Dow Schofield Watts welcomes new arrivals as part of a focused recruitment initiative

Fast-growing advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has made two new accountancy appointments in its North West office in line with its aim to champion diversity across its network and provide access to specialist finance roles for ambitious school leavers and graduates.

Madeleine and Feona pictured

Feona Donnelly-Worthington has joined its forensic accounting arm, DSW Bridge Houghton Forensic, as a Graduate Forensic Accountant. Feona, who recently graduated from Queens University Belfast, has also worked in administration for a fire protection company during term breaks for the past four years.

At DSW, she will be studying for her Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification whilst pursuing her keen interest in forensic and investigative accountancy.

Meanwhile, Madeleine Andrews has joined the transaction services team as an Apprentice Financial Analyst. Madeleine, who joins straight from The King’s School Chester, will be studying for an accounting qualification while learning financial due diligence skills.

Accounting apprenticeships offer a ‘debt-free’ route into the profession, enabling candidates to train on the job and earn a salary instead of going to university.

Pete Fendall of DSW Capital, the company behind the Dow Schofield Watts brand, says: “Our decision to encourage the recruitment of trainees and apprentices gives candidates a larger choice – not only by offering different routes into the profession but also the opportunity to cut their teeth in areas such as forensic accounting and due diligence rather than the usual audit departments.

“It will also enable the firm to attract a wider range of candidates and develop our own home-grown talent with the specific skills that our specialist teams require.”

If you are an already qualified accountant or would like to join DSW as a trainee in professional services, please visit our careers website to find out more.