Charlotte Wells - graduate profile

Accounting/Auditing Assistant at Francis Clark LLP

"I started studying at Plymouth University in 2009, and graduated in 2012 with a first class honours degree in mathematics with finance. I really enjoyed my time at Plymouth University. The course suited me well and the lecturers were second to none as they were friendly, helpful and always willing to answer any queries I had. Mathematics is such an interesting subject to study as it covers many different areas. There is a lot of flexibility in which areas you study more deeply in, as there are a wide range of modules on offer. Having a degree in mathematics opens many doors for you, as it is versatile and is useful in many businesses and industries.
Plymouth is a lovely place to study, as most places are close by and within walking distance. Having the Barbican and the Hoe provides a nice mix with the city life.
While at university, I secured myself a position as an ACA Graduate Trainee with Francis Clark. I've been working for the firm for three months now, and have so far completed three out of 15 of my ACA exams. I am really enjoying my job, and applying the knowledge and skills I learnt at university. Hard work really pays off!"

In 2014 Charlotte won the International Order of Merit for Financial Accounting & Reporting and the Spicer and Pegler prize, beating nearly 1,000 other trainee accountants across the globe.