What do I do at UWM
I work in reception and I'm often the first point of contact, hopefully a friendly face ! I arrange meetings, deal with queries and send out invoices (sorry but it's got to be done!)
What's different about UWM?
Our friendly approach and the excellent relationship we establish with clients.
If I didn't work at UWM I would be…
I'd like to own and run a tea shop in the Lake District
Three random facts about me:
We own a female boa snake called Trevor, that disappeared in our house and was found 6 months later in the toilet!
I took my GCSE's at home
My son was born in 29 minutes!
My role at UWM is to run the payroll department and Company Secretarial Services so I can help you with anything from Statutory Maternity Pay to your company Confirmation Statement. I set up new companies, deal with HMRC and submit all of the necessary returns to HMRC. I am also Xero and Xero Payroll certified.
It’s a friendly company and a great team to work with, it feels like one big family here. We work closely to provide the best possible service for our clients, understanding their individual needs and providing time and cost saving solutions for them.
Living by the sea somewhere hot and walking my dog on the beach.
I am learning to Salsa
I love motor racing – particularly BTCC
My favourite band is Kasabian
What do I do at UWM: My role at UWM is the finalisation of VAT returns and any queries clients may have regarding their VAT. I also prepare financial accounts and tax returns. As a Xero certified advisor I can help and advise clients with their book-keeping.
I’ve worked at UWM since: 2017
What's different about UWM? Working at UWM feels like a big family. Clients can come to us knowing we will always be friendly but professional and provide a great service.
In some hot country drinking lots of beer
I love Leeds Rhinos
I worked on a farm for 4 months while travelling Australia
I have a ginger cat called Clive
What do I do at UWM: At UWM I help prepare accounts, VAT returns and Tax returns. Not only do I prepare accounts but I also help with general admin stuff around the office such as filing and answering phone calls on a day to day basis. The support and encouragement from the talented Team has helped push me to improve my skills in Accounting and Finance.
What's different about UWM? UWM is made up of very talkative and friendly people this means that the office is never quiet, and all the accountants have a good relationship with the clients.
UWM took me on as an apprentice and not only do the accountants support you through the work you do they also want to succeed.
At home, probably watching TV or playing on my PS4.
I have a twin
Nobody in my family has died since I’ve been born.
I have a black belt in Taekwondo
What do I do at UWM?
At UWM I work on the early stages of the financial accounts and VAT returns for our clients. I also assist the Payroll manager with any work. I am a Xero certified advisor as well as Xero Payroll Certified.
I am currently completing my AAT which is being sponsored by UWM.
At UWM, we create relationships with each client to provide a more personal service. Each client is important to us as a team and a business. It is important for us that each client is seen as a person and a part of UWM and doesn’t just feel like a number to us.
If I didn't work at UWM, I would be...
Playing rugby in Australia
My favourite three movies
The wolf of wall street
I work in reception so you will see me when you walk into our office. I will arrange meetings, deal with any queries you may have and maintain client records. I have worked at UWM since 2016.
We are personal and you will see and hear from the accountant who will be doing your accounts.
If I didn't work at UWM, I would be doing a similar job dealing with people like our clients face to face.
Three of my favorite movies are:
The Wedding Date
Predominantly seeing clients both existing and new, reviewing and finalising accounts and forward planning. I can help you look at new and different ways of growing your business using SSTW (Simple Stuff That Works) or guide you through The Numbers our 8-step Performance Measurement & Improvement System.
Together with Liz and Jonathan, we all carry out the strategic planning for the business.
I've worked at UWM since: 1979
"We treat all clients in the same way. Despite the adage that size matters it doesn’t in terms of how we go about our work dealing with a very much diverse client range. We try to operate in a fun environment and aspire to pass that feeling on to all our clients."
Three random facts about me…
I’ve never been to Australia
I follow most sports with a passion
I don’t like warm beer
As a Director I am involved in the planning and general organisation of the office, our employees and the work flow. In essence I try to keep everyone happy and everything operating smoothly. Not always an easy task but rewarding when it works. Together with Jonathan and Chris, we all carry out the strategic planning for the business.
I am a Xero Certified Advisor and love the way Xero helps us run our own accounts more efficiently than we ever have in the past.
I've worked at UWM since: 1982 (gulp!)
We have always attempted to be approachable, friendly and available for our clients no matter how minor or major their problems may be. It is also very important to us that all our employees work with us as a team and feel important within that team.
If I didn't work at UWM…
I would like to be a philanthropist if (I had enough money)
Three random facts about me...
I like fast cars, helping people and wine!
Fourth random fact...
In October 2011, I was selected by Virgin Atlantic as part of a group of 14 to travel to Kenya to help build a school funded by the Virgin's chosen charity, Free The Children. I also learnt about the amazing work the charity carries out in providing education for school aged children, implementing clean water systems and other schools being built in the area. The majority of villages have no clean water, which is one of the main causes of infant death.
With the help of friends, family and clients, I raised over £5,000 towards the charity's causes. The trip was a wonderful life experience. I met many amazing people and as a group we now support a young girl throughout her school life giving her the chance of education. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to take part in this life-changing experience.
Building on my experiences, the Company has partnered with the global initiative B1G1 (Buy 1 Give1) to further develop the Company's giving to related causes.
