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Ashmole & Co latest recruit swops spreadsheets for his surfboard in his spare time

SURF’S up for Ashmole & Co’s newest Trainee Accountant, Rhys Baker. Rhys, who grew up on the Gower, works in the accountancy firm’s Ammanford and Pontardulais offices.

Rhys learnt to surf from a young age while he lived in Llanrhidian, on the Gower and still enjoys catching the waves in his spare time now that he lives in Gowerton. He went to Gowerton secondary school and studied Accountancy, Business, Economics and AAT at Gower College in Swansea. Before starting with Ashmole & Co he worked for another accountant firm for three years.

Day to day with Ashmole & Co, Rhys prepares year end accounts, corporation tax returns, VAT returns and Self-assessment tax returns for clients. He admits the most challenging aspect of being a trainee accountant is learning new skills to tackle each job as each job has its own unique aspects to understand.

Laura Craddock, Partner in the Ammanford Ashmole & Co office, said, “We are delighted that Rhys has joined Ashmole & Co. He has fitted in well and is an asset to the team. He has once again passed another of his ACCA exams this week and we’re very proud of the effort he is putting in to become fully qualified. It’s great to see him building relationships up with local clients and going the extra mile to help them.”

Rhys said, “I am grateful to Ashmole and Co, who are one of the most established and largest teams of chartered, certified accountants and auditors in south and west Wales, to give me this opportunity. Working within a fun environment with a great team of dedicated colleagues who encourage me to be successful in my studies and work is appreciated.”

As well as surfing in the summer, in his spare time Rhys enjoys playing six-a-side football, plays the drums and regularly goes to watch live music.

Ashmole & Co are one of the largest chartered certified accountants in Wales. The rapidly expanding and modern firm often has job opportunities for enthusiastic individuals both qualified and non-qualified within the organisation. If you feel you have the qualities to be part of the team at Ashmole & Co, please email, with your CV attached, to [email protected] Alternatively, apply for a specific vacancy listed on the website: www.ashmole.co.uk

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