Life @ HLB

Working at HLB Barnett Chown


We strive for excellence and we do it as a team

The size and structure of our firm mean, that you will be part of a friendly team culture while still being presented with opportunities for leadership and professional growth within our company. Unlike many of the larger firms, we offer our staff opportunities to transfer and work for other business divisions. This gives you more choices to specialise in your chosen field.

On-the-job training is provided and external training to develop technical, business and personal skills. We also encourage staff to attend outside training courses to further develop their careers as professional accountants and advisors. You will receive ongoing guidance from your team members and partners to help you reach your full potential no matter what your level of experience.

Our open-door policy promotes sharing and discussion across all departments. Being a member of HLB International, the firm is part of a worldwide network of independent professional auditing and accounting firms. The HLB Secondment program has benefits for both you and the firm. This program provides opportunities for you, to broaden your experience and technical qualifications in a different country.

Social engagement

With active social clubs, sporting teams, staff Christmas parties and end of financial year celebrations there are many opportunities to foster relationships with those outside of your team. Most activities are planned with a mission to create smiles and generate laughter.

Corporate responsibility

We are proactively working towards reducing our impact on the environment and climate change. Some of the different firm initiatives include actively reducing waste and promoting paper-free offices, recycling and eco-purchasing.

Giving back to the community

We support a number of organisations throughout South Africa via internal fundraisers and participation in charitable events. We also provide services to selected charities on a pro-bono or concessional fee basis. Our senior leaders are active participants on a diverse range of boards and community associations.

Training & development

At HLB Barnett & Chown you will gain day to day training in terms of on the job training. This allows students to gain practical experience, business and personal skills. We also encourage all professional staff to have ongoing training to upskill their current skills and improve their careers.

Collaborative approach

We give our clients our undivided and professional attention and adhere to our high standards. We provide constant monitoring and planning with our clients to ensure we give them the best quality service.

Mentoring & coaching

No matter your level of training & knowledge you will receive guidance from managers, partners and all colleagues so that you are able to reach your full potential. We pride ourselves in an open door policy and we would like to promote an “anti-bullying” approach.

Secondment opportunities

As a member of HLB International, the firm is part of a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms. Secondment programs benefit both staff and the firm. Take the opportunity to broaden your experience and technical qualifications.

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