skip to navigationskip to main content


Cardens is one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in Brighton & Hove and is highly respected within the business community. This was most recently highlighted by winning the Professional Services Award and the Chamber Member of the Year Award at the 2018 Brighton and Hove Business Awards (BAHBA’s).

One of our core values is engaging with and look after our team members, who in turn engage and look after our clients.

We offer a great environment to work in; located in a beautiful Grade 2 listed building in the centre of Hove. The Old Casino is a historic structure with a modern interior – a perfect reflection of Cardens; traditional accountancy practice with a modern twist. Our aim is to make accountancy needs for all easy to understand, with a friendly personable approach and efficient digital systems.

The team work hard, but know how to have fun too!  And this continued remotely in COVID era with quizzes, race nights, bingo, wine tasting. We are looking forward to returning to in person events, such as quizzes, 5-a-side football, volleyball, pool, go-karting or a few drinks on a night out, be that with our clients, colleagues, networks or continuing our CSR work in the community.

We are always pleased to hear from talented individuals who can help make our team even greater. In return, we offer long-term rewarding career opportunities. We are justifiably proud of our numerous examples of home-growing our talent, including Trainee Accountant to Partner and delighted to have achieved ACCA Approved Employer status for Trainee Development – Platinum. Late 2020 we also became authorised as an ACA Training Employer.

If Cardens sounds like the place for you & your career, find out more by contacting our HR Manager, .


Currently, Gill is recruiting for:

Experienced Payroll Assistant – to join our busy team providing a fast and efficient service to our clients. Responsible for own portfolio of payrolls and confident in answering client queries. Ability to prioritise and work calmly under pressure to manage efficiently own workload is essential. Full time – 5 days / 36.25 hours per week.

Systems Administrator – Supporting Partners and Managers with admin for the Section Portfolios, with a big focus on systems and database management. Will suit someone with experience in an accountancy or legal Practice, who is very comfortable with tech, systems / processes and can manage a busy workload. Full time – 5 days / 36.25 hours per week.

Trainee Accountants – DIRECT applications welcome from those committed to starting their Trainee journey and those who already have Practice experience and exam passes. Full time 5 days / 36.25 hours per week.

Senior Bookkeeper – our current vacancy has been filled, but we are always pleased to hear from high performing bookkeepers who have a minimum 2 years experience of working in an accountancy practice. Candidates must be very tech and systems-focused, a Xero expert, and enjoy onboarding clients, including supporting with the best systems for their business. Flexible work pattern will be considered.


What Our Clients Say

Meet The Team