Accountancy apprentices to tell all

Four young accountants have volunteered to have their professional lives
scrutinised for a new digital publication from Accountancy Age
launching Thursday.

Veronika Sapriko, Chris Short, Kate Morris and Safia Saeed have agreed to
have their careers tracked in Young Professional (YP), the online
magazine for accountants that have recently qualified or are just about to.

The four will share their experiences with YP readers every month as they
face the daily trials and triumphs of working in accountancy and progressing up
the career ladder, providing a yardstick for other young accountants to measure
themselves against.

The candidates come from a range of institutes and backgrounds, covering
practice, business and the charity sector and are all at different stages of
their careers.

Sapriko, 28, hails from Russia and recently joined JPMorgan in London as a
senior audit officer, having gained ACCA membership in September 2004.

Saeed and Short are both still studying for their ACA and CA qualifications
respectively. Saeed, 26, is about to enter her final year of training at KPMG in
Liverpool while Short, 24, sits his final exam in October.

Morris, 32, works as a management accountant at the British Heart Foundation,
having acquired her CIMA credentials in 2005 and next year takes on the position
of chief accountant at the charity.

‘I hope this project gives young professionals an idea of what they can do
with their accountancy qualification and an awareness of the wide variety of
opportunities that are out there – both within accounting firms and also in
industry,’ said Saeed.

The background details of all four accountants are featured in YP, which hits
the email inboxes of young accountants across the country today.

It also includes an interview with Zillah Byng-Maddick, who became FD of
off-licence group Thresher before the age of 30. Plus, there’s a glimpse into
what it’s like to work in the music industry.

What’s YP all about?

Our new digital magazine Young Professional combines the best of web and
paper publishing. Designed to fit computer screens, its digital format enables
users to search and archive editions. And with each monthly edition featuring
animation, simple navigation and scores of weblinks to more information, it’s
the best way to access the best career advice.

To view the first issue if YP

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