Working Throughout The UK

We hold meetings by Zoom with clients throughout the UK, and visit clients within a 30 mile radius of Dunmow, Essex.

Meet the team

CHERYL SHARP FCCA

Founder & CEO

The why: As a mum and step-mum to a tribe of 5, I fully understand the juggle of work and home life. Pink Pig Financials was born out of a dream that I could spend equal time doing what I love and being with the people I love. Starting a business was both the scariest thing I’ve ever done, but also the thing I’m most proud of (along with my Children, of course!). It’s why I’m driven to help other parents realise that they can find flexibility and do both!

The who, what, where and, when: I’ve helped all kinds of amazing businesses since I began working in accounts in 2003. My journey started with becoming AAT qualified shortly after my first son was born, and led me to completing a Payroll Management Diploma shortly after. Clearly unable to sit still, I then went on to tackle my ACCA qualification and became a Certified Chartered Accountant, self-taught from home around the kids and my job. I’ve always had something to work towards, my next achievement in business, a new piece of technology to master, a bucket list of global destinations to visit. I believe all business owners can work towards their ideal lifestyle from day 1 of starting out.

The braggy bit: ACCA Fellow, Xero Advisor Certified, Xero Payroll Certified, Xero Migration Certified, Xero’s Most Valued Professional 2018.

Ask me about: Running your business in pursuit of your life goals, where to travel to, or any episode of Friends (and I’ll probably quote it).

CAROLINE HANCOCK FCCA

Client Account Manager

The why: I love being part of a company that cares about their employees and clients in equal measure and treats everyone as individuals. It’s an added benefit that everyone on the team shares an understanding of what it’s like to be a working parent! That understanding helps us build long lasting relationships with our clients.

The who, what, where and, when: After studying a BComm and BComm Honours in Financial Accounting at the University of Pretoria, I took a scary and exciting leap and left South Africa to embark on an adventure around Europe. Eventually I settled in the UK where I spent the majority of my career in accounting for Transport for London, looking after the balance sheet for Docklands Light Railway, London River Services and the subsurface underground lines, compiling year end accounts and dealing with auditors. All the while, growing as a parent to two beautiful daughters! As someone who loves attention to detail and achieving balance, I’m in the right place to support business owners with all their bookkeeping needs.

The braggy bit: A fully qualified member of the ACCA for more than 10 years, Xero Advisor Certified.

Ask me about: The kind of life you can live when you don’t have to worry about your accounting, what it’s like to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, or what to bake this weekend.

ELLIE ANTKIEWICZ

Client Account Manager

The why: I was looking for a company where I could expand my learning and experience as a bookkeeper, that really understood this ‘work-life balance’ thing. I was excited to find a company who understood my needs as much as they understood their clients. The team reached out to me and asked me to apply, and it was a yes!

The who, what, where and, when: I built a solid foundation in Bookkeeping and Payroll in an accountancy practice in Cambridgeshire. Now I’m excited to continue learning new tech with the team as I take care of bookkeeping and payroll for the PPF clients. Born in London, raised in Cambridgeshire and currently living in Essex is a bit of a tell tale sign I love to travel around. Working virtually, I hope to be able to take this little MacBook with me to some exciting places in future, as travel is a huge part of my life.

The braggy bit: 6 + years as a Bookkeeper!

Ask me about: Anything you don’t understand about daily bookkeeping – (I’ll put it in real human terms), how to say more than just swear words in Spanish, or my recommendation for your next adventure!

GRACE ORRELL MAAT

Client Account Manager

The why: I’m a huge people person. I love getting to know clients, building relationships, and feeling like I’ve made a difference in their lives. There’s no better feeling than watching someone achieve their goals, and knowing you played a part in that. I was drawn to PPF because it seemed like the perfect place to work alongside and with amazing people – not just the clients we help across all types of industries, but the PPF team, who are some of the loveliest people in the world. And the amazing flexibility means my dog gets long lunchtime walks across the field!

The who, what, where and, when: I joined PPF as a Client Account Manager in 2021. When I was younger, I had a dream of owning an ice cream van, but this would’ve meant my passion for helping others and my ability to spot errors in accounts and implement money and time saving solutions would have gone to waste! I’m a big Xero nerd, which is perfect at PPF. I’m the go-to person for finding apps and software to integrate with Xero, training clients how to use it, and finding new ways to automate the bookkeeping process!

The braggy bit: AAT qualified, and creator of the best millionaire shortbread recipe ever.

Ask me about: my funky exercise routine (hint: it involves mini trampolines and lots of fun music) and any and all things Xero.

MADISON DENNIS

PA to CEO

The why: I’ve always loved keeping things organised, finding solutions to problems, and helping others. Joining the PPF team as a PA means I can really make a difference in people’s lives and be part of a company that lives by its values! I’ve never had such amazing flexibility and work-life balance.

The who, what, where and, when: I joined the PPF team as a PA and Client-Coordinator in 2021. My job lets me work super closely with our CEO, Cheryl, and I handle all types of accountancy related admin and ad hoc tasks.

