Pippa Bilsland is the owner and proprietor of Star Accounts Stratford Ltd. Qualifying as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in March 2012 Pippa subsequently registered as a Member in Practise to enable providing a service to her own clients as a sole trader, incorporating in July 2017. As a MAAT and a MIP Pippa runs the business as well as working on all services which this business provides.
Pippa’s career started in the IT sector as an analyst/programmer for Granada TV, then contracting at Zurich Insurance, ABC Travel and IBM amongst others. The arrival of 2 children and ten years of being a stay-at-home Mum meant that returning to the IT sector was not possible since technology had moved along so fast. Instead Pippa trained to become a Driving Instructor which allowed her to be around for her children at those important times.
Whilst teaching driving to a variety of clients Pippa looked after her own bookkeeping, accounts and Self-Assessment Tax Returns. After the children had grown up it became apparent that this was the direction of preference so she decided to go back to college to train with the AAT.
This varied career gives Pippa experience in many facets of life and business and as a teacher it became very clear how differently people think and operate. An insight which provides an understanding and friendly environment in the office whilst getting the job done effectively.