Meet Natasha Zampaglione, Manager of Accounting at LDB Group
March 23, 2018
Natasha Zampaglione leads a team that delivers accounting expertise, project management and R&D advice to a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on IT and medical sectors.
But why did her team stage an intervention with her? Were they successful? And what country does Natasha harbour a passion for?
Learn all of this and more about Natasha below.
1) What attracted you to a career in accounting? How did you end up at LDB?
I liked the idea that it was an industry that was constantly changing and, with that, bringing new challenges and would never become stagnant.
I ended up at LDB after deciding to make a move from a city firm to somewhere closer to home, and to a firm that had a more genuine focus on helping clients, their businesses and their families.
2) What’s your area of expertise?
I am lucky in that the firms I have worked for have never pigeonholed my development to one key area which has allowed me to gain a broad, all-round understanding (of accounting) that is becoming more and more important.
But my team and I have a lot of medical and technology clients which has allowed a degree of specialisation within these fields.
The ever-changing IT sector also presents constant opportunities to assist clients with their affairs, as well as helping clients access the research and development grants offered by the government.
I also have a strong focus on internal development and enjoy the challenges that come with large project management and helping the firm and clients through implementing internal changes.
3) What do your love about your job?
I love the fact I have the opportunity to directly help people and their businesses, and the close relationships you make along the way.
I also work with a young and dynamic team with a great culture which always makes coming to work something to look forward to.
4) What’s your top tip for businesses of any size?
Never underestimate the power of culture on a business.
The right people in an organisation of any size will make a significant difference to how that business will perform.
Achieving goals is all the more easier when everyone is invested and on board.
5) What are your hobbies outside of work?
I love hosting dinner parties and during most of my free time I can be found in the kitchen making something.
I also have a serious addiction to skincare and makeup and must admit my bathroom looks more like a Mecca store than a normal person’s bathroom.
The team even tried to stage an intervention for my online makeup shopping hobby but luckily for me they were unsuccessful.
6) If you could spend next weekend in any city in the world, which one would it be and why?
Any city in Japan.
I absolutely love everything about Japan: the food, the culture and the cars.
I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit Japan a few years ago and can’t wait to return to experience even more of what it has to offer.