Aberdeen accountancy firm to up headcount by 40% after office move

An Aberdeen accountancy business plans to ramp up its headcount by 40 per cent after a move to new offices in the city.

David Booth, Azets managing partner in Aberdeen.

Azets, which specialises in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, is taking a ten-year lease on offices in the heart of Aberdeen’s professional services district.

The new open-plan accommodation at 37 Albyn Place extends to some 4,500 square feet and will feature systems and facilities “designed to support the evolving hybrid home and office working culture”.

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Azets previously operated from offices in Carden Place and West Craibstone Street.

The new base will allow the firm to progress with plans to expand to more than 70 staff and trainees during the next two years – compared with a current staff complement of 50.

There will be a variety of positions available across the business, including ten university graduate and student placement vacancies later this year, with a further eight graduate and student placement vacancies during 2022.

The wider Azets accountancy business operates across the UK and Europe, with 160 offices and some 6,500 employees and 600 partners.

David Booth, Azets managing partner in Aberdeen, said: “We are looking forward to working in a flexible, highly efficient environment that is very much in tune with how our staff want to work, and how we need to engage with our clients.

“Prior to the rebrand to Azets late last year, our previous business had a long and proud tradition serving clients, entrepreneurs and families across the North-east of Scotland.

“We are very much looking forward to continuing that tradition and creating new employment opportunities as the business expands, and to investing in the next generation of accountancy talent.”

He added: “We have great confidence in the city and the local economy and look forward to playing our part as the North east recovers from the pressures and challenges of last year.”

Staff will continue to work from home until government guidelines change and will relocate to the new offices on a phased basis as and when regulations allow. A single member of staff will operate from the new base in the first instance to receive documentation from clients, mail and deliveries.

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