“My accountancy journey began as a bank manager lending to businesses. I could always read a set of accounts; this was as clear to me as reading a book. This enabled me to make justifiable lending decisions on clients’ businesses.
However, I could never understand why business owners knew so little about the financial side of their businesses. Often when I asked them questions about their accounts, they would say ‘I don’t know my accountant did it’.
Further to this, when we asked for financial information, this was not readily available, and this would often put the business at risk. We were unable to support their cash flow needs without up to date accounts and management accounts.
Knowing that businesses were at risk and that there was a better way; 20 years ago I left banking and retrained to be a qualified accountant. Further to this, I am now one of a small team of trainers certified to deliver QuickBooks training in the UK training accountants and businesses on behalf of QuickBooks.
Doing accounting better, is hugely important to me. We want our clients to understand their numbers and to become bigger and more profitable businesses. This makes absolute sense, is better for the client and in all honesty better for us too. If you grow, we all grow!
Therefore, I ensure our team has the necessary skills and qualifications to be the best they can be. Once they qualify as a Qualified accountant, there training continues to include business training, management, leadership and beyond. Thereby giving you access to a qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated team.
It is hugely important that we share the same moral compass and intentions for our clients, to be able to give the best possible service.
The name ‘Footprints’ is derived from the Christian poem ‘Footprints in the Sand.’ My beliefs are important to me and these ethics are embodied into the business.”