Natalie Sansome

Senior Manager

ACCA

My experience

After spending a year travelling around the world, I thought I wanted to be an architect. I worked for a well-known local architectural practice where I gained a first-class honours degree – going on to attain my master’s in architecture – before deciding I wanted to change the direction of my career and pursue my passion for working with numbers and being able to make use of my people skills.

Moving into the accountancy profession was perfect for utilising my numerical and analytical skills and love of working with people. My decision to change career path has proven to be the right thing to do. I have since gone on to qualify as an accountant and I love everything about my job.

Describe what you do at Whitley Stimpson

I look after a varied portfolio of customers including limited companies, partnerships and sole traders. I take care of dealing with their accounts and tax and remove the worry of compliance issues. Because I work closely with my clients, they often involve me in special projects. I love doing this type of work and helping my clients to progress and achieve their business goals.

Building relationships with my clients is so important, the personal touch can make all the difference.

I work with clients with their digital record keeping, assisting them in producing meaningful information to run their businesses but at the same time complying with HMRC’s digital regimes. I am Whitley Stimpson’s Xero ‘Guru’ and support the whole firm with this as well as being involved in the day-to-day running of the Bicester office.

Why Whitley Stimpson?

They are a people focused firm and they support me in my career development. They allow me to flourish and encourage my progression, which in turn is passed onto my clients through the top-class service that I am able to provide.

As a firm we are the perfect size. Whilst we are small enough to be able to offer a localised personal service from each of our offices, we are big enough to provide a fantastic support network and have access to a vast amount of in-house expertise across the four offices.

What matters to you?

That the firm are committed to producing great accountants who always put client’s needs first.

It is so important that we take the time to listen to our clients and understand how their business operates, allowing us to provide the best possible service, including constantly identifying tax planning and development opportunities. I am ambitious, hardworking and loyal, for me, job satisfaction comes from our firm consistently delivering the best.

Bicester