Graduate profiles

Many of the partners and staff at Scott-Moncrieff joined the firm as trainees and have chosen to develop their professional careers within the firm.

  • Allison Gibson

    Partner, Commercial & Charity Audit

    “I started my training with the firm in August 1998 and have worked within the Glasgow audit department since. After qualifying as a CA in 2001, by building upon the knowledge and experience gained through my ICAS training and on-the job work experience, I have moved up through the firm to Partner. I currently lead the commercial and charity audit team in Glasgow.”

  • Cameron Wanstall

    Audit Assistant (early careers), Commercial & Charities

    "The recruitment process at Scott-Moncrieff was made quick and painless by the HR team. They communicated with me in a timely fashion throughout the whole process. This role has allowed me to begin working towards the CA qualification provided by ICAS, via the direct entry route. If required, exam support is offered in abundance by colleagues, the HR team and of course lectures. In addition, training is provided by the firm to develop both technical and soft skills throughout the year. During my time at Scott-Moncrieff I have primarily worked in the Commercial & Charities Audit team, however I’ve also been fortunate enough to have completed secondment opportunities within Business Advisory, Internal Audit and Corporate Tax. There is a common culture of support and continuous improvement across the firm, which as a result has allowed me to obtain an invaluable breadth of knowledge. My day to day work is typically spent liaising with Audit Seniors and Managers, to assist with work at various stages of the audit process, whether this may be in the office or onsite at client."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • James Warner

    Corporate Tax Assistant (early careers)

    “I am currently working within the Corporate Tax team, while studying towards my ICAS qualification. My role allows me to apply what I am learning at ICAS into my day-to-day work. This is particularly rewarding as I am not just studying towards an exam, but learning in order to become better in my role. Since joining Scott-Moncrieff I have been given opportunity to work in other departments (such as Personal Tax), which has helped with my development and will be beneficial for my exams. There are also many opportunities for development at Scott-Moncrieff through internal and external training. I am really enjoying working within the Corporate Tax team – everyone is very friendly and supportive.”

  • Lyle Stewart

    Audit Trainee, Commercial & Charities

    “I completed my first placement at Scott-Moncrieff in my final year of school, as a summer intern. Throughout my time at university, I returned to Scott-Moncrieff during my summer breaks, which allowed me to build on the concepts I was learning at university and grow my commercial experience. I was offered a contract with Scott-Moncrieff in my final year of university. Whilst working with Scott-Moncrieff I have enjoyed being given total responsibility over my own work and interacting with finance directors in a variety of different organisations and sectors. There is a culture of support, where senior management are accessible and want you to succeed. Working at Scott-Moncrieff has exposed me to all aspects of audit – from reviewing payroll summaries to attending client’s Annual General Meetings.” 

  • Nadia Napier

    Audit Trainee, Public Sector & Internal Audit

    “The recruitment process at Scott-Moncrieff was straight forward, and the HR team communicated with me in a timely manner throughout the process. Studying towards the ICAS qualification has been a challenging but rewarding process. However, I’ve felt like the past three years have flown by with the support of the Public Sector and Internal Audit team. Throughout the graduate training process, I’ve been exposed to a wide variety of sectors and clients completing both internal and external audit. For example, I’ve completed audits at health boards, local authorities, charities, non-departmental government bodies, colleges and universities. As the audit team are out on site a lot during the year, you are given the opportunity to travel all over Scotland and the islands. I’ve also been given the exciting opportunity to travel to St Helena this autumn!”

  • Rachel Wilson

    Business Technology Graduate

    “Scott-Moncrieff offers a wide range of variety within their graduate roles. There are lots of opportunities to work on high profile organisation and add real value from day one. With this in mind, there is lots of support available from the rest of the team, you are not expected to know everything and only have to ask for help! A large part of my job recently has been around the new General Data Protection Regulation, other areas within the Business Technology scope which I have completed work on are; cyber security, IT assurance and systems selection/implementation. As part of this I have spent some time at client site, getting to know the business and relevant employees, this is a great way to meet new people and learn about other organisations. Scott-Moncrieff has a focus on their people, so strategy, training and development days are a good way to get to know the other teams and are also a lot of fun! Within the Business Technology team there is an opportunity to gain real experience before beginning to study a qualification. Lots of support is provided in helping you progress a qualification and jobs are, where possible, allocated with the intention of giving you relevant practical experience relating to your studies.”