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Meet the team – Nathan Broster

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In our latest Meet the Team interview, we’re chatting to Nathan Broster, Manager in our Digital Finance team. Nathan joined BHP in August 2021 and is based in our Cleckheaton office. Read our interview to find out more:

What attracted you to the firm?

I was drawn to BHP, because it has a good reputation for being an enjoyable place to work while offering great career opportunities.

What does your day-to-day role involve?

My role is diverse, which helps keep work interesting and means each day is different. As a Digital Finance manager, I interact with lots of clients, either assisting them directly or delegating the work throughout the team. This work varies from preparing management accounts and providing the client with a bookkeeping function to forecasting, VAT returns and assisting clients with choosing and setting up new accounting software.

Have you had any non-accounting jobs before BHP? If so, what was your favourite and why?

I have only ever worked in accountancy, other than my part-time job while at college. However, I used to work in my family’s farm shop on Saturday mornings. I started off working on the meat counter, but then moved into the bakehouse instead, which was an earlier start at 5AM, but it meant I finished at 8.30AM so still got the full weekend to myself!

What do you do to unwind after a day in the office?

To unwind after a hard day at work, I like to go on a nice walk in the countryside with my wife and dogs.

What are your hobbies?

I seem to have a variety of hobbies, none of which I ever get particularly good at. I do enjoy going to the gym each morning to try and keep myself in reasonable shape despite sitting at a desk all day.

At weekends I tend to split my time between going out on my mountain bike or going fishing. Last year, I also built a small Koi Pond in my garden, which I enjoyed. So having just moved house, I am currently working on building a much bigger and better version!

What might surprise people to learn about you?

I used to be really into falconry and flew my own hawk for around five years. I sadly gave this up as I found it increasingly difficult to dedicate the hours needed to keep her at the level of fitness required.

If you weren’t working for BHP, what would be your dream job?

I would say that it would have to be something outdoors, and probably involving livestock or wild animals.