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FIRST MONTH WORKING AT AN ACCOUNTANTS

Boring? No. Anti-social? No. Amazingly interesting, exciting and fun? YES! 

The first 4 weeks of my apprenticeship at Kinder Pocock have flown by and I have loved every second. This is my take on my first month working at an accountants.

Big Scary World…NOT

As only being 16, this is my first journey into the big scary world of working and so far…not so scary. Sharon, Jo and Kelly (a.k.a TeamKP) have been amazing. Not only teaching me soooo much stuff but making me laugh, comfortable and loving the working day.

All about Technology

Already, I have learnt so much about Xero, (amazing, simple accounting software) which Kinder Pocock uses. Within 5 days I obtained my Xero Certification. Along with learning lots about Receipt Bank. If your accountant isn’t using these, you’re missing out.

Behind the Scenes

Not only learning the obvious parts of accountancy but behind the scenes stuff as well. Every Tuesday, I have been  watching an hour long webinar presented by Karen at The Profitable Firm on “Content Marketing”…honestly, this has been so interesting and I have never thought about the behind the scenes of a business and marketing.

Ignore the myths

The stereotypes you hear off teachers and family growing up…myths. It is not just “number crunching”, middle aged men in suits, talking to no-one, isolated at a desk by yourself all day; it’s fun, exciting, interesting and AMAZING!

 

Appreciate you reading this, see you soon, Jay.

jay@kinderpocock.co.uk

@JayStrange_KP

 

Professional Services Business of the Year

Kinder Pocock are an approachable cloud-savvy firm of accountants based in Herefordshire but supporting businesses on the move.

We specialise in Security, Design and Indie Hospitality businesses.

@KinderPocock

01432 273400

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Meet the Team: Sharon Pocock FCCA

Sharon Pocock FCCA

MD and Chief Innovator

Xero’s Most Valued Professional 2016

sharon@kinderpocock.co.uk

@KinderPocock

I get a buzz out of helping our clients run their businesses: better, simpler or cheaper. In fact I’m never happier than when I am hunting down a cloud or online solution which will take the grunt work out of a client’s business. For me helping our clients is so much more than saving them tax, it’s about freeing them up to do more of what they love – whatever that may be, business or otherwise.  

When I set up Kinder Pocock in 2005, my aim was to build a practice which was down-to-earth and accessible to our clients. Over time this has evolved into a deep-seated desire (and culture throughout the firm) to continually wow our clients with our high levels of client service.

I was one of the first accountants to move to the cloud. In 2012 I started researching cloud solutions and discovered Xero and G Suite. I haven’t looked back, and every day since then has become more rewarding and much more fun. For me, the challenge is no longer about getting our clients onto the cloud, but getting them to enjoy the full benefits which comes from running their whole business on the cloud. (Not just their accounting software.)  To be named Xero UK’s Most Valued Professional in 2016 was a huge accolade, and I’m so proud of it!

Something surprising about me?  Whilst travelling (many years ago!) I spent time working on an Israeli Moshav making fruit boxes, including Sharon Fruit boxes!

Find out more about the Kinder Pocock team here.

 

Kinder Pocock are an approachable cloud-savvy firm of accountants based in Herefordshire but supporting businesses on the move.

We specialise in Security, Technology, Design, Indie Hospitality, Indie Retail.

@KinderPocock

01432 273400

Contact Us to see how we can help

 

 

 


Meet the Team: Joanna Russell MAAT

Joanna Russell MAAT

Client and Payroll Manager

joanna@kinderpocock.co.uk

 

I’m often the voice at the end of the phone for my clients. Need help with Xero? Concerned about a filing deadline? Have a general question about your tax return or payroll? It’s me that you will typically speak to or email. And, this is all part of the Kinder Pocock service. There’s no clock ticking or bill mounting up for me to sort out your day-to-day queries.

Like Sharon, I’m a great believer in finding automated solutions to remove manual entry. A great example is how Xero assesses employees for auto-enrolment and can publish the pension filing report to the pension provider. This frees you up to spend more time on doing what you love, and more time for us at Kinder Pocock to truly support you in your business.

Having completed my AAT qualifications in 2017, I am now studying towards my ACCA certification.

Go on surprise me!

I have taken LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations up to Grade 8, Gold Medal (I’m not always as quiet as I seem!)

Find out about the rest of the Kinder Pocock team here.

 

Kinder Pocock are an approachable cloud-savvy firm of accountants based in Herefordshire but supporting businesses on the move.

We specialise in Security, Technology, Design, Indie Hospitality, Indie Retail.

@KinderPocock

01432 273400

Contact Us to see how we can help

 

 

 


Meet the Team: Kelly Virgo MAAT

Kelly Virgo MAAT

Client Co Ordinator

kelly@kinderpocock.co.uk

 

As one of our clients you’ll be hearing from me regularly.  I’ll be the person who will be by your side as we get you set up on all our systems as a new client. Unlike other practices, I’ll normally phone you first before emailing whenever we need you to do something.  And that’s all part of the Kinder Pocock way.

I’ve come to Kinder Pocock from a background in customer services. With my AAT level 4 qualification, I am able to handle both your admin and basic technical queries.

If you phone through the office, it will normally be me answering the phone. Looking forward to your call!

Surprise me!

I lived in New Zealand for 6 years, and whilst there I trained to be a Zumba instructor. I used to teach 4 classes a week and loved it! I am also a trained beauty therapist.

Find out more about the Kinder Pocock team here.

 

Kinder Pocock are an approachable cloud-savvy firm of accountants based in Herefordshire but supporting businesses on the move.

We specialise in Security, Technology, Design, Indie Hospitality, Indie Retail.

@KinderPocock

01432 273400

Contact Us to see how we can help

 


Meet the Team: Kevin Morris Dip FA

Kevin Morris Dip FA

Fern Financial Planning Ltd

kevin@fernfinancial.co.uk

07930 957759

 

I have built up a wealth of experience having started in financial services in 1994 and I’ve recently taken the bold step to set up to run my own IFA practice, Fern Financial Planning Ltd.    I’ve worked alongside Sharon and the Kinder Pocock team for the whole of my IFA life where we have helped many clients with their financial and tax planning needs.

 

Sharon and I use the phrase “joined up thinking” as we discuss clients and potential clients both before, during and after our meetings.  We put our heads together to restructure or plan a company or an individual’s needs to meet their objectives and goals.

I believe we’re a dynamic, forward thinking team who focus on what’s best for our clients, and we wouldn’t be able to do this wihout online tools like Xero and Spotlight Forecasting, which gives us access to clients’ real time position.  I also like to steal Sharon’s calculator at every opportunity.

What would surprise me about you?

After leaving school I trained as an electronics engineer so am able to change light bulbs to order!  I now spend my spare time training for triathlons.

Find out more about the Kinder Pocock team here.

 

Kinder Pocock are an approachable cloud-savvy firm of accountants based in Herefordshire but supporting businesses on the move.

We specialise in Security, Technology, Design, Indie Hospitality, Indie Retail.

@KinderPocock

01432 273400

Contact Us to see how we can help