About Joanne

I am the proud owner of JC Bookkeeping & Accounts.  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.

I first ventured into bookkeeping back in 1995 after becoming a parent. 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 whilst also gaining my degree in Computer Systems Studies.

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 ventured out with my own Practice, utilising the skills I have gained over the last 25 years to help sole traders, SMEs, Not for Profits and Charities 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, Payroll, Tax and accounts, help you choose the right software for your business and offer support and guidance along the way. 
I specialise in working with Charities and Not for Profits which often entails using SORP reporting and fund accounting. I also help with building financial governance which stands organisations in good stead when securing grant funding.  

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 4 in Bookkeeping & Accounts.  I am qualified in Sage 50 computerised accounting and Payroll using BrightPay, Sage Payroll and other payroll software and I have a wealth of experience in Cloud Accounting Packages such as as SageFreeAgent, QuickBooks and Xero.  I am a QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor and a Xero Certified 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.