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In this segment of our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we had the opportunity to speak with Sara Dennis, a Director at Bevan Buckland LLP, delving into her career journey and the nature of her role at the firm. 


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. 

A: I have worked in Accountancy since I was 16 and have worked for three firms in Swansea over the years, each teaching me different skills. I have been married 25 years this year and have three children and a dog. We are a football-mad family, and I am often seen on the sidelines of a football pitch on the weekends supporting one of my children. In my spare time, I am also the treasurer of Llangyfelach Girls AFC under 14’s, which is really rewarding. I also enjoy yoga, taking the dog to the beach and seeing friends for a coffee. 


Q: How long have you been at Bevan Buckland, and what’s your current role? 

A: I started with Bevan Buckland in May 1999, so I have been with the firm for 25 years and progressed to Director. 


Q: How did you first get into Accountancy? 

A: I started as an office junior in 1987 for a local firm called Brace Rees and Partners and decided to study AAT, which helped with my career progression. I then continued with ATT when I started with Bevan Buckland in 1999. 


Q: What does a typical day look like in your role? 

A: A typical day for me is meeting with clients to discuss their business, their accounts/taxes, and any other queries they may have, which I really enjoy. I also assist staff with any queries they may have during the day and fit in accounts reviews. 


Q: What do you find most interesting and rewarding about your work? 

A: Meeting new clients and learning about their businesses, as each one is different and always interesting. Also, helping clients reduce their tax bill is always great! 


Q: How do you continue learning and growing as a professional? 

A: Learning from my peers and listening and responding to clients. 


Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

A: I was once told, “No task is beneath you”; you just need to work hard, and success should follow.