Working with us

What can you expect working at Thomson Cooper?  It’s our values, culture and benefits that forms our employee experience. It’s more than perks and pay – it’s what makes us, us!

Benefits & opportunities…


Reward & recognition

We use industry benchmarks to inform our salary reviews and are a Real Living Wage employer

We offer life cover & contribute to your pension

We fund staff social events

We celebrate our employees’ successes and milestones

We offer a retail discount scheme


The way we work

We offer flexibility around hours and place of work

We invest in software and technology to make your job easier

We finish at 3pm on Fridays


Learning & development

We encourage self-improvement and development for everyone

We provide fully funded training, learning and CPD opportunities

We have a Student Mentoring Programme 



We have an active Healthy Working Lives group

We provide fresh fruit and hot drinks

We offer free flu vaccinations

We have an Employee Assistance Programme to help staff with advice and support


Purpose & values

We are in it together

We have an ESG group to guide our Environment, Social and Governance strategy

We try to live our purpose and values every day, in everything we do

Healthy Working Lives champions

Our Healthy Working Lives journey started when we achieved the Gold Award – the first accountancy firm in Scotland to attain this accolade. From fruit in the office to supporting active lifestyles, it’s about taking practical steps to look after the wellbeing of our team.
Healthy work-life balance

Family and friends matter. We promote a work-life balance that allows everyone to excel at work AND take care of their personal wellbeing outside of the office.

Feel good by doing good
Each year we nominate a charity and make time to donate our energy and expertise to a good cause.
Reduce, recycle, repurpose
We’ve taken measures to help protect the environment including scanning documents to reduce paper consumption, plastics recycling and repurposing office equipment to donate to charity.

What’s life like at Thomson Cooper?

People join us from school, college or university and stay for years. Others have returned to Thomson Cooper after working in industry or for other firms. That tells us we’re doing something right and that our talented staff members enjoy working here. But what do they have to say?
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“Always made to feel welcome”

— Danielle Nickson, Qualified Accountant

Since starting Thomson Cooper I have always been made to feel welcome by the staff and partners, it is an enjoyable place to work as a trainee.

“It’s a great place to work”

— Julie Downie, Accounts & Audit Manager

I joined TC with many years professional experience as I was looking for further challenges.  TC has definitely met my expectations on that front but what I most like about working here is the friendly and supportive atmosphere where client relationships are the main focus so that we can deliver their needs.  Add to this the great team we have, it is a great place to work.

We value…



We are proud to be rational, analytical, thoughtful people. We share our knowledge and experience, ask questions and give constructive feedback.


We will always challenge each other to be the best so we can feel proud of the firm. Listening without judgement is vital as we strive for constant improvement with the aim of consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients.


It is our firm belief that work should be fun and rewarding and the workplace should be a positive environment. Solutions are our focus, not problems, and we are always open to new ideas. We collaborate freely and help each other however we can.


Even if it’s difficult, we do the right thing. Openness, honesty, kindness and respect are important to us. We follow through on our commitments and hold ourselves accountable – if something goes wrong, we say sorry and fix it.

Common goals

We talk, debate and come together around a shared vision. When our clients do well the firm does well and we, as individuals, do well too. We cheer each other on, celebrate our successes and recognise a job well done.



As professionals, we respect the privacy of colleagues and clients alike. We take responsibility for our work and work hard. By demonstrating that our clients’ interests always come first, we win their confidence and loyalty.

We recruit for roles within accounts, audit, tax, payroll, finance outsourcing, wealth management and insolvency.   

We have career opportunities for fresh graduates, experienced hires, and everyone in between. If Thomson Cooper sounds like your kind of firm, get in touch.

Current vacancies

Find out which roles are available right now and how you can apply.


Find out what life is like at a progressive accounting practice before you make a final decision about your next steps after graduation.

Graduate recruitment

Our graduate roles offer training and varied practical experience to support your formal accountancy studies. We were awarded Best Small Firm and Training Manager of the Year at the Scottish Accountancy Awards and have continued to build on that success.