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Find out why Carmen Parker, Landmark Architecture’s Group Management Accountant, is always so busy!

We stole a few moments of Carmen Parker’s time to find out what it is exactly that she does as a Group Management Accountant and how her busy role fits into the overall home extension process. We would have loved to have spent more time with her but she shooed us out of her office before we could bust out the tea and biccies!


1.       What are your daily duties as the Group Management Accountant?

My duties vary from day to day but include managing the cash flow of 11 bank accounts, payments and invoicing, tax, VAT, dealing with HMRD, filing and payroll.  

2.       What qualifications did you need to become a Group Management Accountant?

ACCA (Assoc. Of Chartered Accountants) and AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians).

 3.       How did you end up at Landmark Architecture?

I was looking for a new job and Landmark Architecture was a match made in heaven because it’s close to where I live so ideal travel-wise, and the role was similar to previous roles I’d had so I knew I was up to the task!

4.       How does your job fit in with the overall project schedule?

My specific role at Landmark Architecture involves managing the client bank account, processing payments and invoices and accounting for all transactions relating to our loft conversion and home extension projects. Without someone managing ingoing and outgoing payments like this, nothing would ever get designed or built.

5.       How hands on are you in terms of customer service?

I have limited customer contact, but occasionally I get to exercise customer service when I’m taking payments.

6.       What are the most common problems or challenges you encounter in your line of work?

There’s a lot to get done, so finding the time to get everything finished can be challenging but every day I come in knowing I’m up for the challenge.

7.       What do you enjoy most about what you do?

I particularly enjoy the variety of work and that no two days are the same.

8.       What’s next for you?

As the company grows I look forward to getting different financial experience in different areas of the business and expanding my set of skills. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for Landmark Group (Landmark Lofts, Landmark Architecture, Landmark LLP and Landmark Heating) as we’ve experienced a lot of growth over the past few years.

9.       When you’re not at Landmark Architecture, how do you like to spend your time?

I enjoy spending time with my family, getting involved in sports, being artistic and occasionally even relaxing.


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