Each fortnight we will be spotlighting a member of the team so that you can get to know the people behind the Pacem brand. This week we feature our Accounting Technician, Yvonne Dunlop, Yvonne supports the accountancy team in delivering our bookkeeping services as well as payroll and accounts preparation. She is AITI qualified and has over 30 years’ experience in Bookkeeping in a wide range of businesses.
Yvonne tells us a bit more about herself below.
Your role at Pacem
How long have you been with Pacem?
3 years 7 months
What does your day-to-day role entail?
Providing book-keeping backup for financial directors– preparing year-end accounts for our clients, vat returns, payroll, business and personal tax returns and statutory returns
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Logical, conscientious and hard-working
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I originally did a history degree and drifted into admin roles before realising that accounts work interested me more. I was qualified by experience for many years before doing any professional exams, I think I was easily the oldest one on my ATI course!
What do you like most about your job?
At Pacem we have a wide variety of clients with different business requirements and priorities. Preparing accounts requires work on all aspects of book-keeping which means that things rarely get boring or too routine. Each day tends to be different. I also appreciate the friendly and hard-working atmosphere amongst the staff in the office and the supportive attitude of the directors.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Probably re-visit Venice, Paris and Vegas, this time 1st class flights and 5* hotels
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I’m a bit of a bookworm, would be happy working in a library.
I like historical books fiction and non-fiction– My current favourite is the Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I’ve started to learn Spanish several times, still only know the basics but I would like to be fluent.