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Helping your career to thrive

We are incredibly fortunate to have talented individuals working here. Put them all together and the result is something exceptional – #teamML

Supporting our staff

Benefits:

Flexi-time

WPA Health Insurance

Employer Pension Contributions

Cyclescheme

Discount with Vodafone

Client Introducer Bonus

Employee Referral Bonus

MLFS Introduction Vouchers

Professional Subscriptions

Qualifications and Study Leave

Internal Training

Corporate Gym Membership Rates (Taunton only)

Free Eye Tests

Flu Jab

Parking
(Taunton and Yeovil offices)

Home Antivirus Protection

A socially responsible company:

We actively support a number of charities and community initiatives

  • £30,000 donation to mark our 30th anniversary
  • Regular charity events in each office
  • Sponsor of the biggest charity conference in the South West
  • We support our staff to fundraise for causes close to their hearts

We are passionate about doing our bit for the environment

  • All office paper is shredded then recycled
  • Recycling bins in our kitchens
  • Printer cartridges are recycled
  • Our Taunton office is home to a St Margaret’s Hospice collection point for battery recycling

Green is good! We are always looking for new ways to be even greener including…

  • Reusing scrap paper
  • Improving paperless working methods
  • Safe bike storage for our colleagues who cycle to work

What’s in a number?

The stories behind the numbers can tell you a lot about a company. Here are our vital statistics:

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the date our longest continuously serving member of staff, Steve Contreras, began working here – take a bow, Steve!
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Our stories

Lyndsay Hardwick

Business Innovation Manager

Lyndsay Hardwick
  • 2000 – Joined as trainee
  • 2004 – ACCA Qualified
  • 2005 – Gained BSc in Applied Accounting (through ACCA)
  • 2007 – Moved from Taunton to Yeovil office
  • 2008 – Promoted to Assistant Manager
  • 2009 – Promoted to Manager
  • 2010 – Maternity leave for 12 months
  • 2013 – Maternity leave for 12 months
  • 2015 – Moved to Taunton as Business Innovation Manager

As Business Innovation Manager, no day is ever the same. The world of accountancy is changing at such a fast pace as technology is constantly evolving. As a dynamic and pragmatic team, we love to keep ahead of the curve.  We work closely with many different software providers which allows us to implement new changes across Milsted Langdon, making the lives of our colleagues and clients easier and more efficient.

Peter Manning

General Practice Manager

Peter Manning
  • 2001 - Joined as trainee
  • 2008 – ACCA Qualified
  • 2008 – Promoted to General Practice Senior
  • 2010 – Moved from Taunton to Bristol office
  • 2011 – Promoted to Assistant Manager
  • 2012 – Promoted to Manager
  • 2014 – Moved back to Taunton office

Building long-standing relationships with both colleagues and clients is what I enjoy most about my role. I have a broad portfolio of clients who vary in both size and industry sector and I enjoy the variety that this brings. I am able to work closely with clients out on site at their premises which helps to get an understanding of their business, its people and culture, putting me in a better position to help them achieve their business aims and objectives.

Daniel Kenyon

General Practice Director

Dan Kenyon
  • 2006 - Joined as trainee in Taunton
  • 2011 – ACCA Qualified
  • 2011 – Promoted to General Practice Senior
  • 2012 – Moved to Business Innovation team
  • 2013 – Promoted to Assistant Manager
  • 2015 – Promoted to Manager
  • 2015 – Moved to General Practice team in Bath

I am lucky enough to be part of a great team. I work with a range of clients based in Bath and further afield, and I enjoy being part of Bath’s close-knit business community, where lots of professional contacts have become friends. Our Bath office is in a great location right in the city centre, perfect for lots of my retail, leisure and hospitality clients.

