Hi I’m Ashley – I joined the Rowdens team in March 2020 after qualifying with AAT last year at another accounting practice. I have spent most of my working life in retail before I decided to retrain.
It’s a great set up here with all the systems in place. When I joined Rowdens, I was new to Xero and Dext (formerly Receipt bank) and have been amazed at how much time the software saves us and clients.
My role is the day to day bookkeeping, Vat returns, CIS returns, payroll and accounts preparation. I’m always happy to help out when needed and love helping clients with their queries.
My name is Lyra and for those of you who have followed my career, I began work at Rowdens' as office receptionist. I have recently been promoted and my current position is Head of Barketing due to my popularity on social platforms!
I look forward to welcoming you to the office once I am fully trained. I am currently quite wilful and determined to do my own thing; pretty much like some of the clients that come to see us. If they are subject to the same training regime as me, then their accounting and tax affairs will soon be in good order.
In my brief visits to the office I have overheard “the tax tail should not wag the dog”. I am not worried, but I am keeping my eye open for this tax tail, as I do not want it wagging me!
Unlike the directors I am open to bribery in the form of treats and tummy tickles!