Kim's bio in brief

  • Over 25 years experience
  • Qualified to:
    • AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting
    • ICB Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts
    • ICB Diploma in Payroll Management
    • ICB Diploma in Self Assessment Tax
    • ICB Diploma in Costing & Budgeting
  • Membership: Fellow of Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
  • Practice Licence with ICB
  • Experience from working in Practice
  • Experienced in (but not limited to):
    • Bars and Restaurants
    • Charities
    • Consultancies
    • Construction and Architectural
    • Estate Agencies and Landlords
    • IT Specialists
    • Legal Practices
    • Manufacturing
    • Media, Production and PR
    • Private Schools and Colleges
    • Retail
  • Working for:
    • SMEs and Micro businesses
    • Sole Traders, Partnerships, LLPs and Ltd Companies

Our mission

By listening to business owners with compassion and understanding, we effectively use our knowledge and experience to build a bespoke accountancy service to fulfil the needs of their business.

This is delivered with honesty and integrity to ensure compliance with ever changing regulations; by recognising where collaborative services may be essential to a business’s continued growth and success, and referring them onto credible collaborative partners; and by considering their educational needs in order to equip them with the necessary information and vital tools, ensuring company stability before future expansion.

We believe that everyone deserves the chance of a better life, let us help your business to enable you and everyone around you to achieve that goal.

So what do you need to know about Parks Bookkeeping Services?

As early as 7,000 years ago, the Mesopotamians were found to be keeping financial records, although there is also evidence to suggest other earlier cultures were recording their finances; therefore, making bookkeepping a possible contender to being one of the oldest professions in the world - even older than prostitution. As city and cultural financial and taxation needs grew, bookkeeping was developed and by the medieval 14th century it was generally recognisable as the system that is used today.

Parks Bookkeeping Services is neither several hundered years old nor is it medieval, but it does have a long association with bookkeeping and accountancy. Kim, the practice owner, is third generation following on from where both her grandparents and parents left off. So she's experienced a lot; manual bookkeeping ledger systems, the introduction of the Sage Accounts package in DOS, the arrival of Quickbooks desktop onto the market and now cloud accounting. "You need to cut your teeth somewhere, and the red and green of Sage DOS will stay with me for years" she jokes, "but I think the 1980s to today have been the most exciting of times and I'm glad to have been priviledged to live through them."

PBS is committed to helping business owners gain their own 'financial' freedom by providing the best financial outsourcing solution needed. We spend the time understanding your business, Kim herself knows how to make an hydraulic hose, "you can't understand how a business works unless you've worked in it. At Pirtek one of my main jobs was volume invoicing so I needed to make sure that the correct amount of items were sold for each hose made. As this was an on-site service it was often difficult to ask the salesman what he'd used so it enabled me to make sure common ommissions were rectified quickly," she continues, "how can we offer a bespoke service unless we know what it is that you do?" So, we'll spend a little time listening to your requirements before offering suggestions and advice based upon that. Once you're happy with the solution we're ready to price.

And as both a fellow member and member in practice with the Institue of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), PBS is also committed to making sure that you have the right person for the job. All practice members have been highly trained to a professional standard, are members of the ICB and are devoted to continuing their professional development through the ICBs CPD programme as well as ongoing training. They are also experienced in their field of expertise. "Please don't confuse us with accountants, we both have specific jobs, although we're able to offer similar year end services without the jargon," Kim affirms, "you wouldn't build a house without a solid foundation. If you get the bookkeeping right then this makes the year end accounts a breeze for your accountant, if you have one. They'll thank us, they'll thank you and your annual bill will be reduced as a result." It's win, win then.

Parks Bookkeeping Services are here to listen, we're here to understand and we're here to help. And if you don't believe us then please click the link below to hear and read what many of our clients and collaborators, past and present, have to say about us.

Ian's bio in brief

  • 30 years in catering experience
  • Qualified to:
    • ICB Level 3 certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts
  • Membership: Member of Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
  • Practice Licence with ICB
  • Experience from working within catering establishments and understanding the need for accurate stocktaking and profitability
  • Experienced in (but not limited to):
    • Bars, Restaurants and contract catering establishments
  • Working for:
    • SMEs and Micro businesses 
    • Sole Traders, Partnerships and Ltd Companies

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