From a young age, many people have ambitions to be a footballer, a pop star or maybe even an astronaut.
But far from floating around in space, KP Simpson’s Ashton Butler has always been down to earth – and has made her dream job a reality, thanks to the Jarrow based accountancy firm.
Ashton has been with KP Simpson for a little under two years now in the role of VAT clerk, but don’t be fooled, she’s far from a newcomer to the accountancy and taxation world, having mapped out a career in the industry from a young age.
“Accountancy and tax has always been something that I’ve wanted to get into”, explains Ashton.
“I’ve always had a head for numbers and I really enjoy problem solving, so a place in the tax world seemed to make perfect sense to me. No two days are the same at KP Simpson and that applies to clients too.
“There’s a new set of challenges with each account and to me, it’s massively rewarding to be the one who solves them.”
Ashton’s role sees her give an individual level of service to each and every client, avoiding the one size fits all approach which many other firms may offer. The approach has paid dividends for KP Simpson, whose team of experts looks to turn the view of accountancy on its head – from dull grey landscape, to something much more approachable and friendly.
Ashton says the working atmosphere has a lot to do with that.
“Everyone who works here is always friendly and smiling and that I think that really rubs off on customers. We always have people commenting on how we’re different to other accountants and tax companies and I think a lot of it is our attitude to the job.
“We’re not grey, we’re not dull. We’re innovative, auspicious and scrupulous, and we offer service with a smile, not a scowl.”