Professional Services Team

Marge Wiltshire

Professional Services Manager

My name is Marge Wiltshire and I have been employed at VAS since 2001. My time here has included working on funded projects and income generating projects. I currently manage the professional services team and provide Human Resources support, as well as general organisational development support. I love the challenge and variety my role offers me but most of all I love the people I come into contact with on a daily basis and hope that in a small way I am helping them deliver the fantastic range of services they offer. I see myself as a can do person and I will always help if I can

Telephone: 01142 536604


Alison McCrave

Payroll Manager

I have been VAS Payroll Manager since 1997 and my role is to help clients comply with legislation and support them with any payroll issues. My skills include attention to detail and the ability to be organised, both useful when trying to meet payroll deadlines. I put my expertise to good use on a HMRC consultation panel to try to improve the HMRC experience for employers.

Telephone: 0114 253 6621


Sophia Fara

Payroll Service Assistant

I am one of the longest serving members of staff at VAS, supporting the successful Payroll service. I provide excellent customer service, in a busy environment.

When not at work, I travel around the globe from Madrid to Singapore to South Korea. My favourite meal out is a curry, even on Christmas day!

Telephone: 01142 536622


Sheryl Meakin

Community Accountant

I am a new starter to the VAS team, joining in October 2017. I became a qualified accountant in 2014 and studied for a professional tax qualification shortly afterwards. I have always been interested in working in the charity sector and working with a variety of voluntary and community groups makes the job very interesting and rewarding. I enjoy family time outside of work with a 1 year old and 2 year old keeping me very busy. With any other (little) time I have I enjoy baking and playing the odd netball match to work off all the cake.

Telephone: 01142 536619


Sarah Lightfoot

Senior Community Accountant

As a community accountant, I spend the majority of my time preparing accounts and undertaking independent examinations, as well as training organisations on financial procedures.

At work I really enjoy understanding how each organisation works, as I prepare the accounts, unravelling accounting puzzles, and looking into the details – in a team I am definitely a “completer finisher”.

Before joining VAS, I worked for a commercial accounting firm, gained my ACA and Diploma in Charity Accounting qualifications and obtained a wide range of experience working with large and small charities, as well as commercial businesses.

I really enjoy working with the diverse range of third sector organisations that use the CAS service, and the unique accounting challenges they bring!

Telephone: 0114 253 6619