Guy Armitage-Norton

Director

Guy Armitage-Norton
  • 2008 – Started as graduate trainee at small regional firm
  • 2011 – Qualified and joined big four firm
  • 2015 – Joined Milsted Langdon as Manager
  • 2018 – Promoted to Senior Manger
  • 2019 – Promoted to Director

Working at Milsted Langdon has allowed me to make a real difference to my clients, which was a major factor as to why I chose to join Milsted Langdon. The firm is known as a ‘client first’ practice and I wanted to contribute to my clients and be part of their journey. Whilst I was at a Big Four my clients were mainly large multi-nationals, so I didn’t feel as though I was offering any more than compliance to their business. My client base now is predominately SMEs and start-ups, which has allowed me to build strong relationships with them and can contribute towards achieving their goals.

What makes a candidate stand out at interview is when they have more than a basic knowledge of what it means to be an accountant. I do not expect them to know too much detail, but to have a level of understanding about what the role involves, including the relevant bodies and exam options. It’s important they have really considered their future career.

Rachel Hotham

Insolvency Partner

Rachel Hotham
  • 1997 – Joined insolvency department as a Cashier (part time)
  • 2001 – Promoted to Insolvency Administrator
  • 2005 – Promoted to Assistant Manager
  • 2007 – Promoted to Manager
  • 2011 – Promoted to Senior Manager
  • 2012 – Gained Insolvency Licence
  • 2014 – Converted to an Appointment Taking Licence
  • 2015 – Promoted to Partner

Throughout my career, Milsted Langdon has been very supportive and flexible, allowing me to progress my career. Since joining in 1997, my role and hours have changed to allow me to balance both work and childcare. In addition to this, whilst commencing my employment in the Taunton office, I then moved to the Bristol office and now spend time in all five of the offices. Being exposed to different case work from early on in my career allowed me to gain practical experience, which helped me progress from a part time cashier to Insolvency Partner.

Karen Holloway

Central Services Partner

Karen Holloway
  • 1998 – Joined as graduate trainee
  • 2002 – ACCA Qualified
  • 2002 – Promoted to Supervisor
  • 2003 – Promoted to General Practice Audit Manager
  • 2011 – Promoted to Practice Director
  • 2019 – Promoted to Central Services Partner

Milsted Langdon has provided me with numerous opportunities to develop my skills and career. Whilst training for my ACCA qualification I gained experience in our General Practice, Audit, Tax and Corporate Finance departments which enabled me to provide a broad range of advice and services to my client manager portfolio. In 2011 I was given the opportunity to use my portfolio skills to manage the internal finance and support functions of the Practice. Whilst continuing to use my accountancy skills, I have been to gain experience of business management, regulatory compliance and people management enabling me to progress my career from trainee to Partnership all through one firm.

Robert Rawle

Partner

Robert Rawle

Helping clients realise their objectives is my favourite part of my role. What my clients are aiming to achieve can differ greatly, but knowing I helped contribute to their success is a great reward.

Part of my role is to help graduate trainees develop. For me, an essential part of this is to recognise that we are all humans, meaning we may make mistakes. It is important to support trainees though their training, helping them recognise how they can best improve their skills, learn from experience and develop their career. I encourage them to take on challenges but offer support along the way.

Danielle Damen

 

Danielle Damen

The team are very supportive, especially when it comes to studying. There is additional help available, both from fellow trainees and managers. Everyone at Milsted Langdon wants you to exceed, so they are very encouraging. Working in both the Yeovil and Bath offices has exposed me to different types of clients and business scenarios, from agriculture and manufacturing matters, to high net worth individuals and tax planning, allowing me to gain more practical experience which has also benefitted my studies.

Current vacancies

We are looking for an Audit Senior who will be responsible for taking the lead on some of the firm’s larger audits. This role will provide a varied portfolio of work, with a wide range of clients across multiple industries. Working closely with our clients means you will obtain an intimate knowledge of their operations and aspirations, looking beyond their legal and statutory obligations to provide them with effective solutions and advice to help them thrive.

