Consett-based Valued Accountancy has welcomed Melanie Cant and Eileen Walker to the business, which now includes fourteen members of staff and two apprentices.
Melanie has been appointed as senior marketing & administrative executive where she will liaise with existing clients, focusing on the delivery of customer service and helping to raise the profile of the business through events and social media.
She has spent the last 17 years working in a sales and customer service environment and has enjoyed successful careers working at British Airways and in a similar role at another leading North East accountancy firm.
Melanie said: “This is a great opportunity for me to utilise my skills and experience and help the business to grow. My strengths lie in communication, networking and events management and my role will support the business in securing new clients and exploring new markets.”
Eileen Walker joined the business in February as a senior accounts assistant. She will work with existing clients, helping them with VAT returns, preparing year end accounts and corporation tax returns.
Eileen said: “The company has grown considerably in recent years. I am really pleased to have secured this position and look forward to working with existing clients not only here in the North East but nationally and internationally too.”
These two new appointments are timely after reporting an increase in clients and growth following the announcement that Valued Accountancy was named as Overall Accounting Partner of the Year by software giant, Xero and is one of only two Xero Platinum Partners in the North East.
The company, which offers three core streams including accountancy, consultancy and business support, achieved platinum status within eighteen months and now boasts a portfolio of over 800 clients.
The company has also won a number of other top industry awards including Xero’s Fastest Growing Partner and Best Small Practitioner and is one of only four Practice Studio Partners in the UK that provides consultancy and training to small and medium sized organisations by implementing software on behalf of Xero.
Stephen Paul, Owner of Valued Accountancy, said: “We have experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and as we continue to grow it is important that we strengthen our team. We already doubled our workforce last year and the appointment of both Melanie and Eileen will further strengthen our offer to new and existing clients.
“We operate right across the UK and have recently started mentoring clients in Ireland. We have also received business enquiries from clients as far as Sweden and South Africa so we are ready to take the business forward and operate in these markets. It’s an exciting time for Valued Accountancy.”
Xero develops cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses.