicated to training and place a strong emphasis on ensuring our staff remain happy, challenged and motivated.

Who we are

Dixon Wilson provide strategic planning and practical solutions in all areas of accountancy from tax through to accounting and audit for high net worth private clients, businesses, entrepreneurs and charities. We pride ourselves on building long term relationships with both its clients and staff.

We have 15 Partners and 165 employees in total, including approximately 55 students in training. With a total of 30 trainees joining every year (ACA & ATT/CTA), means the office is a vibrant and lively place to work. You will be surrounded by energetic and inquisitive trainees. We have a dedicated social committee who plan a diverse range of social events and activities throughout the calendar year.

ACA Training Contract

A three-year ACA training contract with Dixon Wilson offers the following:

  • A mix of private client and corporate work.
  • An interesting variety of accountancy, taxation and audit assignments.
  • Involvement with assignments from start to finish and no excessively lengthy assignments.
  • The maximum degree of responsibility at an early stage.
  • The opportunity to meet clients at a senior level.
  • The opportunity to work directly with Managers and Partners.
  • Good career prospects – most of our qualified staff trained with the firm and over 90 per cent of the present partners trained with Dixon Wilson.
  • Good work life balance.

We are able to offer this wide ranging and progressive combination because of the size of the firm and the nature of our work.

Support to trainees

As a trainee you will receive excellent training and support. This includes:

  • Comprehensive induction programme that covers ways of working at Dixon Wilson and technical skills
  • You will be assigned a buddy who will help you settle into life at the firm.
  • A Dixon Wilson dedicated Training Advisor who oversees your training at Dixon Wilson
  • Support from our external tutors who provide training designed to enable our trainees to pass the ACA examinations on the first attempt.
  • Internal training designed to help students with a wide range of technical and soft skills.
  • Informal support from trainees at various levels of the ACA qualification.

Application Process

Our Graduate recruitment is a three stage process.

Stage One

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to take an initial numerical reasoning test (NRT). Upon successful completion, you will be invited to sit a verbal reasoning test (VRT) and a critical reasoning test (CRT).

Stage Two

Candidates who successfully complete our testing stage will have an interview with one of our HR team. At the end of this meeting you will be asked to complete an additional numerical exercise.

Stage Three

Only the brightest and most talented candidates will be invited back to meet a partner/director for a second interview. At this stage you will also get the chance to meet one of the current trainees.

This is your chance to impress. If you succeed, you will be offered the opportunity to kick start your professional career with us and look forward to a bright future.

Equity, diversity & inclusion

We are committed to taking positive steps to enhance our diversity and inclusion. Our diversity and inclusion mission statement is: To create and foster an open minded, accepting and meritocratic culture throughout the firm which is welcoming to all regardless of their gender, race, disability, age, family or household circumstances, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and any other personal characteristic. We have an appointed diversity and inclusion partner, Rachel Strother, who takes the lead in reviewing our recruitment, training, marketing and social events with this in mind.

Training and Support

We offer high quality training and support with exposure to diverse clients and experiences to steer your career towards success.

With such broad experience during your training, the opportunities are limitless.

We highly value all our staff and ensure that we retain the best through internal promotion – almost all of our partners and senior staff joined us as trainees.

As a trainee, you will be supported via bi-annual reviews which chart your progress and establish future goals and objectives for your career advancement.

Latest opportunities

Latest opportunities

  • Summer Internship Programme - July - September 2024