Demi-Rae Taylor

Associate

Specialist Areas

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Business Advisory
  • Technology Industries

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Economics

Memberships

  • ICAEW

A bit about me

Hello, I’m Demi-Rae. I have experience working as a Digital Marketing Executive within the tech industry – specialising in all things AI, data and tech. Whilst studying for my degree, I spent a year teaching maths to other economics students which I really enjoyed.

I like to keep busy so during lockdown I monetised a Tik Tok account, allowing me to work with other brands such as LA Galaxy, Wild Natural Deodorant and ‘Ashley’ (a brand specialising in creating safety alarms and anti-spiking devices).

On just my second week at Ecovis, I got a taste for client work which is equally daunting and exciting. It’s great to be trusted with responsibility early on as you fail fast and learn even quicker. Ecovis provides the perfect environment to learn from other colleagues who want you to succeed.

As I am so new to the industry, I’m keen to gain as much exposure as possible – no industry/area is off limits! I’m happy to give anything a go. I’m currently working within the creative industry, doing the fieldwork for TV shows we all know and love.

In the future, I’d love to blend my accounting skills with forensics and really help to tackle financial crime. As I have experience working in the tech industry, I’m keen to learn more about cybersecurity and using accounting knowledge to identify things such as fraudulent activity and help advise clients on how to better safeguard their assets.

Personally speaking

  • What are your favourite hobbies?

I’d give anything a go at least once and get excited to try all things life has to offer! I really enjoy ice skating and have taken a few courses (albeit you would never guess). My days are pretty full but never complete without a gym session and searching for my next recipe to cook.

  • If you could choose an alternative career what would it be?

I’d love to have a successful podcast. Everybody we meet has an interesting story to tell and I’d love to give them the chance to share it. We can learn so much from just listening. From studying Psychology at A Level, I’ve always been intrigued by human behaviour and understanding why we do the things we do. A podcast would allow me to really delve into this.

  • Favourite music

I’m confident I could move and groove to any genre however Afrobeats will always have my heart.

  • If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

I’m fortunate that my dad is my family by force but my best buddy by choice – It would have to him! But if he happened to be busy then It would have to be Justin Bieber (guilty).

  • What inspires you?

My dad – he did a lot with very little and now owns a successful business. He has taught me it’s nice to feel important but more important to be nice, words which I will always live by. Although I strive to be the best at everything I put my mind to, at the core I will always be conscious of leaving people better than I found them – bringing a little joy to peoples day.

  • What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self?

As a mixed Caribbean woman with an interest in all things economics, maths and finance – I struggled to find representation in the careers that I dreamed of. I would advise my 10 year old self to be the change I want to see. If I can’t see the representation, what’s stopping me from becoming the representation!

  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Nervousness and excitement come from the same part of the brain. The next time you feel scared to do something, tell yourself you’re excited and watch the outcome change. The world is a reflection of our mind, a very powerful tool if used correctly!

  • What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?

Sports day was always my favourite times in school. I love the adrenaline rush of a relay race.

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

A business advisory associate at Ecovis Wingrave Yeats of course. Alternatively, I love music and I love to dance, so touring the world as a dancer was my dream until I realised my asthma was the enemy of progress.

  • Coffee or tea?

I’ll take a caramel iced frappe without the cream if you’re offering.

  • Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I’m always hoping somebody would ask me this question so I could proudly show off the pictures of my two fur-babies (others would call them cats).