Helen Crowley - Women of Inspiration 2017

          

I’m motivated by a desire to help our clients do much more than just
          deal with the tax authorities. Its about providing peace of mind.          

What is your current role within the company?

Managing Director.

What is your background prior to working for this company/setting up your company?

I began with HMRC before moving into private practice with a couple of traditional Accounting firms, before deciding I wanted to join Faith with her fresher approach to client service.

What makes your company and/or your role stand out?

We strive to be approachable and friendly and never dull! Being the MD of a small company such as ours means that the role is very hands and I know all aspects of our business from first hand experience

What is your area of expertise / inspiration?

My main area of expertise is business and personal tax which encompasses a huge range of topics and more importantly people from other CEOs/Managing Directors to offshore workers to Pensioners. Every single day is different just as each client is unique.

What are your plans for the future?

We are embracing the latest technology that’s available and streamlining processes to ensure that we can help clients be ready for HMRC’s new “Making Tax Digital” project which is predicted to impact a large proportion of our client base as HMRC replace the annual Self Assessment Tax Return with quarterly reporting. We also have exciting expansion plans in the North East and into the central belt including the official launch of our Edinburgh office in March 2017.

What inspires or motivates you?

I’m motivated by a desire to help our clients do much more than just deal with the tax authorities, for me it’s also about providing peace of mind and finding ways to cut down on their admin time so that they too can focus on their own business. Our staff are also a great source of inspiration and I love seeing their sense of pride when they too experience that feeling of knowing that you’ve made a positive difference to someone’s peace of mind or bank balance!