Diana Horgan MAAT
Diana has over 30 years of experience working in the financial sector, the majority of which has been spent in accountancy practice. She has held her AAT qualification since 1990 and has a wealth of knowledge of preparing accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies in many diverse sectors as well as taking care of their payroll, VAT and other statutory returns.
She is proficient in the major accounting software packages and constantly updates her knowledge as these develop. Her approachable manner means she is successful in training clients with their financial packages, especially encouraging to clients with more basic computer knowledge and bookkeeping skills. She is client focussed and enjoys preparing management accounts while visiting client premises to get a deeper understanding of their business.
Since joining our firm in 2014 she has worked in various departments within the practice, the last three years being heavily involved in the personal tax department. She has latterly been concentrating on our extensive agricultural client base.
Experience outside practice:
- Diana was employed at a silver service restaurant as an accountant in an increasingly managerial role, initially reporting to Head Office and then as Financial Controller to the Directors after a management buyout in 2001. Her tasks were entry of prime data all the way through to Management and Year End Accounts, including VAT returns, monthly payroll and statutory returns.
- She worked on a project at a major software house where, using mainly Excel, she helped to design, test and cross validate accounting reports as part of a team set up to gain accreditation with Bank of England by submitting statutory reports using the OSCA online system – the project was later successfully adopted.
- She completed an assignment in the educational sector, where she supported the Income Services division with various tasks including sales ledger work, cashiering, liaising with Student Finance England and addressing a wide variety of international student queries. Specialist software used was SITS Vision and Agresso, as well as the usual Microsoft Office Suite.
During her free time Diana and her retired husband fulfil their empty nest tendencies with dog walks and European city travel.