Congratulations to Katie Morgan who has passed the internationally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional level exams and is now a qualified accountant.
Katie joined us in 2012 as part of Preston’s College’s Business Apprenticeship scheme. After completing her apprenticeship in 2013 she continued working in the accounts department while studying towards an accounting qualification.
She gained an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification at Preston’s College, then progressed to complete the final ACCA Professional Level.
Harrison Drury funded Katie’s training from the start as well as providing time off for study and to sit exams.
Rob Salter, Harrison Drury’s Finance Director, said: “Katie combined working and studying for over seven years to gain this qualification. This reflects her sheer determination and drive to excel in her chosen profession. We are very proud to have supported her every step of the way.
“Her achievement demonstrates that not only do we offer careers in the legal profession, but we value our people and strive to provide rewarding careers across all areas of the firm.”
Katie said: “I am so grateful for the support and openings that working at Harrison Drury has given me. As well as achieving my accounting qualification, it has enabled me to increase my knowledge of the legal sector and to develop my professional skills.
“Working here has also helped me to massively build my confidence. I would recommend considering the apprenticeship route for any young person at the start of their career.”
As part of the accounts team, Katie is involved in banking, payroll and managing team expenses and preparing financial reports and budgets.
She also supports and trains new employees joining the firm and monitors the firm’s accountancy-related regulations and policies.