Interested in Joining Davies Mayers Barnett?
We are a young and growing firm with a client service ethos rooted in the training and development of our most vital asset: our people.
Supported by a committed and hands-on partner team, our staff work for a wide variety of clients across the full range of service areas including audit, tax, corporate finance and business advisory.
Davies Mayers Barnett currently employs around 60 people at our Bath Road offices and we are proud of our low staff turnover - firm evidence of a supportive, friendly and enjoyable working environment.
In line with our training culture, we have the following accreditations:
- ICAEW Registered as an approved training office for ACA students
- Gold level Approved employer with ACCA
- AAT, ATT and CTA courses can also be followed.
But it's not just about work. The firm has an active social committee which organises regular events throughout the year, plus there is an informal social scene too.
"DMB is a great place to start your accountancy career and build strong working relationships."
Ellie Kent joined Davies Mayers Barnett in September 2012 after completing her A levels at Bishops Cleeve School. She had a couple of options but chose DMB because she felt the size of the firm and breadth of services offered would give her the chance to gain lots of varied experience. Ellie also felt that an audit role would help build her confidence.
“The team were very welcoming and friendly” she said, and added that the office seemed to have a “young, modern atmosphere”.
“I enjoy going out to a wide variety of clients and meeting new people and I really like the relaxed and friendly nature of the DMB office.” Ellie passed her AAT and is now doing ACCA. As part of her AAT studies she had the opportunity to compete in a World Skills accountancy competition which was a lot of fun and a memorable experience.
"I had several interviews with local firms but DMB stood out due to its welcoming environment and its impressive audit team."
Steve Burke joined the Audit Department at Davies Mayers Barnett in July 2012 having graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Banking, Finance and Management.
“I was attracted to DMB due to its size and range of clients. I have quickly been able to gain experience with clients in a wide variety of industries.”
Steve is currently running several of the larger company audits and a number of group audits. He is involved at all stages of the process, from planning through to completion. “Being in the audit team has provided plenty of opportunities to visit clients and see how their businesses are run. Having the same clients each year also really helps in getting to know them and how they like to work."
Regular training sessions, college studies and advice from other members of staff has helped Steve develop his technical skills. He also acknowledges the importance of the firm’s social activities. “DMB has several social occasions each year which are always good and help you to get to know your colleagues”.
"I found everyone at DMB to be welcoming and happy to help me out with whatever I needed when I arrived."
Dan Cannon is studying for his ACA qualification alongside his work in the Audit Department. He joined the firm in 2014 after finishing his degree.
“I chose Davies Mayers Barnett because of the opportunities to work with a wide range of clients.”
Being part of the audit team has helped Dan with team-working and regular interaction with clients has improved his communication skills. “I enjoy being out on audit and find it interesting to see how other industries work."
Dan praises the support he has received from within the firm and the non-work aspects of life at DMB. “I’ve never felt uncomfortable asking questions, however silly they might have been! I have also been impressed by the varied social events that are put on.”.
"There’s nothing like the electric atmosphere of the Personal Tax department in January."
Amy Mather previously did a mixture of corporate and personal tax work at a Gloucester firm but an inclination to work solely on the personal tax side and a move to Cheltenham brought her to Davies Mayers Barnett in September 2014.
“I prefer personal tax work as there is more client contact and broader scope. I enjoy working with a large and varied client portfolio. I like getting to know the clients and developing an understanding of how they like to work.”
Amy literally hit the ground running at DMB. Not only did she join at the start of the busiest period for the Personal Tax Department, she was also co-opted into the firm’s team who ran in the Cheltenham half marathon, a day before she officially joined, raising money for Clic Sargent.
The social side is one of the aspects Amy most likes about working at DMB. “There’s a genuine sense of togetherness and team ethic. Everyone helps each other and there are plenty of social events so that you can really get to know your colleagues.”
Amy achieved her ATT qualification through a self-study course, putting in hours of study alongside a full time job. She now plans to gain some more experience before embarking on the CTA. “There is plenty of opportunity here. I feel that I can really grow at Davies Mayers Barnett. It’s the best place I’ve ever worked.”
"Every job is different which keeps things interesting."
Emma Mealing is following in her father’s footsteps in training as an accountant. She joined DMB as an apprentice in 2013 after completing her A Levels. She chose the firm over others she was considering because of its approach to training.
“DMB had a less rigid approach than some of the other firms I applied to. I felt that I could develop in my own way and this has certainly been the case here.”
Emma is currently studying for the AAT and spends several days a month out of the office at college. However, Emma believes it is the responsibility she has been given in doing accounts independently that has taught her the most. “Since I’ve had my own workload I have picked things up really quickly and built up my technical knowledge. It’s good to work things out on your own but it’s really no problem if you need to ask questions – everyone is very approachable.”
Having her own workload has also enabled Emma to get to know her clients better which is another highlight of the job. “It’s nice to get to a position where you have built a rapport with your clients.”