I studied accounting and finance at University and this lead me to finding a graduate role at Shipleys LLP. I knew I wanted to work in a medium-sized firm, as this would allow more exposure to different areas of accounting. I also felt a firm this size would value me more as a person.
At Shipleys, I studied the ACA qualification through Kaplan. Since passing my ACA I have also found an interest in the film and TV sector which Shipleys specialises in. This has helped me to progress in the firm and I have now gone on to become an Audit Supervisor.
I like that Shipleys gives so much support for prospective trainees in their studies and provides a good environment for success.
The people here are great. When you hear about good people making the day go by faster, it is definitely true in my experience. Everyone at Shipleys is so approachable, and I’ve found it a genuinely positive environment to work in.
I particularly like the trust and responsibility given to all staff. With this firm, you’re definitely not a number – there is genuine interest in you as a person and support for your individual development.
Another positive aspect is that Shipleys LLP enables you to experience such a broad spectrum of accounting and finance areas and specialities. This helps you to find out what sectors and client issues you enjoy supporting.
There are also many social events for the team, and the firm believes in a good work-life balance which I feel is important.