Up Close and Personal - Beverley Wood

Why did I want to be an accountant? 
Good question, why did I want to be an accountant? Accountants have a stereotype of working a dull number crunching role. This stereotype is still around today; I attended a networking event for small businesses and met a person who believed he could guess anyone’s job straight away – just by looking at them. When I asked him what he thought I did for a living, his answer was marketing. I still remember today how surprised he was when I told him I was an accountant. 


I started as an administrator for a warehouse operations company however they decided not to continue with this type of service so I was offered a new role in finance. You could say I just fell in to it. Once I started though I knew that this would be the path for me. 

I worked in internal finance for a few years however, I missed the interaction with customers so decided to join a small practice. I still felt that I wanted more of a relationship with my clients so I searched for a role that would give me just that. 

I joined Orange Genie Accountancy in October 2011 just in time for the launch. I heard aboutOrange Genie Accountancy through a recruitment consultant I knew. At first I was unsure whether joining a brand new company would be a wise career move however, after meeting with Helen (Operations Director) and hearing about how she wanted to run a company that created personal relationships between the accountant and client; I knew this business would succeed. 

Seeing the business grow from less than a handful of employees to what we are today has made me proud to be part of it. I believe that the relationships we build with our clients have helped us get to where we are now. 

I like being part of the journey with my clients; guiding them through the steps with their Limited company, getting to know them and answering all of their questions. I have one rule with my clients – there is no such thing as a silly question! 

I really hope that you want to join us at Orange Genie Accountancy and I look forward to getting to know you.

Why Orange Genie Accountancy?

Orange Genie Accountancy offers fixed fee accountancy packages to contractors and freelancers. Each client has unlimited access to their own dedicated approachable and friendly accountant. All Orange Genie Accountancy accountants are specialists in the contracting market, so they can give you bespoke, high quality advice.

We will always keep you informed about anything that could affect you and your company. Our relationships with our clients are extremely important to us so we'll be in touch often, whether it be face to face, over the telephone or email.

Our packages start at £75 + VAT a month for an online service. Our most popular package is £120 + VAT a month which provides you with your very own dedicated accountant as well as:

  • Unlimited accountancy support
  • Face to face meetings so we can get to know you and understand your contracting goals
  • Proactive contact
  • Director and employee payroll
  • Annual Return
  • Self-Assessment Return
  • A fully compliant service so you are safe in the knowledge that you are meeting your legal obligations
  • Access to the Freeagent Software, which is updated in real time so you can always see how your business finances are looking

​And much more, includingaccess to wealth management advice, IR35 reviews and pensions planning. 

If you would like to appoint Orange Genie Accountancy as your accountants please either fill out our enquiry form or give one of our friendly expert accountants a call on 01296 468 185 or email accountancy@orangegenie.com

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