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Caroline has a strong and diverse portfolio of clients, many of which are family-owned entities, and includes individuals through to international groups.
Caroline works with a large number of farming businesses, which have very specific accounting and tax issues. Caroline enjoys meeting with the families to discuss not just the accounts but also other issues, many of which are unique to the farming world. Caroline is a regular presenter at our Farming Families update.
In addition to farming and other commercial enterprises, Caroline has developed a specialism in the not-for-profit sector, having gained extensive experience working with charities and other not-for-profit organisations. These have been across a variety of charitable aims and different structures. Caroline understands the complexities of charities and trustee responsibilities and has provided advice regarding the many issues that affect these organisations. Caroline appreciates the need to demonstrate a business-like approach whilst delivering the charitable aims and has been involved in a number of exercises advising on internal controls. She has assisted our tax team in providing advice on trading issues including vatable supplies for charities.
Caroline enjoys meeting with clients to discuss their aspirations and accounting needs, and identifying solutions which can help these to be achieved and works closely with our tax team to ensure that an all-round service is provided.
Outside of work and her family, Caroline’s main interest is Girlguiding and she has been a warranted leader since 1988. She holds a camp and holiday licence, which means the Guides are able to share her enjoyment of a wide range of outdoor activities. Caroline acts as a mentor for other Guiders, passing on team and leadership skills while having a lot of fun. She is also a member the Brentwood Activities Team, which provides more adventurous activities at fun days and camps.
Her interests include gardening, watching sport, football (she likes to be at White Hart Lane when she can), and rugby union – particularly the internationals and London Irish.
I consider it important to have good working relationships with fellow professionals; if you are on the same wavelength with a mutual understanding then so much the better. I am fortunate to have this with Caroline, she really appreciates the nature of our work, and has taken time to identify our true values, this in turn makes for a trustworthy and trouble-free working relationship.