Hill Osborne helps Josie Cox in her dream career

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Accounts Assistant, Josie Cox, of Dorset based Independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, Hill Osborne, has started studying for her ACA Professional Level as part of her training to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, after successfully completing her Certificate Level with flying colours.

Josie, who attended The Purbeck School in Wareham before studying history and classics at the University of Winchester, has been with the firm based at its Poole office since April 2018, which she joined having decided upon a career change after working as cabin crew for British Airways.

Josie commented:“I wanted to train as an accountant as I have always been good at maths, I love helping people, and I wanted a career that would challenge me on a daily basis.  I chose to train at Hill Osborne because I’d known of the firm for quite some time having been employed by one of our clients whilst at school.  I knew it was a very friendly office where everyone would help me learn on the job and give me advice with my studies.  Working here means I get a fantastic insight into all areas of accountancy, which has been invaluable for my studies.

“I love working at Hill Osborne.  Everyone here has been so kind to me and really supportive; I couldn’t ask for better colleagues. I’m really lucky to work for a firm where I get to work on all areas of accounts, rather than specialising in one specific area.  Every day is very busy, and I really enjoy my role and helping clients with their queries.”

Richard Osborne, director at Hill Osborne, said:“As a local firm, it’s incredibly important for us to be able to assist and guide our employees into a career they are passionate about.  Josie has proved herself to be a very dedicated and hard-working member of the Hill Osborne team, whose positive attitude has made her popular with both clients and staff.  Now that she has completed her Certificate Level it will take around 12-18 months of studying for her to gain the Professional Level Certificate, and another step closer to attaining her career goal as a Chartered Accountant.”