Paul’s foundation years were working for a practice of Chartered Accountants, Wenn Townsend & Company in Oxford, from 1983 - 1986, where he was employed as a Trainee Chartered Accountant, where he gained much experience in completing tax returns, VAT returns and bookkeeping, eventually gaining his professional qualifications.
Then from 1986 – 1992, Paul worked for Arthur Young / Ernst & Young, in Reading and Swindon (one of the ‘big four’ international firms of Chartered Accountants), where he progressed from his initial role as Chartered Accountant / Qualified Senior, to Supervisor, to Assistant Manager and then to Audit & Business Services Manager, all within three years.
From 1992 - 1994, he worked in a practice of Chartered Accountants called Warrener Stewart & Company in London, as Chartered Accountant, Associate / Partner Designate.
Paul's working experience in other commercial companies as an accountant includes all of the following examples:
Pascal & Company from 1994 - 1997, as a Chartered Accountant, Financial Accountant.
Fruit of the Loom from 1997 - 1999 as a Chartered Accountant, European Finance Manager in various european countries.
Then Paul did various other accounting contracts between 1999 – 2005, which include those with ILTS UK Limited; Lucas Aerospace; W H Smith; REL Acoustics; Rotometrics International Limited in the USA; Leicestershire County Council; and DMQA Technical Services Ltd.
PS Accountancy was first formed in 2005 and then PS Accountancy & Taxation Services Limited was incorporated in May 2016, with Paul Startin as Director and Chartered Accountant, plus Sue Startin as Company Secretary, Administrator and Bookkeeper.
Both Paul and his wife Sue Startin are QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified Gold ProAdvisors. They are able to provide you with convenient and secure online cloud & mobile phone app accounting and bookkeeping solutions.
Sue Startin gained her Bookkeeping and Business Studies qualifications in 1979.
Paul has studied statistics and econometrics; he has a BSc (Honours) in economics; and a further MA Post Graduate Degree in Heritage Management.
Paul is familiar with various accounting packages that include QuickBooks Online, Sage, AS400, Oracle, Pegasus, Andica, CFP, Iris Kashflow & Iris Bureau Payroll.
Paul has now been designated as an FCA rather than an ACA, which is the ICAEW's recognition of more than 10 years experience as a Chartered Accountant.
Paul holds a Practicing Certificate and Professional Indemnity Insurance with Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc of 9th Floor, One Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BD for work undertaken in connection with the business PS Accountancy & Taxation Services Limited.
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