My name is Lauren Holmes, I joined Holden Associates in 2015. I am a Qualified Accountant and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
My main role is to work closely with our clients by not only providing a traditional accountancy service but also helping them get the most from their financial data through supporting them with their chosen cloud solution, I am both a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and Xero Certified.
My aim is, along with my colleagues, to move our services forward from the traditional to the next level, we are already doing much of this by helping clients identify and obtain business funding, also our tax diagnostic service is great, it is a fact-finding process that will identify all of a client’s tax saving opportunities and available tax reliefs, and next is our Personal Finance Director service, this one is also very exciting and more can be found about this service above, under Problems We Solve.
For me the future of the accountancy profession is an exciting one, although I am relatively new to the profession working at Holden Associates has opened my eyes to what it means to be an accountant not only now but what it will mean in the future. We are moving from the more traditional role, which still has its place and role to play, towards the role of advisors for not only the business but for the business owners personally.
It is our ultimate aim here at Holden Associates, together with the other professionally qualified people we partner with, to make Holden Associates a ‘one stop shop’ for all our clients business needs, whether it be bookkeeping, accounting, taxation, employment law, business advice or even help finding overseas professional advisers, but at all times remembering that each client is different, and they all deserve the very best advice and support we can offer.