Claire Smith CA
Client Manager (CS)
Claire Smith CA is the wanderer in our team, picking up lots of experience along the way. She qualified as a chartered accountant in Glasgow with Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in 1994 and then moved to Liverpool. She briefly worked with Jon at Coopers in 1997….although neither of them knew this until recently as it was a big office!
Claire’s travels took her overseas to Brunei, where she worked in Marine Operations, and then on to Houston and Moscow. Now happily settled in Liverpool she joined the team at JDA in January 2018.
What do you like to do outside of work?
When I’m not in work, I like taking my dog out for walks even through the cold rain. I also like going out to restaurants and trying new and exciting foods.
Where is your favourite place?
My favourite place is New York.
What is your favourite food and the food you dislike the most?
My favourite type of food is curry and my least favourite food is porridge.
Tell me an interesting fact about yourself
I used to take part in pantomimes at the local church
What did you want to do when you were growing up?
When I was growing up I always wanted to be a nurse. It didn’t work out that way, though!
Tell us about your role
I am a Client Manager which means that I have a set amount of clients and I help them with whatever services they need from me as an accountant. For my clients, if they have any questions it is me that they contact and I make sure the query is answered by the appropriate team member.
What do you like about working at JDA
I enjoy working with the team and the relaxed working environment that we share. I also like the professional approach to work that is taken here at JDA.