Roger Mason

Roger Mason is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Secretary. He started his career with the Midland Bank Ltd and then moved on to be a Financial Analyst with the Ford Motor Company Ltd. His subsequent career included spells as Financial Director and Company Secretary of a number of companies. Among these were the filmmaking subsidiary of ATV and a leading greetings card company.

Roger now has his own company and his main activity is the writing and delivery of seminars. These cover various aspects of company law, various financial topics and using the courts to get payment. He also writes books and has had eighteen published, several of them by Hodder. Most of the books have been on the subjects of his seminars, but a particularly successful one was on the art of public speaking. Roger does a little consultancy work, and for a number of years he was the joint editor of The Financial Factbook (Wolters Kluwer).   Away from business Roger enjoys family life, walking, gardening and public speaking. Once or twice a year he lectures on cruise ships on topics including Sir Winston Churchill, The Profumo Affair and The Great Train Robbery.

Q&A

Q: What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out?
A: The tortoise quite often beats the hare

 

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A: In the long run we get the reputation that we deserve

 

Q: What is your top tip for success?
A: Success is part inspiration and part perspiration, so work hard and work smart

Books by Roger Mason in this series

Bookkeeping and Accounting in a Week: Teach Yourself Finance for Non-Financial Managers in a Week: Teach Yourself