Saffery Champness FAQ

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8 English questions out of 8

12 September 2019

Does Saffery Champness offer parental leave?

Pros

Culture- the firm says it is collegiate and it really is. Partners meet regularly as a group and are not precious about referring work to other partners instead of keeping it on their own book. There is a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere- numerous socials throughout the year and team training days off site help to ensure everyone gets the chance to get to know each other, across the various offices. Lots of people work flexibly and the support for progression has been excellent.

Cons

Technology has lagged behind in the past but a lot of investment has been going into this in recent years and improvements are taking place. The parental leave used to not be very generous but has recently been enhanced.

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on benchmarking things like parental leave and pension matching against the bigger firms, not just firms of a similar size.

The parental leave used to not be very generous but has recently been enhanced.

12 September 2019

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16 September 2018

How is management perceived at Saffery Champness?

Pros

Opportunities for additional training and exposure to different technologies.

Cons

IT is over stretched and working with a management board that is very old fashioned, slow and unwilling to change.

Advice to Management

Invest in technology

IT is over stretched and working with a management board that is very old fashioned, slow and unwilling to change.

16 September 2018

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20 December 2018

Is Saffery Champness a good company to work for?

Pros

Excellent structure, well organised, national support network and a firm who look after you.

Cons

A little old fashioned in thinking and decisions made by management committees which means nothing ever really gets done.

Advice to Management

Overall keep up the good work I enjoyed my time there.

Excellent structure, well organised, national support network and a firm who look after you.

20 December 2018

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12 September 2019

What is the company culture like at Saffery Champness?

Pros

Culture- the firm says it is collegiate and it really is. Partners meet regularly as a group and are not precious about referring work to other partners instead of keeping it on their own book. There is a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere- numerous socials throughout the year and team training days off site help to ensure everyone gets the chance to get to know each other, across the various offices. Lots of people work flexibly and the support for progression has been excellent.

Cons

Technology has lagged behind in the past but a lot of investment has been going into this in recent years and improvements are taking place. The parental leave used to not be very generous but has recently been enhanced.

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on benchmarking things like parental leave and pension matching against the bigger firms, not just firms of a similar size.

There is a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere- numerous socials throughout the year and team training days off site help to ensure everyone gets the chance to get to know each other, across the various offices.

12 September 2019

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26 May 2020

What are co-workers like at Saffery Champness?

Pros

These were the best couple of years of my professional life so far. I had an amazing experience working in the London CT team who were very supportive, kind and professional. When I compare this to my experience at Big 4, Saffery's comes miles ahead. The range of clients is very broad, I had an opportunity to specialise in their film and tv tax credits offering, which gave me a unique insight into the latest productions, as well as the opportunity to go to the Cannes Film festival and a major movie premiere in Leicester Square! Grades below AM get paid over time (or you can take it as TOIL) which is rare, amazing and extremely helpful for when you want to take extended study leave. The team is extremely capable and generous with their time. I received fantastic training on the job which helped me grasp complex areas of corporate tax.

Cons

Holiday entitlement is low, pay structure is quite uneven and not transparent.

The team is extremely capable and generous with their time.

26 May 2020

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