What do you like about working at Griffin?
Every day is different and every client is different, which I enjoy. The work includes audits and personal tax and I really like being able to help people with this part of their business. Accounting can seem like a minefield to anyone outside accountancy! I’m a people person and I like the fact that I had the chance to have contact with clients early on.
What is the most interesting aspect of your work?
I enjoy academy work when the audits take place, between September and Christmas. Last year I visited five schools with a senior member of staff. I like book-keeping, which includes supporting evidence, reconciliation, and checking clients are spending their money how they should be. I have eight book-keeping clients at the moment including a client in London, a leisure specialist and a charity. The charity is a newer client and it’s really helpful to learn about the details of charity accounting, such as restricted and unrestricted funds.
Do you have all the support you need?
At the moment, Misty reviews all the work and is really good at explaining what else a client could do to save tax, for example. Everyone in the office is always willing to help me out with my training, answering any questions I might have.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I’m a trustee for a wonderful local charity, Munchkins Miniature Shetland Rescue. I manage the website and at weekends I spend time with the ponies. Our latest project is to build a stable block.
As a trustee, I have to approve the accounts, and it’s really helpful that I understand what the accounts actually mean.