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Haines Watts Overview

Abingdon, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Haines Watts are a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants and business advisers who specialise in advising and supporting owner managed businesses. We support over 35,000 business owners around the UK, which gives our clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • At Haines Watts we took part in RED January, a campaign to get active and beat those January blues away, in aid of Mind (the mental health charity). Our offices were enthusiastic to get involved from lunchtime walks and yoga to table top games. Not only that, Haines Watts is donating to Mind, currently over £1,500 and rising.

  • Karen McLellan, Managing Director of Haines Watts Hereford talks loneliness at the top: “It’s up to business owners to find the right rules for them – and stick to them! But you don’t need to come up with all of these answers overnight, and business owners should never have to walk alone.” Read the full article here:

    Is it lonely at the top? - For Love or Money

    It sounds clichéd to say "it's lonely at the top", but based on my experience, that is the harsh reality for many business owners - something that is often recognised, but rarely addressed.

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Haines Watts – Why Work With Us?

Fresh thinking and a practical business approach are the reasons why companies chose to work with Haines Watts. These qualities underpin our values.


We believe in translating our technical knowledge into sound commercial advice, so you understand the information and the impact it will have on you and your business.


Because we support over 35,000 business owners around the UK, as a business owner you can rely on our experience to support your ideas and help you achieve your goals.


We act as a sounding board and challenge your plans. It’s our way of ensuring that you consider all the options and make the best decisions


Our partners run their own businesses as well, meaning we live in the real world – we’ll give you sensible, professional and practical advice.


You’ll have access to your Haines Watts partner whatever your issue, big or small, saving you time and ensuring top quality advice.

Developing your career

From our Audit academy, other apprenticeships to continuing professional development in all business subjects, not just accountancy, we genuinely believe that we can take you where you want to go. Great people, with great ideas can flourish at Haines Watts and we will support your development in discussion with what’s right for you and the area and team you work in.

What we offer

We know that in addition to a competitive salary, our team members want benefits that are flexible enough to meet their needs and to change with them as their priorities change. We offer a fantastic range of benefits which include the usual – holidays, life assurance, private medical cover, excellent pension, employee assistance programme along with a range of flexible benefits for you to choose. These include local gym membership, company cars, bike, critical illness insurance, childcare vouchers and a fantastic range of cash back and discounts. Haines Watts have saved almost 1.5 million since we launched our rewards site and spend an average of £39,000 each month using the site! You can use the site just about everywhere you can spend your hard earned money.

Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants who specialise in advising and supporting business owners. We support over 35,000 companies and business owners around the UK, which gives our clients access to a huge amount of business expertise and knowledge. Our fresh thinking and practical business approach underpin our values. Watch this video to find out more about us.

Services the we offer our clients include

  • Personal, Corporate & International Tax
  • Audits, Accounts & Assurance
  • Business Improvement
  • Business Law
  • Company Secretarial
  • Controls & Assurance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning & Investing
  • People Services
  • International
  • Probate
  • Property Services
  • Research & Developement
  • Service Charge
  • Technology Services
  • VAT

Haines Watts Reviews

  • "A forward thinking business who value their people."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Northampton, England
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Consultant in Northampton, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haines Watts full-time (Less than a year)


    Great culture and high employee engagement. Excellent progression opportunities.


    Getting clients to see we are more than just an accountants

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Haines Watts Photos

Haines Watts photo of: Best Company celebrations in Hereford
Haines Watts photo of: Best Company celebrations in Newcastle
Haines Watts photo of: Best Company celebrations in Slough
Haines Watts photo of: Best Company celebrations in Tamworth
Haines Watts photo of: Team building at a recent workshop
Haines Watts photo of: Getting active for Red January!
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Haines Watts Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Haines Watts (London, England) in January 2018.


    Phone call interview, followed up with F2F. During phone call they asked initial get to know you questions and then the face to face interview consisted of more competency based such as why you feel are the right person for this role and more focused on your skills and experience

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about yourself 2. Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question
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Haines Watts Awards & Accolades

  • FDs' Excellence Awards, ICAEW, 2015
  • Best L&D Initiative Private Sector Finalist, CIPD, 2017
  • Shortlisted for the Employee Training and Development category, The UK Employee Experience Awards, 2020
  • Best Companies - One to Watch, Best Companies Group, 2020
  • Accountancy Firm of the Year, FD Excellence Awards, 2019
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