Lesley trained and spent nine years with PwC, qualifying with them as a Chartered Accountant.
Her time there included four years as an audit and business development manager in audit and general practice, coordinating client service, before joining a 5 partner firm of accountants as an Audit Manager in 1989, arriving at BWM LLP in 2000.
Lesley has a wide variety of audit experience, including management of audit assignments and preparation of accounts, including consolidations, for small charities through to large private organisations.
Lesley has been a director of a charity with annual income of over £1m for many years, acting firstly as honorary treasurer, then as company secretary chairing committees.
“A huge thank you for updating trustees on the new SORP and going through the implications in our draft accounts. It helped enormously and clarified the situation vis-a-vis our accounts’ presentation.”
Trustee, Charity Client
“Big thanks Debbie, Beth and Lesley for all your advice and assistance over the last financial year. I know you have gone out of your way to assist me and I am very grateful indeed.”
“Please allow me to thank you all for the excellent support you have given to us and to me in particular this year. Debbie, Lesley and Brian have been absolutely brilliant of course in the work but also in reassuring me when I was concerned”
“Thanks Lesley for all yours and Elliot’s help and advice with the audit and the finalising of these accounts”
BWM audit and accounts client
“As a large charity it is vital to us to have a partnership with an accountant that can not only carry out accountancy and audit functions to an exceptional standard but is also responsive to our need for advice and support relating to a wide range of financial issues. BWMacfarlane have done this excellently for us for a number of years. Great Company!”
“Lesley, I just wanted to thank you for all the support you have given me (and the charity) since you became our Independent Examiner – not least through our torrid 2016 year end! It has all been much appreciated. From my perspective, BWM has been a great firm to deal with and I wish you all continued success in the future.”
Charity Treasurer, on retirement
“Lesley – I would like to thank you on behalf of staff and trustees for the support you have offered us over the past few years. The professionalism of your service and staff has been much appreciated”
Charity chief executive