Amy Scott joins the team at Lewis & Co

We are delighted that accountant, Amy Scott, is now part of our team at Lewis & Co. She has experience working for a couple of local accountancy firms and now runs her own practice but is working with us three days a week.

“Gary and I had met at a networking event at Metro Bank a few years ago and, when I saw him advertising for an additional team member on LinkedIn a little while ago, I sent him a message,” she explains. “I had been working with a school as their interim bursar but that project had finished, so I knew I had some capacity.”

Amy is mostly focusing on company accounts preparation and corporation tax returns for Lewis & Co.

“With my own clients, I’m mostly providing bookkeeping services, so it’s great to have a variety of work,” she says. “While I’ve got used to working for myself, I don’t have anyone to bounce questions off. So, having Gary around is great, as I can ask him what he’d do in a particular situation.”

Amy left school at 18 and was unsure about the direction of her future career. She enjoyed her Business ‘A’ level and considered going into law, before opting for accountancy. Amy joined a local accountancy firm where she completed her AAT qualification.

Now that she runs her own business, Amy also understands what that feels like for our clients. In addition to accountancy, she also launched a candle and wax melt business, The Kentish Rose. She has her own shop online, while will be at a few local craft fairs in the run up to Christmas.

“Many small business owners worry about dealing with finances and tax and getting their accounts right,” says Amy. “I enjoy helping clients to get everything straight and make a plan moving forward, which makes everything a lot easier and less stressful.”

When she’s not working, Amy tries to make time for the gym.

“Amy has slotted into our team really well and it’s great to have her support, particularly when we’ve been busy,” says Gary. “The fact that she reached out, after we met at a West Kent Chamber event a few years ago, proves that networking can be really useful.”