EQ are focused on providing the best service possible to their clients. They achieve this by investing in the right people to deliver that service and training them to a high standard.
Why did you make the move to EQ? What were you looking for?
A new challenge to re-invigorate my enthusiasm for work and to expand and make full use of my skills and experience.
What were your apprehensions in moving to EQ? How have these been overcome?
I was apprehensive about leaving a business I had been with for over 20 years, where I had built up the respect of colleagues and clients. I overcame this by believing in myself, and the staff and partners at EQ made me feel very welcome so it was easy to settle in.
How different do you think EQ is (to the practice you were in previously)?
The nature of the business is very similar and the challenges the same. It is working with different people and for different clients that provides change and new experiences.
How do our working practices differ to the firm you were part of before?
EQ are focused on providing the best service possible to their clients, as all professional service firms should be. They achieve this by investing in the right people to deliver that service and training them to a high standard.
What are you involved in at EQ that you weren’t involved in before? i.e. work other than compliance
EQ train staff in all aspects of accountancy and tax, they do not have specialised departments. I have had the opportunity to re-engage with my CA training and go back to accounting, using my specialist tax knowledge to add value to the process.
What opportunities have been available to you since you joined EQ?
I have had the opportunity to add value to the business by identifying areas where processes can be made more efficient and improving the use of technology. Being able to compare with other practices enables you to pick the best from each.
Can you tell us a little about the relationships you have established with your clients since you joined?
Having taken on a number of clients from a longstanding partner who retired, I had some big shoes to fill! The clients were very welcoming and once you get to know them and prove your skills meet their expectations then the relationship develops over time.
What three things would you say to someone interested in making a move to EQ?