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Jaymesh Patel - Trainee Accountant

Company Name: Accounts Assist

Location: Milton Keynes

Jaymesh Patel, a trainee accountant, knew that studying the ACCA Qualification would help him put financial theory into practice in the workplace.

After completing an honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham, Jaymesh Patel decided to work alongside studying for the ACCA Qualification. His employer, Accounts Assist, is a UK based accountancy practice, which supports him in his studies, and gives Jaymesh the opportunity to learn all aspects of the business

‘Our clients are of different sizes from sole traders to partnerships to limited companies and come from all types of industry sectors, such as medical consultancies, management consultancies, plumbers, salons, pubs, flower shops and many more, which gives me the opportunity to work on and learn about how different types of businesses operate. My role is very diverse and involves a variety of different tasks such as bookkeeping, management accounts, VAT returns, self assessment tax returns and helping with the preparation of statutory company accounts.

Jaymesh chose a career in finance after achieving high grades in his subsidiary accountancy modules during his degree. By working towards ACCA membership, Jaymesh is ensuring his future is bright; ‘To work in accountancy I believe it is now essential to get a professional qualification’, he says.

Working and studying in a hands-on environment gives Jaymesh opportunities to apply the theory he learns on a day to day basis. ‘The work is very interesting and extremely challenging.’

He advises other students who dream of a career in finance to do their homework. ‘Do your research, make sure you know what you are getting yourself in to – you have to study and work at the same time, so getting the balance right is important.’

Jaymesh played country cricket when he was younger, and still loves to play, but he confesses that his career ambition is to qualify and ‘become an ACCA member’. With dedication and hard work, one day he will join the global network of over 154,000 ACCA members.

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