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Congratulations to our Accountancy Trainees James Hamilton and Lewis Durrant
19 December 2017

Our trainees are continuing to excel in our in-house training scheme passing accountancy exams that see them fast on the road to qualifying as Chartered Accountants.

Last year two top grade school leavers were hand-picked from a local college to join our well-established in-house accountancy training scheme. Lewis Durrant and James Hamilton, both ex-Wyke College students, are the latest trainees to pass examinations that see them on the road to qualifying as Chartered Accountants.

Lewis, 20, joined Dutton Moore after completing an AS Level in Accounting. He has now passed his Foundation Level AAT exams and the first section of his Advanced Level AAT exams.

James, 20, joined the team after completing A Levels in Business, Law, Maths and Accounting. He has now completed his Advanced Level AAT exams and is now working on his Professional AAT exams.

Alongside their training and exams their roles include producing year end statements, VAT returns, assisting on audits, produce working papers and tax work.

Tony Bullock

Dutton Moore has a long history of investing in young local talent and has an enviable in-house training scheme backed up by the professional examinations. Many of Dutton Moore’s accountants, including most of the Partners, joined Dutton Moore straight from school, college and university and have gone on to forge very successful careers at the city centre practice and in industry.

Tony Bullock, Managing Partner, said: “I am delighted with James and Lewis’s progress with their exams. They are proving to be a great asset to the firm and are working hard to attain their full qualifications.

“We are constantly investing in our future. It’s good to stay local and work with local people – we have the talent here and it’s important to harness it. Investing in our city and ultimately in our firm is a priority to us at Dutton Moore. We want to give the jobs we have available to people on our doorstep. The calibre of students historically has been very good and we are pleased to welcome these new team members as they forge out successful careers with us.”

James commented: “I was always delighted to have this opportunity to work and learn at the firm’s excellent in-house training scheme. This is just the next step towards qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.”

Lewis added: “I am working hard to gain my qualifications alongside the excellent on-the-job experience that I am gaining in accountancy here at Dutton Moore. More studying and exams ahead in 2018 and I am enjoying the challenge.”


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"The Walker Group has worked with Dutton Moore for more than 30 years. They have acted on behalf of all the Group’s companies and the family and are trusted and highly experienced business accountants, auditors and business advisers."

Lee Davies, A.C.A, Financial Director, Walker Group

"We have worked with Dutton Moore for many years and have always received a first-rate service. The team at Dutton Moore provide us with invaluable accountancy, strategic planning and business advice as we continue to be a growing business in this region."

Simon Gibson, Director at Simon Gibson Transport Ltd, Goole, East Yorkshire

Grain merchants and farmers, Burstwick, East Yorkshire:
"We have been clients of Dutton Moore for more than 20 years – they carry out all our accountancy work and business advice, their service and attention to detail is outstanding."

Jeremy Saunt, Director at Johnson and Saunt

"Dutton Moore are an excellent provider of financial services for significant Hull based businesses such as Smales. We have worked with the firm for many decades and are guaranteed sound financial and business advice, alongside the general accountancy services that they provide. What is key for my Company is the direct involvement of the partners with the Smales management."

Robin Orr B.Com; C.A; C.T.A, Financial Director, F.Smales & Son (F.M.) Ltd, Hull

"Having worked with Dutton Moore for many years now, we have always found the service extremely professional, prompt and courteous. As a growing business over the years their advice has been exemplary and without their valuable assistance in accounting and strategic planning we would have found the many transitions of growth a lot more challenging."

Richard Spencer, Commercial Director, Spencer Signs Ltd, Hull

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