Name: Tara Beeston
Role: Associate Director
Pathway into accountancy: AAT Apprenticeship
Joined: July 2007
I joined a local accountancy firm after finishing my GCSEs as part of an apprenticeship where I completed the foundation, advanced and professional level AAT qualifications (equal to levels 2, 3 and 4). I then began my ACA training to become a qualified Chartered Accountant. Part way through my studies I made the decision to move to Duncan & Toplis to achieve my qualification because they are a larger business and offer better career prospects and opportunities.
Duncan & Toplis have continued to support my personal development and training by providing me with the opportunity to attend management and business development courses. I am also currently a member of the Duncan & Toplis Academy.
The flexible working policy allows me to have a great work life balance and ensures that I can spend more valuable time with my daughter. I really enjoy my job and being happy at work means I am also happy at home.