Life at Ecovis
Welcome to our world
A place called ‘Home’
For the times we want a slice of real life!
Sometimes it’s easier to get things done in person. In a safe place where you can brainstorm ideas, learn from others, and make friends. So, while we all hunkered down during lockdown, we spent the time preparing for a brighter future – creating a beautiful professional space for you to collaborate with peers, clients, and business partners. Giving you the opportunity to build ‘real’ connections when you want to.
Step outside and you’re in Soho, one of the most vibrant communities in the heart of London. From parks, galleries, gyms and fashion to buzzing restaurants, pubs, theatres and nightlife – there’s a ‘real’ life beyond work for everyone.
Welcome to our new Business Hub – right in the heart of London
Rewards & benefits
Because we all deserve some perks
Here are just a few of the employee perks, benefits, rewards, and wellbeing support we offer to help you achieve success in all elements of your life. We recognise and reward the value you bring… and want to add a little magic!
- Subsidised gym memberships
- Cycle to work scheme
- Flexible and remote working
- Flexible annual leave
- Free breakfast, fruit and snacks in the office
- Use of Surface Pro for business / home
- Life assurance
- Private medical
- Dress for your day policy
- Employee referral scheme
- EAP helpline & Shiny Mind app
- Flu vaccination programme
- Events to help financial wellbeing
- Staff bonus scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Pension auto-enrolment
- Mentoring programme
- Paid training programmes
- Enhanced maternity and paternity scheme
- Family-friendly policies
- Working from abroad
- Career breaks
- Active social committee
- Annual away day (Budapest in 2023)
- Annual black tie dinner
- Discounts portal
Work hard, play hard
Getting your work/life balance right
Good business by doing good
We believe business has the potential to be a force for good
We also believe that our firm is not a soulless entity and our Purpose goes beyond merely focusing on profits.
The global health crisis has highlighted how healthy and thriving communities are essential for business health. There can be no thriving business without healthy, thriving communities and there can be no thriving business if our planet is on fire.
“By taking responsibility and playing our part to create a more sustainable future, we strive to lead by example and ultimately inspire better business.”
Inspiring Better Business
You can find your purpose here
Leading with Humanity
Above all, we are a human organisation made up of down to earth regular folk from all walks of life – we just happen to be accountants. Our approachable, accepting culture and strong sense of Family engenders humility and generosity of thought. We believe business can be kind, generous and humble and still make money.
We are committed to delivering on our promises with clear, upfront expertise to earn the trust and confidence of our clients and the society and communities we serve. Our clients come away from meeting us with a refreshing sense of having dealt with someone just like them but with the comfort that we have the answers or the intelligence to find them.
We believe everyone has a part to play in shaping our business. By nurturing and empowering our people, we create inspirational leaders of tomorrow. Sharing knowledge by teaching rather than preaching, we seek to enrich lives by giving control, enabling opportunities and encouraging progress.
How We Found Our Purpose
Co-creating our ‘why’
Our Purpose and Values evolved from our people. Our employees, clients, alumni and business partners had a voice in articulating what Ecovis should stand for, why we exist, and how we behave.
Watch this video to learn about our journey to find our ‘why’.
Making it happen
How our Purpose and Values fit together
Our Values help us Inspire Better Business by putting our Purpose into action and enabling us to lead with humanity, foster trust and empower change. They are at the heart of everything we do – guiding our day-to-day behaviour, informing how we act, the decisions we make, and how we work with each other and our clients.
Working interdependently, they guide us to do the right thing, bind us together, and represent the foundation of our culture.
We are incredibly proud of the culture we nurture at Ecovis. The way we behave and the attitudes we adopt are only possible when we are true to our Values. These are not aspirational values nor are they just ‘words’ on a wall – they are part of our DNA and what we do when we perform at our best.
Leading with humanity
Working as one team
Putting people first
Above all, we are a human organisation made up of individuals from all walks of life – we just happen to be accountants. Our approachable, accepting culture and strong sense of Family engenders humility and generosity of thought. When you join Ecovis, we want you to feel a sense of comfort and belonging.
We care about your mental and physical wellbeing.
Our team of trained Mental Health First Aiders, approachable down to earth partners, mentors and buddies are always there to support you – particularly if tight deadlines, exams and the pressures of lockdown are taking their toll. Free breakfasts and fruit are always available in the office kitchen if you need a bit of healthy eating!
Integral to our overarching purpose is to create inspirational leaders of tomorrow. This is why we are committed to investing in and nurturing your personal and professional development. We celebrate your talent, and work to create an environment where we may enrich your life and enable you to blossom and achieve your full potential.
Doing what's right
Our business is built around earning the respect and trust of our stakeholders. Therefore, acting with integrity plays a vital part. Our straightforward, hands-on professional approach extends to how we treat you – being honest and true to our core principles.
Our forward-thinking approach and early adoption of new technology has certainly stood us in good stead during the COVID crisis. Our use of online accounting, Teams or even Zoom! gave us the capability us to seamlessly adapt to remote working during lockdown and, most importantly, keep those Friday quizzes going!
Our progressive attitude extends to the flexible way we work – how you plan your working day, how often you work in our business hub or from home or ‘Dress for your day’. We respect your intelligence and want you to feel empowered.
We believe everyone has a part to play in shaping our business. We also appreciate that being nimble and innovative are essential for our success. This is why we encourage autonomy – pushing decision-making as far down as possible, preferring participative processes, adopting agile ways of working and adjusting to skill and will. By giving you the freedom to control what you do, when you do it and with whom, you will feel more motivated, creative and satisfied.