Ammanford Ashmole & Co accounting firm celebrates passing Vinal Patel exams
The accountants, Ashmole & Co, are delighted to announce a number of successful exams for their staff, especially Vinal Patel, in the firm’s Ammanford office, who has completed his education and passed all of his exams to become qualified member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Chartered Accountants).
Vinal, who lives in Ammanford, has worked for Ashmole & Co since leaving school at the age of 18. While working full-time, he also worked hard to pass each exam to achieve his ATT qualification and now his ACCA qualification – a total of 17 exams covering all accounting-related subjects including corporate law and business as well as taxation.
Laura Craddock, partner in Ashmole & Co’s Ammanford office, said: “We are all very proud of Vinal and his fantastic achievement. He has become an integral part of our team in the Ammanford office over the past 19 years. He worked so hard to get all of his qualifications while having a young family at home and is a successful part-time firefighter. It is important as a profession to help train the next generation of accountants. Qualified staff members are the cornerstone of the future success of our business. ”
As Senior Account Manager at Ashmole & Co, Vinal prepares accounts, manages accounts receivable and provides tax advice to clients. The most rewarding part of his job for him is helping clients achieve their business goals and getting to know clients on a professional and personal level.
As a retained part-time firefighter with the Ammanford Fire Department, Vinal admits there are sometimes not enough hours in the day, especially since he also trains to compete. Ironman in the fall and that all his free time was spent with his family.
Vinal said: “I am grateful to Ashmole and Co for giving me the opportunity to work while studying. Laura gave me the motivation to continue my studies even when I struggled due to time constraints and Ashmole & Co kindly allowed me to go to college when it came to my ACCA exams higher level, which was a huge help in getting my final qualifying. ”
A number of Ashmole & Co office workers also passed exams this month, including Sam Jones in the firm’s Llandeilo office; Rhydian Fox, in the Swansea office; Joanne Chesters at the Carmarthen and Poppy Wilks office in Haverfordwest.