Surrey is a desirable residential area situated in the South East of England. It boasts a thriving economy and presents excellent employment prospects for professionals in the accountancy and finance sector. The region provides a high standard of living and working without requiring commuting to London, making it an ideal location for those seeking a better work-life balance.

Surrey is picturesque and well-known for its rolling countryside and historic towns. It is a prosperous county with excellent schools, health care, leisure facilities and transport links.  Home to some of the UK’s leading businesses, Surrey boasts a host of small startups through to large multinationals. Surrey is one of England’s most productive county economies and generates an impressive annual output of over £43 billion, accounting for approximately 2.5% of the UK’s total GDP.*

We know that relocating can often be a daunting experience but a move to Surrey provides superb opportunities for personal and professional growth. In the accountancy and finance sector, many of the Big 4 and the Top 10 firms, through to the Accountancy Age Top 50 plus 50 have offices in the county. Additionally, many entrepreneurial and fast-growing independent firms offer excellent employment opportunities. The slightly higher cost of living than the UK average is more than offset by higher-end salaries and high quality of life.

Things to do in Surrey

Surrey offers a superb range of leisure activities that cater to all ages and interests. There is so much on offer for both outdoor enthusiasts and culture seekers.  Whether you’re an art lover, sporty, passionate about history or a theatre enthusiast, Surrey’s vibrant cultural scene has something for everyone. 

For theatre enthusiasts, the county boasts numerous sizeable theatres such as the renowned Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, the Rose Theatre in Kingston and the New Victoria Theatre in Woking – all of which stage large productions. There are also smaller venues like the Epsom Playhouse. In the summertime, you can enjoy outdoor performances by renowned companies such as the Guildford Shakespeare Company and the Herald Players.

For good food lovers, Surrey is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants including The Tudor Pass in Egham, Latymer in Bagshot, Sorrel in Dorking and The Clock House in Ripley.

Top visitor attractions include Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey, RHS Garden Wisley and Chessington World of Adventures to name just a few. Surrey is home to an abundance of spectacular nature providing an endless array of places to explore and delight.

Golf enthusiasts are very well catered for  – there are over 100 golf courses and clubs in Surrey offering a huge choice for all budgets.

Family activities are endless and your little ones will not be disappointed. The ever-popular Thorpe Park Theme Park is situated between Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames. For watersports enthusiasts, Thorpe Lakes Aqua Park is nearby. If swimming is your thing there is a wonderful 50m pool at the Lido at Guildford as well as plenty of indoor leisure centres offering a variety of activities in the county.

Getting Around Surrey

Surrey offers excellent transport links, with several mainline train stations throughout the county including Guildford, Woking, Redhill and Epsom. These stations have frequent rail services to London and other parts of the UK.

Surrey is well connected by road, with major roads M25, A3, and A24  passing through the county. It is also a popular area for cycling, with several dedicated cycle routes and paths throughout the county, making it convenient to stay active whilst reducing your carbon footprint. Some of the companies we recruit for offer cycle-to-work schemes, supporting the environment whilst maintaining your health and fitness!

Should you need to take a flight, then London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport are both just a short drive.


In conclusion, Surrey offers a perfect blend of excellent employment prospects, high living standards, and superb leisure activities for finance professionals seeking a better work-life balance. With a thriving economy and great transport links, the county is home to some of the UK’s leading businesses and offers ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. Additionally, Surrey’s picturesque countryside, historic towns and vibrant cultural scene make it a fantastic place to live and work. Surrey has something for everyone whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a culture seeker or a foodie. With its excellent transport links, it is easy to explore other parts of the UK or travel abroad. Ultimately, Surrey is an ideal location for finance professionals looking to enjoy a high-quality lifestyle while advancing their careers.

If you would like more information about our accountancy and finance recruitment services, please get in touch.

Darran Crellin
Director, Fletcher George Recruitment
01372 364 160