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A day in the life of Liam Tilley

I am an AAT Trainee Accountant in the Agriculture and Property department and I have been at Ellacotts since April 2018.

During exam periods my day starts at 6am with an enormous bowl of whichever chocolatey cereal was on offer, and a study session which lasts until 7:30am. I then cycle to work for 8:30am and begin preparing year end accounts for our clients. The best part of my role is getting to know the agribusinesses we work with. It’s incredibly rewarding to see our clients grow.

At 12pm I head to the gym which is fortunately right next to our office and get back at 1:30pm. Straight back to accounts as some of the more complex jobs can take a few days to complete.

It’s not all accounts preparation however, as I’m also a keen attendee of any marketing and business events. Most recently I attended an Ellacotts-hosted evening in Kettering where we talked all things MTD compliance, and I will also be at the Bedfordshire Young Farmers Rally in May, hoping to meet some of our farming clients and contacts there too.

My busy day usually finishes around 5:30pm, at which point I will cycle home and inhale food in time for our 7pm lectures or in their absence, go for a long walk with a podcast or my questionable taste in music. The lectures usually finish around 9:30pm and quite frankly I’m ready for bed at this point, a temptation not often ignored.

Apply for our trainee accountant programme or take a look at our current vacancies in the Agriculture and Property team.

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