FROM accounts junior to manager, it has a been a successful journey already for Rick Mills as he celebrates 15 years with Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers.
Rick, 32, has climbed the ladder at the firm’s Oldham office to now have responsibility for three members of staff.
AAT qualified, Rick, who lives in Littleborough, supports the company with budgeting and forecasting of accounts to help with their success.
During the pandemic, he played a pivotal role, creating more financial reports enabling the business to quickly respond to matters and provide effective remedies.
He has also been providing forecast reports for how the current climate will affect the firm later in the year.
Joining a female dominated team, Rick was a breath of fresh and brought a new dynamic to the department.
Under supervision of the Accounts Manager at the time, he developed into a top class Legal Cashier. A year later an opportunity arose for Rick to step up to the Accounts Manager role.
“Rick stepped into the role with no handover or training”, explained Joanne Ormston, Partner and Practice Manager for Pearson.
“It was at this point that I started to work more closely with Rick. I soon realised how capable he was and the decision to appoint him into this role on a permanent basis was an easy one.”
Rick has moved the company into a more cash and paper-free workplace, introducing paperless accounts and more recently electronic billing.
He also plays an important part of the executive board, assisting the business in making decisions both on a day-to-day basis and on strategic projects.
Joanne added: “Rick has embraced the role and developed the systems to keep up with the changing demands of the industry.
“He has trained numerous members of staff who have all either left for promotion at other firms or are still with us continuing to develop. He has also created new accounting policies and provides firm-wide training on this too.
“Well Done Rick – your contribution is invaluable and we hope to be your recognising your 30 year anniversary with us in the future!”
Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers has grown extensively over the last few years, now employing more than 70 staff at sites in Oldham, Tameside and north Manchester.
At the end of March, Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers announced it had increased turnover for the seventh successive year to an all-time high of over £4.3 million – a six per cent increase on the previous year.
Find out more by visiting their website: www.pearsonlegal.co.uk