We recently welcomed Sophie Armer to the brand new role of Client Manager at RfM’s Morecambe office. Politics graduate and travel addict Sophie tells us about her journey so far and where she’s planning to take RfM Lancaster.
Sophie graduated from Leeds university with a degree in Politics but before choosing which career path to take, she embarked on a 9-month travel adventure around the world. Her experiences in California, Australia, New Zealand and, in particular, a four-day trek to stay with a tribe in Thailand, ensured that Sophie would be well and truly bitten by the travel bug.
On her return, Sophie gained valuable experience dealing with contractors whilst working front of house for Choices independent recruitment agency in Lancaster – but this would be just a stepping stone on Sophie’s career journey.
Whilst most of us would be satisfied with just the one set of letters after her name, Sophie decided to return to studying and attained an MA in Social Work. A year as a Social Worker was all that was needed for Sophie to realise that it wasn’t for her and she made the decision that would change her course and eventually lead her to RfM.
Sophie spent the next 18 months working in a small Lancaster accountancy practice where she worked as a financial administrator and learned the ins and outs of working with small companies and contractors. From there, she moved to a leading North West firm specialising in contractor accounting and, over the course of three years, consolidated her knowledge of the sector.
“I’m looking forward to supporting the team to grow the practice as a whole and in particular to ensure that our specialist Contractor division really takes off,” said Sophie.
“I understand what contractors need from their accountant and we aim to pitch the level of support they will get – and also the cost of the service – just right.”
So, are we worried that Sophie will head off on her travels again? Well, she is returning to Thailand again this year again for her honeymoon… but she has promised she’ll come back!
Everyone at RfM would like to wish Sophie the best of luck in her new role and for a wonderful wedding day in October.
To find out more about Contractor Accounting services, please contact your RfM advisor. To contact Sophie, call 01524 566190 or enquire online.