A prestigious accountancy firm in Swansea is marking the beginning of its second century of trading by recruiting several key posts.
Bevan & Buckland‘s company-wide digital transformation programme is the largest in its 100 year history.
With accountancy and finance becoming increasingly technology focused, the company is taking proactive steps as its tries to establish itself as one of the leading accountancy practices in Wales by 2020.
Just the start of the recruitment process
The firm is looking to appoint three senior hires initially, with more over the next two years. These newly created roles will sit alongside regular tax, audit and accounts openings as the firm continues to grow organically, expanding its client base by investing in the skills and talent of its people rather than through acquisition.
Managing partner Alison Vickers is excited about what is in store for the business moving into 2019.
“We’re thrilled to announce these new roles, all of which form a key part of our strategy for the years ahead,” she said. “We firmly believe it’s our people that make our business, and we’re committed to ensuring that all our employees, present and future, have the best possible opportunity to grow, develop and progress.”
The accountancy market has continually grown in Wales in recent years, as evidenced by the investment of some of the larger accountancy firms in the field. Ms Vickers sees this investment very much as a positive for the sector.
So much talent around
“Recent expansion in the region from some of the larger practices highlights the wealth of accountancy and finance talent we have in Wales,” she said. “As an independent practice we’re able to offer fantastic career opportunities, clear progression paths and long-term professional development, as well as allowing our employees a flexible, supportive working environment, and a great deal of autonomy.”
Bevan & Buckland has enlisted Cardiff-based recruitment specialists Vargo Recruitment to manage its talent attraction strategy.
Sought after jobs
Associate director Tom Miller said the career opportunities at Bevan & Buckland would become some of the more enviable positions in a growing market:
“We’re delighted to be supporting Bevan & Buckland as they move into a quite staggering second century of trading,” he said. “This longevity is a testament to the quality and talent-first approach of the organisation, and we’re excited to support them as they continue to grow through this exciting period.
“The career opportunities Bevan & Buckland can offer to ambitious tax, audit and accountancy professionals are second to none, and we’re excited to be a part of their journey.
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In addition to the Swansea head office, the firm also has offices in Haverfordwest, Pembroke, Carmarthen and St David’s.