As head of the “AFor Family” I have the responsibility for everyone, but it’s easy as they are all amazing individuals and a great team. I pride myself in my ability to speak to clients and other professionals in plain English, and in being a highly effective financial friend. I have over 30 years’ experience in the all aspects of Financial Management and Accountancy for a variety of businesses. I possess a high level of expertise in Sage Accounting Programs and am accredited with Xero certification, which is supported by exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. I have the ability to work under pressure to ever changing deadlines. I prefer to meet clients in the bar – my drink of choice would have to be a Cosmopolitan Cocktail.
I am a bookkeeper for AFor and I am responsible for looking after all of our clients bookkeeping needs. This usually means sorting out all those receipts and invoices that pile up at their office and empting those carrier bags that no-one wants to tackle. I look after a lot of our new clients within the office and set them up within our systems so we can get them more organised. I have a background in sales within various industries and now have the titles of office comedian and alleged IT specialist to add to this list. Outside of work I have an unhealthy obsession with cars both owning and cleaning them.
With 22 years - and counting - of being a Chartered Accountant with experience in a number of sectors, I am able to offer insights into wide-ranging areas of financial accounting, including Statutory Accounts, Management Information, Budgeting and Forecasting. As well as distilling loquacious and meticulous data into understandable, useful information, I am a rugby referee, but don’t hold that against me.
I am the administrative support office and love my role within AFor (UK) Ltd. I feel I can put my organisational and communicative skills to work here, alongside my ability to work as part of the team or independently, when required. I provide solid and essential back up for my colleagues and pride myself for having a calm head and meticulous eye for detail. New challenges and new responsibilities constantly present themselves and I feel my strengths lie in being able to reorganise these challenges quickly and effectively. Whatever needs to be done, I will get it done.
I have been in the accountancy industry for around 6 years, alongside studying AAT. Accounting is challenging but that’s what I love about it. I am always ready to get stuck in and learn different aspects as well as teach my knowledge to others. I am very laid back and bubbly and will never fail to make you laugh. Working at Afor is like being at home with your family, it is a fun place to be and never have a dull day at the office.
My name is Ernie. I am the most important member of this team because I bring calm and happiness to all my fellow workers, you could say I’m the resident therapist. With my big eyes, my cuddly coat and my intuition for knowing who needs a hug I am always willing to be the calming influence in the office. I ring my bells on the door when I want to go out (sometimes I do it just to make someone stand up…ha ha ha) and I never let anyone eat their lunch alone, I am always here to help them with that!
As you can see the office just wouldn’t be the same without me.