ABG is pleased to announce the promotion to Partner of Ben Hooper.
Ben has been part of ABG’s team for almost 2 years and heads up our Outsourced Accounting Department.
On announcing the promotion Ben added “My first few weeks as a Partner at ABG have certainly been interesting. My official “Partner” status was confirmed as we were busy preparing the firm for one of its biggest challenges to date, the Coronavirus Health Pandemic. All official announcements and celebrations had to be put aside whilst we all pulled together to prepare and work with our teams to ensure they were equipped and well positioned for the challenge of “lockdown” ahead”.
Despite the above, Ben was not deterred and his first weeks as a Partner ABG have, in a way, been life changing. Over the past 12 weeks Ben has been the driving force behind our Outsourced Accounting team, who today are all working remotely in some of the fastest moving market conditions we have ever experienced.
Ben and his young, vibrant team deal with the firm’s outsourced accounting clients. Between them they deal with areas such as payroll, VAT returns, bank reconciliations, bookkeeping, budgets and cashflows.
Ben’s team are Xero-certified advisors as well as our payroll experts and during the lockdown period Ben’s team achieved Xero platinum partner status for ABG.
Ben further added “The health pandemic has been a massive learning curve for my team and myself. We have, almost overnight, had to grasp an in depth understanding of all the Government Support packages available to our clients. As a result, we have found ourselves busier than ever, engaging new payroll and management accounting clients in order that we can help and assist them in accessing grant applications and the Government’s Furlough scheme.”
Once the UK starts to return to a “new normal” Ben will continue to develop ABG’s outsourced accounting team and he is looking forward to expanding the breadth of services offered.
Commenting on Ben’s promotion, Gary Jackson, ABG’s Senior Partner added “We all knew that when Ben joined ABG he was bringing something special to our team not only his youth and enthusiasm but also his passion for the service he provides. Ben was keen to be part of a pro-active, innovative firm that allows all its team members to work with autonomy and ABG are happy to be able to provide Ben with that environment. I know I speak for all of the Partners here at ABG when I say that I am very excited by the opportunities Ben’s promotion presents, we know he is an excellent addition to our team.”