The role is ideal for those looking for progression in an expanding team within a challenging and enjoyable environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility and take leadership of assignments
  • Manage both external relationships with clients, and internal relationships with junior members of staff through to partners
  • Provide ongoing support and training to junior staff, reviewing their work where necessary
  • Deal with ad hoc queries from clients

Skills required

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or nearly qualified or an alternative equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a practice environment
  • Strong IT skills. Microsoft Office Word and Excel knowledge essential
  • Confident verbal and written skills with good attention to detail
  • An outgoing and effective communication style
  • Ability to work in a busy environment as a team player
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to demonstrate business acumen
  • Professionalism and self-motivation

Training

Successful candidates will receive specific training and opportunities to develop their career.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to David West – DWest@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

We are looking for an Audit Senior who will be responsible for taking the lead on some of the firm’s larger audits. This role will provide a varied portfolio of work, with a wide range of clients across multiple industries. Working closely with our clients means you will obtain an intimate knowledge of their operations and aspirations, looking beyond their legal and statutory obligations to provide them with effective solutions and advice to help them thrive.

The role is ideal for those looking for progression in an expanding team within a challenging and enjoyable environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility and take leadership of assignments
  • Manage both external relationships with clients, and internal relationships with junior members of staff through to partners
  • Provide ongoing support and training to junior staff, reviewing their work where necessary
  • Deal with ad hoc queries from clients

Skills required

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or nearly qualified or an alternative equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a practice environment
  • Strong IT skills. Microsoft Office Word and Excel knowledge essential
  • Confident verbal and written skills with good attention to detail
  • An outgoing and effective communication style
  • Ability to work in a busy environment as a team player
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to demonstrate business acumen
  • Professionalism and self-motivation

Training

Successful candidates will receive specific training and opportunities to develop their career.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to Simon Taylor – staylor@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

We are looking for an Audit Senior who will be responsible for taking the lead on some of the firm’s larger audits. This role will provide a varied portfolio of work, with a wide range of clients across multiple industries. Working closely with our clients means you will obtain an intimate knowledge of their operations and aspirations, looking beyond their legal and statutory obligations to provide them with effective solutions and advice to help them thrive.

The role is ideal for those looking for progression in an expanding team within a challenging and enjoyable environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility and take leadership of assignments
  • Manage both external relationships with clients, and internal relationships with junior members of staff through to partners
  • Provide ongoing support and training to junior staff, reviewing their work where necessary
  • Deal with ad hoc queries from clients

Skills required

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or nearly qualified or an alternative equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a practice environment
  • Strong IT skills. Microsoft Office Word and Excel knowledge essential
  • Confident verbal and written skills with good attention to detail
  • An outgoing and effective communication style
  • Ability to work in a busy environment as a team player
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to demonstrate business acumen
  • Professionalism and self-motivation

Training

Successful candidates will receive specific training and opportunities to develop their career.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to Gary Salter – gsalter@mislted-langdon.co.uk.

The London office is looking to recruit a senior forensic accountancy practitioner. The candidate will ideally be ACCA or ACA qualified with at least ten years’ post qualification experience. The role will involve winning work from the candidate’s established network of instructing solicitors, issuing reports in his/her own name and supporting the head of the forensic team in preparing his reports.

Please email your applications to risaacs@milstedlangdon.co.uk

We are looking for an ambitious, qualified Manager to work in our busy General Practice team, based in our modern Bristol office.

As a Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of clients and planning, monitoring and reviewing the work of junior members of the team. Our clients operate in a number of sectors and will range from SME’s to large multinationals requiring audit.

You will also be involved in the firm’s development and marketing initiatives to generate new work.

Key Responsibilities

  • With clients including owner-managed businesses, family businesses, large companies and charities across a variety of sectors, you will have responsibility for a varied portfolio and have a clear idea of how you want to drive forward and develop your portfolio.
  • It is crucial to deliver excellent client care – exceeding our clients’ expectations and sharing the firm’s ethos of ‘helping you thrive’.
  • The job holder will have overall responsibility for the delivery, execution and sign-off on a range of clients, with partners retaining relationship responsibilities only.
  • The job holder is expected to put client care first and act as a liaison between the client and other specialist service groups within the firm.
  • The job holder must ensure adherence to the firm’s policies and procedures.
  • People management responsibilities include resource planning and allocation, performance management, training and making recommendations for our rising star programme.
  • It is preferred that the job holder has a pipeline of potential new clients in their own right with the ability to grow fees.
  • It is important for the job holder to keep up-to-date with business and market trends and can confidently engage with senior business leaders on a wide range of topics.
  • It is preferential if the job holder has a wide network of contacts and can focus on business development and building, developing and maintaining relationships.
  • Other responsibilities relevant to the role that will benefit the firm – for example helping to organise and attend a number of business development or networking events, participating in regular management meetings, input on internal firmwide project groups etc.

