Here at Get Ahead our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right Expert to match our clients’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with our expert Karen

Name: Karen

Area of expertise:  Bookkeeping / Admin

When & why did you join Get Ahead: 

I joined Get Ahead in October 2023 after attending a network event where I had the pleasure of meeting Emma, she was so personable and passionate, she mentioned that they are always looking for talented individuals and so I took the plunge in applying. I was excited about being part of this community and interacting with like-minded people giving me the opportunity for learning and development.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead: 

I have 10 years of experience in finance, within industry and practice. I have also had the opportunity to work in various roles and capacities. My previous roles involved many skills / tasks such as Invoicing, chasing payments, reconciling accounts, tax preparation and updating / maintaining records. I then setup myself up as a freelance bookkeeper to provide these services to businesses.

Career highlight to date:

This has to be gaining the confidence and skills to become a freelance bookkeeper. Transitioning from what I would call a ‘traditional’ career path to freelancing was a significant turning point in my professional life.

Plans for the future: 

My goals and plans are centred around continuous growth, both personally and professionally, within a supportive community that values development and shared interests. I am dedicated to learning, giving back, and maintaining a balanced life as I work towards these goals.