David Dunlop, pictured right, with Partner, Darren Little
David Dunlop, pictured right, with Partner, Darren Little

David Dunlop joined Saint and Co’s Ambleside Office in November 2011, after seeking a role within accounting to accompany the AAT qualification being undertaken at Kendal College.  David passed his AAT levels 2, 3 and 4 in his first 3 years.

Having found he enjoyed the challenge of technical exams David wanted a harder challenge so began taking the ACCA exams with the hope of qualifying as a chartered certified accountant. The course consisted of 2 or 3 day courses at Kaplan’s offices in Manchester alongside home study and weekend revision days.

In all David passed all 11 exams with first time passes at Fundamental and Professional levels within 3 ½ years to achieve his aim of becoming a chartered certified accountant!

After passing all the exams, David now plans to complete a dissertation to achieve a 1st Class Honours Degree in Applied Accounting.

David is grateful for Saint & Co not only paying for his studies but also for giving him the paid leave to facilitate his rapid exam success.

Professionally David is looking forward to using his new found qualifications and knowledge to undertake more challenging and advanced work within the Ambleside Office.

Outside the office David enjoys playing bowls for Bowness and Ulverston teams.  He also follows Manchester United and hopes their current return to form and success is long lived.

Partner Ian Thompson said “I am very pleased that David has achieved the success his hard-work and effort deserves.  We are constantly striving to ensure we can give our clients the best advice possible and to do so involves having a number of well qualified staff who can all keep up to date and bounce ideas off one another.  As one of the largest accountancy offices in the South Lakes David is now part of that client facing team.”