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Shaun Brownsmith

Part of the Opendoorz family since Jul ’24

Play Hard…

Outside of work I focus on spending time with my family and enjoying life. I am a coach for my boys junior football team, spend time cooking with my daughter and supporting my wife with her PTA role and running her business. This balance is really important to me having had 3 tumors removed in 2021/22 this reinforced this way of thinking further and often puts my family even more firmly at the front of my mind.

Work Hard…

As Managing Director of Dux Advisory, I have over 20 years of diverse experience having acted as a managing director, finance officer, partner, group FD, manager and principle designate throughout my career. I now looks after the needs of owner-managers and company directors, together with UK subsidiaries and multinational groups. I utilise my own experiences as a business owner to help inspire and encourage clients to achieve their goals and am continuously growing my in house team of experts.

I took my firm independent in April 2024 under the name Dux Advisory Limited (Your Accountants Guide), having previously lead 2 offices of a national firm of chartered accountants for the past nine years whose focus over the last few years had shifted to larger regional hubs and more outsourcing services outside the UK. The team have always had a clear vision in guiding and supporting businesses and individuals, providing a quality local service, all from offices that are easily accessible to clients. And whilst doing so, being able to deliver on our firm belief of training the next generation of accountants and business advisors in the UK.  Becoming independent allows the Dux Advisory team to continue with these aims.

Dux Advisory are a team of accountants and business advisors focused on helping businesses and individuals in the Herts, Bucks and surrounding areas to navigate their finances, reach their goals and make better decisions confidently. With offices in both Berkhamsted and Aylesbury our key service offerings include: Accounts, Audit and Assurance, Advisory, Corporate Finance, Personal Tax, VAT, Corporate Tax, Outsourcing, Not-For-Profit/ Charities.

The team are passionate about training, developing and guiding the next generation of accountants and business advisors and this means that Dux Advisory regularly offer placements for university students who very often return to us once their degree is complete. They also offer apprenticeships and trainee positions to those wishing to start their career in accounting, marketing and business administration.

I am an expert at guiding my clients through the maze of legislative red tape, using commercial experience to put a practical and pragmatic twist on the unavoidable compliance process and helping clients develop their business and achieve their goals. My specialities include, but are not limited to, not-for-profit, due diligence, management reporting, corporate tax, personal tax, SAR and business advisory.

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