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I then opted for a complete change, becoming a publican for 6 years and solely running a very successful village pub. Having become used to working for myself, I started up Tulip Accounting in 2006 and haven't looked back. I work with an amazing team and we all have the same goal – to provide our clients with a quality of service that is over and above what the average bookkeepers can or pertain to offer. Plus we enjoy what we do!
My career started in London, working in a number of merchant bank payroll departments. Following this I went on to become the National Group Payroll Manager for a large retail store. After a break to have my three children I decided to use my finance knowledge to work as a bookkeeper for a firm of accountants in Reigate. This led to me working as an accountant to produce company accounts for 75 clients, as well as rolling out new real-time accounting software to clients. A move to West Sussex brought me to Tulip Accounting, where I get a real sense of fulfilment from interacting with and helping our clients.
I began studying for a maths degree in 2016 and, having gained my AAT Level 2 qualification in 2018, I am currently studying for my AAT Level 3.Prior to this I gained experience in the retail and hospitality sectors, providing me with a sound understanding and belief in the importance of good customer service. I love the great team spirit here and get the team’s full support whilst I’m completing my studies. I am truly excited at the prospect of becoming a fully qualified accountant.
I was originally a PE teacher for 13 years and was also the School Sport Coordinator. The role involved me working with 5 infant/primary schools (that fed into my secondary school) to promote, develop and support the delivery of high quality teaching and learning in PE and Sport. This took many forms from delivering inset training to primary staff, delivering model lessons, team teaching, helping with planning, organising and implementing sporting activities and generally being a mentor to the primary PE coordinator and supporting them in their role. I took a career break when my second son was born in 2015. During my university years I had gained some experience in an accounts department, and was keen to explore this as a new career challenge when I returned to work. Working at Tulip provides me with a varied role and the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience.