Meet Zoe

Accountant, Bookkeeper, Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster and Mum

After 16 years working as an accountant in the corporate world, I stopped to have a baby - only to find I needed something to do. 

I started to do some freelance bookkeeping as I thought having a little side-hustle would give me the flexibility to have more time at home with my daughter when I returned to my "real job". As it turned out, my bookkeeping business was much bigger than the one day per week I'd dedicated to it, and shortly after returning to work, I resigned from the corporate world to take But the Books full time. 

But the Books was named the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers' Small Practice of the Year (2018) and was shortlisted for Independent Firm of the Year (South West) 2019 at the British Accountancy Awards. I was a semi-finalist in Enterprise Nation's Female Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), named one of Enterprise Nation's Top 50 Advisers as well as being named the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers' Social Media Influencer of the Year (2019). 

In 2020 I published Know Your Numbers which is THE guide for small business owners who want to avoid having a bag of receipts, get organised and understand more about their numbers. 

I took the difficult decision to close But the Books as COVID-19 changed so much. I'm now an accountant in practice, building on what I've learnt and continuing to support small businesses with their accounts. 

 

I'm proud to be a co-founder of The 6 Figure Bookkeeper and the 12 Months to 6 Figures course for bookkeepers who aspire to build a strong, successful bookkeeping practice.

I'm a NLP Practitioner and an accredited NLP Life Coach. My work in the bookkeeping world has given me the opportunity to speak to large audiences about a number of topics including goal setting and social media strategy for bookkeeping firms.  

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