A leading accountancy firm has been recognised for its commitment to developing its employees by a global industry body.

Burgis & Bullock has been awarded Platinum Level Approved Employer status by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The firm, which has offices in Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby and Stratford upon Avon, had previously been a Gold Approved Employer but received the upgrade following a recent training inspection.

Platinum status recognises the company as providing the highest level of support and assistance for the ACCA members and students it employs.

Burgis & Bullock employs 19 trainees, with nine studying for the ACCA qualification. 

It also employs trainees studying for qualifications from the Association of Accounting Technicians, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Chartered Institute of Taxation.

To qualify for the platinum level, firms are required to demonstrate a provision of varied and high-quality work experience and support in professional and ethical development.

The new status also recognises the financial support provided for trainees who are studying for, and sitting, the ACCA exams and achieving membership with the global professional accounting body. 

Simon Chapman, Partner at Burgis & Bullock, said the new status is testament to the firm’s commitment to supporting the next generation of accountants.

To have received the new Platinum Level Approved Employer status is a fantastic achievement for the firm,” said Simon.

“We have held gold status for many years, but this upgrade is recognition of the dedicated work the team at Burgis & Bullock has put in to develop our offering for the trainees we support.

“Burgis & Bullock supports trainees for a range of qualifications and is always looking to help progress new talent in the profession. We are delighted to have received this new employer status from the ACCA.”