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Right place, right time: it started with a lucky break, and 25 years on, BDO tax partner Wendy Walton has no regrets, she tells Jennifer Palmer-Violet

12 April 2013

Right place, right time: it started with a lucky break, and 25 years on, BDO tax partner Wendy Walton has no regrets, she tells Jennifer Palmer-Violet

For someone who fell into a tax role age 18, Wendy Walton has made the most of her career fluke. More than 25 years on, the former trainee, who rejected university, is responsible for the strategy of one of the UK's main rivals to the Big Four.

Walton had a head for maths and did well in school exams. Career advice favoured accountancy and she secured an undergraduate place at Manchester University.

But after her dad heard an advert on Capital Radio for interviews at then Stoy Hayward, the A-level student abandoned higher education plans and snapped up ...

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