Meet the team.
Cloud Accounting Specialist
Hi my name is Jayne and I am Head of Cloud Services at Northern Accountants.
My role is to ensure that my team deliver their client’s compliance obligations in a timely and accurate manner. This involves traditional accountancy services such as annual accounts and corporation tax, bookkeeping, producing monthly reports, preparing VAT returns, payroll preparation, CIS returns & processing information for our clients Year End. A big part of my role is to ensure smooth set up and management of Cloud Accounting for clients.
When contacting NA, please dial 0113 218 9552 and opt for extension number 207.
What specialist skills do you offer your clients?
Having worked with cloud software since joining NA I now can work closely with our clients on the different cloud products. The introduction of Making Tax Digital by HMRC means that all clients have to be compliant. I can now guide them through the process and support them with any ongoing questions or training they require.
When did you start at NA?
What were you doing before you joined?
I previously worked 18 years as an Accounts Manager for Super League club Castleford Tigers.
What have been your greatest professional achievements while you have been at NA?
Taking on the role as Head of Business Services has been my greatest achievement. It has allowed me to work closely with a great team of people. To ensure we deliver a high level of service to all our clients and to give the team motivation to believe in themselves and to go that extra mile.
What’s the best thing about working at NA?
Working for a fast-growing business and a team of hard working people who all believe in NA and its exciting future.
What reasons would you give other people for joining?
If you want to progress in your career and prepared to work hard then NA is definitely for you.
What drives you to achieve great results for NA clients?
Listening to Phil constantly talking about the future at NA always motivates me to work harder within my position and be the best I can. Every year NA gets bigger and better and every client should be part of that journey.
What is your ultimate career ambition?
To retire knowing that I have worked to my full potential and made a difference.
What’s playing in your car right now?
Who would you most like to meet and why?
It’s got to be David Beckham! Who wouldn’t?!
If you could go back in time, what piece of advice would you most like to tell your younger self?
To work hard, don’t give in and to follow your dream! Life is not a rehearsal
What are your pet hates?
Being around negative people!
Who is your role model?
It’s got to be my Mum. She has always encouraged me to do my best. She is so caring, hardworking, supportive and always puts others first
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Hardworking, motivated, reliable, trustworthy, friendly.
Name your favourite musical artist, food, film, book and TV show?
Coldplay, Indian, Green Mile, I enjoy books that are based on true stories, Prison Break.
What are your most overused words or phrases?
‘In a minute’ apparently, I say it quite a bit in the office!!
How long could you live without your smartphone?
Not very long as I use it for so many things! Especially as I use it for my alarm clock!!
If you could only take 3 things to a desert island, what would they be and why?
A good book, a nice bottle of gin and sun cream, I love to chill and wouldn’t want to burn!