How/why did you get into Accountancy?
I started off in Sales Ledger and moved into Production Control. It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I found I had a real interest and passion for numbers, so started a University degree in Accountancy and Finance when I was 29 and began my first job as an Accountant in Winchester shortly after.
I began working for Haines Watts in 2005 which went on to become Blue Spire as it is today.
What does your job as Director involve?
I head up the Not-for-Profit Department covering pensions, charities, and other not-for-profit organisations.
I am one of three Directors at Blue Spire and I am based in our Chichester office.
What does a typical working day look like for you?
I start the day with a strong coffee with two sugars. Generally, I will begin by dealing and responding to client queries that have come in and catch up with the team on progress and whether there is anything that needs my involvement.
No day is the same and the way we do things has been very different the past year with a lot of the staff being home based, though we have recently started to be more office based again.
What sort of challenges do you or your clients face?
As Director of Charities and Not-for-Profit, I need to ensure I am aware of changes to legislation as my area of the business is very technical and there is a lot of complexity across both accounting and tax rules in the sector which can lead to lots of questions from clients.
What do you enjoy most about working at Blue Spire?
Working with a great team of people and the days out.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy going to concerts and I am looking forward to seeing Queen this weekend then Bryan Adams and Status Quo later this year.
I also play guitar and bass.
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