Why choose taylorcocks?

Taylorcocks is different

Our business started in a home office in  1992 and is now ranked by Accountancy Age as the 75th largest accountancy firm in the UK. That alone tells you much about the vision, drive and ambition of the founding partners. Under the guidance of Ian Cocks and Paul Taylor, we have grown from small beginnings to become one of the South’s most highly-regarded advisers, with particular recognition for  our wide-ranging tax expertise. 

We have no intention of resting on our laurels and with a mix of organic growth and acquisition, we intend to achieve our ambition of breaking into the Top 50 within the foreseeable future.  Our client base is mainly owner-managed SMEs in the £1m-£5m turnover bracket, but we also work for much larger corporates and multinationals with turnovers in excess of £40m. We have an increasing number of  High Net Worth private tax clients.

Your career

All of this means that a career at Taylorcocks is never dull. We will give you as much autonomy and responsibility as you are able to handle, right from the start.  As a full-service firm, there are opportunities in every area from general accountancy, through to audit, tax and business advisory services.

We have a great track-record of developing people from trainee through to director-level with our continuous coaching, mentoring and professional development programmes, tailored specifically to your talents and ambition. We aim to deliver “Big 4” expertise and service levels with the approachability and flexibility of a smaller firm. At Taylorcocks, we are not so big that you won’t be noticed. Our friendly, open culture means that you will work with the directors as part of your routine.

We support training in all principal qualifications including:

 • AAT accounts (for school-leavers)

• ATT and CTA (tax)

• ACA accountancy – we are ACA Approved Training Providers

• ACCA accountancy – we are a Platinum Approved Training Practice


We offer competitive salary + bonus packages and generous benefits including a company pension scheme with salary-sacrifice option, Death In Service benefit and childcare vouchers.


With our own IT business within the group, we are a technologically advanced practice.  With dual screens on most  desktops, we  operate a network that  is fully enabled  to run all of our applications from any device and from any location. So, wherever you are during your working day, you can access client data and deliver solutions rapidly.  As Sage and Xero partners, we are encouraging our clients to explore the benefits of latest generation internet-based accounting software.


We take sales and marketing seriously, to deliver our growth plan and to provide our people with the opportunities they need to develop their portfolios.  This is not a firm that sits around waiting for the phone to ring. We actively seek out new business using a mix of  network contacts, online tools, social media and old-fashioned telemarketing.  With an extensive prospect database, we can rapidly deliver campaigns to specific vertical or geographical sectors.


Our Head Office is in Portsmouth.  Our regional offices are located in Farnham, Bournemouth, Henley-on-Thames and London (Fleet Street). We retain serviced office space as required for meetings in alternative locations.