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Dutton Moore Trainee Graduates as a Chartered Accountant
7 October 2021

Dutton Moore Trainee Graduates as a Chartered Accountant

Congratulations to accountancy trainee Sophie Pläschke who has fully qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) after a successful tenure in Dutton Moore’s in-house training scheme.

Sophie, who has just turned 26, joined Dutton Moore Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in Aldgate House, Market Place, Hull, in August 2014 after being handpicked from Wyke College to join the in-house accountancy training scheme.

After initially completing her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification in 2016, Sophie went on to study for the ACA – and this month, after 5-years of hard work, studying and carrying out her role within the firm, she has qualified. Sophie will now be conducting full audits, focussing on more complex areas, and will be training junior members of staff on audits.

She is the latest in years of progressive succession planning at the firm with new school leavers joining every summer and going on to qualify. The firm has a long history of investing in young local talent and has an enviable in-house training scheme backed up by the professional industry examinations. Scores of accountants and Partners at Dutton Moore joined straight from school, college and university and have gone on to forge very successful careers at the city centre practice.

Tony Bullock, Managing Partner, said: “I am delighted that Sophie has now qualified. Sophie has shown real talent and strong progression and it’s great to see her qualify after all her hard work. I am certain her accountancy career will continue to flourish as she now deals with full audits, more complex areas of finance and training the juniors.

“We are constantly investing in our future. It’s important 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 for us at Dutton Moore. Wherever possible we want to promote within and nurture our top grade staff.”

Sophie added: “I’m really pleased to have been given this opportunity after leaving college and now absolutely thrilled to have fully qualified. I took the choice to go straight into the workplace and train in-house for my accountancy career instead of going to university. I really feel it has been the best choice for me and my chosen career.”


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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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