Our personal development strategy is exactly that, it’s personal to you. There are no stringent evaluations in place where the expectation is for you to meet your goals at a time determined by the business

Working for Us

Our personal development strategy is exactly that, it’s personal to you. There are no stringent evaluations in place where the expectation is for you to meet your goals at a time determined by the business. They are your goals and we empower you to achieve them at your pace. There’s no bureaucracy or internal politics here, when you achieve those professional goals, they will be recognised and celebrated, there’s no requirement to wait for the next “promotion window”.

There is an open culture here which allows you to develop and learn amongst some of the most experienced individuals in Corporate Finance. We all work together in an open environment which allows information sharing in the kitchen and around the lunch tables as often as it is shared in meetings with clients and colleagues.

There are no closed office doors, development is easily accessible and encouraged by all. Our partner to employee ratio is 2:1 compared with 16:1 in larger accounting firms which means you spend much more time working directly with partners, accelerating your development and providing unrivalled coaching and mentoring opportunities.

During your personal development journey, we can guide you in ways that will help you to achieve your goals, introduce you to the many resources that will lead you to achieve and offer support so that you can conquer any challenge, both in your work and home life. A career with Dow Schofield Watts will build on what you are already good at, it will help you move forward, learn new skills and offer you a professional life with limitless potential.

Our Culture

The DSW entrepreneurial culture is at the heart of everything we do; we like to do things differently. Our professionals have a passion for exceptional client service and a drive to succeed and be in control of their own destiny. 

Our creative structure gives unrivalled agility and autonomy empowering our team to take back control of their careers and their personal time.

Here at DSW we recognise the importance of celebrating our success.  We organise regular events to aid collaboration and to socialise with the wider network, as well as giving back to the community:

  • Six-monthly whole team catch-up/networking sessions
  • Summer party
  • Christmas party
  • Young professionals activities including a summer BBQ, Christmas market drinks and various monthly invitations. 
  • Annual ski-trip (partner lead approval)
  • Golf day (partner lead approval)
  • Regular social newsletter
  • Fundraising and community days to support national and local charities, chosen by staff 
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including group mediation and awareness day activities
  • First aid training
  • Sponsorship of local children’s sports teams
  • CSR committee 

Our Values

At the heart of our culture is a set of values that bring out the best in us. These values help us work together and bind us closer as an organisation.

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset – Our people are ambitious to grow the business, lead in their markets, and build deep, trusting relationships with their clients.
  • Leading with Integrity – We always do the right thing and uphold the highest professional standards.
  • Pursuit of Excellence – We are continually learning, improving, taking ownership and never compromising on quality.
  • Building a Legacy – We lead with the future in mind, building a sustainable business and supporting others to be the best they can be.
  • Stronger Together – Our people are collaborative, share relationships and knowledge, and contribute to the success of the group as a whole.

Current Vacancies

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you would like to work with us please get in touch and send us your CV. 

Successful applicants will complete a two stage compentancy interview process. 

What Employees Say

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“DSW offers young professionals a flexible working environment coupled with an entrepreneurial culture. A real meritocracy, DSW allows you to accelerate your development by taking on responsibility early in your career as part of a collaborative and supportive team with a flat hierarchy.”

Daniel Walker, Corporate Finance Executive

“DSW has offered me the perfect balance of a challenging role and continuous career progression, whilst offering the flexibility to fit around family life and commitments. Having joined the Transaction Services team over four years ago, I have gained valuable experience across a broad range of clients and transactions whilst working with an experienced and friendly team”

DSW Transaction Services Executive

Case Study 3

“Since I joined DSW I have thrived in being part of a highly effective entrepreneurial team, with a collegiate mentality, where we are all actively encouraged and supported to drive the business forwards.”

Callum Sellar, Corporate Finance Associate Director