ACCA gold training status pays off

Dan’s ACCA Accolade

Another ACCA qualified accountant for Lewis Smith & Co. Lewis Smith & Co. is delighted to announce that Dan Bayliss has passed his ACCA qualification to achieve the status of chartered certified accountant.

Dan is the latest member of member of the team to benefit from our long term commitment to training. The company achieved Approved Training Practice gold level status from our professional association, ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) back in 2009. It has enabled us to nurture talent from within and ensure we continue to deliver the highest professional standards to our clients.

Lewis Smith & Co. director, Craig Beale, says he is delighted with Dan’s progress:

“Dan has worked hard to achieve this qualification so soon after completing the minimum 3 years of relevant experience.

The ACCA exams cover a wide range of topics; although the prime focus is on technical aspects of accountancy you also have to know about subjects like business analysis, corporate reporting and financial management. There’s plenty for Dan to bring to the table in terms of our ability to help clients.”

From Dan’s perspective it’s time to savour his success before putting it all into practice.

“Studying for ACCA does mean putting life on hold. As a keen golfer those weekends stuck in the library were a bit of a struggle.

The great thing though is that the study definitely helped me in my day to day work, especially in taxation, as well as providing insights into area that I would like to pursue in the future.”

At least we can report that Dan’s golfing ability wasn’t harmed by his time away from the greens. He recently won the club championship at his home course in Dudley. Of course he now realises that his reward for gaining his ACCA qualification is the same as if he hits a hole in one – the next round’s on you Dan.

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