Relationships are the things that count the most in accountancy. You need to be honest and direct, kind but firm, and know when to call a spade a spade. With over 33 years helping clients with the preparation of financial statements and tax returns for businesses and farming Lesley is an accomplished relationship manager, particularly when called upon to liaise with the Inland Revenue on behalf of clients.
Lesley enjoys this part of her job, and helping clients solve tax problems that often go back many years, often with a great deal of frustration and stress that is overcome with her help.
Like all people who focus on balance sheets and tax returns for much of the week, the aspect of the job Lesley enjoys most is meeting with clients and talking through their day-to-day questions.
When not working Lesley enjoys gardening and travelling, in particular visiting her son in Chicago, who is an IT Operations Manager working for the New York Stock Exchange.
"I enjoy meeting people, getting to know them and their business, and converting the information received into a complete set of financial statements – a document that demonstrates how hard they work and that they are achieving their goals in life."
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