How work experience led to an exciting career for me
We pride ourselves on staff development and Alice Beattie is a perfect example of this.
After completing work experience with David Allen, I joined the Agriculture team in 2017 as an Accounts Apprentice. Three years on, I am now in my final year of completing my Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualification and I have been promoted to the next role on the career ladder, Accounts Assistant.
After three days of work experience, I knew David Allen was the place for me. The professionalism within the company and welcoming environment is second to none. I have never looked back.
The firm has a wide range of experience and knowledge and anyone completing a qualification is supported by their team and colleagues who have already completed the qualification.
In my day to day role, I prepare accounts and VAT returns for clients. I am certified in the accounting software Xero, enabling me to complete accounts accurately and in a timely manner.
I have hands on experience within the farming world, having grown up on my family farm, so the Agriculture team is perfect for me. I have valuable background knowledge and experience and can relate to clients’ needs and concerns.
It is satisfying to see a client’s business develop because of the advice and support we have given them and this is a huge part of my role with David Allen.