Moore and Smalley accounts for future with new trainees

Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm Moore and Smalley is investing in its future with the appointment of two new trainees.

The firm has recruited Adam Jarman as tax and accounts assistant and Hannah Catlow as corporate assistant.

The pair are studying for their Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications at Preston’s College.

Adam, from Lancaster, attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School before graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in History.

His time at Moore and Smalley will be split between the tax and business services departments, where he will be involved with preparing self-assessment returns, as well as producing end-of-year accounts for clients.

Hannah lives in Fulwood, Preston and studied at Broughton Business and Enterprise College and Hutton Grammar Sixth Form.

She joins the corporate and business services team to work on preparation of accounts.

Hannah said: “As a large local company, Moore and Smalley ticks all the boxes and offers an excellent training programme and good opportunities to further my career. They are very supportive of trainees and keen to offer advice and guidance.”

Adam said: “The appeal of Moore and Smalley was that it is a strong, local presence with enough size and prestige to attract major clients, but not so overwhelmingly large that I would be ‘just another trainee.’ Already I feel like part of a firm with genuine spirit and purpose so I’m excited about the future.”

Rachel Marsdin, tax partner at Moore and Smalley, said: “We are committed to investing in and developing the best young talent from schools, colleges and universities, and many of our trainees go on to advance within the firm. “Adam and Hannah’s appointments will strengthen our team and we are looking forward to being part of their development as they progress their careers with us.”