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Ryan Stoneman Accounts Assistant at Carpenter Oak Ltd Devon

Accounts Assistant

Joined Carpenter Oak: 2013

Interview with Ryan

  • Who do you think you look like?

  • There are no famous accountants so Hulk Hogan because he is my hero.
  • What music are you currently listening to?

  • Beethoven.
  • When not in the yard, what do you enjoy doing?

  • Keeping fit, watching football and getting out and enjoying the outdoors as much as I can.
  • If you were stranded on a desert island, which three people would you take and why?

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger so he can kill any invaders, Robson Green because he's a good fisherman so I won't go hungry, and Mila Kunis so we can play together.


In 2010 I got made redundant from my job as a Signmaker in which I had been working for six years and decided I wanted to change my career path. Instead of working in a workshop, as I had been previously, I decided to do something more testing and so studied to become an accountant. The next three years of my life were testing as I had to work full-time in a factory to fund my courses and at the same time go to college to get my full AAT qualifications. At the end of 2012 I managed to complete my courses and find a part-time job in an accounts practice. I managed to progress well and near the end of 2013 a chance came up to also work part-time as an accounts assistant at Carpenter Oak. This was a great opportunity for me to gain more knowledge and experience in accounts and finally get the jobs that I have studied hard for. Since arriving at Carpenter Oak I have learnt a lot about many aspects of accounting in a small, individual company and I am enjoying working here with a very knowledgeable and friendly team.