Matt Garside - London

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Matt Garside - London

Dixon Wilson

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I joined Dixon Wilson in 2019 after graduating from Durham University with a degree in History. Dixon Wilson appealed to me because of its reputation, values and the varied workload that the graduate scheme offers. Alongside developing a well-rounded understanding of business through studying the ACA, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work on a diverse range of clients preparing accounts and tax returns, as well as performing audits and providing tailored advisory services. This has allowed me the chance to gain practical experience and understanding of the profession before choosing a specialism.

As well as being varied and interesting, my work at Dixon Wilson has afforded me the opportunity to develop working relationships with colleagues at different points in their careers. Working with fellow trainees, managers and partners has helped me develop my skills by learning through their expertise and has allowed an insight into my possible career progression after I have qualified.

Whilst the ACA exams are challenging, Dixon Wilson has offered a supportive structure to complement the study programme. The open and friendly atmosphere at Dixon Wilson has allowed me to benefit from support and advice from other trainees and staff, and the varied workload has helped me to consolidate my learning from my studies through application into my work in the office.

Beyond the exams and work, the firm offers an engaging & sociable atmosphere with regular social events & a busy sporting calendar for those keen to get involved, ensuring there is something for everyone. I personally have played for the football team and enjoyed socials from cocktail making to watching T20 cricket.

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