Julie Austen – Director & Founder of Bookkeepers in Buckingham Ltd
Julie also known as ‘Jules’ holds a Level 3 Diploma in Computerised Bookkeeping & Payroll Management. With over 30 years’ Experience Julie can adapt and assist with any Bookkeeping/ Account Management needs ensuring that only the best service is given. Winning Employer of the Year 2015 & Best Large Practice of the Year 2014 at the ICB Global Awards Julie shows excellent Leadership skills managing her Team.
When not in the office you will find Julie pottering in her Garden with a sneaky Prosecco or out walking her Boys; a Spotty Dalmatian who lacks his ears but makes up for it with his talent in sign language. And Jasper, a soppy fun loving mongrel who will forever live his life as ‘Peter-Pan’ and remain a Pup!
Laurie Austen – Director / Fully Qualified Bookkeeper
Laurie is not only a Director of the Company but is our Youngest Fully Qualified Bookkeeper. Laurie also has the responsibility of Training clients on Software and gets companies up and running confidently. Being the Office IT Guru he is never without work…. Good Job he can multi-task!
Laurie is currently on a GAP Year after renovating a Transit Van in to a fully working Camper Van. His House from Home has taken him from the UK all around Europe. We hope to have him back at work in January 2017; his presence has been missed!
Stephanie Partridge – Fully Certified Bookkeeper AICB / Marketing & Events Executive
Stephanie works Part-time at the office in-between raising her little Girl. She also looks after the Marketing & offers this Service to our clients. Stephanie completed her ICB Study alongside Gemma, another member of ‘Team BiB’ using the Buddy System. With both Steph and Gemma being competitive in Study & Work only great results are accomplished.
When not in the office you will find Steph out on the fields sporting a pair of wellies whatever the weather with her ‘mini me’ in tow and an array of animals…
Gemma Griffiths – Fully Certified Bookkeeper AICB
Gemma is our Full-timer based at our office but spends part of her week field based with clients to suit their needs. Having completed her ICB level 2 in Computerised Bookkeeping she is eager to begin Level 3 at the end of the year following with Payroll. Her Customer Service skills are excellent and her ability to multi-task make her a great asset to the company.
When not in the office you will find Gemma in her Lycra smashing a gym class. Gemma is early for everything and has a bubbly, outgoing character you cannot help but like. When not in the gym or socialising with her friends she will be found with her sidekick – Gus.
Rahana Raffell – Fully Certified Bookkeeper AICB
Rahana more familiarly known as ‘Rah’ is nearly at the end of her study and will shortly become a Fully Certified AICB Bookkeeper. Rah has a thirst for knowledge and is always readily available to help at work or home where she does a lot overtime whilst looking after her little boy. Being flexible and committed makes Rah a valuable member of the Team who fitted in from Day 1.
When not in the office Rah loves family time & foraging outside with her toddler. She is often away on short breaks to the seaside but is guaranteed to be back in the office by Monday with her calculator and Red pen in hand!
Karena Faiers – Junior Bookkeeper
Karena; our newest member is currently studying for her Level 1 in Manual Bookkeeping. She is Part-time and settling in well. With a keen mindset and an enthusiastic approach to work she has fit into ‘Team BiB’ nicely!
When not in the office Karena can be found looking after her two little munchkins or buried underneath a heap of study books. Also specialising in Beauty she is a woman of many talents so you’ll always find Karena looking her best.
Brian Austen – Director/Office Manager
Brian is our Office Manager and is responsible for keeping the Team in line and ensuring all Office needs are met. He also handles Auto-Enrolment so his days are pretty full! Being Office Manager also has its perks… he managed to miss himself off the tea rota!
When not in the office Brian can be found in his man cave constructing RC Airplanes (or mending those from his latest flights!) His favourite way to travel is on his beloved motorcycle which is polished far too regularly.