South Yorkshire accountants exam success

20 September 2016

An audit and accounts senior at a Barnsley accountancy firm is celebrating after qualifying as a chartered accountant.

Chris Smith passed his final ACA chartered accountancy exam meaning he will now take on more responsibility for clients, training up staff members at Gibson Booth, as well as auditing some of the company’s most prestigious businesses.

Chris joined Gibson Booth four years ago having previously worked for a West Yorkshire based firm of accountants.

Chris studied for his ACA chartered accountancy at specialist university BPP and has also gained his AAT qualification at Kaplan Financial Services.

Gibson Booth, which has its offices on Victoria Road in Barnsley town centre, has 30 staff, in the region of 1,000 clients and a turnover which has been growing year on year.

It offers corporate tax planning, accounts, audit, personal tax planning; together with specialisms including VAT, payroll, capital taxes, research and development tax planning, employee incentivisation, corporate finance and wealth management.

Managing director Robert Watson said: “We take great pride in taking on young professionals and training them up to the best of their ability.

“Chris is another example of our dedication to allowing our staff members to study for their exams while doing a job for us and we are now building a strong young team that is capable of taking the company forward.”


Notes to editor

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