The North East of England – Why work here?

We’ve noticed that there’s a real UK hot spot for exciting opportunities in practice right now. So we thought we’d explore it in a little more detail.

The North East of England is THE place to be an accountant.

And if you’re lucky enough to be working in that area already, we hope your firm is offering the kinds of benefits that some of our clients are – we’ve been really blown away by the packages we’ve been able to help our candidates enjoy. If you don’t live in that area, we wanted to take some time to showcase to you that it’s definitely a part of the UK where your career as an accountant will flourish and that you’ll have an amazing social and cultural life too.

The North East worklife: 

The economy in the North East of England is one of the fastest growing in the UK and for an accountant in practice this means brilliant opportunities to help small and medium sized businesses make their mark in their industries. The people of the North East are hard working, kind and well-connected so it’s a natural place for growth and one where we’ve helped talented accountants find roles with forward thinking firms of all sizes.

There’s a seriously proud history and heritage in the North East of England with the steam engine, the lightbulb and the first ever home to benefit from electricity all originating here. There’s a buzzing digital sector and the area is carving its way into the exciting markets of renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing.

Cities such as Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool are thriving hubs of industry and offer brilliant transport connections to the rest of the UK. There are a growing number of small business hubs and networks and innovative businesses are popping up left, right and centre.

Culture for Accountants in the North East:

Accountants working in practice and living in the North East of England can expect a busy life of culture outside of work.

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is located in Gateshead and accountants who choose to live near here will enjoy the cutting-edge of both international and British art. Newcastle upon Tyne’s Theatre Royal is the regional home of (amongst others) The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and Opera North. Also in Newcastle, The Biscuit Factory is considered to be the largest independent art gallery outside of London! And fans of contemporary art will love the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA.)

County Durham is also a buzzing cultural centre for the region, steeped in history and showcasing the Beamish Museum and the Bowes Museum.

Sport for Accountants in the North East: 

Football is obviously the most popular spectator sport enjoyed in the North East of England with big teams such as Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesborough taking the lion’s share of the limelight. But accountants who live and work in the area can expect to enjoy  access to most mainstream sports as either a player and/or a spectator.

Food and Drink for Accountants in the North East:

There’s plenty more for foodies to enjoy in the area than a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale!

Recent additions to the ‘Good Food Guide’ for the area include The Raby Hunt near Darlington, Clam and Cork in Doncaster and Träkol in Gateshead. In fact the guide describes the are as one of the most diverse UK regions to enjoy food and drink so you can be sure of no shortage of new and exciting places to visit.

Enjoying the great outdoors as an Accountant in the North East: 

The Northumberland Coast is considered by many to be the most stunning section of UK coastline and it has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Accountants lucky enough to live and work in and around the area can expect to marvel in the epic landscapes of the area in their down time. It’s a brilliant place for walking and exploring solo, as a couple or with your family.

Have we tempted you to explore this thriving, welcoming and stunning part of the country as a place to live and work?

If so you’ll find just some of the jobs we’re currenltly looking to recruit into in the area listed here:

Tax Partner Designate in Durham

Audit Senior in Darlington

Corporate Finance Partner in Newcastle upon Tyne

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re inerested in applying for jobs with Accountancy Firms in the North East of England upload your CV today and we’ll be in touch very soon with a whole host of potential opportunities we’re sure you’ll want to explore.

Trust the experts and work with the UK’s most successful niche accountancy recruiter today. Email for a confidential chat about jobs for accountants in County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and more.


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