Sam Speed

Client Manager

My experience

After leaving school at the age of 16, instead of going down the route of A-Levels and University, I decided to enrol at Banbury college to study for my Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) exams. I started working with Whitley Stimpson whilst doing my AAT.

Following the completion of my AAT qualification, I have now moved onto my Chartered Accountancy exams, and I will qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2022.

Since joining the firm, I have gained experience in all aspects of accounting and taxation which has helped me to support our clients as well as internal trainees.

Describe what you do at Whitley Stimpson

I manage a varied portfolio of clients, working very closely with the directors of the firm. I act as the main port of call for my clients, making sure I’m available to help them with any questions they might have.  I see my role very much as relieving my clients of any compliance issues allowing them to concentrate on running their businesses.

I also work closely developing the trainees in the firm so they can support our clients as well.

Why Whitley Stimpson?

Whitley Stimpson has a reputation for excellence, both for its client service and as an employer.

Right from when I first worked for the firm I experienced this, and I have personally benefited from it first-hand.

As a firm we have extensive expertise across our team, ensuring our clients get the best possible advice. We like to build long-term relationships, always making sure that we don’t lose sight of providing a personalised service tailored to our client’s individual needs.

What matters to you?

I really value strong communication and being open and approachable. I love being involved in the firm’s charity initiatives and local events in my home county of Oxfordshire.

Outside of work, I enjoy downtime with friends and family. I am also a keen football fan being a season ticket holder at MK Dons from a young age. I occasionally get on the pitch myself too with 6 a-side games along with other Whitley Stimpson team members.