Stuart Abbott, Tom Lowry,Tom Rhodes and Matthew Hall
Stuart Abbott, Tom Lowry,Tom Rhodes and Matthew Hall

Young accountants’ bright future after exam success

5 July 2017

The future is looking bright for one of Harrogate’s oldest accountancy firms, Lithgow Perkins, after four of its young employees achieved exam success.

Tom Rhodes, 22, passed his ACA professional stage in March and is about to embark on the advanced stage which will lead to qualified chartered accountant status. He’ll be studying hard for two exams in November and undertaking a final case study in July 2018.

Also progressing towards becoming a qualified chartered accountant is Tom Lowry, 23, who became AAT qualified in April after passing the Level 4 exams. He’s now preparing for the ACA law exam at the end of July.

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Having joined Lithgow Perkins after leaving school, both Toms have been very supportive of the newest recruit, 18-year-old Matthew Hall, who is undertaking the Foundation (Level 2) AAT. He’s already passed two exams and, with three to go, has his sights firmly set on progressing his career with Lithgow Perkins and moving on to Levels 3 and 4.

Stuart Abbott, meanwhile, is currently undertaking the challenging CTA exams, awaiting the results of his latest paper on taxation of individuals. The 31-year-old fully qualified chartered accountant has two more exams to sit as he further develops his tax specialism at Lithgow Perkins, after joining the firm 12 years ago.


Partner Joe Taylor, who himself joined the business as a graduate, said: Lithgow Perkins has been a part of the local business community for more than half a century and our development of young talent will be key to our success over the next 50 years and beyond.

As a company, we believe strongly in nurturing our younger employees and giving them the opportunity to develop their careers with us. It’s vital not just for their future but for ours too, and we’re absolutely delighted with their recent exam successes.



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