Originally from by the sea in Cornwall, our extraordinary member, Fay Speers, sailed the high seas of France at the age of 18 when she earned a position working on a classic Superyacht - spending five years at sea adopting many roles including cook, deckhand, stewardess and bookkeeper.
Returning from see to Donaghadee in 2019, Fay began bookkeeping for various family and friends businesses, including a tech start up, a small construction company, a florist and a property development business. "Despite my initial reservations having never wanted a ‘desk job’, I found that I really enjoyed the business side of accounting and loved the personal side of getting into the nitty gritty of people’s businesses, which after all mean everything to business owners", says Fay.
Having started her AAT accountancy training, with the goal of becoming a qualified accountant, Fay became a qualified bookkeeper in 2018 and is currently studying for the Professional Diploma in Accountancy. With a two-year-old daughter called Isla and her husband, Errol who still works at sea as a yacht captain; Fay began FS Bookkeeping Services to provide a really personal bookkeeping service for small businesses, limited companies and sole traders.
"My main goal is to not only save client’s time, but to help them to understand essential data such as their cash flow position, profit and loss and budgets. I do this through having regular chats with my clients and building a relationship with them and their business to best understand their needs and ensure there is always an open channel of communication".
As an Xero Adviser and a real advocate for cloud-based accounting, Fay finds that there are huge benefits from having real time business data at your fingertips and cutting out the paperwork! FS Bookkeeping Services offers a completely tailored service where a monthly bookkeeping subscription may suit some, whilst a one-off service may be what other clients need, perhaps to help transfer accounts to Xero with some Xero training to get you going, or end of year accounts preparation! Fay also offers payroll services for those employers who need just one less thing to worry about, with a helping hand to provide support in these uncertain times by answering those all important questions about furlough pay and managing cash flow.
Be sure to give Fay a follow on Facebook at FS Bookkeeping Services and why not connect with Fay on LinkedIn to find out more about how she can help you with all of your Bookkeeping Services needs!