About Elyse


Elyse Burns-Hill

Pathway to the Present

I’ve always had in interest in business, having been planning my future business empire since I was about 7 (it started with a big veterinary practice that specialised in cats, dogs and horses – my favourite animals!). Since then I have become a little more realistic in my goals, but the business interest has never waned.

I started working with websites and marketing in 2001, starting out with basic HTML websites and building up from there. Learning technical skills and marketing skills as I went, and self teaching theory and background concepts by reading books, websites and tutorials. My goal is to supplement and reinforce this learning with some formal qualifications.

In 2010, I decided that my strongest move would be to get myself financially knowledgeable and experienced, as finance is the foundation of business. My financial training has been a little more formal as I work towards an accountancy qualification.

For more than 3 years, I worked in a medium size Accountancy Practice in Jersey, primarily in the audit department, but I also did some accounts prep during that time.

What else I do, besides this website

I run a bookkeeping practice and small-business consultancy through my Limited company, ElysianIsland (you can see the website here: www.ElysianIsland.com, which caters primarily to health practitioners and therapists.

I also run online training for the cloud accounting platform Xero (I’m a total fan!), the online training is delivered through Kaizen (continuous development) Learning or by Structured Learning. That can all be found on the following website: www.Xerotopia.com.

My Strengths

My top strengths are teamwork, leadership, fairness and perspective. In English, this means that I am loyal to my team, am able to encourage a good group dynamic by leading it successfully, have strong notions of fairness and justice and have ways of looking at the world that make sense to myself and others, enabling me to provide wise counsel (which apparently I have once or twice!).

I am also willing and keen to learn new skill sets, and assimilating and accommodating new information. I learn best by seeing and doing, so my learning approach is very hands on. My teaching style also plays on this, as I try to make my training very interactive, visual and kinaesthetic.

Now, stop reading about me, and go an let me teach you something. Go here…