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New Hull Students Join the Dutton Moore Team
10 October 2016

New Hull Students Join the Dutton Moore Team

Top grade school leavers have been hand-picked from a local college to join Dutton Moore’s in-house accountancy training scheme.

Lewis Durrant, Sophie Robinson and James Hamilton, all ex-Wyke College students, are the latest new starters to join the team at Dutton Moore Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in Market Place, Hull.

Lewis, 19, has joined the team after completing an AS Level in Accounting. James, 19, joins the team after completing A Levels in Business, Law, Maths and Accounting and Sophie, 18 has completed A Levels in Maths, Law and Accounting. All are now trainee accountants.

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

These new arrivals come as Dutton Moore celebrates current trainee’s exam success. Sophie Plaschke has completed her Level 4 AAT and has begun her Chartered Accountants exams and Jake Allen has completed his Level 3 AAT exams.

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 some 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: “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’m really pleased to have been given this opportunity. It’s an excellent alternative for me than going down the university path. I will ultimately end up with the same job and qualifications – this is just a quicker route to getting into my chosen career – and it doesn’t saddle me with the costs that university would inevitably involve.”

Sophie added: “I feel as though I am getting on with my career straight away and I’m really pleased about my decision and to have this fantastic opportunity at one of the city’s most respected accountancy firms.”


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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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