ChadSan in the Spotlight - Sophy Ghosh

1) What’s your favourite part of the job?
I enjoy working with businesses and companies and helping them to grow. It’s great when my new clients become successful and turn their first quarter’s profit, and equally satisfying to see our more established clients open new branches and grow their workforce and turnover.

2) What is the most frequently asked question by clients?
“How do I reconcile…this?”. Clients often have odd transactions here and there which makes reconciliation difficult for someone without accounting knowledge but at the same time impossible to resolve without an in-depth knowledge of the business. As an accountant, you really need to understand the business and the way they work to help clients manage their accounts effectively.

3) Do you have any hobbies?
I play trumpet in a Rhythm and Blues band, King Biscuit (UK), and I also do Yang-style Tai Chi.

4) If you had to give your client directors one piece of advice what would it be?
Your finances are a very important part of your business. Keeping on top of everything will help you to plan for the future, mitigate against any issues, and review and invest in the parts of your business which do best, whilst also identifying problem areas to work on. It is as important as a good Ad campaign to keep your business financially healthy – so don’t neglect it.

5) What would you have been if not an accountant?
I might have become a charity grants fundraiser, or researching for a Middle East think-tank. I like working for the good of others.

Bonus: Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
I will be probably specialising by that point (perhaps tax…despite its reputation), and I hope that I will be part of an ever bigger and just as wonderful team at ChadSan with an even larger portfolio of interesting and fast-growing clients.