Alan is a fully qualified bookkeeper and a Member of The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, which is one of the largest bookkeeping institutes in the world. 

He has spent over 30 years in a variety of accounting roles, within the electricity industry and so has extensive experience of bookkeeping and accounting principles and work.  Prior to leaving the electricity industry in May 2007 to set up his bookkeeping practice, he studied and passed with distinctions the various bookkeeping examinations of The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, to enable him to become a Member of the Institute.

In addition, he studied for and was awarded the Diploma in Payroll Management, to enable him to carry out and manage payroll work for his clients.

Since then, he has taken further examinations with the Institute, as they have restructured their membership requirements and has again obtained distinctions in their manual bookkeeping examinations as well.

He is currently studying for their Level III Diploma in Self-Assessment Tax Returns Completion, so that he can provide these services in future as well.