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Bishop Fleming at a glance

We’re one of the most dynamic Top 40 accountants in the country – and our strength lies in our people.

Our clients are our greatest asset. We thrive on their achievements and together we prosper and succeed. We give our clients confidence in our ability to protect and help them improve their business. We will spot opportunities to streamline their business and provide support when things go wrong.

We care about our clients and want to retain strong relationships with them – their success is our success.

In addition to accounts, audit and tax, we offer specialist services for payroll, business recovery, corporate finance, grants, education and financial services.

We have specialist teams who have expertise in the key business sectors for the South West and West Midlands areas. These include Tourism & Leisure, Healthcare (including Care-Homes, Dentists and GP’s), Charities, Education & Not-For-Profit Organisations, Marine, Media & Creative Industries, Manufacturing, Technology and Innovation, Property & Construction, Professional Partnerships and Renewable & Sustainable Energy.

Bishop Fleming is known for being a firm which is smart, modern, approachable and honest with a high level of integrity.

By recruiting the best people and giving them every opportunity to develop through our Career Track, we know that we’ll continue to be a leading accountancy firm – and a great place to work.

Bishop Fleming has grown significantly since we opened our first office in Torquay but we’re still firmly based in the West Country. Most of our clients are in the South West and West Midlands but increasingly we work with businesses much further afield.

The more our clients flourish, the more we benefit –  and as we grow, our expertise increases.
To find out more about our specialist services, visit our main website: http://bishopfleming.co.uk/

Our Core Values

Our values are built around providing our staff with a great environment to work in and giving our clients an outstanding level of service.

We believe that well trained and well motivated staff will provide our clients with an excellent service which will in turn attract more interesting and attractive clients looking for a quality relationship with their accountants – ie you!

Our core values are:

People – providing a great place to work

Clients – providing the right team for each client

Systems – the highest standard of professional excellence in all we do.

Financial – for the firm to succeed financially

If you think that this set of values fits with your ethos and beliefs then you may be just the person we have been looking for to fill one of our roles.

Our People

As we keep saying, we were the first firm of accountants in the UK to achieve I.I.P. status – and are still the ones to hold it for the longest!

We really do believe our people are what makes the firm what it is.

They are friendly, helpful, flexible and adaptable.

Our culture is warm, lively and engaging, and our people are experienced, knowledgeable, professional and progressive!

Come and talk to us and find out for yourself.


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What do our people say about working for Bishop Fleming?

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Our trainees describe it as ‘€˜friendly and supportive’€™, and we think that sums us up pretty well.

Here is what a few of our staff think about working for Bishop Fleming – as collated by our IIP Assessor.

“people felt positive about the one firm approach that has developed from the past …. that the culture within the firm is positive despite the economic climate we are in … and the confidence they have in the way the partners manage the practice”

“the culture of empowering people rather than holding on to everything was very noticeable to staff today as opposed to in the past”

“Staff at all levels commented on the Bishop Fleming values and culture, describing it as “friendly, warm and business-like” and with “a genuine interest in staff””

“I would describe Bishop Fleming as a good place to work – we are treated with respect, it is a supportive team with supportive colleagues, really friendly and we have fun but work hard too.”

“It’s like a big family even though we are distant from other offices but the whole team event and the chance to meet colleagues in other offices means we feel part of the whole firm.”

“The Partners are really visible here – very approachable and encourage everyone to mingle and be involved.”

“The mission and vision has been well communicated across the whole firm really well – the Partners are really good at sharing plans and direction, it is very open.”

“What’s not to like about being part of a top 40 firm – there are lots more opportunities across the firm without having to leave.”

“The best thing has been working with other offices, being involved and building relationships with colleagues – it is a collaborative way of working that works.”

“Bishop Fleming has the “Beacon Award” status in recognition of its commitment to benchmark with other organisations and to share good practice with and to learn from others …. And is part of the Kreston group made up of mentor firms that are not competitors and so willing to share data, policies and procedures.”

“Coaching happens at all levels – Partners coaching staff, juniors coach new staff – it’s a natural part of the audit approach”

“Staff at all levels described an open culture in which feedback is encouraged and welcomed and where staff are supported to develop.”

“Partners … very approachable – can go to any of them directly… can feedback to Partners through the appraisal or to Partners and managers at any time … open door policy … no problem going to any of the Partners or managers.”

“It’s a strong culture. We try to encourage people to progress and to be as good as they can; as a collegiate group we want each other to be as good as possible, no politics or back-biting, honest discussions and trying to achieve a good work life balance.”

 

'Everyone is interested in you and what you'€™re doing.'€

'€œI felt very valued by the firm right from the start, and felt that my opinion mattered.'€

'€œYou'€™re seen as the future of the firm.'€

'€œTeams all work together and partners are always available.'€

'€œThe focus is on people skills - and personality is very important.'€

'It’s like a big family even though we are distant from other offices but the whole team event and the chance to meet colleagues in other offices means we feel part of the whole firm.'

'There is a commitment to continuous improvement.'

'Staff are enthusiastic and motivated about the firm and the way in which they are managed, led and developed.'