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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

  • Throughout April, as part of Stress Awareness month, Haines Watts launched Stronger Together. A way of keeping our people connected and supported during remote working. Our teams celebrated, had fun, chatted and kept active together. Here's a look back at the past month.

  • 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.

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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

  • "Good work environment, Happy to recommend"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Northampton, England
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Northampton, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haines Watts full-time (Less than a year)


    Supportive, Good work relationship, Good learning environment


    None specific to comment due to short duration of employment

    Advice to Management


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Haines Watts Photos

Haines Watts photo of: Best Company celebrations in Hereford
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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





    Bookkeeper Interview

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


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Haines Watts (London, England) in April 2019.


    Telephone interview with a recruiters
    I was then invited in to do numerical and verbal tests and a Xero test, followed by a 30-minute interview with two senior accountants about why i wanted to work in finance

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working in finance   1 Answer
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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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