Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight – Gemma Barry

What does a typical day for Gemma look like?

First thing on the agenda is checking emails and dealing with anything urgent. Then, depending on the time of year, it can either be back-to-back tax return preparation and assisting clients with tax related queries or, if it is after the 31 January filing deadline, I carry out some of my Practice Manager duties. I am known in the office for my nagging skills; but at least the office stays spik and span!

What do you get up to in your spare time?

Spare time, what’s that?! Having had twins at the end of 2019, I struggle to find much spare time for me full stop! I don’t mind, though, the babes are so entertaining and they really do fill my days with lots of love and laughter.

What is your favourite place to travel to?

Travel was a passion of mine and my husband’s before the twins arrived (all plans on hold for the foreseeable future, of course). We always said we would never visit anywhere twice as there is so much of the world to see, but if I had to pick somewhere to return to it would probably be Hawaii.

Which film do you never get tired of watching?

I’m not a huge film watcher, but give me a documentary on prisons or true crime and I am hooked.

Are you a dog or a cat person?

Neither, to be honest. My only pet when I was growing up  was a goldfish called Frank. He used to travel backwards and forwards to university with me every term. But our house is a little busy for any extra family members now!

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