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Meet the Team: Stephen Trueman

26th June 2018

Stephen Trueman Payroll and VAT

Name: Stephen Trueman

Job title: Payroll and VAT Compliance Manager

Qualifications: AAT

Specialisms: VAT compliance and Payroll

 

What do you love about working in accountancy? 

I enjoy building relationships with clients, problem solving and working as part of a team.

If you weren’t working in accountancy, what job would you be doing? 

Supercar salesman or police traffic officer.

What have been the highlights of your career so far? 

Working my way up from a school leaver to where I am now, including passing my AAT, and the Audit, Accounts and Tax ACA exams. 

What are the challenges of your job? 

Constantly changing regulations surrounding both payroll (with RTI and then auto enrolment) and VAT (rates, flat rate scheme, thresholds, foreign VAT). Also, working to tight deadlines with both payrolls and VAT compliance.

What makes Lithgow Perkins stand out from other accountancy firms? 

We’re a friendly accountants who have many long standing clients due to the excellent personal service we offer. We cover a wide variety of businesses and have a wealth of experience in the office. And once you start working for Lithgow Perkins, it’s very rare you leave.  

What’s great about doing business in the Harrogate area? 

It’s a great town with friendly clients and thriving businesses, and it’s also the perfect place for a lunchtime stroll. 

How do you relax? 

Photography, football, gardening and spending time with my young family.

Tell us something surprising about yourself. 

I have an automotive photography Instagram page with over 25,000 followers.

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