I call Bloodwood Accounting a community accounting service.
I offer most of the standard accounting services – tax returns, corporation tax, VAT, bookkeeping and so on. I have 30 years experience accounting in SMEs, including some of my own businesses, as well as in co-operatives, voluntary community organisations and government funded community services.
The basis of my service is an attitude of empowerment – empowering clients around money, and empowering our communities around finance and the local economy. An empowerment attitude means that if I work myself out of a job because my clients have become adept in their own money management then that’s a job well done. I’m very happy to simply do the accounting work. I’m equally happy to train people in doing it themselves. Mixing these two together is delightful.
I get juice from empowering us all to live the life paths that nourish our souls, spark our creativity, and deeply connect us with The World. I live my life in relatively marginalised spaces: gender, sexuality and relationship diverse, and intersectional-inclusive. My identity and life is not usually associated with the ‘hard-headed’ or ‘rational’ world of finance and money. But there are many spiritual aspects to money and my relationship with it – you can read more in my blog posts.