It all started after A levels, going into the Inland Revenue, she soon realised that to understand tax calculations you had to understand the accounting processes that were used by industry. Then after two years and a change to Assistant Collector of Taxes, one frequent job was to sit patiently with taxpayers helping them to work out budgets to facilitate payment of their personal tax.
After having James and helping run a pub and a hotel part time, Carole returned to the Civil Service, this time in the Home Office, running a large procurement dept., she gained her RSA bookkeeping exams. Juggling home, young son and work in London did not make for a good home life.
So back in Oxfordshire, Carole ran the purchase ledger in the finance office of a large manufacturing company; she then decided AAT would be a good idea, passing her NVQ4 in 2001 and she then teamed up with Lorna and took the plunge into practice...
Having a farmer for a husband the countryside and the environment are very important to Carole. Weekends are spent in the great outdoors, gardening, walking, cycling and occasionally driving a tractor, but these days that takes a lot of persuasion. Good food also plays a large part in their lives eating fresh and local. When time allows travel to warm winter sun is a must.