Wendy Smith spent the first 17 years of her career at one of the ‘Big Five’ accounting firms in Zimbabwe. She trained in the external audit department, before moving into the small businesses accounting division. She then took over the role of Practice Manager for the firm which gave her invaluable experience in running a business as the role included budgeting for the firm and managing the administration and payroll. In 2000 the economic situation in Zimbabwe prompted Wendy and her family to move to England where they settled in Carshalton, Surrey.
Since moving to England Wendy has worked at two Blue Chip companies in the corporate world, spending 9 years in large finance departments. One of the roles was to work with non-finance departments to set budgets and monitor performance, so she can present information without the technical jargon that bewilders many people.
Wendy loves the fact that at Tall Horse she is able to build relationships with her clients and offer a personal service to them. She is certainly not a stuffy accountant in a suit!
Wendy is married to Mike and has a daughter and a son. She enjoys reading, baking and theatre, as well as a glass of good wine.