We are very proud to be Chartered Accountants of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and one of their approved training offices. Membership of the ICAEW is the top accounting qualification in this country, if not the world. As well as having to pass the technical exams, we have to comply with a strong ethical code and are subject to regular Practice Assurance reviews.
Beware - many accounting firms do not have these qualifications or are not subject to these professional standards. If you are thinking of using an Accountant who is not a member of ICAEW (or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), you really need to be asking a few questions about their qualifications.
We also partner with providers of other financial software such as Receipt Bank. We are actively reviewing new providers of services as diverse as HR, automatic debt collection, e-commerce, point of sale stock control and customer relationship management, all of course with the essential requirements of being able to integrate with your accounts system and making your life easier. Please keep checking this page as we expect to make some exciting announcements soon!
Meet our dedicated team of accounting experts.
Richard Sullivan – the firm’s Principal. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant a very long time ago, and can even remember the days of leather bound manual ledgers! This caused him to be very grateful when early PC based accounting software, such as Sage, was introduced in the mid 1980s and led to him becoming involved with forward thinking Owner Managed Businesses that wished to take advantage of the new opportunities to improve their information systems. He has since had a long and varied career, covering all aspects of business financial management, mainly in Practice but also as a non executive director.
Outside work, he is a keen sailor and also enjoys skiing and cycling.
Gary has worked for Barnard Sampson since 2009, progressing through the firm to become an integral part of the team. He is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant.
Outside work he enjoys going for walks with Fred (his Miniature Schnauzer), watching films and spending time with friends and family. When he was younger (and fitter!) he played football for the county, winning their league.
Lauren has worked at Barnard Sampson since 2011, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2018. With the profession always evolving she is looking forward to being a part of those changes especially the current changes happening with cloud accounting.
In her spare time, Lauren is a keen hockey player for Harleston Magpies Ladies 1s who currently play in the National League. Since starting hockey at the age of 10, Lauren has participated in various national finals and has managed to become a national champion on 3 separate occasions.
Amanda has worked at Barnard Sampson since 2016 joining from another local firm. Amanda has been working in accounts for 11 years and has achieved an AAT qualification.
In her spare time Amanda enjoys live music, cycling and gardening.
Camila moved to the UK in 2014 having completed an accountancy degree in Brazil. She started working at Barnard Sampson in 2015 and is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant, having already completed her Certificate Level.
During her spare time she loves cooking new recipes, watching movies and working out at the gym.
Jennie has been working for Barnard Sampson since 2015 after deciding to take the leap from a very small firm to somewhere a bit bigger, busier and more challenging.
She is currently working towards her Chartered Accountancy qualifications, having already completed her Certificate Level.
In her spare time she runs a small business selling art work and also enjoys gardening and reading.
Helen joined Barnard Sampson in 2009 just after Richard took over the company. Her role as Office Manager involves processing payrolls and VAT returns as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly. She enjoys liaising with and helping our clients.
In her spare time she is learning to ballroom dance and loves attending Tea Dances. You cannot go wrong if an afternoon includes dance, tea and cake. She Ioves the theatre, family time, swimming and holidaying in the Canary Islands.
After enjoying a career in teaching, Sue now carries out an administrative role at Barnard Sampson in 2018. She also coordinates marketing and training in a busy office with a positive focus on training and development.
Outside work, most weekends are spent sailing and keeping a large garden under control.
Rosie who has recently joined our Xero bookkeeping team. Rosie is helping look after our growing list of clients taking advantage of cloud accounting, leaving them time to focus on what matters most in their business.
Rosie is currently studying for her final AAT exams and in her free time enjoys running and kickboxing.
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