Calculated career move for accountant Emma

Emma Lovett is using the accountancy skills she learned at Telford College to good effect by securing her dream career with one of the county’s largest firms of chartered accountants.

The former Madeley Academy student has joined Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants, in Old Potts Way, Shrewsbury, as a semi senior in the accounts department.

Emma studied at both the Haybridge and King Street campuses during her time at Telford College, completing Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) level three and four programmes.

Teresa Hughes, learner manager for business management, creative and media who was one of her tutors, said: “It’s great to see Emma making such a success of her career, and using her AAT qualifications to good effect.

“She was an excellent learner who was very inquisitive, and passed all her exams first time. She was a pleasure to teach.”

After three years working for a Telford-based accountancy firm, Emma’s new responsibilities at Dyke Yaxley include preparing accounts, drafting tax calculations, assisting with audits, training junior staff, and helping to resolve system queries.

She also prepares VAT returns, works with clients on a daily basis, and is planning, supervising and assisting on the accounts of limited companies.

“I’m really pleased to be part of the Dyke Yaxley team, and everyone has been so welcoming – it’s a great opportunity to build a strong career in a growing industry and to continuously develop my skills alongside my everyday duties.

“My aim is to work hard and build a career here that leads to a successful future in my chosen sector.”

Dyke Yaxley managing director Laurie Riley said: “We’re always looking for up-and-coming accountants who are keen to make real progress.

“Emma is a great addition to our accounts department team, and she’s already proved to be popular with her new colleagues.

“We’re looking forward to watching her progress towards her final accountancy qualifications, and we’re very happy to have her on board.”

We have an open event at Telford College on 10 March where you can talk to tutors about business management courses and other courses, apprenticeships and part time study. Register here.

Former Telford College student Emma Lovett, who has joined Dyke Yaxley


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