A bit about me

Hi, and welcome to my site.  I am Joanne, an independent bookkeeper.  Below is me.   I was at my award ceremony after finally passing my exams.

I wouldn’t say I like exams and struggle with them.  I kept going till I achieved my goal.  I knew what I needed to do.  My determination was strong, and the task was difficult.  When I passed all my exams, and there were quite a few of them, I felt incredible when I finally achieved that goal.  Also, a big relief.

Running a business at times can feel like this.  You know where you want the business and yourself to go.  You have a plan on how to achieve it. Life and stuff can get in the way, be a distraction and make it feel harder sometimes.

Seeking help can be a difficult step.  I was one of those people who thought it would be quicker if I just did it myself.  I can do a better job, or simply put; I did not want to burden others.  I have learnt some hard lessons that asking for or getting help is okay.  You do not need to do it all on your own, and sometimes it can be fun to share the load.

Below are some of my life history and how I have gotten to where I am today.  It is not a given that you have to read it, but it is there just in case you want to know more about me.  I will not be offended if you don’t read it.  I know time is precious.


Hi, I am Joanne David; I am a wife, a mum to 3 children and a dog, and a bookkeeper with over 15 years of experience and run my own virtual bookkeeping business. It has freed up my time, and there is no real travelling involved and can be there if my kids need me, mostly the youngest, as the other two , my eldest is at uni and the other at college.

  I am a logical thinker and problem-solver. I believe in getting to know my clients and their businesses. Offering my clients all the support I can in helping them with their day-to-day books, so they can see what is going on financially in their business. With the up-to-date information, they can see if or where improvements are needed to improve their profits. (Is anyone buying this? All this writing seems so dull. It is so much better to talk, but it is what is and required when you have a website. Here is the rest of it)

My first job was as an office junior in a Law firm in London. It is here where I had my first experience with Bookkeeping. I have also worked for a home care service, where I learned more about payroll. After my third child, I became a courier and enjoyed interacting with my customers on my patch. But I always returned to Bookkeeping. Then I decided to attend college, get qualified, and start my own business.

 I understand it is not always easy to run a business. There can be much to learn or changes to make about running a business, and sometimes there is never enough time. Whether you have children or pets or are just super busy, finding a work-life balance is not always easy so outsourcing can be helpful.

My family and I love visiting historical places and woodlands on the weekends and baking; I have been enjoying gardening over the last few years. Photography is also a new interest; some of my pictures are on this website.

I like learning and keeping my Bookkeeping knowledge up to date for my clients and myself. What I do not know, I will go and find out; I believe we never stop learning.  Running your own business, you never stop learning about all the different parts of a business. It is good to outsource and talk.

If you read all the way to the end or skimmed and still want to know more about how I can help you and your business, please click on one of the book a call buttons dotted throughout the site.

On a serious note, I do take businesses seriously and making a profit I just prefer talking to a person.

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