In the spotlight for our online accountancy this month is Georgina Sudderick!
What is your job title?
What does your job as Accounts Senior involve?
I look after my own client portfolio which is made up of limited companies, sole traders and partnerships. My duties include the preparation of annual accounts, tax returns and VAT Returns.
I ensure that we are being as tax efficient as possible as well as filing accurate accounts and returns for clients.
What is a typical working day like for you?
My day doesn’t start until I’ve had my morning cup of tea at 9am! I usually start by going through my emails for a couple of hours, answering client queries and then start preparing for any consultation calls with new clients.
Usually by this point, Percy, the office dog will be sniffing round to see whose lunch he can steal from their bags. The rest of my day is spent working on annual accounts, tax returns and VAT Returns. Each day I try to prioritise any deadline work.
What particular challenges do you regularly encounter?
What are some of the biggest challenges faced by your clients?
Currently a lot of our clients are struggling with business since COVID-19 hit and so want to know what Government support schemes they are eligible for. I am always happy to speak through options available with our clients and help in any way I can.
How are you able to use your skills to solve problems for them?
I am AAT qualified and currently studying towards my ACCA qualification, so I always keep up to date on the latest tax rates and any new legislation.
I like to think I am a people person and try to build up a good client relationship from the offset during an initial consultation call. It also gives you an idea of any guidance or support a client needs, as everyone is different!
What is your favourite part of the job?
All the friends I’ve made! We are such a close group, and even as we grow and grow as a company it’s so nice to see how well we all get on, and welcome people to the TAP family.
What do you like most about working for The Accountancy Partnership?
The people. We are well looked after and usually have quarterly nights out, and lunch twice a week provided. We have been working from home since lockdown, so I miss not seeing everyone every day!
What skills do you find most useful to do your job?
I would say time management. With deadlines, emails and ongoing workload, you need to be able to balance your day. I’ve had to be tough on myself to put something down to go onto the next task, otherwise time can run away with you. I find writing my day down on a planner and planning my week really helps.
Where’s your favourite place to visit on days off?
I like to play golf with my cousin when I can. We are both members of Royal Liverpool Golf Club Hoylake. The drink after the round is the best part.
Otherwise, I love a good dog walk! The Wirral has the best places to walk.
Tell us about your proudest achievement.
Getting my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. The whole expedition was 5 days and 4 nights long and really was testing at times due to the weather and terrain. It’s something that I would love to do again! I also got to visit St James’s Palace and received my award from Prince Philip, which is something I will never forget.
How would your colleagues describe you?
A “Chatterbox”! I can fill any silence and I think they wish I had a mute button! Also a happy person, I always try and keep smiling, even on deadline days!
What are you reading/binge watching at the moment?
Anything on Netflix. After a day of work and some exam studying, I like something easy to watch. I do get hooked though and binged my way through Selling Sunset in a week!
What question would you really like to answer, and what’s the answer?!
Is a Jaffa cake a biscuit or a cake? I know I will split opinion now, but it’s a cake hands down!