Shaun Smithson

Senior Accountant

What kind of tool are you?
Swiss Army Knife – Adaptable to all situations, small but handy. Once you get used to having it on you you’ll be lost without it.

How would you explain your job to a non-accountant?
I take all the stress of dealing with company finances away from the business owners and tell them how much profit they’ve made. Most importantly, I can show them legal ways to reduce their tax, and can also help businesses owners grow the business.

Describe your perfect weekend?
Wake up Saturday morning, have a game of golf and a decent bit of food followed by a few pints at the local on Saturday night. Hopefully have a nice lie-in on Sunday morning and a generally lazy day recovering from Saturday night. Takeaway Sunday night (preferably an Indian).

What don’t you like?
Early mornings – definitely not a morning person at all.
Wasting time – by the time I wake up I only have so many hours left in the day!

What’s your favourite thing about working at For The Trade?
The potential of the business – it genuinely feels like we’re providing a service that’s making a difference to people’s lives. We’re working with a group of businesses that have never properly jelled with accountants in the past.

Cut the shit - let's talk

Don’t waste any more time. Give us a call, and let’s chat. Even if you just want to find out a bit more, we get it. Sometimes you can’t tell whether someone is having you on unless you get them on the end of the phone, but we’ll be honest and open. We’re excited to see how we can help you.

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Opening hours

Mon - 8am - 5:30pm
Tue - 8am - 5:30pm
Wed - 8am - 5:30pm
Thur - 8am - 5:30pm
Fri - 8am - 5:30pm
Sat - Appointment only