When did you start working here?

I began working for JSA in September 2020.

What do you do day to day?

As an apprentice, I primarily help prepare and submit both accounts and tax returns. I also manage accounts and summarise client’s finances – this involves analysing accounts, self-assessment tax returns, VAT and payroll. I also deal with both furlough and SEISS grants.

What qualifications and experience do you have?

Whilst at college, I studied BTEC Music and A Level Maths, Psychology and Law. It was my interest and enjoyment in studying Law that I decided to pursue it at degree level at Manchester Metropolitan University. Over the course of three years, I studied numerous modules from Contract Law, to Land Law, to Family Law. Although it was challenging and at times felt unachievable, I was able to secure a First Class degree and graduated in 2020. Although I didn’t get to celebrate my graduation due to COVID, this will hopefully take place next year where I’ll be able to close that chapter and focus on my career in accounting.

What do you like about working here?

After spending three years studying for my law degree at university, it was nice to step into a professional and friendly environment where I feel like part of the team. At JSA we all interact with one another to provide the best possible service to clients, so we all work hard and make sure we get the job done properly. I know that my hard work will be recognised and appreciated, which keeps me productive and motivated to do my best.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?

When I’m not at work, I enjoy being able to just relax and de-stress and take each day as it comes. I enjoy baking from time-to-time, having movie nights with my fiancé and going on city breaks when we get the chance. Having moved to Scunthorpe in 2016, I love going back up to Lancashire to see my family and friends as I don’t get to do this often. I also love my cats, so I spend time cuddling them when they let me!