What we do

As a leading, independently-owned financial services firm, we offer unprecedented variety – not least because we’re home to an accountancy practice, an investment management arm and a private bank. It’s our breadth of services that makes us unique in the industry. We work with a broad range of clients too – start-ups, multinationals, high-net-worth individuals, professional practices and non-profit organisations.

Our history

Founded in Glasgow in 1881, Smith & Williamson has been managing the financial affairs of private clients and their business interests for over a century. Over the years we have grown to offer a full and innovative range of services. We merged with NCL (Securities) in 2002 and with Solomon Hare in 2005. In 2014 we acquired a private tax team based out of Cheltenham who specialise in tax for internationally mobile individuals. And today we are one of the ten largest accounting firms in the UK.

Our network

We also have 13 offices around the UK, Ireland and Jersey, and we’re part of many global networks. For instance, we’re a member of Nexia International, a top ten global network of independent accounting and consulting firms. This means we’re well-connected to hundreds of colleagues around the world, exchanging knowledge and professional expertise daily.

Your career

We can offer you much more responsibility than you might expect. You’ll be working on real projects and liaising with our clients from the start. In fact, it’s our approach to clients that makes us such a fulfilling place to work. We pride ourselves on our ability to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with them. A career here also means having more you-time than you might get at other firms. We believe in striking the right work-life balance. It’s good for you – and it’s good for us too. What’s more, we believe that work isn’t just about doing your day job. It’s also about being part of a community of people who make every day exciting and whom you’ll love working with. So if you’re looking to get more out of your future, we think you’ll love life with Smith & Williamson.