Chartered accountancy practice Baines Jewitt is firmly looking to its future thanks to the recruitment of top talent.
The latest person to join the Stockton-based firm is 22-year-old Amelia Webster from Redcar, who graduated from Durham University in 2019 with a first class honours degree in accounting and finance.
Starting out at Baines Jewitt as a trainee chartered accountant, Amelia is relishing her new job role.
She said: “It is a win-win situation. Baines Jewitt is a well-established business and was named among the top practices in the country by the UK200Group – the UK’s leading association of independent chartered accountants and law firms.
“I’m really pleased to be with a firm that has a fantastic reputation and invests in developing the skills of its employees. It feels good to put my university knowledge directly into practice in a workplace setting too, whether it’s helping with accounts preparation or completing VAT returns.”
As part of her three-year professional training programme, Amelia aims to become an associate chartered accountant (ACA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
As well as earning a wage and gaining new skills, Amelia receives support from specialist training company Kaplan Financial.
Baines Jewitt director Trevor Cook said: “We have a great team who work hard, have a wealth of experience and provide a first class service to our clients.
“Our employees make our business a success. All of our directors, started out as trainee chartered accountants – four of them with this firm.
“We know that it is important to continually build on our reputation and expertise, as well as plan ahead for the future.
“We are therefore delighted to welcome Amelia and invest in the next generation of professionals.”