Sara Cross

Accounts Manager
Office:
  • Banbury
Phone:
01295 204013
LinkedIn:
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Specialisms:
  • Accounts
  • Sara qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and has been the manager of the accounts department since August 2005. 
  • Prior to this, Sara was with our accountants Whitley Stimpson LLP for 10 years where she progressed to partner level. She had been our auditor since the firm began so knew what nice people we were to deal with and was keen to join us when she decided to move out of accountancy practice.  
  • As well as managing the accounts team, and producing the accounts, Sara ensures everyone in the firm is complying with the Solicitors Accounts Rules. She conducts internal audits to ensure compliance with the Rules and also in accordance with Quality Management under ISO 9001.  
  • Sara’s background includes working as audit manager with BDO Binder Hamlyn where she audited a range of businesses from owner managed up to PLCs of £30million turnover, and specialist audits including charities, schools and solicitors.
  • Sara is a member of the Law Management Group, The Solicitors Group of the ICAEW, and the Finance Group of the ILUA which is an association of legal finance managers.  
  • Sara has been a committee member of the Banbury Business Women for 10 years.  This was the first business networking group set up for women in the area. She enjoys facilitating a meeting where women can exchange ideas in a fun and friendly environment.
  • After qualifying, Sara travelled extensively in Asia and Australasia for 2 years.  
  • To keep fit, Sara plays badminton and ‘grows her own’ on the allotment with her husband. She also enjoys swimming and cycling.  
  • Sara is married with 2 children for whom she is taxi driver as well as helping out occasionally with Guides, Banbury Canoe Club, Duke of Edinburgh, Young Enterprise Scheme, dancing, music lessons etc etc!

 

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