Baines Jewitt welcomes new intake of recruits

Emma Ambler

Our North East chartered accountancy firm has strengthened its practice with an intake of new recruits.

Emma Ambler, Jamie McNicholas and Stacey Atkinson have all joined Baines Jewitt to fulfil a variety of job roles.

Rugby league fan Emma, 41, has recently relocated to the region from Manchester, where she was working for a mid-sized accountancy firm.  Now living in Hurworth, Emma has been appointed by Baines Jewitt as a tax manager.

With over 20 years tax experience under her belt, Emma is looking forward to bringing her existing skills into her new job role, whilst building on her expertise and getting to know the local area.

“I found out about the role at Baines Jewitt via a recruitment agency. What really attracted me to the job, however, was that so many of the employees have been here a long time, which is a sign of a content workforce,” says Emma.

When she’s not working, Emma follows her favourite Rugby League team, Wigan Warriors, which she has supported since she was eight years old.  She also loves reading and the English language, which led to her to completing an Open University degree in English Language and Literature in her 30s.

Jamie McNicholasNew Dad and part-qualified management accountant/trainee-chartered accountant, Jamie, 30from Darlington started studying for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications in his spare time about four years ago, with the intention of starting a career in accounting.

Jamie previously worked in industry when he decided to make the switch to work in practice.  As well as working as a management accountant for an online home improvements retailer, Jamie studied towards Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA) qualifications.

Now AAT qualified, Jamie only has one exam left before completing the CIMA. However, not one to rest on his laurels, Jamie has already started studying to become a Chartered Accountant (ACA).

“I spoke to people at Baines Jewitt as part of my prior role. Based on these conversations and seeing the work that Baines Jewitt do, I knew it would be a great environment for me, both from a company culture perspective, but also to experience a faster paced and more varied workload,” explains Jamie.

With a focus on work, study and a three-month-old baby to look after, Jamie doesn’t have much time for hobbies, but when he does get some free time, he enjoys running, reading and going to the cinema.

Stacey AtkinsonStacey, 35, from Norton was working as an accounts assistant at a lift engineering firm, prior to joining Baines Jewitt.

Already AAT qualified, Stacey is busy getting under the skin of her new job role whilst putting her previous experience into practice.

“I found out about the vacancy at Baines Jewitt via a referral. It seemed like a great opportunity to expand my knowledge through a well-respected local accountancy firm, whilst utilising my AAT qualifications and supporting a variety of local businesses,” says Stacey.

When she’s not at work Stacey keeps busy at the gym, travelling, enjoying days out and running around after her four-year-old.

“We are delighted to have recruited such high calibre, experienced people who can grow with our company,” explains Don Adams, director, Baines Jewitt.

“We understand the importance of looking to the future and moving the company forward. That means having highly skilled employees in place for the work we are doing now, whilst planning for the next chapter of our firm’s history.”