Calculating success in Accountancy
Scott Dunbar 34, who was born and raised in Elgin, Moray has had many professional achievements since going directly into employment in Moray after leaving school. Scott completed secondary education at Elgin High School and had planned to be an Electrician. However, with some encouragement from his mum to pursue a career in finance as he was good with numbers, Scott wrote to all the local banks and accountancy businesses asking for a training position.
Scott managed to obtain a trainee position with a local Accountancy firm which gave him the opportunity to undergo his CA qualification (Charter Accountant qualification) whilst gaining experience on the job at the same time.
At school Scott had no idea that it was possible to gain this qualification without attending university but having been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to obtain the accredited professional qualification as well as gaining invaluable experience at the same time, he would highly recommend this route to people considering a career in this sector.
7 years after joining the local Accountancy firm, Scott was offered a job at Johnston Carmichael as a Qualified Assistant to the Finance Director. Scott undertook this role for 3 years before being promoted to Financial Controller for Johnston Carmichael and then transferred back to client work in 2014.
Scott was promoted to Business Advisory Director in 2016 and on 1st June 2018 was promoted to be a Business Advisory Partner. This is a fantastic achievement for a “local loon” and demonstrates that there are opportunities within businesses locally and that you can have a strong and rewarding career in Moray without having to undertake further education at University.