"I love tax & accounting just as much as a day at the spa"
Hello, I’m Lara Clark, CA(SA), and crunching numbers and analysing data runs in my blood and gets my heart pumping!
I spent 5 years at Africa’s top university, UCT, getting two degrees – Business Science: Finance and Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce: Honours in Accounting. I tutored maths, accounting and tax from high school to university level, eventually becoming the Head Tutor for Taxation – it was a role that I loved and thrived in! At the end of my Honours year, I graduated with distinction – the only person out of 400 people to achieve this while being a head tutor!
During my audit article years at EY, one of the big 4 accounting firms, I was appointed as the auditor in charge for my two biggest clients. I led teams of over 15 people, I held meetings with CFO’s, I did extremely technical work and I LOVED it all. I then went on to work at EY’s New York offices, living in Times Square and immersing myself in the New York hustle!
Having worked tirelessly for 8 years, pouring my heart and soul into propelling my career forward, I realised that educating and sharing my knowledge is more important to me than the top floor corner office!
I am currently the co-founder (with my husband) of two successful businesses where I have learnt how to practically apply the accounting and finance knowledge that I have learnt in the corporate world to our small private businesses. So, I have been in your shoes and I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed and anxious about where to begin and what to do!
I understand how confusing numbers, formulas and accounts can be, but don’t worry! I have broken down the necessary concepts that are needed to record and understand your numbers into simple, easy to interpret templates and workbooks that anyone can use – you don’t have to be a math nerd to get it.
I’ve taken my 8 years of experience and given it to you in the form of short, practical, useful courses!