Sam Ward

Accountant

My experience

After graduating with a BA(Hons) degree in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds, I decided to follow in the footsteps of a family member and started working in the insolvency department of a well known firm of chartered accountants. In this role, I gained valuable business knowledge but ultimately decided that I was more drawn to accountancy in general practice. I joined Whitley Stimpson in April 2019 as a trainee accountant and I am set to qualify as a chartered accountant in 2021.

Describe what you do at Whitley Stimpson

I work on a wide variety of interesting and varied assignments at Whitley Stimpson including accounts preparation, book-keeping, personal/corporate tax, charity work, independent examinations and other assurance engagements.

Why Whitley Stimpson?

Having grown up in the Witney area, I was aware of Whitley Stimpson being active in the local community and the top reputation they had for helping local businesses. At the same time, Whitley Stimpson have a first-class training programme that allows me to gain exposure to a wide variety of accounting specialisms.

What matters to you?

Ensuring that clients are happy and well looked after. It’s good to be part of a firm that ‘go the extra mile’! Equally, as an employee, I like being part of a supportive organisation who are serious about making sure I get the best possible training.