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.


We are currently recruiting for our 2018 intake of accounts and audit trainees, aimed at both graduates and school-leavers. We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our successful and growing business. They must have a good academic record and display strong numerical skills, an analytical mind and an attention to detail and accuracy, and should be well-rounded individuals with good communication and social skills.

Barlow Andrews offers an excellent training environment, which is challenging, supportive and enjoyable. The training offered is fully funded and includes both academic and personal development courses. Graduates will train towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification, generally on a 3 year training contract and Level 7 Apprenticeship. Trainees joining us from A-Level would go onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship, training towards a qualification as either a Chartered Accountant (ACA) or an Accounting Technician (AAT). The AAT route often then leads onto the further ACA qualification.

We provide fantastic practical experience in accounts preparation, audit and examination of accounts, and the preparation of corporation tax and income tax computations, working across a broad range of clients, from single director companies to multi-million pound groups.

Our trainees invariably go on to achieve great success in the profession, the grounding they receive here acting as a fantastic springboard for their future careers. Three of our current partners trained and qualified here, whilst other trainees have gone on to forge great careers both in the UK and abroad. Two of our recent qualifieds moved to Big 4 firms in Australia and British Virgin Islands after they qualified with us.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter or email, explaining why you would like to train at Barlow Andrews. Applications should be sent for the attention of David Kay at our Bolton office, or by email to Please apply as soon as possible, as we are aiming to conclude the recruitment process by 31 March 2018.

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