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Posted on 1st Aug 2023 - Share this a day in the life
After leaving college, Toby’s career in accounting began aged 18 as he embarked on studying for his ICAEW chartered certificate, which he obtained in 2022. He trained at a Top 10 practice where he prepared statutory accounts for a wide range of businesses, from sole traders to large groups.
Prior to joining Simmons Gainsford as an Assistant Manager in our Audit & Accounts team in Uckfield, Toby worked at a smaller local practice where he gained good experience in a general practice role. Here he was able to build on his knowledge of personal and corporation tax and develop his advisory skills.
Welcome to SG, Toby! How are you feeling about joining the firm?
“I am feeling positive about starting at SG. I feel like joining a firm of this stature is a very good step for me both personally and professionally.”
Now that you’ve joined SG, what are you most looking forward to?
“I am looking forward to my new role here and helping both the firm and colleagues progress and grow.”
What are your aims for this year?
“Once I have familiarised myself with the procedures at SG, my aim for the next year is to build client relations with existing clients as well as any new clients. I am also looking forward to identifying new opportunities for existing clients and highlighting areas where we can help, as well as onboarding new clients and extending our services.”
If you could make one change in the world of accounts, what would it be?
“Due to the recent inflation, it is becoming more common for businesses to breach accounting thresholds, which haven’t changed since 2016. I would probably look at seeing whether this is a moveable threshold in line with the recent movement in economy.”
Are there any recent cases that have caught your eye?
“Ongoing changes to legislation with regards to accounting disclosures and notes are always good to keep on top of. This allows us to provide the best service to our clients and ensure that their accounts are correct. These changes will continue to impact us and clients on a day-to-day basis, so I make sure to keep on top of these.”
And finally, something people may not know about you..
“From 2010 to 2012 I lived in America (Boston) and attended Middle School there.”
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