Requirements

  • We are looking for ACA/ACCA/CTA qualified candidates.
  • Audit experience would be advantageous.
  • Strong communication skills to work with colleagues across a number of offices.
  • Significant experience of delivering accounting services to a similar client-base.
  • Audit experience is an advantage but not essential.
  • Proven ability in managing and developing staff i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, appraising and recruiting.
  • Marketing and Business Development experience – proven ability to identify and convert opportunities.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please email your full cv to garmitage-norton@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

We are looking for an ambitious, qualified Manager to work in our busy General Practice team, based in our modern Yeovil office.

As a Manager, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and planning, monitoring and reviewing the work of junior members of the team. You will also look at businesses development and marketing initiatives to generate new work.

Key Responsibilities

  • With clients including owner-managed businesses, family businesses, large companies and charities across a variety of sectors, you will have responsibility for a varied portfolio and have a clear idea of how you want to drive forward and develop your portfolio.
  • It is crucial to deliver excellent client care – exceeding our clients’ expectations and sharing the firm’s ethos of ‘helping you thrive’.
  • The job holder will have overall responsibility for the delivery, execution and sign-off on a range of clients, with partners retaining relationship responsibilities only.
  • The job holder is expected to put client care first and act as a liaison between the client and other specialist service groups within the firm.
  • The job holder must ensure adherence to the firm’s policies and procedures.
  • People management responsibilities include resource planning and allocation, performance management, training and making recommendations for our rising star programme.
  • It is preferred that the job holder has a pipeline of potential new clients in their own right with the ability to grow fees.
  • It is important for the job holder to keep up-to-date with business and market trends and can confidently engage with senior business leaders on a wide range of topics.
  • It is preferential if the job holder has a wide network of contacts and can focus on business development and building, developing and maintaining relationships.
  • Other responsibilities relevant to the role that will benefit the firm – for example helping to organise and attend a number of business development or networking events, participating in regular management meetings, input on internal firmwide project groups etc.

Skills required

  • We are looking for ACA/ACCA/CTA qualified candidates.
  • Strong communication skills to work with colleagues across a number of offices.
  • Significant experience of delivering accounting services to a similar client-base.
  • Audit experience is an advantage but not essential.
  • Proven ability in managing and developing staff i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, appraising, and recruiting.
  • Marketing and Business Development experience – proven ability to identify and convert opportunities.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please email your full cv to gsalter@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

We are looking for a part-qualified accountant to join our General Practice accounts team, to be based in our modern and friendly Yeovil office.

This is a great opportunity offering development and progression, on-the-job training and full ACA/ACCA/AAT study support package.

The trainee accountant will be responsible for supporting the team to ensure we deliver an outstanding client experience, working on a range of tasks including client bookkeeping; accounts preparation; VAT returns etc.

Our trainees are all encouraged to get involved in wider initiatives such as business development activities, CSR projects, social and sporting activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing monthly accounts for a variety of limited companies, sole traders & partnerships
  • Preparing annual statutory accounts for a variety of limited companies, sole traders & partnerships
  • Processing VAT returns
  • Corporation and personal tax calculations
  • Bookkeeping duties such as purchase ledger; sales ledger; bank reconciliations etc.
  • Involved in auditing a variety of businesses
  • Administration and relevant tasks as necessary

Skills required

  • ACA/ACCA/AAT part-qualified (or equivalent)
  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent) Grade A*-C
  • Full Driving Licence

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please email your cv with a covering letter stating “Why you want to be a trainee accountant at Milsted Langdon” to Gary Salter – gsalter@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

Please note that preference will be given to candidates applying directly to Milsted Langdon
rather than through a third party such as an agency.

