The Faces Behind the Figures – Introducing Praxity’s Accounts Team
Tanisha Mittee, Praxity’s Accountant
“Every day brings a different challenge."
The largest alliance of accountancy firms needs a small team of experts to look after its own bottom line. In this edition of HUB Lite, we meet the personalities behind the numbers.
Our regular publication allows us to explore the fantastic work Praxity’s people do behind the scenes. In this edition of HUB Lite, we meet Natalie Giles, Financial Controller at Praxity, and our Accountant, Tanisha Mittee. This small team has these two professionals at its heart, using their talents and knowhow to ensure the Alliance has a steady rudder, running the finance and accounting functions with agility and accuracy.
The team looks after financial transactions, payroll, liabilities and assets and reporting, to name just some of the duties Natalie and Tanisha perform with such skill. The world’s largest accounting alliance needs to take the state of its own accounting seriously, with the Praxity accountancy team doing vital work at the heart of our head office.
Natalie, as Financial Controller, is at the head of financial operations at Praxity and has huge experience across finance, including roles as Finance Manager, Auditor, Strategic Finance Project Manager and Business Partner. She brings that experience to bear in her part-time role at Praxity, often finding innovative ways of working better.
Natalie mentions - “I love spreadsheets and finding efficient ways of working or presenting data in interesting ways. I love solving problems – the bigger the better for me!”. Joining the Praxity team mere months before the start of COVID-related lockdowns in the UK, Natalie has navigated these challenges with grace, managing a busy work schedule not only with two young children, but with a love of dancing that keeps her busy and on her feet. Nat’s previous career as a scientist doubtless helps immensely with the level of detail and rigour involved as Financial Controller, with no complexity escaping her eye.
Tanisha has considerable experience at Praxity, having been with us since 2017. She brings expertise from accountancy, pensions payroll and accounts payable, assisting Natalie with the accounts function. Each day brings something new to Tanisha’s desk, an aspect which she relishes – “Every day brings a different challenge, but I enjoy those that come my way.” Efficiency and a talent for technology come naturally, as she adds that she enjoys “creating new processes and researching new accountancy software, to see if we can work more efficiently.”
This striving for excellence extends into Tanisha’s personal life and into athletics, enjoying her time spent at the gym. She has attained the rank of 2nd Dan in kickboxing, as well as a Level 1 qualification in football coaching, proving that a commitment to accounting can require steel as well as care.
The Accounts team is a crucial part of daily operation here at the Praxity Alliance, and Natalie and Tanisha are beyond invaluable when we get to the important details of business.
Natalie Giles, Praxity's Financial Controller
“I love solving problems– the bigger the better for me!"