ChadSan in the Spotlight - Suraj Sandhu

1) What attracted you to accounting?

I read Law at university and completed a tax module in my last year. I read around the implications tax had on businesses, which in turn sparked my interest in learning more about what makes a business successful and how to maximise efficiencies in order to sustain growth.

2) What's your favourite part of your job?

Interacting with clients and problem solving. I enjoy researching whether individuals and companies can benefit from tax reliefs depending on their circumstances. It's rewarding to see where plans made together with clients have helped streamline the accounting side of their business so that directors and employees can spend more time focusing on the business itself as opposed to the day to day admin. I have also helped with some valuation work which I find interesting.

3) Do you have any hobbies?

Yes, I do weightlifting and boxing. I also love to learn new languages. I can speak French, Spanish and Punjabi and have begun to learn Italian.

4) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

I hope to be a specialist in forensic accounting and can't wait to see the ongoing evolution of Chaddesley Sanford!

5) What would you have been if not an accountant?

A lawyer dealing with international dispute resolution.

Bonus: If you were to give your client business directors one piece of advice what would it be?

Record-keeping is very important and should always be kept up-to-date as it helps to ensure that we give you proactive advice rather than reactive advice.