Recruitment drive adds up for Baines Jewitt

Baines Jewitt has confirmed its commitment to growing its business with an intake of five new recruits to fulfil a variety of job roles.

Amanda WoodwardAmanda Woodward from Darlington has taken up the position of personal assistant to Baines Jewitt director, Jed Lester.
With Jed’s previous personal assistant retiring, Baines Jewitt was looking for a replacement.  Amanda found out about the vacancy via a recruitment agency.  Employed in a similar role for another firm of accountants for 22 years, Amanda relished the challenge of working for a larger firm.
With many years secretarial experience under her belt, Amanda has hit the ground running, supporting Jed with her strong organisational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys fishing with her husband, going for beach and country walks and spending time with her grandchildren.

Harriet WebsterHarriet Webster from Redcar was looking for an opportunity for personal growth when she heard that Baines Jewitt was recruiting, thanks to a ‘heads-up’ from her sister who already works for the firm.
The move into accountancy is a complete change from Harriet’s university degree in biochemistry with Newcastle University.  Like others in the firm with degrees in a variety of subjects, Harriet is studying to be a chartered accountant on a three-year training contract.
Away from work, Harriet enjoys spending time keeping fit by visiting the gym and walking.

Naomi Medcalf-FountainNaomi Medcalf-Fountain from Skelton studied A-levels in business, accounting, and economics at college before joining Baines Jewitt.
As well as gaining valuable hands-on experience in her chosen career, Naomi is working towards an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification, which will provide a platform for her to go on to study to be a chartered accountant.
When she’s not working or studying, Naomi is often at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, cheering on her beloved Boro.

Rebecca LiuRebecca Liu from Eston gained a BA (Hons) in Business with Accountancy from Teesside University before starting her accountancy career with a small accounting practice doing bookkeeping and submitting VAT returns. She has joined Baines Jewitt as a trainee chartered accountant on a three-year training contract.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys going to the gym, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Robert WoodrowRobert Woodrow from Redcar gained a BSc. in Accountancy & Finance with Newcastle University, as well as undertaking a placement as a finance intern at a local borough council, before joining Baines Jewitt.
Now employed as a trainee chartered accountant, Robert has pursued accountancy as a career choice since completing an A level in Accounting at the age of 18.
As well as enjoying walking and keeping fit, Robert has played trumpet and cornet for almost a decade. Since starting at a young age with school and Tees Valley Music Service, he has played for numerous bands and orchestras, including taking part in international tours.

Talking about Baines Jewitt’s latest intake of recruits, Don Adams, director, said:
“Despite their various backgrounds and different levels of experience, our range of recruits illustrate that Baines Jewitt provides plenty of career opportunities to learn on the job.
“We are delighted to welcome all the new members to our team, and they complement our existing highly skilled employees. This is all part of our plan to provide the best service for our current and future clients, whilst ensuring our firm has the right skills in place to develop and grow.”