About Me

My name is Joanne Crompton and I am the proud owner of JC Bookkeeping & Payroll.  I am a highly motivated and experienced ICB Licenced and Certified bookkeeper with over 25 years experience, currently working within the accounting profession dealing with Bookkeeping, VAT, Payroll, Year End Accounts, Self Assessment and Costing & Budgeting.

Generally, I lead an extremely busy life, I am a wife, a mother of 4, I'm renovating my own Victorian house and in my spare time I volunteer at the East Lancashire Railway and Llangollen Railway undertaking the role of a Steam Locomotive Fireman. I am also the Treasurer for the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Treasurer of a steam locomotive group called the Bury Standard 4 Group. I also volunteer for the Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association.

I first ventured into bookkeeping back in 1995 after the birth of my son. My job was to collect the monies in a small Mother and Toddler group. This is where I first developed a passion for bookkeeping and accounts.
Eventually this led to a career working with various companies within the manufacturing industry, dealing with the normal basic day to day bookkeeping tasks, month end procedures etc.

Throughout this time I always had a desire to take my bookkeeping career further and become officially recognised and qualified, but the right time or opportunity never arose.  After working with single companies for many years, I began looking to further my knowledge and experience, I was looking for a new challenge and I decided that the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) was the right Institute for me,  

Fast forward to 2021 and I am now venturing out with my own Practice, utilising the skills I have gained over the last 25 years to help sole traders and businesses with their financial tasks, I can remove the stress and free up valuable time so you can focus on the things that are important to your business, like growth and success.  I can help you with all aspects of your bookkeeping, help you choose the right software for your business and offer support and guidance along the way. 

I am a fully Licenced and insured ICB Bookkeeper,  regulated under the Anti Money Laundering Regulations 2017.  I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance to cover all the work I carry out.

I am qualified to Level 3 in Bookkeeping & Accounts. I am also working towards my full level 4 qualification in Advanced Bookkeeping & Accounting.  I am qualified in Sage 50 computerised accounting and Payroll and have a wealth of experience in Cloud Accounting Packages, I am a QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor and a Certified Xero Advisor.

In 2020 I was delighted to be nominated by the ICB for the Luca Student of the Year Award for my hard work during my studies.  I have also been featured in articles published by my Training Provider, Training Link and also PQ Magazine and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers which I am very proud of.