I began working for GSW in the December of 2021 after completing my degree at City, University of London. I’m currently studying for my ACCA chartered qualification. I prepare accounts, VAT returns, sole trader returns and take part in Audits. I have a massive sweet tooth and love going out for desserts!
I joined GSW in 1998 on a one year placement for my degree course at Aston University. After graduating I returned to GSW and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003, winning the Christopher Wray Award in the process (for top grades in a small company based in the South East). I became a partner in 2008.
I joined GSW in 1984 after completing a foundation course in accountancy at Coventry University, following on from ‘A’ levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry (what a choice!!) and bumming around Australia for a year. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, and became a partner in 1996. You will often find me at a festival or concert, either trying to relive my youth, or pretending I’m still hip and getting down with the kids! Alternatively, I could be in Thailand trying to set up the GSW Bangkok Office. At work I have currently progressed to sitting on a broken chair, love a spreadsheet, subject the rest of the team to my favourite music, and am an expert in ignoring everybody nagging me to tidy my desk!!
I started working at GSW in 2019 whilst studying for my AAT qualification. Preparing Payroll, VAT Returns, Tax Returns and assisting with the preparation of Accounts are the exciting areas I get involved in! My spare time is mostly taken up by football, supporting and generally being disappointed by the mighty Spurs!
I joined GSW in late 2021, and am currently working towards my AAT qualification, with the aim of achieving Chartered Accountant status in the (hopefully) not too distant future.
Prior to this, I ran my own small business for 8 years which I enjoyed, but ultimately, felt I needed something more challenging. I was thrown in the deep end when I first arrived at GSW, but have learnt so much already (even how to make tea to David’s very specific criteria!).
My main duties include VAT Returns, Tax Returns, Accounts Preparation and Business Tax.
I have been working at GSW since 2008 and qualified as an Accountant in 2012. I specialise in Accounts production, Personal and Corporate Tax and am involved in Audit and Assurance matters. During my time here, I have gained considerable experience in all aspects of accountancy for small and medium size businesses, as well as being educated on David’s music from before I was born!
I am currently on maternity leave (again), after the arrival of Kiaan in December 2021.
The photo is me looking after my first client! Seriously though, I joined GSW in 1976 and have been here ever since. I started off in a very junior role working for Ron Watts who was the owner/ manager at the time. He was such a nice person to work for that I never felt the desire to leave. When he retired he gave me and David the opportunity to carry on his good work and that is what we have tried to instil into our staff as well. Keeping up to date with the latest changes in tax, VAT or accounting standards doesn’t allow a lot of spare time but when I do have some I like to spend it with my family attending events such as motor sport, cycling and football.