Paul Skinner ACCA – Systems manager
I joined CRM in July 2004 at the age of 18 after finishing my A levels. I then went on to studying and working towards becoming a member of ACCA. I completed my final exam in December 2009 and was very relieved to find out in February 2010 that I had passed! I have since become a member of ACCA and am a fully qualified accountant.
Since I have been at CRM I have gained experience and skills in a wide range of areas including accounts preparation, audit work, payroll, manual and computerised bookkeeping, personal & company tax including tax planning.
Away from work I enjoy most sports, in particular football which I play and watch very regularly. I had trials for Oxford United, Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United when I was younger but unfortunately I did not make it as a professional so chose to become an accountant! I am also a qualified football referee and regularly officiate junior/youth football. I don’t get too much hassle from the players but the parents can get a bit excited sometimes!
I have supported Arsenal since I was 5 and was lucky enough to have played at Highbury before Arsenal moved stadiums. I have been a season ticket holder at Arsenal since 2007, which is not cheap but certainly worth the money due to the style of football they play!