As proprietor of PAUL J LOCKEY Bookkeeping & Accounts I understand the joys and frustrations of running a business. My priority is making life easier for other business owners.
I started my financial career as a debt counsellor and money adviser. Between 1989 and 1996 I raised income in the region of £250,000 for over 5,000 individuals and rescheduled over £16 million of debt between clients and creditors. I also achieved Graduate Membership of the Institute of Personnel and Development.
My career ambitions were placed on hold when I became a full time carer and relocated with my family from the West Midlands to West Yorkshire. I spent the next 15 years pursuing my passion for the outdoors as and when circumstances allowed, eventually qualifying as an adventure activities instructor and working part time with youth group participants and FE college students.
Looking to the future
I began studying bookkeeping and accounting in 2006 with intentions of becoming self employed. In 2010 I qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians and I’ve been helping small businesses save time and money ever since.
“As a small business it is important to always have financial clarity and often it is difficult to try and do this yourself. Paul has worked with us for several years and has streamlined and organised all of our accounting systems. He provides us with a complete accountancy service and is very professional in his approach as well as being a likeable guy.” - D. Walsh, Director. DualTEC Services Limited, Keighley. (Google review)
Your work-life balance is my business
In addition to ensuring legal and financial compliance and assisting cash flow, my duty as an accounting professional is to help business owners maintain a healthy work-life balance. I do this by taking care of your accounts. Supporting your business goals. Saving you time, worry and money.
“Paul has done a great job putting my accounts on to Sage Business Cloud, and also got a discount for me. I like that the software is MTD compatible and I can access it from anywhere. Paul sorts out all my invoices, does my bookkeeping and produces reports every quarter (or whenever I need them). He is friendly, reliable and easy to work with - it's good to have him on board." - C. Milne, Proprietor. CAM Properties, Carnforth. (Google review)
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