DEVELOPING OUR STAFF
We provide the best possible training and support to help you realise your full potential. We provide fully funded study support to our students, who study at the best tuition centres in London. Once qualified, your professional learning is supported through further qualification or other training and development interventions.
Our ‘lifelong’ approach means you’ll keep on progressing throughout your career, through technical, professional and leadership skills training, on-the-job learning, mentoring, adapting to life changes and much more. We encourage you to read about some of our career experiences below.
I joined Rawlinson & Hunter from a Big4 firm as a newly qualified CTA tax specialist. The feedback I have been given has been hugely supportive in terms of helping me progress through the firm and I now work at Senior Manager level.
As well as managing a challenging client portfolio, I have also served as Departmental Manager for the London Private Client Tax team, working alongside the Departmental Partner to support all staff in the department to be the best that they can be.
I joined the firm immediately after studying for my A levels, initially studying for the AAT and then the ACA qualification. I was delighted to be invited to join the partnership in 2014. My particular area of interest is supporting charities.
I joined the Property Tax team at Rawlinson & Hunter as a researcher after completing a Mathematics Degree.
The variety of experiences I have gained have strengthened my interest in Tax and I now work in Private Client Tax and I have recently completed my ACA qualification.
I joined Rawlinson & Hunter as an ACA Student following the Audit route.
After I qualified I transferred to work in the Corporate Tax group where the firm supported me in studying for the CTA qualification. I was promoted to Manager shortly after completing my CTA qualification and have since achieved Director status.
I joined Rawlinson & Hunter shortly after qualifying as a CTA and I have progressed to Senior Manager in the Private Client Tax department. The firm supported me in reducing my working week from 5 days to 4 and this has helped me maintain a good work/life balance whilst my children are young. I enjoy the quality and variety of private client work available at the firm, as well as the friendly and supportive environment, all of which have helped develop my career so far.
I originally joined Rawlinson & Hunter as an Audit Manager, before moving into the outsourcing team. I then undertook a dual role providing a full outsourcing accounting function to a broad range of clients as well as heading up the Client Payroll team. I was delighted to have my contribution recognised and rewarded with a promotion to Director. I have recently retired but I continue my close connection with the firm by mentoring existing staff and by providing ad hoc technical support to the firm on a consultancy basis.
I began my career at Rawlinson & Hunter whilst on a year’s placement from University. During my placement I was given the opportunity to rotate around the various departments and I was delighted to be offered a full time position in the Private Client Tax department, once I completed my University degree.
I became an official Rawlinson & Hunter employee in September 2019 and instantly felt immense support from the department and wider team, in inducting me into the company. To guide my progression through the ACA qualification I have been provided with an experienced mentor, greatly aiding my personal development. The mix of clients, great team and fast-paced environment make it a very enjoyable and rewarding job with exciting prospects. I have now completed my ACA qualification.
I joined Rawlinson & Hunter's IT Department in 2013. Coming from an IT services background I was impressed by the firms continued investment into best-of-breed technology and applications. This persistent systems upgrade cycle is keeping my role challenging and interesting and is helping me to further develop my skills.
During this time, as my family situation changed, the firm has supported me with flexible hours and part time arrangements to maintain my work life balance and allowing me to spend more time with my family. I now operate at Assistant Manager level.
I enjoy working at Rawlinson & Hunter and taking a year out of work to travel was one of the best choices I have ever made. The freedom to visit different countries and cultures was eye opening and gave me new goals on what I want to accomplish in both my work and personal life. Although taking a year out did put a pause on the career path, study and financial plans it is surprising how little everything changes back home and the benefits far outweigh the risks! I was lucky to come back to R&H and settle in straight away and felt so much more motivated!
I joined the firm in 2004 as a recent graduate and spent the next three years studying for my ACA qualification, whilst working in the firm’s Private Client Tax department in London. Having qualified I had an opportunity to transfer to the Cayman Islands office which I accepted and spent the next two and half years based there as a Trust Administrator. Whilst in Cayman I studied for an Advanced Diploma in International Trust Management leading to membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Following my return to the UK, I performed a split role between the Private Client Tax department and the firm’s Trust and Wealth Services department, building upon my experience gained in Cayman. During this period I studied for my Chartered Tax Adviser qualification and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. I became a partner in the firm in 2013.
R&H has a strong culture of developing staff and throughout my time with the firm I have been encouraged to pursue professional qualifications with full financial support. This has provided me with the technical knowledge that underpin my work as an adviser to my clients. I have no doubt that I have also benefited considerably from the opportunity to work outside the UK, which broadened my horizons both personally and professionally. Some of the contacts I worked with whilst in Cayman are now important introducers of business to the firm.
I joined Rawlinson & Hunter as a Client Payroll Specialist in 2019 prior to which I worked in a small payroll bureau.
The firm has supported me with my professional development and I have now gained my CIPP qualification. Since joining Rawlinson and Hunter, I have gained extensive knowledge in payroll and I am managing my own client portfolio. I enjoy the positive challenges and learning experiences of managing a variety of clients and find this to be very rewarding. The most enjoyable part of my role is that I have a friendly and supportive team of colleagues who create a positive work environment.
Having graduated from the LLB Law degree and the LPC, I joined Rawlinson & Hunter's secretary team in the summer of 2021. During my time at R&H I came to appreciate the strong emphasis in supporting individual growth and goals. My skills were quickly recognised and I was offered a training contract as an ACA Student Accountant. A completely different path and discipline than originally planned but with the amazing support of the Audit Service Group and the wider team it has been an interesting and rewarding journey.
I joined the Firm in February 2018 as a HR Officer, where my remit was to deliver a comprehensive HR service to the partners and employees and to act as the primary deliverer of recruitment services to the firm. I was supported by the Firm to study the CIPD qualification after joining and was given the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects to aid my development and enhance my knowledge in HR generalist matters. Lockdown created many challenges for the HR team and for me personally as I was pregnant during a pandemic. However, these challenges supported my developed and I was thrilled to be promoted to an Assistant Manager shortly before I started maternity leave. I returned a year later on a flexible contract and was able to reduce my working week, have a blend of office and home working and extend the length of my working day so the financial impact was minimal. The flexibility that the Firm offers has allowed me to achieve a great work life balance which is so important to me as a working parent.
I joined the Audit department as a graduate and was soon working on interesting and varied audit clients. R&H provided a well-rounded training package for both the ICAEW exams and also the fundamentals required for dealing with client work. After completing my ACA qualification, I was supported by the Partners to undertake a 2 year secondment to the Sydney office which broadened my technical audit abilities and gave me exposure to many different challenges, such as conducting a stocktake on a 38,000 hectare cattle station. On my return to the UK office I was supported to change focus and joined the Private Client Tax department. This latest role required me to gain technical experience on the job whilst studying to become a member of the CIOT. Over the subsequent years I have developed into being the manager on a stimulating and technically challenging portfolio of private clients.