Accountancy to create 100 North-East jobs as it accelerates growth plans

Pinchinthorpe Hall

One of Europe’s largest regional accountancy firms and business advisor to SMEs has revealed a national recruitment drive, with 650 new roles available across the UK over the next 12 months.

Azets, which has 120,000 clients across its group, aims to add 100 jobs in the North-East region and increase turnover three-fold to more than £30m.

The accountancy is recruiting across all levels in audit and assurance, accounts and advisory business services, corporate finance, tax, private clients, restructuring services and many more.

As part of its growth plans, Azets is making a multi-million pound investment in a fully digitised, mobile-enabled hybrid working environment, providing its people with more choice and the flexibility to work from anywhere.

Many of the firm’s existing offices in the North-East will benefit from investment and remodelling to provide more agile and flexible working spaces.

Azets has eight offices in the North-East, including Wynyard, Guisborough, Durham, Crook, Alnwick, Hexham, Seaton Burn and Sunderland.

The firm’s regional managing partner Joanne Regan (pictured above) said: “The workspace is changing rapidly and forever, as is the support needed by our clients.

“That’s why we’re investing in a hybrid working model and encouraging our people to work from anywhere.

“Digitisation is key to our investment strategy as clients want top quality advice and rapid access to information at any given time, and staff want the flexibility and freedom to integrate work with their other commitments.”

Joanne says there has never been a better time to think about joining Azets as the firm aims to capitalise on recent growth.

“We are actively looking to add talented people to our team in the North-East at all levels, from school leavers to partners and everything in between,” she added.

“Azets has a long tradition of recruiting and developing school leavers and graduates and we’re proud to attract local talent from the region’s schools and universities.

“We want to ensure our staff can pursue their careers within the business and are supported in their ambitions and this investment will support this.”

All vacancies can be found at, where applications from those who are looking to work flexibly or preferring to work part-time, reduced hours or term-time only are encouraged.