As a thriving and growing practice, we’re always looking for more ambitious and dedicated people to join our team. In fact, we often have opportunities in a range of roles across audit, accounts, tax and outsourcing.

As approved training partners for ACA, ACCA, AAT, CTA and ATT, we are able to support you to grow and develop in your career. You also benefit from being part of HCWA – a wider network of independent accountancy firms, which means that you will have access to additional training, support and advice.

Audit Senior vacancy

We have an excellent career opportunity for a recently qualified ACCA or ACA Accountant or possibly a high calibre Finalist to join us as an audit senior in our Bolton office. As one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants in Bolton and Lancashire, the firm has a strong reputation in the local area.

You will report to audit managers and have a key role within the audit team. The role is a varied one, which will be approximately split 80% audit and 20% accounts work.

You will lead audits from planning through to completion and oversee the on-site audit team. As part of this role you will also be involved in the supervision and development of more junior staff. You will also prepare statutory accounts for a range of SME’s and business owners.

The firm uses CCH systems, so any previous experience of these is considered advantageous. You will also be meeting clients off site so having access to your own transport will be essential.

We offer a competitive salary and other benefits including free parking and flexi-time.

To apply, please send your CV to our Bolton office for the attention of Chris Harland or by email to

Trainee vacancies

We recruit for trainee accountants annually with contracts commencing in September. The recruitment process will start in February. Applications will be considered from that date. To apply, please send your CV with a letter/email explaining why you would like to train as an accountant with Barlow Andrews. Applications should be sent for the attention of Mark Pearson at the firm’s Bolton office or by email to Mark Pearson. We do not set a strict closing deadline, but we would recommend that you apply as early as possible after 1 February to ensure that your application is considered.

Barlow Andrews believes in offering opportunities to start a career in accountancy as either a school leaver or a university graduate. We offer training packages for both AAT and ACA qualifications.

We consider it desirable for candidates to have strong numerical and analytical skills. A good academic record is important, but we are also looking for a well-rounded individual with good communication and social skills.

As a minimum you should have achieved at least grade B’s in Maths and English Language at GCSE or an equivalent.