Theresa L Campbell, founder and director, TLC Accounting – what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a child I really wanted to be a teacher. I have always had a passion for sharing my knowledge and helping others to learn. I often played school with my three siblings pretending to be a schoolteacher, giving lessons, organising tests, and grading their performance.

Where had that got to during your later studies (or not, as the case may be)?

Being from a poor background, Teachers College in Jamaica was very expensive for me. There wasn’t any flexible option to work and learn at the same time. I couldn’t see how I was going to support myself through four years of Teachers’ College without working.  So unfortunately, that plan was placed on the back burner.

When did you move into accountancy; why, and how?

I was first introduced to accountancy at the age of 16 in high school. I was fascinated by the subject ‘principles of accounting’ as I had a flair for numbers. I immediately became obsessed with the subject and took a chance at completing my national exam in year ten. I got one of the highest marks in my high school. I thought, right, this is it, I’m either going to be a teacher of this subject or become a chartered accountant. That summer I went to a careers fair where I was introduced to the ACCA; I was hooked, and the rest was history.

How important is accounting in your role – and how has being an accountant helped you develop in your career and as a person?

Not everyone speaks the language of accounting and, as a practitioner, an important part of my job is not only to complete the financial statements but to articulate those numbers in such a way that the client can easily understand. From start-up to the developing and growth stages, I love helping and supporting business owners and their company at every phase to drive positive business performance.

Catch the full article in the XU Magazine here

The Official AdvanceTrack Site

AdvanceTrack® and InsideOutsourcing® are Registered Trademarks of E-Accounting Solutions Limited. Unauthorised use is prohibited.

Our contact details

AdvanceTrack® Outsourcing
University of Warwick Science Park
The Venture Centre
Sir William Lyons Road

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7601 6308

AdvanceTrack® Outsourcing Australia
Level 10, 20 Martin Place
Sydney, New South Wales
NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 27 202 1478

Follow Us