WHO I HELP

Charities. Commercial Businesses. Professional Practices.

HOW I HELP

Finance Function Support. Charity Accounting. Statutory Accounts Preparation. Accounting Services. Assurance.

SECTORS/SUPPORT

Not for Profit. Public. Manufacturing. Engineering. Legal. Accountancy.

“I WANT TO BE A TRUSTED ADVISOR.” 

Jakub Rolinski is a Senior Manager within our Virtual Finance Function (VFF) team. Based in our Glasgow office, he works predominantly with not-for-profit organisations, but has clients that span a number of sectors, including manufacture, engineering and professional services.

Jakub supports his clients with a whole range of accountancy services. In fact, whatever they need to keep their business or charity moving forwards, he’s genuinely here to help in any way he can.

Jakub obtained ICAEW’s Diploma in charity accounting (DChA) in January 2023 and thrives on championing the charity sector. He is also a Trustee of AAB’s very own charitable initiative, AABIE and takes great pleasure in seeking partnerships with charitable organisations.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

“I don’t think I could provide an effective service without being interested in what my clients do. And I mean genuinely interested, not just when meeting with them. It really helps if I know and understand their challenges and what they’re up against. I need to be on their wavelength and willing to support them all the way. I know there are loads of professional services firms out there, but I doubt there are many that invest as much time in getting to know their clients as we do.”

HUMAN & HELPFUL

“For me, it’s not really about the numbers, that’s just a by-product of what I do. What’s most important is building those human relationships, understanding what my clients are trying to achieve and helping them reach their goals.

If I can get to know my clients well, it’s easier for me to spot what support they need. So many of my clients do a lot of excellent work – and it feels good to know that I can play my part in really helping them along the way. Real value-added support can’t be achieved by just staring at numbers or following a rulebook of accounting standards. It would be a shame to think that new clients who have received poor service in the past believe that’s the norm.”

THE BEST COMPLIMENT

“When I became a senior manager, I had to step back from doing some of the work on the ground and start focusing on building a portfolio of trusted clients of my own. As this began to evolve over time, I’ve had the opportunity to rekindle some of these early relationships. And it meant so much when one of them wrote to say, ‘Ah brilliant, that means we get to work with you again Jakub!’ It was great to read such nice things about me and my team. I mean, you can’t beat that really, can you?”

  • Commercially driven tax and financial advice provided by people who understand my business and who care about its success. A dedicated partner led team of real advisors with real commercial focus.

    Derek Smith, Maritime Developments Limited

  • AAB deliver on time, every time and respond promptly to my queries and needs. I would, and have, recommended AAB to businesses who have since joined them.

    Graham Mackie, Dales Engineering Services Limited

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