Tom Noonan

 

Position within firm – Audit and Accounts Manager

What do you do?

My role is as an audit and accounts manager, acting as the firm’s specialist in charities and not-for-profit organisations, while also retaining a general client portfolio.
The bulk of my work is in supervising audit, examination, and accounts preparation assignments for charities and commercial companies, and ensuring they are delivered efficiently and to a high standard of quality within appropriate timescales, under a range of different regulatory regimes.

What do you enjoy most about your job/ what motivates you to get up in the morning?

What I find especially satisfying is helping directors and charity senior management teams to understand the stories their financial statements are telling, so they can plot their own narratives for the future, to maximise returns to their beneficiaries or wealth creation in their companies.  By seeing through the numbers to the key drivers at play, and relating these in non-technical language, we can add real value to the audit and reporting process.

What projects do you work on?

As a general practice firm we pride ourselves on being able to support clients with any challenges they set themselves. So customised projects are frequent. One such project I’m currently involved in is in supporting a major commercial client in terms of exit strategy, by providing regular customised reports, projections, and “what-if” scenarios – what would normally have been a moderately complex engagement has been impacted by a pandemic, repercussions of a foreign war, and surging inflation, and it has been a rollercoaster ride for all concerned!

What is on top of your bucket list?

Having been lucky enough to see the wondrous aurora borealis (Northern Lights) last year in Tromso, Norway, I would love to view the aurora australis (Southern Lights) – but since they are really only visible from the Antarctic, this is a true bucket list aspiration.