Why did you get into Accountancy?
In 2021 I graduated from Nottingham Uni, with a 2:1 in Economics, during my studies I applied for the graduate scheme at UHY Hacker Young Manchester who offered me the job and I accepted their offer straight away. UHY were the only firm who made me feel as though I was joining a team and not just a business. I had no experience in audit and accounts, but I was recommended to look into ACA as a career foundation, which UHY Manchester offered.
Life at UHY
Within the first month at UHY, I was at a client’s working with a small team, so I instantly gained exposure to accounting and auditing procedures. Every audit I have been on, the more senior members of the team have always been willing to help if I was ever unsure. The clients differ in size and sectors on every audit, which always keeps it interesting, from working on a small retail business to larger automotive dealerships. This also helps me gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience.
During my first year of being at UHY, I have passed 8 exams already, meaning I have passed ACA certificate level and have started my professional level. As a part of my apprenticeship, UHY have provided my study courses and revision courses at a local, high-quality training provide. There is also a vast amount of training outside of my apprenticeship, which is available firm wide, on topics such as business skills, insights training and more.
Andrew Chippendale joined the UHY Manchester team in August 2021 as an Audit Assistant Level 1 and has since been promoted to Level 2.