BAS Associates Team

Welcome to the BAS Associates team page. Below are short bio’s, highlighting the experience and quality which we have. You will be dealing with most of the team during your journey with us, and with different skillsets, we cover the majority of the needs of your business and personal accounting needs in house. Supporting us there are a number of specialists enabling the service we give you to be professional, accurate an on target with our pricing. We are thoroughly geared up for digital and cloud accounting solutions, and are up to date with all the necessary training in our fields.

Call us on 01442 560050 or message us through our contact page for the very best accounting service available.

Dawn Smith ACMA CGMA BA (Hons) ICPA – Managing Director

The BAS Associates team is lead by Dawn, who is Managing Director and founder of BAS Associates.

Dawn began her involvement with small business in 1992 running a small trade printing company with her husband. During this time she gained her degree in Business Studies and after spotting a gap in the market for local, affordable accountancy and business services she decided to move in to the accounting world. Originally set-up as part of a well-known accountancy franchise, BAS soon outgrew them and has been trading independently since 2004.

Achieving her ACMA and GCMA qualifications in 2006, Dawn has steadily grown the business taking on new team members in 2008 (Jacqueline), 2010 (Brett), 2015 (Charlotte) and 2018 (Ellie).

Dawn has recently qualified to be our specialist in Wills and Probate and will help in these areas.

Much of Dawn’s spare time is spent relaxing and enjoying time with her grandchildren. She also spends time with the family, and keeps up-to-date with the latest happenings on a variety of crime dramas.

Brett Smith ACCA ATT BSc (Hons)

Brett joined BAS in April 2010 as a junior accountant, having previously worked in retail from 2004 to 2008, followed by two years at Kubota as a Sales and Distribution Co-Ordinator. Since joining Brett has qualified as a taxation technician (2012) and chartered certified accountant (2014) and been awarded a degree in Applied Accounting (2015).

Brett’s main duties revolve around bookkeeping and the preparation of VAT returns, accounts and self-assessment tax returns for all clients.

Due to the growth of the business and personal circumstances Brett opened an office for BAS in the Holbury / New Forest area in June 2015. Brett splits his time between both offices so whilst looking after existing clients he is looking to expand the business on the south coast. Brett spends a lot of his free time with his Wife and Daughter and also enjoys anything football related.

Jacqueline Smith – Accounting Technician

Jacqueline began her career with BAS Associates in October 2008, making her the second longest serving member of the BAS Associates team. Prior to that she had three years’ experience working for IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) in the financial reporting department.

She is AAT qualified achieving her latest qualification in the late 90’s. Her main role at BAS currently revolves around payroll which ranges from creating payslips for our payroll clients to resolving any client queries and liaising with HMRC on all things payroll related. In addition to this Jacqui also assists with general bookkeeping, preparing clients quarterly VAT returns, year-end accounts and self-assessment/partnership tax returns.

Jacqui currently works part-time during school hours as she has two school-aged children. Much of her spare time is spent with her family and friends and as an avid reader a book (or Kindle) is never far away.

Lydia Cole - Accounts Support

Lydia is our newest team member and is a very welcome addition to the New Forest Accountant at this busy time. Currently working through her professional apprenticeship, she has a fantastic attitude to work, and balances this with quality personal time, where she can be found riding her horse, seeing family or exploring different local areas with friends.

She has a keen grasp of maths, her favourite subject at school, is keen to learn new things, especially where computers are involved, and with cloud accounting becoming more and more popular, this will be a massive help to everyone as Lydia develops her skills in the business.

We see a great future for Lydia in the next few years and will be giving her every encouragement to grow with the business, and she will welcome you to the Holbury office with confidence and a coffee or tea when you pop in to see us .

Ellie Bogan – Accounts Assistant

Ellie Joined us in September 2018, has good experience in many parts of accountancy, having worked in business since leaving school, mainly in an administrative role but completed her AAT qualification a few years ago and took on a more accounts based role. This led to branching out and carrying out bookkeeping and accounts for a variety of other clients particularly VAT returns.

Ellie will have responsibilities for all levels of accountancy within BAS Associates, from bookkeeping through VAT to Payroll.

Living locally, outside of work she tries to spend time exercising and enjoys watching sport, as well as all the necessary reponsilbilities of family life.