Navigate Accounting in-house technical experts

Our in-house technical author team is led by Julia Bowyer FCA, Content & Innovation Manager – Audit & Accounting. Julia joined Croner-i Ltd from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where over 17 years she had experience of audit, accounting and structuring advice, technical helplines, reviews of listed financial statements and due diligence. With knowledge across company law, UK GAAP and IFRS, Julia is responsible for ensuring our content is relevant, up-to-date, clearly organised and technically strong. Another key priority is ensuring linkage of comprehensive commentary, guidance and tools to each other and to the underlying standards and requirements to help all users navigate and understand the complexities.

Working in-house with Julia and our external specialist authors and reviewers on Navigate Accounting are:

Rachel Farris FCA CTA, is the lead technical writer for accounting at Croner-i, and focuses on Navigate UK GAAP AccountingNavigate IFRS Accounting, company law and practice management products such as Engagement Letter Toolkit.  Starting her career in Deloitte’s audit department, she has followed a diverse path that has included working in the tax departments of Deloitte in the UK and PwC in New Zealand, giving her a real breadth of experience and expertise. Before joining Croner-i, Rachel worked in the accounting consulting team of PwC New Zealand, advising on a wide range of technical accounting issues under IFRS, specialising particularly in assets, share-based payments and not-for-profit entities. 

Sarah Baxendale FCA is a senior technical writer for audit and accountancy at Croner-i where she focuses on IFRS and UK accounting guidance, accounts preparation, model accounts, company reporting for IFRS and UK GAAP and guidance on corporate governance.  Prior to this, Sarah was Director in the Accounting and Outsourcing team at Mazars.  She has also worked at PwC for 12 years gaining experience in audit, IFRS implementations and Corporate Reporting, as well as being an examination marker for the ICAEW and ACCA

Lizzie Morris ACA is a senior technical writer for audit and accountancy at Croner-i, where she works on a wide range of audit, IFRS and UK GAAP accounting, CASS and corporate finance products.  Previously, Lizzie was a manager at HW Fisher, where she qualified. She worked across the audit and corporate finance departments where, alongside audit work, she was involved in reporting accountant engagements for companies seeking a listing on the Standard Market of the London Stock Exchange or AIM and all areas of transaction services, including vendor and purchaser due diligence. She is experienced in auditing private and listed organisations across a range of industries, including regulated financial services, technology and mining. She has an in-depth technical knowledge and practical understanding of IFRS and FRS 102.

Donna Stofberg ACA is a senior technical writer for audit and accounting at Croner-i where she focusses on serving the needs of sole practitioners and small practices. Her responsibilities include small and micro content in Navigate Accounting, the clubs area of Navigate Audit and client money assignment tools and guidance.Donna qualified at a small accountancy practice in south London and has over 15 years’ experience working with sole practitioners and in small practices dealing with a wide range of clients and sectors. She specialised in service charge accounts, including ARMA and PropertyMark client money checks, before joining Croner-i. Donna is a former Editor of Accountancy SA, the official journal of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Sarika Sharma ACA is a technical writer for audit and accounting at Croner-i working across a range of audit, IFRS and UK GAAP accounting, news and corporate governance products. Prior to joining Croner-i Sarika gained experience as a finance manager in the not-for-profit sector, within a small accountancy firm and at the National Audit Office. She has in-depth technical knowledge of auditing standards, IFRS and FRS 102 as well practical experience of the charity and education sectors.