The braggy bit: those with a sweet tooth will be able to appreciate this – I once set myself a goal of going 6 whole months without any chocolate, and I did it! Naturally, I had to reward myself with some much deserved chocolate!

Ask me about: moving advice! I’ve moved home 8 times in the last 10 years, and spent some of that time living in a static caravan!

LAURA MAY ACA

Senior Accountant

The why: I’m all about those efficiencies! I love adding value to people’s businesses by providing an excellent service and helping owners to identify better, faster ways to do things. Hearing our clients’ success stories is the cherry on top of the cake. I was really excited to join PPF, to have an impact on smaller companies and entrepreneurs, helping them achieve their wildest life goals.

The who, what, where and when: I joined the PPF team in 2022 as a Senior Accountant. I trained for my ACA in 2019 in the audit department of a Big 4 firm. I loved being able to work in a wide variety of audits, learning about different companies, meeting different clients and their teams. Thirsty for more knowledge, I seconded to corporate tax, never to look back. Later, I moved to a top 20 firm, where I was able to work in corporate tax for smaller owner-managed businesses. I found a real love for helping small businesses. My dad owned his own business, so I grew up with his entrepreneurial influence. I now look forward to working with entrepreneurial businesses at PPF and can’t wait to find out more about my new clients.

The braggy bit: ACA qualified, with previous experience in audit and corporate tax. I also built and designed my house, from planning to completion. If I wasn’t an accountant, I’d definitely be a builder (project manager/developer) because I love designing houses!

Ask me about: Corporate tax, how to build a house from scratch or what sweet thing to bake next.

ZIGGY (THE DOG)

Head of Pawfits

The why: I won’t pretend my job is easy! Between the belly rubs, begging for treats, and of course watching out the window for strangers and deliveries, I’ve earned my nap on mumma’s desk every day! I’m not in it for the money, though – I work pro bone-o, because there’s nothing better than getting to stay by my mumma’s side, give her lots of sloppy kisses, and hear all her clients compliment me when I pop up on Zoom calls!

The who, what, where and, when: I graduated from puppy school in 2021 and moved immediately into my career as Head of Paw-fits at PPF. What you might not realize by looking at this adorable face is that I’m also in charge of security. Somebody’s gotta keep my mumma safe, and I’m just the pup for the job! If you want to see what I’m capable of, just check out all the new toys I turn into piles of fluff and fabric in three minutes flat!

The braggy bit: Puppy school graduate, CDITW certified (that stands for Cutest Dog In The World!) and I can give kisses on demand.

Ask me about: my wardrobe of harnesses – pink ones, of course – and my hair care routine. Just look at these fluffy white waves!

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CHERYL SHARP FCCA

Founder & CEO

The why: As a mum and step-mum to a tribe of 5, I fully understand the juggle of work and home life. Pink Pig Financials was born out of a dream that I could spend equal time doing what I love and being with the people I love. Starting a business was both the scariest thing I’ve ever done, but also the thing I’m most proud of (along with my Children, of course!). It’s why I’m driven to help other parents realise that they can find flexibility and do both!

The who, what, where and, when: I’ve helped all kinds of amazing businesses since I began working in accounts in 2003. My journey started with becoming AAT qualified shortly after my first son was born, and led me to completing a Payroll Management Diploma shortly after. Clearly unable to sit still, I then went on to tackle my ACCA qualification and became a Certified Chartered Accountant, self-taught from home around the kids and my job. I’ve always had something to work towards, my next achievement in business, a new piece of technology to master, a bucket list of global destinations to visit. I believe all business owners can work towards their ideal lifestyle from day 1 of starting out.

The braggy bit: ACCA Fellow, Xero Advisor Certified, Xero Payroll Certified, Xero Migration Certified, Xero’s Most Valued Professional 2018.

Ask me about: Running your business in pursuit of your life goals, where to travel to, or any episode of Friends (and I’ll probably quote it).

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CAROLINE HANCOCK FCCA

Client Account Manager

The why: I love being part of a company that cares about their employees and clients in equal measure and treats everyone as individuals. It’s an added benefit that everyone on the team shares an understanding of what it’s like to be a working parent! That understanding helps us build long lasting relationships with our clients.

The who, what, where and, when: After studying a BComm and BComm Honours in Financial Accounting at the University of Pretoria, I took a scary and exciting leap and left South Africa to embark on an adventure around Europe. Eventually I settled in the UK where I spent the majority of my career in accounting for Transport for London, looking after the balance sheet for Docklands Light Railway, London River Services and the subsurface underground lines, compiling year end accounts and dealing with auditors. All the while, growing as a parent to two beautiful daughters! As someone who loves attention to detail and achieving balance, I’m in the right place to support business owners with all their bookkeeping needs.

The braggy bit: A fully qualified member of the ACCA for more than 10 years, Xero Advisor Certified.

Ask me about: The kind of life you can live when you don’t have to worry about your accounting, what it’s like to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, or what to bake this weekend.

Tab 3

ELLIE ANTKIEWICZ

Client Account Manager

The why: I was looking for a company where I could expand my learning and experience as a bookkeeper, that really understood this ‘work-life balance’ thing. I was excited to find a company who understood my needs as much as they understood their clients. The team reached out to me and asked me to apply, and it was a yes!

