I am an Audit Manager in the audit department working out of our Birmingham Office. I joined PKF Smith Cooper in January 2019 as an audit senior and was promoted to Assistant Manager in December 2020, before becoming an Audit Manager in July 2022.
My role as Audit Manager involves overseeing the onsite audit work prepared by the audit team, including reviewing the audit file and preparing audit work on higher risk, judgemental areas of the financial statements. I liaise directly with clients ensuring that deadlines are met and that the high level of service which is expected at PKF Smith Cooper is provided to our clients.
What can I do for your organisation?
I work closely with all clients to understand your business, its culture and systems and ensure that each audit is tailored appropriately, ensuring a fully compliant audit and that the financial statements meet the requirements of the applicable financial reporting standards.
I always strive to ensure that the audit adds value to your organisation rather than simply being a compliance exercise, working alongside clients to identify improvements which can be made to internal control and financial reporting systems.
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011 with an honours degree in accounting and finance. I took my first job in practice in the same year, working for a small general practice accountancy firm and achieved my ACCA qualification in August 2015. My role included all areas of general practice accounting including audit exempt accounts preparation, statutory audits, personal and corporate taxes, VAT and management accounting.
In January 2019 I joined PKF Smith Cooper as an audit senior having decided to specialise in audit and assurance. I have experience in medium to large company and group audits across a variety of business sectors and organisational structures. I have worked closely with owner managed businesses from all across the Midlands.
I have a wide range of experience and knowledge in a variety of business sectors including automotive, manufacturing, consultancy, wholesale, architectural and professional services.
I am a keen runner and have completed a few half marathons over the years. I enjoy golf and cricket and am an avid follower of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors and look to spend time walking, kayaking and surfing whenever possible.