"I started at Townends in 2016 in the Goole Accounts department, working on sole trader and partnership accounts and tax returns while I studied to complete my Level 4 AAT qualification. My time here gave me the ideal foundation on which to build my knowledge, and begin to work on more complex sole traders and Limited Companies.

Having completed my AAT, I moved to our York office and began studying ATT, a tax specific qualification. Having completed 2 of the modules so far, I can already feel the difference it has had on my work, improving not only the way I approach jobs but also the understanding I have of the different types of tax, and the impact they have on our clients lives and businesses.

Townends is a very tight-knit but welcoming team, and the support of my colleagues has been vital to my continued progression. I hope to be part of this team for the foreseeable future."

Josh Shackleton