The who, what, where and, when: I built a solid foundation in Bookkeeping and Payroll in an accountancy practice in Cambridgeshire. Now I’m excited to continue learning new tech with the team as I take care of bookkeeping and payroll for the PPF clients. Born in London, raised in Cambridgeshire and currently living in Essex is a bit of a tell tale sign I love to travel around. Working virtually, I hope to be able to take this little MacBook with me to some exciting places in future, as travel is a huge part of my life.

The braggy bit: 6 + years as a Bookkeeper!

Ask me about: Anything you don’t understand about daily bookkeeping – (I’ll put it in real human terms), how to say more than just swear words in Spanish, or my recommendation for your next adventure!

Tab 4

GRACE ORRELL MAAT

Client Account Manager

The why: I’m a huge people person. I love getting to know clients, building relationships, and feeling like I’ve made a difference in their lives. There’s no better feeling than watching someone achieve their goals, and knowing you played a part in that. I was drawn to PPF because it seemed like the perfect place to work alongside and with amazing people – not just the clients we help across all types of industries, but the PPF team, who are some of the loveliest people in the world. And the amazing flexibility means my dog gets long lunchtime walks across the field!

The who, what, where and, when: I joined PPF as a Client Account Manager in 2021. When I was younger, I had a dream of owning an ice cream van, but this would’ve meant my passion for helping others and my ability to spot errors in accounts and implement money and time saving solutions would have gone to waste! I’m a big Xero nerd, which is perfect at PPF. I’m the go-to person for finding apps and software to integrate with Xero, training clients how to use it, and finding new ways to automate the bookkeeping process!

The braggy bit: AAT qualified, and creator of the best millionaire shortbread recipe ever.

Ask me about: my funky exercise routine (hint: it involves mini trampolines and lots of fun music) and any and all things Xero.

Tab 5

MADISON DENNIS

PA to CEO

The why: I’ve always loved keeping things organised, finding solutions to problems, and helping others. Joining the PPF team as a PA means I can really make a difference in people’s lives and be part of a company that lives by its values! I’ve never had such amazing flexibility and work-life balance.

The who, what, where and, when: I joined the PPF team as a PA and Client-Coordinator in 2021. My job lets me work super closely with our CEO, Cheryl, and I handle all types of accountancy related admin and ad hoc tasks.

The braggy bit: those with a sweet tooth will be able to appreciate this – I once set myself a goal of going 6 whole months without any chocolate, and I did it! Naturally, I had to reward myself with some much deserved chocolate!

Ask me about: moving advice! I’ve moved home 8 times in the last 10 years, and spent some of that time living in a static caravan!

Tab 6

LAURA MAY ACA

Senior Accountant

The why: I’m all about those efficiencies! I love adding value to people’s businesses by providing an excellent service and helping owners to identify better, faster ways to do things. Hearing our clients’ success stories is the cherry on top of the cake. I was really excited to join PPF, to have an impact on smaller companies and entrepreneurs, helping them achieve their wildest life goals.

The who, what, where and when: I joined the PPF team in 2022 as a Senior Accountant. I trained for my ACA in 2019 in the audit department of a Big 4 firm. I loved being able to work in a wide variety of audits, learning about different companies, meeting different clients and their teams. Thirsty for more knowledge, I seconded to corporate tax, never to look back. Later, I moved to a top 20 firm, where I was able to work in corporate tax for smaller owner-managed businesses. I found a real love for helping small businesses. My dad owned his own business, so I grew up with his entrepreneurial influence. I now look forward to working with entrepreneurial businesses at PPF and can’t wait to find out more about my new clients.

The braggy bit: ACA qualified, with previous experience in audit and corporate tax. I also built and designed my house, from planning to completion. If I wasn’t an accountant, I’d definitely be a builder (project manager/developer) because I love designing houses!

Ask me about: Corporate tax, how to build a house from scratch or what sweet thing to bake next.

Tab 7

ZIGGY (THE DOG)

Head of Pawfits

The why: I won’t pretend my job is easy! Between the belly rubs, begging for treats, and of course watching out the window for strangers and deliveries, I’ve earned my nap on mumma’s desk every day! I’m not in it for the money, though – I work pro bone-o, because there’s nothing better than getting to stay by my mumma’s side, give her lots of sloppy kisses, and hear all her clients compliment me when I pop up on Zoom calls!

The who, what, where and, when: I graduated from puppy school in 2021 and moved immediately into my career as Head of Paw-fits at PPF. What you might not realize by looking at this adorable face is that I’m also in charge of security. Somebody’s gotta keep my mumma safe, and I’m just the pup for the job! If you want to see what I’m capable of, just check out all the new toys I turn into piles of fluff and fabric in three minutes flat!

The braggy bit: Puppy school graduate, CDITW certified (that stands for Cutest Dog In The World!) and I can give kisses on demand.

Ask me about: my wardrobe of harnesses – pink ones, of course – and my hair care routine. Just look at these fluffy white waves!

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