At Benson Wood & Co we offer:

The opportunity to grow and develop your career with us
We’ll give you the confidence to do a great job. Everyone here has a career development programme and we’ll also give you the opportunity to develop your personal skills to help you make what you do even more enjoyable.

A firm where what you do makes a difference
The work you will do makes a real difference to the decisions that our clients make in running their businesses. You’ll be part of a team giving clients accounting and business information that is relevant and impactful.

The very latest technology at your fingertips
You’ll be working with the best systems available which makes the work easier. Our office systems are cloud-based and we use industry leading software to operate the practice. In addition, the majority of our clients use cloud accounting systems.

Great clients to work with
No two days are ever the same. The work is interesting, varied and because you’ll be encouraged to really get to know clients and develop a close working relationship with them, you’ll enjoy real job satisfaction.

A great location to work
Our office in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire is an easy commute from Glasgow and around 1 hour from Edinburgh, with excellent rail and road links. Thanks to our out of city location, we are able to offer a great work life balance.

Staff Benefits

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Flexible working
  • Regular social events
  • Staff brainstorming and team building events
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid training including study leave and exam fees
  • Massive opportunities for career progression

How we support our staff:

We recognise the time and commitment you’ve put in to achieve your professional qualifications and knowledge to date. We want you to be able to maintain your professional expertise, so we invest in your future in a number of ways to give you the confidence to deliver high quality services.

An annual plan encompassing both your technical and your personal development.

We’ll keep you up to date both technically and with management skills, with in-house training and external training courses.

Unlimited access to training webinars, ongoing training with the accounting software you use and certification from Xero and Sage.

One to one training with senior team members on all aspects of your role and systems to support you in the work you will do.

Full study support for professional qualifications.

Monthly in-house training.

Buddy system for new joiners.

Professional development training either in-house or off-site.

Director mentoring – to help you reach your goals.

Support to develop your personal skill set to help you make what you do more enjoyable.

The opportunity to train to become a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Career progression:

Meet Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson
  • 2022 appointed Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for our firm’s growth and development plans
  • 2018 – Promoted to Account Manager
  • 2017 – Qualified as ACCA
  • 2014 – Joined Benson Wood + Co as an Accounts Specialist

Meet Bethany Macfarlane

Jacqueline Walmsley
  • 2023 – Promoted to Accounts Senior
  • 2021 – Joined Benson Wood + Co as Accounts Assistant

Meet Chelsea Sirrell

Ann Sexton
  • 2022 promoted to Manager
  • 2021 promoted to Accountant
  • 2015 rejoined Benson Wood as an Accounts Senior
  • 2013 – left Benson Wood to join large Glasgow accountancy firm
  • 2012 Promoted to Accounts Assistant
  • 2008 joined as a trainee

Our vital statistics:

Recruitment FAQs

Yes we do – just email: for details on how to apply.

Yes we do. We offer a balanced mix of hands-on experience and training along with support with professional exams and tuition. You’ll also enjoy a high level of responsibility as we strive to help you reach your full potential.

Yes absolutely. We are always happy to hear from talented, like-minded people who share our values.

Yes – we keep your details on file for 6 months unless you request otherwise.

Normally, we ask for 3 NAT 5s, an AAT Level 3 or a degree.

Most definitely! It’s not essential that you are a brilliant mathematician. There are many personal attributes that are more important than maths.

Good interpersonal skills, an eye for detail and good analytical skills, not just numeric analytical skills. You should also have good English language skills, both written and verbal.

Our trainee recruitment is conducted by experienced team members

We’re a very friendly bunch and pride ourselves on our working environment.

In the first instance, get in touch with John Moffat for an informal chat. Call 01236 756 161 or email

So what are you waiting for!
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