I have had the pleasure of working with Anna for 2 years, where she has been heavily involved in the upgrade of our Accounting & Payroll Software Systems. She has been pivotal in creating a workable plan of action to ensure the roll out has been efficient and beneficial across our organisation; liaising with the entire business and ensuring buy in and trust from the wider team. Her vast experience, depth of knowledge, level headedness and practical advice has provided stability and consistency to our Accounts Department, which was in need of Senior Level support and direction.If Anna is asked for advice which is outside of her speciality, she has no hesitation in referring the request and has many experienced colleagues ready to assist in the industry. For me, personally, Anna has provided guidance and training to help further my development - she is always knowledgeable and can offer a solution to achieve the best results. She is an exemplary leader with her collective management style.I would not hesitate in recommending Anna, she will add clarity and huge value to any organisation.
Tina Yarde - ACCOUNTS MANAGER, SWEET CONSTRUCT
Anna is a wonderful asset to our team. Not only are her knowledge and skills fantastic, she is also brilliant at communicating exactly what you need, even when you're not sure yourself. We would be lost without her.
Joanna Ellis - MANAGING PARTNER, THOMAS AND ELLIS LLP
I have worked with Anna over the last year and a half and it has been great having her knowledge and support as an extended part of the team. Anna is calm and calculated in her approach and is very good at clarifying and communicating. The business is more knowledgable for Anna's help and as such, we have felt more confident in navigating the business financially. Knowledge and understanding in this area has brought stability in our workings, records and implementation of new supporting softwares. I would not hesitate to recommend Anna.
Craig Rogerson - PRODUCTION MANAGER, SCENIC SETS LTD
Having worked with Anna for some time now I have always found her to be extremely well organised, focussed and knowledgeable. Her ability to mentor, support and train less experienced employees whilst embedding more robust processing being of real long term benefit to our organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend Anna to anyone who has a requirement for her services.
Mark Summers - MANAGING DIRECTOR, AVON VALLEY PRECISION ENGINEERING LTD
I have seen first-hand the benefits Anna can bring to a company in her previous positions in both industry and practice. Technically very capable providing detailed management accounts, forecasting and leading budgeting and re-budgeting processes. Anna is able to provide relevance to financials with interpretation that is beneficially to both internal and external stakeholders. Anna brings a wider commercial view that can support businesses strategy, recruitment or assessment of an existing finance team. These are important tools in the current economic environment and can support directors and shareholders in business decisions. Anna’s experience, knowledge and approachable manner has supported business owners in gaining a greater control and understanding of their business.
Martin Crook - RELATIONSHIP DIRECTOR, BARCLAYS
I have worked with Anna Goodship for over 12 years, firstly as an employee of my Practice and, most recently, as a client of my Practice in her role as Finance Director for a group of companies. Anna is very organised, proactive and can juggle a wide range of responsibilities ranging from the preparation of management accounts, annual accounts, rolling budgets, cash flows, managing a team of people, implementing cost reduction plans and, most importantly, she provides solutions to problems. Anna has a wide range of experience from working in a small 3 partner practice, then managing an Accounts Services Department within a national firm to eventually running the finance team at a rapidly growing, entrepreneur driven, corporate entity. Anna is very sociable, well connected and maintains excellent relationships with former colleagues, bankers and the wider professional community as well as family and friends. I have always enjoyed working with Anna and would have no hesitation in recommending her as a qualified accountant with an excellent range of accountancy experience over the last 12 years.
Christine Tuckerman - BISHOP FLEMING
Anna combines the best of the skills businesses look for in a professional. She has strong technical skills and extensive accounting and finance experience, but more importantly her clients can rely on her as a trusted business advisor. Anna builds strong relationships and will go the extra mile for her clients. She is straight talking and gives businesses the advice and consultancy support they need keeping their best interests at heart. Anna is a qualified accountant who understands commercial business and is a pleasure to work with. She will be an asset to any business that engages her.
Louise Fleming - ARETAI CONSULTING
I am delighted to have had the opportunity to have worked with Anna, as I started up my new limited business. Anna has provided excellent business advice and recommendations, as well as managing all financial matters in a new business set-up, including evaluating my financial position, tax guidance, setting up and training on accounts platform, Xero, establishing pay-roll and completing all the relevant registrations with hmrc. She has a calm, measured and honest approach, that has given me the confidence that I am making the right financial decisions. She also has an excellent network and pool of resources that she can call on where she needs additional expertise in a specific area.
Adele Balzan - BRIGHTSIDE MARKETING
TwentyFifty contacted Concinnity to upgrade our internal financial reporting. Anna inspires great confidence due to her background in industry as an FD, whilst readily differentiating her communication to allow for differing levels of experience. Consequently, my level of financial understanding about our business has risen very quickly. Within a short period of time, she has produced an attractive, concise reporting template, along with clear instructions, that I can replicate easily for monthly finance meetings. Anna is very responsive and adaptable and we will be delighted to pick up the phone to Concinnity for further financial advice.
Guido Wilson - TWENTYFIFTY