Howards Chartered Certified Accountants is topping off a strong year with the internal promotion of its youngest ever manager.
Local girl Jenna Hands, 24, has worked with the firm for four years and takes on the role of manager from the October 1. Jenna has a team of three reporting to her and in addition to covering general accounting, oversees all audit work in the firm.
Matt Bailey, managing director, comments: “I have always had a ‘promote-from-within’ philosophy and am extremely proud of Jenna and her achievements. She has worked her way up and her dedication and accountability has earned her the trust of some of my major clients. She was a finalist in the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards – Young Employee/Apprentice of the Year Award two years ago and now holds the record of being our youngest manager ever.”
Jenna comments: “I joined just after I’d passed my AAT exams and Matt then supported me through my professional ACCA qualifications. I finally completed all 11 exams in June last year, at the same time as putting my all into my job. I am passionate about this company because it is a large firm in the area but still independently run. It is a great team here and everyone helps each other.”