Goringe Accountants is the National Apprenticeship Small Employer of the Year for the Thames Valley Region. The practice is continuing its successful apprenticeship programme with the latest accountancy recruit, Alisha Vales.
We are continuing to grow very quickly,
says Founder-Director, Nicky Goringe Larkin.
We are recruiting lots of senior, specialist staff as well as being committed to training the next generation of accountants, auditors and tax specialists.
Before her appointment, Alisha had self-funded her AAT, which we think is an impressive demonstration of how keen she was to start a career in accountancy. She is a fantastic addition to our accountancy and audit teams.
Originally from Goa, Alisha and her family moved to the UK in 2005. Starting at Reading Girls’ School, Alisha gained a Business B-Tech Level 3 at Reading College, where she also gained her AAT Levels 2 and 3.
I really enjoy maths and I’ve always wanted to work in a process-based job,
Whilst I was studying, I wanted to gain some hands-on experience, so I started applying for part-time jobs. I was so pleased when I found this role on a recruitment site—it’s perfect for me. I’m learning so much. I prepare accounts and tax returns, and have been assisting on audits.
I go to college two evenings a week, study in my spare time and I also have paid study leave. I’m able to apply what I learn during the day to my studies. Plus I am surrounded by experts, who are on hand to help if I get stuck with an assignment.
Once she’s successfully passed AAT Level 4, Alisha hopes to do ACCA, which will make her a fully-qualified chartered accountant. Alisha concludes:
That’s a few years away! Right now it’s work, study and the odd night out with my friends.
Goringe Accountants Ltd will be recruiting for AAT and ATT apprentices in the summer. Please go to our accountancy jobs page for full details.