Chiene + Tait is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisors.
We are proud of our independence, and it permeates everything we do: we offer a partner-led service; and we are able to personalise and tailor our services for each client with whom we work. We pride ourselves on forming excellent working relationships with our staff, our alumni and our clients. At Chiene + Tait we treat you as an individual, not a number.
Why join us?
Join Chiene + Tait and you’ll experience new and exciting challenges, using your skills and knowledge in different ways.
We offer wide-ranging work, a diverse client base and the opportunity to build your skills while delivering best-in-class service. We deliver highly-challenging and interesting technical work coupled with the ‘get-involved’ culture of a smaller firm. We all pitch in to make sure the best job gets done and the client receives the best possible service.
We are small enough for boundaries between departments to be blurred, so that staff work on (and gain experience of) many different projects; our cross-department sector groups also mean that our people work directly with colleagues from across the firm.
Where you can join
We have three distinct departments:
- Audit and Annual Accounts
- Business Support (including Payroll)
Looking for information on our graduate recruitment? See our dedicated page here.
What do you want to do at work?
There is no pigeon-holing here: our team are given as much responsibility as they want, and we don’t restrict people who want to do more. For example, team-members can join our sector groups – cross-departmental working groups who specialise in sectors such as Property, Private Clients, Entrepreneurialism, Charities and more – to broaden their experience of working with other teams and deepen their specialist knowledge.
Where do you want to go?
We’re always on the lookout for the partners of the future. Our culture is to promote from within when we can: join us and we can promise that you’ll use your talents, increase your skills and enjoy working for a firm known for its high-quality technical work.
Enviable office locations
Edinburgh is the site of our largest office and the majority of our vacancies, partners and employees are based here. The office is in the New Town, and enjoys all the privileges that brings, from excellent lunch venues and superb cafes to convenient shopping and after-work entertainment. (You can see plenty more appealing things about Edinburgh here.)
Our office in beautiful Inverness is home to several members of our private client taxation and business support/accounting team. If you are interested in working for us in Inverness, please keep an eye on our current vacancies page for more information.
We also have offices in the centre of Glasgow (West Regent Street) and the City of London (Old Bailey). We do not currently employ staff or have any vacancies based at either of these offices, although you may have opportunities to travel to these locations to meet with clients.
Experienced hires and speculative enquiries
We’re always keen to hear from experienced professionals looking to develop their career with Chiene + Tait.
We have opportunities for individuals who are qualified, or qualified by experience. Our specialist teams include taxation, audit and assurance, business advisory, accounting and corporate finance. If you are interested in joining us, please visit our vacancies page or see our speculative enquiries page about getting in touch for a chat with our HR team.
Graduate and trainee recruitment
Interested in joining our trainee schemes? See our dedicated page here.
We offer a competitive benefits package with the option to pick benefits that suit you. The package includes several options, ranging from flexible working hours, buying and selling holidays, childcare vouchers to competitive pension scheme arrangements. What’s more, we listen to our staff and ask what’s important to them, and then act accordingly.
A warm welcome and a warm atmosphere
Our staff often form lasting friendships here, thanks to our open and collegiate atmosphere to which everyone contributes. We all support one another by respecting abilities, skills and opinions.
We also host work social events: Christmas parties, summer days-out, end of month drinks, staff lunches, and a range of external networking and socialising events.
Our personal development record speaks for itself
We support those who want to progress their careers along a recognised path – indeed, many of our leadership team trained with us and stayed to build their careers. We promote from within whenever we can, and we will support you with commitment to personal development and training, from technical qualifications to people skills that will help you shape and grow your career.
Please look at our current vacancies. If you can’t see anything that’s right for you there, you can still get in touch.
We’re keen to hear from tax specialists, auditors and accountants who are qualified and qualified by experience. We accept speculative applications and welcome enquiries from candidates with this experience.
Please send us a speculative enquiry if:
- Your experience includes work within a Chartered Accountancy firm, particularly including advisory work;
- You have an ATT or CTA; CA, or ACCA qualification, or you are qualified by experience.
How to send a speculative enquiry
Submit your CV and covering letter, or, as a minimum, a summary of your recent career history and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application will be dealt with in confidence. We often arrange an informal chat over coffee or via Skype.
Please click on any of the vacancies listed to see more information. When you click on the link you will be taken to another site, through which we post vacancies and process applications.
- Accountant (Business Support)
- Audit and Accounts Trainee (2 vacancies)
- Manager (Business Support)
- Manager/Senior Manager (Personal Tax)
- Accounts Trainee/Apprentice (Business Support)
- Tax Trainee (Personal Tax)
Click on the vacancy for which you wish to apply; you’ll then be prompted to create an online account with us and to upload a copy of your CV and a covering letter. Once you have your account you can save progress on your application before hitting ‘send’, which will submit your details directly to our HR team.
Unless specified, all vacancies are based in our Edinburgh office.
If you are an experienced candidate and don’t see a vacancy which is right for you just now, please see our speculative enquiries for information and get in touch via email@example.com.
Chartered Accountant Trainee programme
Applications for our 2018 CA Trainee programme for Audit are currently closed. Applications for our 2019 CA Trainee programme will open September 2018.
Chiene + Tait is an Equal Opportunities employer.
If you consider yourself to have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, and you require reasonable adjustments in order to attend interview or need to discuss your application in confidence before submitting it, please contact a member of the HR team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 we require staff to hold the right to work in the UK. If you do not hold the right to work in the UK and need the firm to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship please list this on your application; we consider these circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Due to legislation we cannot sponsor candidates for trainee and/or graduate vacancies.