Recruitment FAQs

You are bound to have plenty of questions about a career with ML and we’ve covered some of the most popular ones here.

Yes we do - across lots of different teams including business services.

Yes we do in accountancy. Please email personnel@milstedlangdon.co.uk for more information.

We take on school leavers across a number of teams. See if we have any suitable vacancies here or send a speculative email with your CV to personnel@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

Absolutely - we are always happy to hear from talented, like-minded people who share our values.

Yes – we keep your details on file for six months unless you request otherwise.

Normally we ask for 2 A Levels, an AAT Level 3 or a degree.

It’s not essential that you are a brilliant mathematician. There are many personal attributes that are more important than maths. A good accountant is great with people, so you need excellent interpersonal skills. You also need an eye for detail, strong analytical skills and good written and verbal English language skills.

You will normally be based in one location but you may sometimes travel to meet clients and visit other offices. It depends on the role – for more information on any vacancies please contact personnel@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

We’re an award-winning, very friendly bunch and pride ourselves on our family environment and flexible working.

Yes, get in touch with our People Partner, Rachel Hotham, for an informal chat on rhotham@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

If you have a question that we haven’t covered here, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Your career options

Work placements

We enjoy long-established and successful relationships with local schools, colleges and universities.

Our commitment to mentoring includes offering work experience placements to students. Designed to provide practical, first-hand experience of the tax and accountancy profession, our work placements enable us to encourage and support students in taking a first step on their career paths.

If you enjoy your time with us, there could be the option of future employment.

We are always interested in hearing from students who would like to join us for a work placement. If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter and your CV, to personnel@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

Graduate and trainee recruitment

Milsted Langdon is a great place to be for people just starting their careers in accountancy, both graduates and recent or longer-term school leavers.

Graduates will join a training and study programme leading straight to a qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

From the day you join us, you’ll benefit from wide-ranging, practical, hands-on experience as well as the support and advice of colleagues.

Combined with your theoretical training, by the time you are fully qualified as a chartered certified accountant or a chartered tax advisor you will be ideally placed to build a rewarding career at Milsted Langdon and to help us develop and grow our firm.

If you are considering starting a professional career instead of going to university – or left school some time ago, have been working in another field and are thinking about a career change – we also offer real opportunities.

Your study route will be dependant on your qualifications.  Students who do not have the minimum entry qualifications for ACCA or CIOT can start by gaining an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualification before moving on to ACCA or CIOT and all the possibilities they offer.  If you have the minimum entry requirements you can still proceed with this route or enter directly for the ACCA or CIOT qualification.

ACCA have worked together with Oxford Brookes University to develop a BSc in Applied Accounts which is offered to all our ACCA students who want to obtain a degree whilst studying towards their ACCA qualification.

If you are interested in a career with Milsted Langdon, please click here for details of our current vacancies and how to apply.

If there are no current vacancies suitable, but you would like us to keep your details on file, or you would like to apply for a work placement, please send your cover letter and CV to personnel@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

Qualified Staff

With clients ranging from owner-managed businesses through to large listed groups, we offer qualified accountancy and tax professionals a varied portfolio, challenging and stimulating work and opportunities to take real responsibility in their day-to-day roles.

We look for people committed to driving our offering forward and developing our business, while always maintaining the service excellence that is at the heart of what we do.

Our growing firm offers real potential to develop your career while our commitment to organic growth is one of the reasons we are able to attract, motivate and retain high quality people, including senior and experienced accountancy and tax professionals with aspirations to partnership.

Ideally you will hold a ACA, ACCA or CTA qualification, and enjoy looking at the bigger picture to help our clients thrive.

If you are interested in a career with us, please click here for details of our current vacancies and how to apply.

If there is no current vacancy that is suitable but you would like us to keep your details on file, please send your cover letter and CV to personnel@milstedlangdon.co.uk.

Please note that preference will be given to candidates applying directly to Milsted Langdon
rather than through a third party such as an agency.