Meet Our Team
Jo Murray, BSc (Hons) FCA
I trained as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Reading before finishing my training as an employee of James Cowper in Newbury, after the sale of my department in 2004. After qualifying in 2006, I got a job as an Accountancy Tutor with FTC (Now Kaplan) in Bristol, primarily teaching Accounting, Audit, Financial […]
Growing up in the countryside, I have developed a keen equestrian and rural interest and have owned my own horse since the age of 13. Most of my holiday time has been spent working at my local riding school, livery yard or equine vet so I have a good understanding of how these businesses work. Whilst at school in Gillingham I really enjoyed business studies and continued this on to A level with a view to furthering my studies in the accountancy sector. An apprenticeship appealed to me as I can gain experience working within a business environment and study for my AAT at the same time. With Free Range Business I am fortunate enough to combine both my rural and business interests and I am really looking forward to helping our clients reach their full potential.
I have grown up in the local area and, having always lived in the countryside, I enjoy the chance to work with local rural businesses whilst studying for my AAT qualification. The experience I have gained by working in practice has been invaluable. I am keen to progress my studies and start my ACA training in September 16, whilst continuing to benefit from the work place training I receive from Free Range Business.
I have a further 3 years of study before becoming a qualified Chartered Accountant, by which time I will have gathered a wealth of experience from Jo and I am looking forward to assisting in the training of future apprentices as they join the practice.
I come from a family of Chartered Accountants and, although I have been in sales for the last 25 years, I recently decided that a role in an accountancy environment is where I really want to be. I am currently home studying an ICB bookkeeping course in my spare time and welcomed the opportunity to join Free Range Business when it arose. Having set up and run the UK office for a Belgian company in the past, I am really enjoying being a part of Free Range Business’ expansion.
My partner and I recently moved to a house with some land, which we are hoping to turn into a small holding in the near future, so this fits in nicely with Free Range’s client base. I am looking forward to learning new skills in the financial sector at the same time as using my experience to assist in the growth of the business. Exciting times ahead!