Director Jonathan Walton said: “As with many companies, recruitment continues to be a challenge, so we are thrilled to have attracted 14 new starters to the business and are still on the lookout for more candidates.
“We have a strong history of supporting professional development which is evident in our ability to attract and retain the best people. We strive to support all our staff in achieving their full potential, and the health and wellbeing of our employees is top priority.”
Kimberley Odwin, Harriet Hobbs, Aimee Wilkins, Charlie Harnett, Christian Buckmeier, and Mars Zaman join the firm as Trainee Accountants. Emma Butler and Navtej Mangat join as Qualified Accountants, Bozena Kasprzak and Jane Thomas-Protheroe join as Accountants and Lauren Paviour joins as Manager. Ella Canoel joins as Trainee Audit Senior, Martin Checkley as IT Manager, and Meyrick Field as Governance, Compliance & Quality Lead.
These new starters will be based throughout the Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe, and Witney offices and will receive tuition on the well-established and respected Whitley Stimpson training and development programme.
Whitley Stimpson’s reputation for excellence in training has been further highlighted with excellent exam results: Katie Hirst, Oscar Ng, Max Green, Mufaro Nyashanu and Sam Ward have achieved professional qualifications with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Furthermore, 19 professional exams have been taken this year with a 95% success rate.
“We are delighted with the high-level results that our trainees achieve. Our philosophy is that we give maximum support to our staff and promote a culture of continuous learning” says Jonathan.
The company promotes flexible working for staff and, where appropriate offers employees the opportunity of hybrid working where employees are based partly from home.
Whitley Stimpson employs 87 people based across its four offices, is consistently ranked within the top 100 practices in the country and is recognised as one of the top ten accountancy employers in the UK.