The Happy Accountant blog was started by me, Louise, way back in 2007. At the time, it was one of the first blogs to share knowledge and information (both freely and for free) on the nuts and bolts and practicalities of actually doing accounting and tax.
The posts are generally about one or more of the following:
- Accountancy, Bookkeeping and Tax for small businesses, freelancers and one-person businesses.
- Performance Management
- Excel spreadsheets (in relation to how it can help with the above)
- The odd Accounting software comment.
- Accounting & Accountants in general
- Business management
If something is unclear or you would like to ask a question about a specific post, please do pop a comment against that specific article.
Please note that all comments are moderated, so it might take a while for them to become visible – and a little bit longer still for a reply (if one is necessary).
I am a Chartered Management Accountant and the real life person behind The Happy Accountant.
I went to uni and then got a job, starting right at the bottom in accounts clerk roles, working upwards and moving into financial management and budgeting. I have worked for small businesses, start ups and some global brands as well as the NHS and a local authority (council). During that time, I’ve seen some really good accounting systems and some terrifyingly bad ones, too.
Unlike most accountants in practice, I’ve worked in businesses not external to them.
In 2007, with a baby and young children, I set up Figurate Ltd because of course, that’s not at all a stressful, sleepless time. I then spent the first three months worrying if I would ever get a client or actually make any money at all. Fast forward to now and I am lucky enough to have some fabulous clients working in all kinds of interesting fields. I primarily work from home, although I do visit clients at their offices, too.
You can also get in touch here.