Every few weeks 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 Senior Manager, Crissie McConaghie. With over 12 years of experience in the Accountancy and Banking industry, Crissie joined Pacem as a Senior Manager in September 2023. She completed her degree in Accountancy at Ulster University and has been a member of CAI since February 2017. She now works as part of our Accountancy & Tax team, supporting and advising clients in areas of business and tax advice.

Crissie tells us a bit more about herself below.

Employee name
Crissie McConaghie

Your role at Pacem
Chartered Accountant

How long have you been with Pacem?
9 Months

What does your day-to-day role entail?
A typical day in the office involves managing our client work within the team and engaging with clients with any queries they may have. The client work varies from VAT return preparation, payroll, CIS returns, accounts and tax return preparation, and general bookkeeping. Every day is different. I do meet with clients a lot which is either in person or online.

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Kind, Bubbly, and Hard-Working

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I competed in vintage ploughing competitions!

What do you like most about your job?
The Pacem team – everyone is so friendly and I felt part of the family from day one! I also enjoy being a part of our client’s business life journey.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Take my family on a big holiday to Australia and New Zealand, with a stop in Disneyland Florida for my little girl Daisy.

Favourite Food
Any pasta dish, or anything on the Amicci Restaurant Portstewart menu for that matter (if you don’t know, get to know!) And a good Sunday Roast is always hard to beat!

Favourite Food
My husband is a farmer, so outside of work he always finds a job for me to do, whether it be delivering his dinner to the field or helping during lambing time, he will always find a job for me to keep me busy on the farm! I also enjoy long walks around the North Coast soaking up all the beautiful views it has to offer – Portballintrae being one of my favourite views.

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