Keeping busy

I have worked at Shipleys for almost 3 years and my role is now that of a Senior. As well as accounts preparations for limited companies and partnerships, work involves on-site audits for the film and TV industry, to funds and pensions, to charities and schools, along with PLCs for clients in London and the width and breadth of the UK. That said, I am off in the next week, to Potsdam, the capital and largest city of the German Federal State of Brandenburg.  Whilst I’ll be very busy, a chance to utilise my rusty German A Level knowledge and of course, a trip to the famous German Christmas markets has to be taken!  That’s the thing with Shipleys, opportunities to experience new places, meet new people and work on different projects are aplenty.

The experiences I’ve gained in working at this medium firm are numerous. Recently I was asked to participate with Peter Ellis, Shipleys’ Training Manager, in the SWAT Graduate Fair, a day dedicated to promoting the benefits of combining studying for the ACA qualification with the advantages of working at Shipleys to potential students and graduates. It was easy to endorse the benefits of working at Shipleys from my own experience; support to study, in-house mentoring and the camaraderie from attending the regular socials that have so far included a sports day, treasure hunt, karaoke, quiz night and casino night! What more could a trainee wish for!

Shenai Doughty

Shenai graduated from the University of Southampton with a Law degree and joined Shipleys in January 2016 as a Trainee Chartered Accountant. Her time is divided between working within the audit team in the London office and studying at Kaplan and attending SWAT training.