Congrats Jen on Promotion to Assistant Digital Lead!
Photo (left to right): Director Dafydd Rees (FCCA), Jen Shipp (AATQB) and Sam Hart (ACCA)
With our recent crop of promotions and new recruits, it’s been a bumper year for LHP. It doesn’t stop there, meet latest success story, Jen Shipp (AATQB) whose new Assistant Digital Lead role marks LHP’s continued focus on staff development and ambitious and steady growth as a leading cloud accountancy firm, despite the effects of the pandemic and Brexit on the wider economy.
Congrats Jen, what’s been your role up until now?
I joined LHP 3 and a half years ago as a Data Processing Clerk and I’ve worked my way up. I’ve been very fortunate to work in a place that allows staff development and progress. I started out checking in client records, and worked my way up to bookkeeping, cloud accounts, preparing VAT and training clients in cloud software such as Xero, QuickBooks and Sage.
What does your new ‘Assistant Digital Lead’ role involve?
I’m excited for the challenges that lie ahead. I will be working within the digital team, ensuring cloud VAT returns are submitted on time each month, assisting clients and staff with digital software and helping clients convert to digital accounting, going through the set-up process and teaching them the software.
Along with bookkeeping and VAT I will assist our Senior Digital Manager Sam Hart with Making Tax Digital deadlines. This involves helping clients switch to digital accounts. Making Tax Digital is a government initiative to modernise how tax is done, making it mandatory to submit digital real-time accounts in the coming year for VAT clients (April 2022) and soon after for sole traders (with turnovers of £10k+ per year). Those that don’t comply will be liable for HMRC penalties.
What do you enjoy doing as hobbies?
When I’m not busy working with the team at LHP I love reading up on new apps, software and updates and spending quality family time with my children and husband. I love taste testing wines, liqueurs, preserves and coffee. My husband works at Celtic Country Wines, so it goes with the territory!
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