One of the big benefits of training at a firm the size of Dixon Wilson is the variety of work on offer.
I joined Dixon Wilson in 2015 after reading Classics at university. I chose the ACA because I wanted an in-depth and well-rounded knowledge of business. What appealed to me about Dixon Wilson were the values that underpin the firm and the services it provides. The long-standing relationships Dixon Wilson holds with its clients illustrate that our role is more than just about checking whether the numbers stack up: it is about consistently delivering a high calibre service and adding value to our clients.
One of the big benefits of training at a firm the size of Dixon Wilson is the variety of work on offer. With clients ranging from not-for-profit to private wealth, entrepreneurs to landed estates; every day brings a new challenge. The work is enjoyable and interesting, with the mixture of accounts, tax and audit combining well with the ACA studies. Technical knowledge learned at college can often be related back to real-life practical examples that occur in the office.
Everyone appreciates the exams are tough, but there is a strong network in place to ensure trainees are able to achieve the right balance between work and study. There is also an emphasis on building relationships with the people you work with, both inside and outside the office. The social committee organises regular events including monthly drinks and sporting fixtures against co-professional firms which is a good opportunity for interaction with senior staff and other colleagues. This all goes to creating a warm and friendly office, in which I believe I am gaining valuable experience to begin my professional career.