Partner - Business Services
I enjoy reaping the mutual benefits of sharing knowledge and expertise. I love numbers and problem solving. I get a kick out of getting to know my clients and working with them to help them in their businesses.
Fran Reid has been with us since 2019, she is one of our partners and is an auditing specialist. In fact, she’s a bit of a guru.
Most accountants somehow fall into the profession by accident but not Fran, her ambition began at secondary school after doing a course in bookkeeping and basic accountancy. From the age of 14 she was focussed on becoming an accountant, though fleetingly considered teaching as alternative…perhaps she needed to consider an alternative as due diligence! Though she didn’t train as a teacher, knowledge sharing, and people development are her passion.
She oversees the technical development of our trainees and is an advocate of trainees working in all departments for a well-rounded experience. We don’t do silos at Ashcroft.
Outside of work Fran is happiest in mountain air, whether she’s skiing red or black runs, climbing Snowdon (Ben Nevis or Scafell Pike – she’s done all three) or trekking in Nepal. And as if that wasn’t enough altitude, she has also done a tandem sky dive in Australia. She’s a bit of a secret adrenaline junkie!