Tom Payne, FCCA - Managing Director Abaqus is led by well-known local Gloucester accountant, Tom Payne.
Tom Payne, FCCA - Managing Director
Abaqus is led by well-known local Gloucester accountant, Tom Payne.
Tom has been ACCA qualified since 2012 so he has many years’ experience within the sector. He has worked with numerous clients and businesses in multiple sectors and of many different sizes, from the local electrician through to large national companies with multi-million pound turnovers.
Abaqus was set-up in order to run an accountancy business that puts clients first. Clients often say they are fed up with accountants that:
only speak to them once a year
offer them no support on important matters
can only be contacted within office hours
typically file important returns at the last minute (or even late)
delegate their account to a junior as they take on new or bigger clients.
...This is not the Abaqus way!
Our approach is to always treat every single client as an individual, and ensure they receive the service they need to achieve their ambitions and reach their full potential.
And on a personal note…
Away from work, you’ll find Tom enjoying a wide range of music, following the exploits of Gloucester Rugby Club and appreciating the finer points of steeplechasing… well he does live close to Cheltenham! He is also an enthusiastic runner, having raised many thousands of pounds for charities and other local good causes.
Sarah Smith Business Support Services Director
Sarah joined Abaqus in December 2019 and has built a great rapport with our clients during this time.
In June 2022 Sarah then joined the board of the company as a director, amalgamating her business support services activities into Abaqus Limited.
Often the first person you will speak to when you contact Abaqus, Sarah ensures the smooth running of the office, monitors deadlines, manages the team's workloads and generally keeps Tom in check!
Out of the office, she loves to spend time with friends and family. She also has two dogs that she loves to walk in the countryside.
Abaqus Ltd is Carbon Neutral
This means we did not add to global warming in the year of certification as we saved the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as we produced.
This has been independently validated by Go Climate Positive.
Our Strategic Partners
Abaqus is a Certified Advisor for Xero – cloud-based accounting software that automates everyday business tasks and is trusted by over 2 million small businesses from all over the world. Xero is Making Tax Digital ready, and you can receive direct bank feeds, so nothing is missed. There are so many more amazing benefits to using Xero and we are proud to be partners of this world-leading accounting software for business.
We are also proud to be partnering with Sterling Business Networks.
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