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East Lancs accountant was trained at university by Dr Brian Cox
5:27pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A STAR-GAZING graduate, who was trained by top astronomer Dr Brian Cox, is set for a stellar career as an accountant.
Heather Snodgrass, 26, has achieved a crucial Foundation ACCA qualification while continuing in her role of Accounts and Audit at Accrington-based Mayes Accountants.
Heather’s father Norman Snodgrass was a director before his retirement and still acts as a consultant at the firm. She said: “I’m delighted to have taken this big step towards becoming a fully-fledged accountant.
“I have always felt an attraction to the profession having seen my dad working growing up.”
Having studied astrophysics at the University of Manchester, where she counted Professor Cox amongst her lecturers, Heather returned to her Accrington roots to take up a role at Mayes Accountants.
She said said: “You could say it was written in the stars that this was the career for me.
“Plus, extremely complex mathematics underpins the world of physics, so my education stood me in good stead for a career as an accountant.”
Heather’s achievement follows Mayes being awarded the highest possible level of ‘Approved Employer’ status by ACCA in the areas of trainee and professional development earlier this year.
Chairman of Mayes Andrew Botham said: “Heather is extremely talented and conscientious, and we are delighted that she has had such great success with her ACCA exams. I know her father is bursting with pride at her achievements too.
“We have always believed that comprehensive and on-going training and development of our talented team is one of our business’ key success factors.”
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