- Outsourced Business Services
- Financial Markets
- Entrepreneurial Business
- BCom (Hons) Financial Management
- MCom Tax
A bit about me
Hello, I’m Nicola Truter. I grew up in South Africa, moved to the UK in 2011 and joined the Ecovis team shortly afterwards. I am involved in providing outsourced accounting services to clients in several sectors including Hospitality, Financial Markets, Retail, new start-ups, and international businesses.
After completing my accounting degree, I went on to study my master’s degree at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. My plan was always to work as an accountant from a young age. I am CIMA qualified, having trained at Ecovis.
I love working with and mentoring our juniors in our office and helping them progress. I particularly enjoy getting to grips with difficult tasks and working through them. As I like things to be precise and correct, you could say I’m a bit of a perfectionist! We have some wonderful clients, and it is so rewarding when we can deliver them a spot-on set of accounts.
Growing up, I was always encouraged to do my best. This is something I always strive to do. I believe that doing your best is far better than trying to compete with others and that it promotes personal growth.
In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my family, reading, crochet and watching nice films – this is how I rest and recharge my batteries.
My first job?
An accounting teacher. Studying accountancy from 13 years old, I fell in love with accounting and teaching. I feel fortunate to have found my perfect career.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Eleven years ago, my husband and I packed a suitcase each, left everything behind in South Africa and headed to the UK to start a new life. Five months later, I joined Ecovis and have never looked back. The people here have always been so welcoming and friendly, I see my team as my extended family.
What’s the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
I look forward to doing some international travel with our 6-year-old daughter. It would be wonderful to expose her to other countries and cultures.
What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
Enjoy being a child and don’t be in a rush to grow up.