In our Recruitment Agency service one way we achieve this is by having experienced hiring managers in our recruitment team. They are better able to see the requirement through the recruiter’s eyes, understanding the role more fully, finding candidates that wouldn’t be found by keyword search, and working with the candidates to help them understand what they need to demonstrate to successfully progress through the process.
Through these and other interactors with contractors we heard frustration with existing accounting services and felt that by bringing the same approach to accounting we could offer a better service. With Lucinda, our Lead Accountant, and other members of the Quast team having set up businesses ourselves and worked in technology delivery environments, we felt we offer a great service designed with limited company owners in mind.
Our service is designed such that we spend more time understanding our customer’s circumstances and priorities and create a solution tailored to them (rather than templates).
Lucinda Monks MA FCA
Lucinda is a Cambridge Graduate who qualified with Ernst and Young in London. She has held a wide variety of financial roles in industry, including process and system development, and treasury and financial controlling.
She is a member of the ICAEW and has extensive experience as a business partner, leading the finance team responsible for IT Finance in T-Mobile, and managing a team of accountants. After T-Mobile she established her own business before starting a family, so crucially, she is able to see issues from the point of view of her clients. She joined Quast in 2015 as Finance Manager, and is responsible for Quast’s own financial management as well as Quast Accounts.
Ewa Riches BA(Hon) ACMA
Ewa is a Nottingham Trent University Graduate and qualified in 2007 whilst working as a Management Accountant at Network Rail in London.
She has held a variety of roles including cost-control of major IT and Networks programmes, driving synergy initiatives and aligning capital spend with strategic plans. She has also been instrumental in finance and governance process improvements at T-Mobile, EE and now BT. This experience, working hand-in-hand with technology delivery teams, gives her a real ability to understand the environments in which many limited companies offer services.
A PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner, she joined Quast in 2016.
Andrew Yaras BA FCA
External Adviser and Tax Specialist
We engage external expertise in tax planning and accounts reporting matters from Andrew Yaras & Co, a firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors with extensive experience advising small and medium sized businesses. Andrew independently reviews reports and returns, and offers personalised guidance on tax savings opportunities.
Where we are providing an accountancy service Lucinda takes responsibility for engaging Andrew and his costs are included in our pricing.
He is a member of the ICAEW.