Diane is our Financial Controller with over 25 years’ accountancy experience and has significant experience in managing the accounting function of SMEs.
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Favourite all time Film: Crocodile Dundee, all 3 films - G’day mate!
Favourite Gadgets: My iphone. It helps me to stay in touch with my 4 children and is so easy to take photos and send messages etc. My second best gadget is my SatNav – I’d be lost without it!
Enjoyable Sport: I love walking and talking with friends
Wine or beer? Tasty red with cheese and nibbles
Favourite read: For wisdom, the bible. For a quick read before bed, crime thrillers though I often stay up too late trying to solve the mystery
Favourite fun thing: Cuddling my baby grandson Isaac and laughing at my granddaughter Rebecca’s mad dancing!
Favourite Country: I love the variety of France with its fine wine and food, beaches, mountains, vineyards, sunshine and snow. I’ve had many happy times there.
Scariest work moment: Turning up at the wrong Oxford hotel for my interview, then going in the opposite direction to reach the correct hotel!! Happily I got the job and I’m here now.
Professional History: Employment
1979-1982: Barclays Bank
1982-2000: Company Secretary/Accountant - a full on role progressing our family business from Sole Trader to PLC Company
2001-2004: Mature Student Abingdon College
2004-2012: Freelance Accountant helping several local companies including: S&R Childs, The Upper Reaches Hotel, Rustica, Wise Owl Accountants, Chris Drewett Signs, RealSound & Vision and AGM Plumbing
Dec 2012: Sipara Ltd – My favourite job yet!!!
Professional Qualifications
AAT – 2003
ACCA - 2004 (part qualified)

Simon Sellars

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