Here at Catherine Bennett Accountancy we are a highly qualified and diverse group
Catherine Bennett BSc(Hons) FCA CTA
I studied for my degree in Management Science at Swansea University in 1999.
I then completed my training as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW while working for a firm of accountants in London where I specialised in audit.
I won the Chris Reay Memorial Prize for my success in the exams, one of my proudest moments after the birth of my two children.
I returned home to Cornwall in 2004 and have since worked for three different firms’ of accountants.
I have specialised in Limited Companies, Partnerships, Sole traders, Corporate and Personal Tax, depending on the firm, giving me a wide range of experience.
I qualified as a chartered tax adviser (CTA) in 2012 which helps me to ensure that I can assist clients to be as tax efficient in their affairs as possible.
When I am not working or reading I am spending time with my husband and two beautiful children and with any spare time I love a bit of gardening.
Joanna Horton ACCA
I qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in January 2018 having worked in accounts for many years. I originally worked in industry and for the last 12 years I have worked in practice. This gives me the advantage of understanding what it is like to be the client and enables me to help clients with their day to day bookkeeping problems and queries.
I have lived and worked in Cornwall all my life and realise how lucky I am to reside in such a beautiful County. I also understand the trades and industries native to the area.
I am very happy to be working at Catherine Bennett Ltd and believe we have an effective team with very diverse skills that give our clients piece of mind and a high level of technical advice and support in a clear, friendly way.
When not at work, I enjoy getting out and about in the fresh air, walking the various Cornish paths. I love dancing and challenging myself with new fitness classes and obstacle course races, I also like to meditate and learn more about the many associated practices.
I had worked with Catherine previously and a chance meeting and fortunate timing lead to me joining Catherine Bennett Ltd in June 2015.
With over twenty years’ experience gained from working in two other firms of Chartered Accountants in Cornwall, I was able to bring experience in accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies as well as bookkeeping and the preparation of VAT Returns together with various other office skills acquired after years of working in practice.
The move to Pool Innovation Centre allowed me to be closer to my home town of Camborne where I live with my husband.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, running, reading and watching Formula 1. I also enjoy taking holidays in the UK as well as abroad, particularly in France.
Tamsyn Matthews MAAT
I began working in the accounts sector in 2010 and became qualified for my AAT in July 2012. Currently, I am studying towards my ACCA qualification to further my knowledge. I am also City and Guild Bookkeeping and Accounts qualified.
I take pride in preparing a set of accounts and calculating the tax for both personal clients and a range of businesses. I like working within a business with a diverse client base that provides opportunities to learn new things about the working sector. I also enjoy working with a great team that encourages each other’s strengths and recognises your achievements.
When not at work, I enjoy reading my collection of books, swimming and making toys and clothes for local charities. I also spend time renovating my house.
Sophie Lister BSc (Hons)
I qualified for my AAT Level 3 in 2016 and I’m currently studying for my AAT Level 4. I have also completed my honours degree in Mathematics. I enjoy the challenges that working with numbers provides as there is always something new to learn. I am very interested in accountancy and determined to succeed in my career.
Although new to the company, I like the diversity of work and being part of such a great team. At Catherine Bennett Ltd we have a wide range of skills and expertise and I believe that I will bring fresh knowledge and a willingness to learn.
During my free time, I enjoy swimming and socialising with my friends and family.
Rebecca Richards BA (Hons)
Admin & Payroll
I am the administration and payroll within the company. I am the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call the office. I pride myself in my work and ensure that I can build excellent working relationships with all our clients and staff.
I joined the Catherine Bennett team in 2018 and although new to the company, I enjoy the new challenges as well as being part of a great team. I am enthusiastic, passionate and determined to succeed.
I have recently received my honours degree in Business Enterprise Management after studying at Camborne University for 3 years.
I also help run our family removal business and in my spare time I like to take my two children out on adventures.
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