Accountancy firm signals commitment to rural clients with appointment of trainee.

A Hull and North Lincolnshire-based accountancy firm has signalled its commitment to agricultural and rural clients with the appointment of a trainee accountant, who will specialise in serving clients working in the sector.

Smailes Goldie Group has appointed Melissa Craft as a trainee accountant within the firm’s Agriculture and Landed Estates team.

Melissa is currently awaiting the result of her final Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) exam and worked for another accountancy practice in the area for the last three and a half years.

She has already gained experience of audit and account preparation across and range of sectors as well as preparing tax returns for individuals including directors and sole traders.

Melissa will work with Victoria Shannon, Director, Agriculture and Landed Estates at Smailes Goldie Group.

Melissa said: “Smailes Goldie has a strong reputation across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire for the specialist services it provides in relation to agriculture and landed estates.

“With a range of pressures to contend with, this is a sector where our advice and input can make a big difference to our clients and I am looking forward to being able to have an input.

“I am delighted to be joining Smailes Goldie Group.”

Victoria Shannon added: “It is wonderful to be able to welcome Melissa to the team. I know that our clients will value her input.”