Smith & Williamson appoints cloud accounting lead

  • Written By: Jo Hyde
  • Published: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:00 GMT

Amy Harper, who leads Smith & Williamson’s Business Outsourcing Services (BOS) department in Southampton, has been appointed as the national cloud accounting lead at the financial and professional services group. This recognises Amy’s expertise and passion in advising and helping businesses to adopt cloud technologies.

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Amy commented: “I have been a longstanding advocate of cloud accounting and the way that technology enables businesses to work in a more streamlined and efficient way to access records anytime and anywhere.” She added: “There are so many fantastic software applications on the market that can help businesses manage their operations based upon financial facts rather than hunch. We are seeing consistent improved outcomes for clients who are using cloud based systems for their accounting processes.”

Since joining Smith & Williamson in September 2018, Amy has grown the BOS team from two to eleven. She has also strengthened its relationships with leading software solution providers such as Xero and Sage, as well as many successful cloud integration companies.

Maria Fandrakis, national head of Business Outsourcing Services at Smith & Williamson said: “Amy has been building her expertise in this area since joining us. Her appointment to this role was a natural choice and she will be able to share her expertise across all of our offices giving us extensive national coverage.”

Nine partners are based at the South Coast office of Smith & Williamson in Southampton. The total headcount in the office is now in excess of 80.


By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of publication.

The tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in future.

Smith & Williamson is a leading financial and professional services firm providing a comprehensive range of investment management, tax, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients and their business interests. The firm’s c1,800 people operate from a network of 11 offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton. Smith & Williamson is part of the Tilney Smith & Williamson group.


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