I look after clients getting involved in reviewing and discussing their accounts, tax planning, business plans and helping to improve business profits. I help clients establish their business and personal goals and help them achieve those goals. If you want to look at improving your business, I can take you through an SSTW session (That's Simple Stuff That Works as opposed to CSTD.... Complicated Stuff That Doesn't!), help you with The Numbers our 8-step Performance Measurement & Improvement System or run a GoalGetter Day with you so you can see how to get to where you're going.
Together with Liz and Chris, we all carry out the strategic planning for the business.
I write the blogs that are posted on a fairly regular basis on the website and handle our social media presence.
I am a Xero Certified Advisor and help clients into the wonderfully simple world of Cloud Accounting where they can save time and money and increase efficiency.
I've worked at UWM since: 1983
We have always operated our business as a family with our clients being an extension of that family. Doing this, I think, has helped us maintain these relationships for in excess of 25 years in some cases.
In a convertible driving across the USA
My favourite three movies/songs
(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais by The Clash
Town Called Malice by The Jam
Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis
I am the first point of contact with clients. I do everything from arranging meetings, sending out paperwork, dealing with clients’ queries and maintaining our internal systems. All with a smile on my face!
I've worked at UWM since: 2008
Urquhart Warner Myers is an accountancy firm that has many different clients from subcontractors to large companies! Everyone is treated as equal no matter the background or the size of their business.
Travelling the world…..until my money ran out! So not long
In her Shoes
What Women Want
After joining UWM in 2005, Dean has become an indispensible part of the team that looks after client accounts and tax returns. Helping each client with any personal queries they may have, Dean ensures that clients can trust that the work being carried out is of the highest quality. Dean loves music. Some of his favourite tracks include Pain (Jimmy Eat World), Garden Grove (Sublime) and Coral Fang (The Distillers).
“From my six years of employment I have recognised as a small firm of accountants we are always happy to help our clients abide by the relevant regulations and succeed in preparing their paper work for HMRC.”
My job role at UWM is preparation of VAT returns and Accounts. I also deal with the day to day running of the VAT department including queries and registrations.
I've worked at UWM since: 2007
It is a friendly business where we all work as a team. We are all hardworking unique individuals who together have formed a great working relationship which enables us to help and support our clients.
Married to Max Branning from Eastenders! yum yum
Mr Brightside – The Killers
As a Payroll/Company Secretarial Administrator, I look after every aspect of clients payroll and Company Secretarial needs. I set up Limited companies, advise clients on shares and the workings of a Limited company. I have 16 years’ experience in payroll and there is nothing I don’t know.
I've worked at UWM since: 2006
Working at UWM is great. We are all very down to earth and we like to maintain professional and friendly relationships with our clients. Because of this our clients trust us and find it easy to approach us with any concerns they have on any particular day.
If I didn't work at UWM, I would be... most definitely a celebrity solo artist
I have a fantastic daughter. A loving husband. I always like to have a good time
As a senior accountant I prepare accounts for all types of clients as well as overseeing the finalisation of accounts prepared within the office. I have day to day interaction with clients to help them run their businesses as efficiently as possible. I also manage the Tax Credits service provided by UWM and assist clients in the training and use of online OpenBooks software.
I am a Xero Certified Advisor and help clients introduce Cloud Accounting solutions into their businesses to save time, money and increase efficiency.
I’ve worked at UWM since 2009.
The close relationship we have with our clients.
If I didn't work at UWM, I would be…
on a beach in Australia.
My favourite three songs
Going Underground by The Jam
Ghost Town by The Specials
Waterfall by The Stone Roses
I am responsible for finalisation of year end accounts, management accounts, Tax returns, VAT returns, cash flows, company secretarial services, Corporation Tax Returns, Xero Training. I am a Xero Certified Advisor and can help you with running your business more efficiently in the Cloud.
As the Office Manager I also help to make sure the office runs smoothly, especially when the Directors are away from the office.
I've worked at UWM since: 1995
Urquhart Warner Myers is a family run business. We care about our clients and want to help them succeed it’s not just a job to us. A lot of our clients become friends and invites to Birthday Parties and Weddings are always welcome. We have a fun working environment, but know when to work hard also. As a team member I know I have the support and back up of the directors who see me as a person not a number.
As a child I wanted to be a ... A Vet
My job role at UWM is preparation of VAT returns, Accounts and Tax returns. I also deal with the day to day running of the VAT department including queries and registrations.
I've worked at UWM since: 2014
We are always looking into new ways to make your life easier and to give you options as a valued client.
A nail technician. Or have won the lottery and be travelling the world.
What I do at UWM?
I am responsible for finalisation of financial accounts and VAT returns along with preparation of Income tax and Corporation tax returns. I am also a Xero Certified Advisor and help clients with their bookkeeping and cloud accounting on a day to day basis.
I have worked at UWM since March 2013.
What’s different about UWM?
At UWM we all work closely as a team and it is a really relaxed working environment because of this. This then enables us to give our clients the best possible service on both a personal and professional level.
If I didn’t work at UWM, I would be…
Ticking more countries off my list
I spent a year travelling the world, I love beer (any beer) and I make a mean cheesecake haha.
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