Amal Bathia

I joined Newby Castleman in September 2013 after completing my A-Levels for which I studied Maths, Accounts and Business studies. I applied for the AAT training contract in January 2013 and was offered the position in August. During this time I undertook a week’s work which gave me a real insight into the accountancy profession which I found very helpful and interesting. Meeting my future work colleagues was a pleasure and I really enjoyed my time in the office.

I had always wanted to go into the accountancy profession and was set on the AAT-ACA fast track route as I could complete the qualification quicker and gain valuable work experience at the same time. An additional benefit was not incurring university fees, not getting into debt!

I have now been with the firm for nearly 4 years and enjoyed every moment. I completed my AAT qualification within 2 years of joining and then started studying towards the ICAEW ACA qualification which I hope to complete next year.

I have worked on a range of different client accounts, including preparation for sole traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies whilst also assisting various audits within the team.

Newby Castleman is a great firm to work for. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and I felt settled from the day I started. There are many social events that I enjoy attending that I did not expect when I first started. It is good because it encourages team building and allows us to get to know our colleagues outside of the office too.

My time at Newby Castleman so far has been great. Newby Castleman have been really supportive of me and I hope to have a successful future at the firm.