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24 Oct 2016

Featured Member – Iona Callaghan

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Hello, my name is Iona and I am currently running a bookkeeping and accountancy practice aimed for smaller business based in Newport, South Wales.

I set up Ivy Wood Bookkeeping in April 2012 after I was made redundant from the accountancy practice where I had been working 5 years prior. At the time my little boy was in nursery and unable to find a suitable part time position and really not wanting to return to work on a full time basis I decided to go self-employed and it’s been a decision I have never looked back upon.

I am a registered member of the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) with whom I hold my practising licence and am also regulated by. I am currently offering a range of bookkeeping services including management accounts, payroll and preparation of VAT returns. In addition, I can also prepare the annual financial statements along with necessary tax returns for soletraders, partnerships and limited companies.

The business has grown over the last 4 years and I currently have approximately 60 clients, I moved into my first office base in January after outgrowing the kitchen table. My aim for the next few years is to increase my client base even more to allow me to employ a part time member of staff.

My main reason for joining Bizmums was to meet other self-employed working mums who feel the same pressures and can offer guidance and advice. Now I have a 2 year old as well as my 7 year old it is an ideal networking event – Mummy gets to enjoy coffee with the grown ups (and it is still technically classed as work) whilst my little girl can go and play with her friends, Guilt free working hours.

Email – info@ivywoodbookkeeping.com Website – www.ivywoodbookkeeping.com

Tel – 07849718662

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