After a career in banking I decided to move into the field of accountancy.
I first started working as an Accounts Assistant for a local one partner Practice at the beginning of 1990.
Whilst there, I gained a good basic introduction to accounting, and commenced studying for The Association of Accounting Technicians qualification. In December 1991, I decided to move on from this Practice, to a two partner Practice in another town in Kent. This broadened my skill base, and allowed me to finish my studies. I qualified, and became a member of The Association of Accounting Technicians in June 1995.
During my employment at this Practice, I gained valuable experience preparing accounts for a variety of clients; from sole traders to partnerships, small companies and limited companies. Due to the small nature of the Practice, I also gained an insight into handling the affairs of investment clients, and clients with sizeable property portfolios and rental income.
During the 23 years I spent in this employment, I acquired a broad range of skills, including the preparation of Vat returns, self assessment Tax Returns, Construction Industry Scheme Returns, Payroll, as well as the preparation of Year End Accounts.
You will find me very personable and easy to talk to, and I will certainly be able to deal with H M Revenue & Customs to your best advantage!