What do you do?
I manage a portfolio of owner managed, entrepreneurial businesses, providing all levels of support from management accounts, statutory accounts to strategic finance director level support assisting with insights to help the decision-making process. I love the challenge of understanding the problems our clients face and working out how we can best help them to achieve their goals and aspirations. I like to think we are an extension of their finance team providing a challenge and support mechanism to the owners to help them focus on growing their business. I work with a wide range of businesses across the spectrum and I enjoy the breadth of experience that brings to my skillset.
Why do you do it?
I initially wanted to go into the legal profession but had a passion for working with different businesses. I studied Business and Corporate Strategy at University and knew that the Accountancy profession would help me achieve my aspirations. I absolutely love the variety of clients that I work with and yes I enjoy the numbers but what I enjoy most is building client relationships and understanding the issues they face in running their business – being able to help them interpret the financials and understand their goals is what gives me a buzz. After working in local and national firms for over fifteen years, moving to Cooper Parry was a natural decision, the firm lets me excel in what I enjoy doing most and we’re amazing at it.
What kind of projects have you been involved in?
I’m involved in a Client Experience project to ensure we deliver excellent client service at all levels – it’s the little things that make the most difference and which sets us apart from others and it’s an area that I am really passionate about. I’m also working on a project to develop a financial dashboard for clients to help interpret their key KPI’s and drivers in making business decisions.
What’s on top of your bucket list?
I have always loved cars ever since I was a boy spending hours watching Knightrider. It’s no surprise that cars are at the top of my bucket list. I would love to own a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in black (6.5L V12, 800 bhp, 0-60 in 2.8 seconds!) followed by the McLaren P1 GTR. I would love to go and watch the Monaco Grand Prix and Le Mans 24 Hours.
Slowing it down a bit and letting the adrenaline pass, I would love to travel on India’s longest train journey, starting in the far North East of India on a Saturday arriving at the southern tip of India the following Wednesday. The 82-hour journey covers more than 2,600 miles, with 56 stops… that’s one scenic way to see India!
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