Careers

Why work at French Duncan?

Our people are the most important part of our firm, and hiring, training and retaining great people is critical.

French Duncan is very proud to have been recognised as a Top 50 Best Employer in Scotland for 2019 following on from staff participation of the nationally recognised Best Companies b-Heard Survey. We pride ourselves on being a great company to work for, providing our staff with a wide range of benefits and training opportunities across our four offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Dumbarton. 

Our HR team are delighted to be shortlisted for HR Team of the Year for the third year running at the S1 Jobs Awards 2022.

We care about the wellbeing of our staff, both physically and mentally. In addition to our Healthy Living Committee, we also have eight voluntary Wellbeing Champions across the firm, and six trained Mental Health First Aiders. We also have a Menopause Champion for the firm.

To find out more about why French Duncan is a great place to work, please see below.

                    S1 Jobs Awards Finalist 2022


Graduate Recruitment

Graduates of 2021 – Looking for an Audit Traineeship?  Join our three year ICAS Training programme  to allow you to become professionally qualified and start your journey with FD.

We are looking for trainees to start with FD in in August 2022. At French Duncan, more than 30% of our employees are currently undertaking some form of formal training including ICAS, ACCA, CTA and AAT.

We would love to see your CV if you are a graduate with a degree in a relevant subject. You will have a passion for learning, good interpersonal skills and take pride in your work. If you would like to be considered for future graduate opportunities, please send your CV to recruitment@frenchduncan.co.uk and specify which qualification and department you are interested in applying for.

 

Experienced Recruitment

Are you a part-qualified or qualified Accountant looking for your next opportunity? We are always interested to hear from forward-thinking individuals who are looking to join French Duncan. We firmly believe that the secret to good client relationships is having good people who will get to know our clients, simplify the complex and give clear advice, and provide solutions that offer clients a path towards a brighter future.

The majority of our roles at French Duncan are on a hybrid basis, dependent on the requirements of the job.

We are currently accepting applications for the following roles:

  • Accounts Assistant in our Hotel Accounting team - Glasgow based
  • Audit Senior – Glasgow or Stirling based
  • Payroll Executive - Stirling based
  • Corporate Tax Senior/Corporate tax Assistant Manager - Glasgow, Edinburgh or Stirling based
  • Corporate Tax Manager - Glasgow, Edinburgh or Stirling based
  • Personal Tax Assistant Manager - Glasgow, Edinburgh or Stirling based
  • Entrepreneurial Services Accounts Senior - Glasgow based

If you have experience in any of these roles and would like to put forward an application to join French Duncan, please send your CV to recruitment@frenchduncan.co.uk and specify which role you are applying for.

Find out more about working here

Values are important or lasting beliefs or ideals about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. Values have a major influence on a person’s behaviour and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations.

French Duncan employees and Partners each recently completed an engagement survey and voted on a variety of potential values – with the most popular being adopted as our firm’s values.

Alongside competitive pay, a variety of work and the opportunity to develop with French Duncan, we also provide a range of benefits for staff to participate in. Benefits include:

  • Flexible start/finish options
  • Life assurance for all staff
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • A generous client and staff referral scheme to name but a few!

 



If you are looking to join us we would love to hear from you. If you would like to send over your CV for our consideration, please send it to recruitment@frenchduncan.co.uk or if you have any queries please get in touch.

You can find more information regarding our recruitment and how we store your information through our Job Applicant Privacy Notice available within the Privacy Policy section of the website.

At French Duncan, we are committed to being a responsible and great employer. We are Living Wage accredited, recognised as Disability Confident and as detailed above have been awarded as one of the Top 50 Best Employers in Scotland.

       

 

Our charity and social events are all organised by our CSR & Social Committee, which is made up of staff from across each of the offices. At the end of each year our staff vote for the following year’s charity, rotating between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.

Making A Difference is one of our core values, and this is something our staff and partners show real enthusiasm for in raising funds for our Charity of the Year which is currently Launch Foods, who we are supporting throughout 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. In 2019 we were delighted to raise £16,000 for Chris’s House, from a series of fundraising events throughout the year and during 2018 we raised £11,000 for Strathcarron Hospice. Below are some pictures of some of our fundraising events.

You can find out more about our Corporate Social Responsibility here.

   

 

 

 

We have a very committed Healthy Living team who focus on improving wellbeing across the firm through a wide range of activities and awareness from organising step challenges, awareness days and mindfulness sessions. Below are pictures of winners of some of our recent challenges.

  

 

 

 

Our team of Wellbeing Champions take it in turn to write a monthly article called ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’, which focuses on a huge range of related subjects from breathing exercises & relaxation techniques to talking candidly about experiences of stress and how to deal with it.

To take it a step further and offer practical & personal support, we launched our Mental Health First Aid team at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our trained staff are on hand to speak to any staff members confidentially, which has proved really helpful throughout lockdown.


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