Sam Gooday (BSc FCCA CTA) - Accounting Supremo
Sam is qualified chartered certified accountant and chartered tax adviser, with nearly twenty years experience in public practice. Throughout her career, she has provided accounting, tax compliance and tax advisory services to a vast array of individuals and businesses with turnovers up to £20 million.
In her spare time Same loves to travel, particularly liking places with a totally different environment to home. Some of her favourite places are Botswana, Bangkok, Jordan, and Southern India. Of places less exotic she enjoys going for weekends to France where the good food and wine are a major attraction.
Shabba Nazir (BA) - Accounting Ninja
Shabba is currently working towards her ACCA qualification. Before joining us she was a secondary school maths teacher, but decided to pursue a career in finance as numbers are definitely her calling. Shabba works on company accounts, payrolls and VAT returns. She is also our lead on transitioning clients onto Receipt Bank and Xero, as well as providing training. If you are having any trouble or just have a question, she's the person to call.
In her free time, Shabba is an avid follower of cricket, especially the Pakistan cricket team.
Pam Everington - Financial Ninja
Pam runs our payroll bureau and is responsible for preparing VAT returns on behalf of our clients freeing up their time to get on with running their business. Pam also provides clients with advice about a variety of VAT and payroll matters to help them meet their obligations.
Pam loves adventurous holidays and has been visited Jamaica (“fabulous people, really relaxed”), where she went jet skiing even though she can’t swim! “If I could go anywhere, I’d love to go back to Australia or to Cuba,” Pam says. She’d like to get the backpack on and hike round the world!
Amanda King (BSc) - Financial Ninja
Amanda handles credit control and bookkeeping activities for Blitz Gooday’s clients. If you’re struggling to get your well-earned money from other people’s pockets, Amanda is the one to call! You’ll wonder how you ever managed without her!
Amanda is married with two children. Her two children keep her busy throughout the week, and on the weekends it’s swimming lessons and birthday parties. During her holidays, Amanda and her family enjoy camping in the UK rather than going abroad – “we just like to take the tent and enjoy nature,” Amanda says.
Dr. John Gooday - Chief Propellerhead
John looks after our cutting edge IT and communications systems. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and has previously provided technology consultancy to Blue-chip companies in the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle and far East.
Apparently, John is fluent in 17 computer languages, understands quantum mechanics and can even open child-proof bottle caps.
Sandra Baum - Director of First Impressions
Sandra manages the administration in our practice. She also runs our company secretarial service, helping our clients that are limited companies to comply with their legal responsibilities. Sandra is a great first point of contact for many of our clients as she is well versed in the workings of the tax and accounting regimes.
Three things Sandra can’t live without are her mobile phone, the Internet, and her car.
Kevin Adjei-Frempong (AAT) - Accounting Alchemist
Kevin has worked in accountancy for the last decade and recently joined the Blitz Gooday team as an Accounting Alchemist (or assistant accountant, in 20th century terminology).
He loves spending time with his awesome kids who don’t give him a minute to spare.