Saffery Champness

An entrepreneurial culture and a well respected brand. Our people are given real client exposure at all levels, working across all aspects of our service. We develop our people into advisers who are trusted and valued by our clients.

Our Story

Saffery Champness is an independent firm, but via membership of Nexia International it offers clients the benefit of a network of affiliate firms in over 115 countries across the globe.

With over 80 partners and more than 600 employees in the UK, the firm is recognised as one of the UK’s leading firms of private client advisers, specialising in providing advice to a broad range of individuals, their families, businesses and wider interests.

The sectors in which it operates include: private wealth; entrepreneurs, landed estates and rural businesses; sports and entertainment; not-for-profit organisations; international; professional and consulting businesses.

Committed to providing the highest levels of client service, the firm values its strong client relationships and genuinely partner-led service. Staff and partners alike demonstrate shared values of excellence and integrity in all that they do and being enthusiastic and collegiate in the way that they do it. Providing excellent training and development opportunities for staff is prioritised, as its long-standing Investors in People accreditation demonstrates. The firm has been named as one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers’ for an impressive 16 consecutive years.

A message from our Partners

It’s an exciting time to join Saffery Champness, Harrogate. We genuinely believe that we offer something different giving our people the chance to gain experience across a wide range of projects outside of their core skill set, with real client exposure which allows our people to grow into well rounded business advisors. We’re still in a growth curve which means we can offer clear progression for ambitious individuals wanting to join the firm. We’re proud to offer something different and we believe its that what makes us so successful in the market.

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Why work for us

Our informal and inclusive culture is an ideal business environment for ambitious talent to develop exciting, challenging and rewarding careers.

People are at the heart of what we do.

Our reputation for treating employees well is about more than rewarding them financially – it is about encouraging their professional development and making each day an exciting and challenging experience. Working in small teams with a high level of collaboration with partners, you will learn directly from some of the most experienced minds in the organisation, and quickly get to know the partners well.

You will benefit from early exposure to clients and enough responsibility to stretch your abilities, without throwing you in at the deep end.

Inside view on Saffery Champness Harrogate

Jonathan Davis one of the regions most inspirational partners gave his thoughts on Saffery Champness Harrogate.

Having spent almost 9 years in audit I wanted to step outside whilst retaining my technical knowledge and broadening my experience. Safferys offered me the opportunity to develop my skill set to develop into a more rounded business advisor, which is exactly what I wanted from a career in the profession.

The variety of day to day experiences. The culture and people interaction.

The time Safferys allows you to invest in your clients getting to know and understand their business.

We have seen significant growth in the Harrogate office over the past few years.

The team have come together to offer a strong product offering across the North of England.

The success is down to having such a strong knowledgeable team, investing time to get to know and look after our clients. Gaining a really strong understanding of our clients’ business allows us provide the best quality advice and ultimately help them achieve their goals

The Harrogate office is growing rapidly. We are investing in our existing people and also bringing in new people in all of our teams, so there are, and will continue to be, opportunities across all of the sectors we work in.

People at Senior and Manager level get given opportunities and exposure to clients that differentiates our firm from some of our local competitor firms. The opportunity to remain technically focussed in your core area is there, but there is also the opportunity to get involved in other aspects of work. We never pigeon hole people, we give them the opportunities, allowing them to grow and develop into more rounded business advisors and happier employees.

At Saffery Champness we try to provide a high level of support and opportunity to our Seniors and Managers: it is a really important stage in your career and we can help people to take career routes that they perhaps didn’t know were available.

We want to attract, retain and develop the very best talent and we constantly review our offering to ensure it supports this.

Our people and our culture are the most important factors, but we offer a range of benefits that are well received by all of our team. These include;

  • Paid overtime
  • Bonus Structures
  • Firm wide performance bonus
  • Flexible working environment

We offer a good mix of varied client work alongside career progression. There are the opportunities to develop your own skills, curve out your own career path with no ceilings or barriers to progression everybody is judged on their own merit and has the opportunity to progress.

We offer an exciting and vibrant working environment married with culture where we spend time getting to know each other both in the office and socially alongside the wider benefits we offer.

Inside Saffery Champness Harrogate