Bernie Hughes2019-07-16T19:26:06+01:00

Bernie Hughes

Bernies’ experience within the NHS began 9 years ago, employed as a Finance Officer for a local GP Practice and related Pharmacy Business. Initially using IRIS and SAGE and then Xero, she managed all aspects of the accounting systems including credit control, bank reconciliations, VAT returns, monthly analysis and reporting, year end reconciliations and petty cash systems. Bernie also managed all matters relating to the payroll and pension schemes for both companies, using IRIS Payroll for the Practice and Sage payroll for the Pharmacy.

Bernie has strong analytical and problem solving skills along with extensive experience in the development and implementation of new systems, finance and payroll.

She began her working life as a trainee in the IT industry and went on to join a firm of accountants to manage the setting up of a computerised system of payroll and accounts and the transfer from manual to IT systems.

After taking a gap year to travel around Australia Bernie returned to the UK and continued her training in IT, taking up a position as Programmer Analyst and progressing to Programming Manager. Managing a small team supporting the development of accounting and payroll applications, along with user training and producing training documentation.

Primary Care Network and Bookkeeping Service Manager

Bernie also held the position of IT Project Coordinator managing the implementation of a new data capture system for a local authority and has worked in a freelance capacity for a number of companies converting their manual accounting and payroll systems to Sage and, more recently, to Xero.

Away from work Bernie is married and mum to two grown up sons. she enjoys pilates and attends a local gym, recently completing a zero to 5k running program. She likes socialising with friends and family and loves to walk around Groveland’s Park with the family miniature schnauzer, Smithy.

A Xero certified advisor and a certified practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming.

To learn more about how Bernie can help you with your bookkeeping, whether for your network, federation or practice please contact