School Leavers Case Studies

Alfie Bush, school leaver/1st year trainee

After leaving school in 2010, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in accounting as I have always enjoyed maths and economics. I also wanted to start working as soon as possible as I wanted to take a more hands on approach. So I decided the best route for me would be the AAT to ACA fast track option, which enables me to be AAT and ACA qualified in 4 years. So in September 2011 after attending college for a year and achieving my level 2 and 3 in AAT I applied for Barnes Roffe and to my delight I got the job.

I started off in an accounts assistant role which gave me great early experience and knowledge of the profession as well as working I attended college two evenings in the week which continued for a year. So after two years of studying and exams I became a member of the association of accounting technicians in early 2013. Since then I have progressed on to the ACA and with the support from Barnes Roffe and the team it has been a smooth transition from my role as an accounts assistant to an audit junior.

Barnes Roffe has enabled me to increase my experience in the field immensely and also provided the support and structure needed to make life as easy as possible when it comes to the exams. There is also a great relationship between colleges in the office and I know that when I need help I can ask anyone in the office be it a partner or another audit junior.

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