Job Title: Manager – Accounts and Audit
University: Heriot-Watt
Degree: Economics
Job Location: Edinburgh (previously London BAG)

Why did you choose a career in accountancy?

It became apparent to me during interviews at University that holding a professional accountancy qualification opens up a number of doors, both in finance and further afield. To be honest I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do when leaving university so obtaining my ACA qualification seemed like a good option, whether that would be as a stepping stone or a career in accountancy I wasn’t entirely sure!

Current role

In October 2021 I transferred from London Business Advisory Group (BAG) back to Edinburgh where I studied. I am now a manager in Edinburgh BAG focusing primarily on audits of corporate entities, those in the not-for profit sector and landed estates – quite a variety!

In this role I am responsible for the delivery of audits within my portfolio, and the development of the wider team on each assignment. It’s a very rewarding role which has provided me with a variety of experiences and exposure to individuals that I never thought would be possible.


I obtained my ACA qualification with the ICAEW whilst in London. The guidance provided by Saffery was fantastic, both by the firm and colleagues. One of our key values – collegiality – was really evident throughout my training contract and beyond and the support received has allowed me to continually develop and progress.

How would you describe the culture of Saffery?

Saffery has a modern outlook and approach where partners support you in your own ambitions and ensure conditions are in place for you to flourish and develop. Saffery as a firm, and my colleagues within, are incredibly supportive and help each other to deliver to the best of our abilities.