Jennings' employee steers towards a degree in Accountancy

Posted on 01 Oct 2013

The future is adding up for an ambitious and dedicated member of staff at Jennings Ford Direct, part of the Jennings Motor Group, who has embarked on a degree course with the aim to become a fully fledged Accountant.

The future is adding up for an ambitious and dedicated member of staff at Jennings Ford Direct, part of the Jennings Motor Group, who has embarked on a degree course with the aim to become a fully fledged Accountant.

Jennings Employee Steers Towards A Degree In Accountancy

When Danielle Hughes, 26, from Boldon, passed her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification with flying colours, she was keen to continue studying and approached her employer about the possibility of working towards an Accountancy degree through CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Thanks to readily available support and encouragement from her employer who also agreed to the course being completed on a day release basis, Danielle is on track to achieving her goal of becoming a qualified dealer Accountant.

Danielle is aiming to complete the course, which is organised through Kaplan Financial Approach in Newcastle, in three-years, during which time she will be expected to sit a series of written examinations. 

Currently working as acting dealership accountant at the Jennings Ford Direct branch on Newcastle Road in South Shields, Danielle is responsible for the accounts within the Tyneside division.

Delighted to have been given such an excellent opportunity, she said;

“My overall aim has always been to work towards a degree in Accountancy.  I’m delighted to have been given such an excellent opportunity to pursue my career and achieve my goal.”

Danielle started working at the South Shields dealership when she was appointed on a part-time basis as a receptionist to cover maternity leave for another member of staff.

In addition to gaining experience working on reception, she also spent valuable time working within the sales administration department, prior to transferring to the accounts side of the business.

At the time of being appointed, she had no idea the job would lead not only to full time employment, but also open the doors to achieving additional qualifications.

John Hepple, group accountant, said; “We are a company very much committed to training and developing staff.

“Danielle is an extremely conscientious and dedicated member of staff and an asset to the Accounts team at the South Shields branch.”

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, call into the Newcastle Road dealership or contact 0191 4276666.

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