Cotswold accountants take on trainee with two decades of experience in the retail sector

A leading Cotswolds-based accountancy firm has taken on a new Trainee Tax Assistant, who has more than two decades of experience in the retail sector.

Martin Allen joins McGills Chartered Accountants, having enjoyed a 22-year retail career, including a decade of middle management experience.

Prior to joining the firm, Martin gained the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) qualification with Merit. He is now studying for his AAT Level 3 qualification alongside his work at the firm.

Martin said: “Two decades in the retail sector have equipped me with the strong commercial awareness that sparked my interest in moving into the accountancy profession.

“I am now looking forward to developing this further and helping to provide the excellent standards of service our firm is known for as I work towards my professional qualifications.”

Alison Palmer, a Partner at McGills Chartered Accountants, added: “Martin brings with him a fresh and distinctive commercial perspective that I know our clients will value.

“We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”