08 April 2021
Girl racer and talented bowls player, Emma Snell will celebrate her seventh year of working at BDO in our tax team this year. We decided to have a chat with her and ask some questions about her role as Tax Senior.
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and your interests.
A: I am an indoor and outdoor bowls player and have played in the World Championships in Australia. I have been bowling for the last 15 years. In addition to bowls I am interested in motorsport and am involved locally as a Marshal (yep wearing the orange overalls) and I am also a member of the crew on the rescue unit. I compete in Karting Championships locally and I have been a pit lane Marshal at the British GT’s in Donnington. Outside of that, I enjoy going to the gym and listening to Queen.
Q: How would you describe your role?
A: My role is ever-changing and varied with the changing tax rules and the clients that I work with.
Q: What do you enjoy about your profession?
A: I enjoy working with a large variety of clients with varying needs and circumstances.
Q: Who is a typical client?
A: A typical client, for me, doesn’t really exist. One minute I can be assisting local individuals who just need some help with their taxes and the next I can be working with companies worth millions.
Q: What do people need to be thinking about now/ at this time of year in terms of tax?
A: Getting their information collected and together in order to prepare their return for the previous year and providing this promptly to their advisors, if they have one.
Q: What would be your top tip to somebody who is looking to get their taxes in order?
A: To work out exactly what they need to do and consider seeking advice from a tax professional.