Formed as a Partnership by Justin & Mandy Isaacs in 2001, the accounting practice has grown from strength to strength.
In 2003, AJI Accounting Solutions Ltd was formed, but retained the trading name of Accounting Solutions. In February 2005 the business purchased premises in Ruabon, Wrexham. In July 2011 Accounting Solutions moved into it’s current premise in Johnstown, Wrexham, having converted the old Travellers Inn to a modern, professional office space, giving us our own car park, two new meeting rooms and a stand alone reception area (which incorporates the old pub bar). The building is steeped in history and still has a World War 2 bomb shelter in the cellars.
Justin, our MD, is a fully qualified CIMA Accountant and before starting the practice, worked in the construction industry as a Management Accountant. Justin qualified in 1993 and worked as a Management Accountant in various businesses, mainly construction. He has an astute business mind and enjoys very much assisting businesses in their forward planning and problem solving. He is down to earth, very easy to talk to and will explain everything in plain English! In his spare time, he is happiest by the river bank, fishing or off over the countryside on his off-road motorcycle.
Mandy Isaacs is a fully qualified PA. She runs the payroll department and currently completes all of the Self Assessment Tax Returns. Mandy has more than 30 years experience within office environments. She specialises in running our own administration here at Accounting Solutions, but she also runs our payroll and self-assessment tax return departments. She has become quite the expert in payroll and can offer advice in this area. Mandy also loves to travel and her favourite places to visit are Venice and Florida.
In addition to Justin and Mandy, Accounting Solutions has the following excellent staff members;
Ben is fully qualified in AAT and is now working towards his Chartered Accountancy Qualification under the ACCA and has been a part of Accounting Solutions since July 2006. Ben now works with personal and corporate taxes, accounts preparation, consulting with clients on a regular basis, tax planning and general management of all works undertaken by Accounting Solutions. Outside of work, Ben has interests in classic cars & projects having owned and maintained several classic minis amongst others.
Karen is usually the first point of contact in Accounting Solutions being the face of the company as our highly valued receptionist. She also handles the smooth running of the Payroll Department and will talk you through any relevant matters including starters, leavers, holiday and sick pay – she holds years worth of experience in all matters payroll related. Karen joined us in September 2009, having just completed many business qualifications at Yale College, Wrexham. She is also a busy mum outside of work which is where most of her spare time is taken up.
Kate Braisdell – Administration & Payroll
Kate has recently joined us to meet the demands of our ever growing Admin team. Kate will most likely be the first face you see when calling into the office, and works closely with Karen as part of the office payroll bureau and assisting in all administrative matters.
Emily Knight, Financial Accounting & Tax
Emily has joined the team in late 2016, and has taken on responsibility for client bookkeeping, VAT returns and end of year accounts preparation. Emily recently graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in Biology which involved a 10 day project to record footage of puma’s in the Ecuadorian rain forest. Whilst these skills are unlikely to be transferable to our office, Emily has brought with her a sense of confidence and high aspiration and after some months here, has now decided to begin studying for her ACCA chartered accountancy qualification.
Donna Cole, Financial Accounting & Tax
Joining us in 2017, Donna joined the accounting team to take care of VAT returns, Accounts preparation, tax return preparation and Limited Company dealings. Donna brings a wealth of experience and no-nonsense common sense to the table, and works to ensure matters are dealt with efficiently, to a high standard, and that deadlines are met.