Baines Jewitt News
Pastures new for Kathryn
One of Baines Jewitt’s longest standing employees is leaving the firm at the end of March to take early retirement.
Kathryn Knox, who has nearly 37 years’ continuous service, first started with Baines Jewitt then Baines, Goldston and Jackson -in 1983.
Kathryn joined the firm as a college leaver, initially working on accounts for the agricultural sector, due to her farming background. Since then, Kathryn has achieved Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualifications; gained a whole wealth of experience across a range of sectors and reported to three different bosses, including Baines Jewitt director Trevor Cook.
Kathryn’s latest role has involved working in Baines Jewitt’s tax department, specialising in Trusts and Estates. Talking of the changes she has experienced throughout her long service, Kathryn said:
“I joined the firm at the start of my career and it has been a pleasure working here. I’ve seen so many developments over the years, including some fundamental changes in tax legislation; the introduction of new technology and a shift in the proportion of male to female employees working in accountancy.”
As a firm which boasts an excellent long-service record, Kathryn sheds light on what she believes makes Baines Jewitt such a desirable place to work.
“As well as carving out a rewarding career for myself with lots of variety, I’ve made great friends with clients and colleagues alike. I was also able to work-part time when my children were young, whilst still keeping my professional status on track.”
On retirement, Kathryn is looking forward to pursing her hobbies of countryside walks and photography, as well as spending more time with family, including her first grandchild.
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