Bucks accountants named as Best Employer for fourth year running

Buckinghamshire-based chartered accountants The Fish Partnership have been named as one of the accountancy industry’s best employers for the fourth year in a row.

The High Wycombe firm recently made the top-10 shortlist of the 2014 Accountancy Age – Best Employers award.

Last year and in 2011 the firm made the final shortlist, while in 2012, the practice won the overall prize of Best Employer at the 2012 British Accountancy Awards.

The programme was created in 2011 and is a joint project of leading industry publication Accountancy Age and Best Companies Group.

The survey and awards programme is designed to identify, recognise and reward the best accountancy practices to work for in the United Kingdom, benefiting the area’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

To be considered for the award, employer and employee surveys were completed, with the firm’s being judged on their working environment, training, remuneration and employee benefits packages.

The top-ranked practice will be revealed at the British Accountancy Awards on 25 November at The Brewery in London.

Paul Laird, a partner at the firm said: “To be named as one of the Best Employers in the UK accountancy profession for the fourth year in a row is a real honour.

“The partners are particularly pleased with this nomination, as an important part of the nomination process consisted of an employee survey. It is great to know that our staff value their employment with the company and are full of enthusiasm and positivity to move the firm forward.”

Kevin Reed, editor of Accountancy Age, said: “These practices have made their way into the top ten from a long list of participants, and should be proud of their achievement.”