Covid-19 THE most challenging time
Posted on 24th September 2021 at 16:01
Dealing with the Covid19 pandemic, as well as all the changes to legislation that came with it, have made the past 18 months the most challenging time for Sam Keith, based in our Swansea office, throughout her 14-year career as an accountant.
Sam qualified with a first-class honours degree in Accountancy and Finance from Cardiff University in 2007 and became a qualified accountant (senior member of the team) in 2010 after passing her ACCA professional examinations.
She has seen a lot of changes to legislation during her career but she has never had to deal with anything as stressful as the most recent 18 months with the pandemic.
Sam said, “The most rewarding part of my job is the close working relationship I have with my clients and them being satisfied with the work I do for them. The speed and amount of changes made to financial legislation during 2020 took us all by surprise and we had to understand these changes quickly to be able to give the best advice to our clients. There are companies who have really struggled during the past 18 months and as a team, all of us at Ashmole & Co have worked so hard, putting in long hours, to give the best help and advice we have been able to give.”
Day to Day Sam prepares accounts for a variety of clients in the Swansea area, she also completes Tax returns, VAT returns, helps to train new staff and deals with clients’ queries.
Sam has worked with us at Ashmole & Co for 14 years, joining in June 2007. She lives in Port Talbot and is based in our St John’s Court office on Upper Fforest Way Enterprise Park, opposite Bookers Cash and Carry by Llansamlet enterprise park, Swansea.
Rob Vaughan, Partner in our Swansea office said, “Qualified accountants are the lifeblood of our firm. Sam is a valued member of a strong team of 16 in our Swansea office. We have a great mixture of qualified accountants, trainees, support staff, myself and Dave Morgan, Partner.”
Sam is married to Liam and has two children, Kayla aged 9 and Charlie who is 6 years old. During her spare time she helps coach the Aberavon Green Starts Under7s rugby team and she also trains and teaches karate, something she has been doing since she was 9 years old.
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