Three new recruits have joined Banks BHG, the fast-growing Swindon accountancy firm created by the merger of long-established local practices Banks and BHG.
The arrival of graduate trainee accountant Kathryn Milward, bookkeeper David Mason and Nicki Goddard, who joins the payroll team, takes staffing at the firm to more than 30 following the completion of the merger at the end of June.
Kathryn has relocated from her hometown of Carmarthen. She took a maths degree with the Open University and was keen to move to a private practice to train in accountancy.
She said: “The position at Banks BHG is perfect for me because I didn’t want to go into one of the really big accountancy practices.” Kathryn will now embark on her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants training to become a chartered accountant
David joins as a bookkeeper, having previously worked with Jacquie Cook, based in Blunsdon, whose bookkeeping practice was acquired by Banks BHG. David has recently undertaken his Association of Accounting Technicians training.
Nicki has worked in payroll for 20 years in corporates and, most recently, with an accountancy practice. She was attracted to Banks BHG because of the dynamism of the company. The firm’s payroll team, which offers an outsourced payroll service, is growing in response to auto-enrolment legislation, under which all employers will have to automatically enrol qualifying staff in pension schemes.
Nicki said: “With the merger, the business is clearly growing and it appealed to me to be part of that.
“Auto-enrolment is a big challenge for employers, and many will be seeking to outsource their payroll as a result, which will see our workload increase.”
Banks BHG director Richard Mathews added: “We are delighted to welcome Kathryn, David and Nicki. They are a great asset to the team, as we seek to expand further and position ourselves as one of the leading accountancy firms in Swindon.”
Pictured, from left: Nicki Goddard, David Mason and Kathryn Milward