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Meet Karen – Director, Analytical Auditor and Charity Fundraiser

Karen Chase officially joined HB Accountants back in 1998. It was the year when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was all the rage, Titanic won 11 Oscars and a furby was the toy of choice! Karen had already gained an Accountancy and Finance degree but was unsure where she wanted to work – many accountancy firms seemed grey and impersonal. She was attracted to HB because many of our 10-strong audit team were of a similar age and Karen could see that there was both the opportunity to learn more about auditing as well as enjoy a social life.

After passing her ACCA exams (first time!) Karen first became a manager before taking on a Directors role in 2014. Audits remain her passion – it must be her organised and analytical mind!

Karen is an advocate for apprenticeships and recently the kickstart scheme and during her time at HB has offered training opportunities to young people looking for a career in accountancy, business and marketing. One of these recruits was Catherine, who joined HB from school. Catherine is still with HB and is now a manager herself.

Karen is also passionate about networking, supporting local charities, and being an active member of the Hoddesdon community. She sits on the Hoddesdon BID (Business Improvement District) board, has founded countless networking events including the always popular ‘HB Ladies Networking Lunch’ and ‘Ambition Broxbourne’. She initiated HB’s Finance for School Leavers Guide which aims to empower young people in their decision making after leaving school and is always looking for new ways to support TeamHB’s chosen charity, Teens Unite

Karen Chase here celebrating TeamHB’s Tax Manger Amy’s wedding – 2021

If you’d like to learn more about our team and HB’s history read our other blogs. You can learn about our birth 100 years ago here or about how the 2nd World War impacted us here. Also interesting is how we got our name (click here to find out).

We’ve been in the accountancy business for over 100 years and today we are here to help you. Our vast experience means you have access to practical information and support no matter your business size or sector. If you would like a no obligation discussion about how we can help you and your business, please feel free to contact the team on 01992 444466.  We’re accountants for business and we’re here to help you grow.


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Remember that the HB team is here to support you. If you would like to talk about how we can help you and your business flourish and grow, please feel free to contact the team on 01992 444466.  We’re accountants for business and we’re here to help you survive and grow.



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