Meet Our Members
These individuals are a crucial part of our community and play a key role in helping us achieve our mission.
Whether they are long-time supporters or recent additions, each member brings a unique perspective and energy to the group. We are proud to showcase the diversity and dedication of our membership and invite you to get to know these amazing individuals.
Hi, I’m Caroline. After graduating in 2005, I worked in school finance, practice and industry before setting up my accountancy practice, CBC in 2018 following redundancy from my corporate role. I absolutely love running my practice and the clients I support, who are mainly service based businesses, all in the UK. I am the only qualified accountant at CBC but do have a support team of admin, marketing and bookkeeping professionals. We are all working mums and all work around our families. I qualified as an accountant in 2009 with ACCA however I decided to become a CPAA member as the support and guidance provided suits me much better than any of the other professional bodies. Having been a member now for 5 years, I especially like the monthly online webinars, the budget summaries and the technical tax helpline is excellent.
I left Australia in 2011 where I was in public practice and immigrated to Scotland where I have family. I immediately started my own public practice when I landed in Bonnie Scotland. I found the CPAA to be a perfect fit for what I needed at the time, and for now in these changing times. In hindsight, I don’t think I would be where I am today without the CPAA (thank you!). The education is second to none. You can get answers you need at the various seminars from the lecturers who are experts in their field and who are very approachable. The networking is extremely helpful. The CPAA is certainly essential to the future of our industry.
I am a qualified tax practitioner and have over 30 years practice experience. I run a small family practice and have been a CPAA member for many years. I originally joined the CPAA as I found that lenders were expecting an accountancy qualification to support my tax qualification for mortgage purposes. In hindsight I should have done this sooner, if only because the cost of this was less than I had been paying for PII.
The CPAA is aimed at those dealing with day-to-day accountancy matters and all of the red tape and drudgery that goes with that. They have provided me with practice management advice, anti-money laundering compliance and professional indemnity cover. Having been unfortunate enough to have had a claim, and been selected for an AML inspection, I don’t know how I would have dealt with these without the CPAA.
The backbone of the CPAA is the unseen and often overlooked back-office team. They provide support, arrange CPD and branch meetings in the most professional and courteous manner. The Branch meetings provide CPD content that is relevant to me and are a chance to speak to others facing the same challenges and problems.
My children are the future of our business and both have joined the CPAA at the earliest opportunity.
My career began in finance & accounts as finance administrative director for a theatre company in London, followed by a move to the Northwest, as the finance director for several businesses in construction and IT, before setting up in Practice.
I established Vu Ja De Accountancy ltd, providing a broad range of accountancy services that offers businesses a different approach, not just to provide them with their everyday accountancy needs, but to help them understand and use their finances as a tool to manage and further their businesses.
The CPAA provides me with vital support with the invaluable help line, as well as helping me stay up to date with their in-depth online courses.