Training programme continues to nurture exceptional talent

  • 16th September 2021

We are delighted that two more of our trainee accountants have passed their qualifications and can now look forward to careers as chartered certified accountants.

Amelia Jacklin and James Sykes have passed the final exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and can now celebrate being fully qualified chartered certified accountants, adding more valuable members to the growing team at Forrester Boyd.

Amelia, a former Franklin College student, joined the Grimsby office in 2017 prior to moving to the firm’s Louth office. Amelia has a keen interest in tax, a complex and ever-changing area of accounting. Throughout her training, she has formed strong bonds with her colleagues and with clients. Amelia said, “hearing feedback from happy business owners and individual clients where I have supported them is one of the favourite parts of my role. I look forward to progressing with the firm and contributing to the next chapter of Forrester Boyd.”

Moving on to North Lincolnshire and the firm’s Scunthorpe office, James Sykes, a graduate of the University of Hull is also celebrating his accomplishment.

James has a keen interest in personal tax. Speaking of his role James said, “I am looking forward to continuing to build strong client relationships and to build my own portfolio of clients.” James works with a variety of different business types where he thrives on not just delivering great service but the tax planning that goes with that advice for each individual client.

Forrester Boyd’s HR Manager, Chantelle Rogers, said “We are delighted to add another two qualified Chartered Certified Accountants to our teams. Amelia and James have worked hard to get to this point. The training programme is intense with a lot of study and exams to contend with on top of their usual day-to-day work. Both should be very proud of this fantastic achievement. We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional training programme for our students to provide them with all the skills and experience they need to become a proficient Chartered Certified Accountant.”

Philip George, Forrester Boyd’s partner responsible for training, said “Amelia and James have done extremely well and this is yet another example of the success in our strategy in recruiting and developing home grown talent. This, combined with excellent accounting tuition, allows Forrester Boyd to continue to recruit, develop and retain top quality accounting staff”.


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