Why David Owen?

David Owen is a leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants. We have a culture of openness, flexibility, fairness and trust and are a friendly organisation that recognises high performance.

With offices in both Devizes and Marlborough, we invest heavily in our staff and offer:

  • Professional qualification funding
  • Remote working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Client referral bonus scheme
  • Birthday gifts
  • Regular team social events
  • Beautiful office gardens
  • Shower facilities in Devizes office

We help support our local community by being school governors, advising and supporting various local charities, being trustees of local charities and sponsoring local cultural activities. Employees can also take a paid day off each year to volunteer with a registered charity.

We are conscious of our impact on the environment and actively look to reduce our carbon footprint through recycling and moves towards a paperless office. More and more we use Teams to reduce travel.

Our Values

Integrity

We act honestly and professionally at all times

Proactive

We are always looking for tax opportunities and ways to maximise our clients finances

Expertise

We invest heavily in our highly trained and experienced team

Forward-thinking

We are always looking for ways to improve our business or clients finances

What we are looking for?

We choose our team on skills but also competencies. We believe when you are working with people with great attitude anything is possible. We are a close-knit team who want the best for each other and our clients.

Our behavioural framework details the attitudes and behaviours expected of us all.

David Owen Company Values

Our team

Photo of Caroline Thyne

Caroline Thynne

Client Service Administrator

I joined the team in November 2021 after 10 years in the private healthcare sector. Living locally, I was familiar with David Owen and their outstanding reputation and so jumped at the chance of applying when a role became available. I love my role as it is so varied – a mixture of supporting and building relationships with our clients – but also helping out behind the scenes supporting the team and the running of the practice. David Owen fully supports and values their staff, the evidence is clear when the longest standing member has been here for 52 years…and counting!

Tom Causley

Tom Causley

Accounts Clerk (AAT trainee)

My accountancy journey began in 2018 in the finance department of a manufacturing business, having loved Maths at school. I switched from industry to practice at the start of 2021 and am currently studying AAT through an apprenticeship program. Having successfully completed Levels 2 and 3, am now at the end of Level 4 and plan to go on to study ACA. As one of the younger employees at the start of my career, the team at David Owen have been nothing but helpful and supportive, helping me increase my knowledge on-the-job, as well as supporting my studies. There is a clear career path within the business and I get constant feedback and support to help me grow and develop. The size of the firm means my role is varied – giving me exposure to all different sorts of jobs, clients and team members and I really enjoy the regular team socials!

Nick House

Nick House

Accountant (ICAEW trainee)

I joined David Owen in June 2021 from a well-known local financial services company and am currently studying for my ACA qualification, funded by David Owen through the level 7 apprentice scheme. I get regular support from my colleagues and manager which has helped me pass every exam (….so far!). The team at David Owen are very close knit and everyone goes out of their way to help and make sure you are supported - this has really allowed me to thrive in my role. And because David Owen offers a wide range of services to clients - from audit to personal tax to VAT – there is always something new to sink your teeth into. This also helps me apply my accounting studies to real working situations.

Alex Bailey

Alex Bailey

Senior Accountant

After completing Business and Economics A levels, and having always been interested in business and finance, Accountancy was the perfect career choice. I joined David Owen in June 2014 from another local accountancy firm and started studying for the AAT qualification. The qualification gave me the fundamental knowledge and skills required to carry out a variety of accounts and tax-based work, as well as bookkeeping. I then went on to study ACA in Bristol. All exams have been paid for, and I’ve had ample paid study leave to focus fully on the courses. David Owen is a very supportive and friendly organisation. The firm invests heavily in developing its people and is fair and flexible, enabling a good work/life balance. Above all I love the variety of my role – supporting many different clients who differ in size and industry - including construction, retail, education, leisure, hospitality and many more.

Olga Sands

Olga Sands

Client Manager

I started working in the accountancy industry in 2007 after completing a Finance and Accounting Masters degree. I joined David Owen soon after as an Accountant and went on to study ACCA, funded by the firm. I was recently promoted from Senior Accountant to Client Manager and now look after a portfolio of clients, support one of the partners in the running of their portfolio and also lead and support a team of people. David Owen has a real family atmosphere, the team are very friendly and are all fun to work with.

Joe-Bunton

Joe Bunton

Partner

I joined David Owen team straight from school in 2007 as an Accounts Clerk (AAT trainee). The firm funded every step of my qualification and provided me the support and time I needed to progress. I later went on to study as a Chartered Accountant through the ACA qualification and steadily progressed through the firm until I was promoted to Partner in 2018. I now oversee a diverse and interesting portfolio of clients whilst supporting and leading the next generation of apprentices. I have been fortunate to have had the support and opportunities I needed to develop my career. Being made Partner at the firm where I started my career as a trainee speaks volumes about how David Owen invests in its people.

Current Vacancies

Please see below a list of our current available opportunities.