Who I help
We can assist with any business in any industry. Ultimately, it is the seamless flow of information that matters.
How I help
I like automation. I review current systems, processes and procedures and provide detailed recommendations for where we could speed up the process while not sacrificing accuracy or controls. I can assist with setting up a new system where none currently exists or assist with a system change, managing the process to provide the solutions and ensure a smooth transition to that system within agreed timescales.
I can assist with all sectors. Prior to being a part of the AAB family, my background was in hospitality and insurance, but I am currently supporting clients in a range of industries and the solutions I seek to offer work for all industries.
“AAB ENSURE WE HAVE THE TOOLS & KNOWLEDGE POOL TO PROVIDE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR CLIENTS.”
Ian Pascall is a Senior Manager within the Virtual Finance Function team, and has a particular focus on systems (particularly cloud) and process reviews and installations. Based in our Glasgow office, Ian provides a vital service to clients by reviewing and evaluating the systems, processes and procedures that companies have in place, and providing in-depth recommendations to clients, helping clients put into place systems that allow them to meet their needs more efficiently, more smoothly, and with improved systems collaboration.
FULLY UNDERSTANDING NEEDS
“My ideal relationship with a client is one of partnership. It’s important to me to make sure that I develop a strong working relationship with my clients, based on trust. I seek to ensure they can trust me to be knowledgeable about their business and to offer them outstanding service. It’s important to me to fully understand my clients’ needs so that I can work to exceed their expectations. I work with you to find the solutions to processes that you look at and think “why can’t we do this better/faster/more efficiently”.”
THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN
“For me, the most satisfying aspect of my work is always the opportunity to learn. Every day presents new learning opportunities – it could be in the form of a new system, a new way of doing something, a new shortcut in excel. There are so many systems and apps available – no matter what industry you may be in, I seek to have an app stack that works end to end for your business. The world is constantly evolving, and I always seek to evolve with it and stay ahead of the game.
I have a natural curiosity about how everything works – I like to look at how things are done and challenge the methods, systems and processes that are being used, and really explore all the ways in which they can be improved.”
VIRTUAL & HANDS-ON COMMUNICATION
“In terms of the virtual and ‘hands-on’ routes to working with clients, either way works for me – what is important is our ability to be able to work seamlessly across both a virtual and face-to-face world, and I have a number of years’ experience working across both environments.”
SOLVING NEW CHALLENGES
“It’s a constantly evolving world – trying to keep on top of new add-ons for systems like Xero, Business Central, Iplicit, AccountsIQ, and keep track of which are currently the best add-ons, new systems, updates to systems… it’s a challenge! Then again, it’s the diversity of challenges and how we solve them that makes everything so interesting. AAB has a very strong knowledge pool across the firm, covering all bases, which allows us to provide creative solutions for clients.”