Ashmole & Co are encouraging those qualifying from university, waiting for their GCSE or A Level results to consider a future career in accountancy. Trainees are the lifeblood of the accountancy firm which has offices throughout south Wales.
James Davies has been employed by Ashmole & Co since 2017 as a Trainee Accountant based in the Carmarthen office. James has steadily been progressing to becoming a fully qualified accountant whilst working with the firm full time. He has just recently passed his 10th exam and has just five more exams to pass until he gains his Chartered Accountancy qualification (ICAEW).
As a Trainee Accountant, day to day, James prepares financial accounts for clients, Tax returns and VAT returns for local individuals, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.
Sharon George, Partner in the Carmarthen Ashmole & Co office, said,
“It is important as a profession that we help nurture the next generation of professional accountants. Trainee staff members are the lifeblood for the future success of our firm. We are a local business and are always keen to employ those who live locally.”
James lives in Llandeilo and after gaining his A Levels at Ysgol Gyfun Tregib he gained his AAT qualifications at Coleg Sir Gar whilst working for Pritchard Jones Accountants in Carmarthen. When the firm’s director retired in 2017 the firm was taken over by Ashmole & Co and James has been employed with Ashmole & Co since.
“Providing a high-quality service to current and new clients is the most rewarding part of the job for me. Providing this reliable service allows local businesses to manage the day to day running of their business while entrusting us to manage their accounts and tax affairs. The most challenging part is the substantial changes to IT in accounting over the last decade and that will continue into the next decade. It’s important for us to keep up to date with current technologies.”
In his spare time James likes keeping physically active at the gym, running and cycling. He is a keen sports fan, especially rugby and is an avid supporter of the Scarlets rugby team.
Ashmole & Co are one of the largest chartered certified accountants in Wales. The rapidly expanding and modern firm often has job opportunities for enthusiastic individuals both qualified and non-qualified within the organisation. If you feel you have the qualities to be part of the team at Ashmole & Co, please email, with your CV attached, to [email protected]. Alternatively, apply for a specific vacancy listed on the website: www.ashmole.co.uk