John is a Chartered Certified Accountant and is the major shareholder and founder of the firm. He has extensive experience of accounting and taxation with particular emphasis on charity accounting, VAT and tax planning.
Vanessa is the Practice Director as well as being a shareholder of the firm, assists John in all aspects of the management of the company. Vanessa has particular responsibility for the oversight of all secretarial and administration functions of the firm as well as the smooth running of the office. Vanessa brings to the firm experience in Human Resources, Employment Law, IT matters and Health and Safety issues and is always pleased to advise clients in these areas.
Colin joined our team in January 2017 and in 2018 was made a Director of the firm. Colin is a Chartered Accountant and worked for a prestigious local firm of accountants for many years. Colin has extensive experience in the Charity and Church accounting world as well as dealing with small and medium sized businesses.
THE REST OF THE TEAM
We are supported by Chartered Certified Accountant managers. Alongside these we have qualified Accounting Technicians, Tax Technicians and trainees either studying for their ACCA or AAT examinations as well as a secretarial and PA support team.
Karin acts as PA to John and Vanessa. She has extensive experience working within the accounting world and assists John and Vanessa in the smooth running of the firm.
Marilyn is the firm’s secretary she looks after John and Vanessa. Marilyn joined us back in 2005. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and helping her local church and parishioners.
Jo joined us in August 2017 as a Business Accounts Manager. Jo is a qualified ACCA with many years of experience in practice. She assists John and Colin with the high level commercial clients of the business. In her spare time Jo is a keen tennis player and avid tennis follower.
Antonina joined us in September 2018 as a Tax Senior. She is a qualified ATT with many years of experience in practice. Antonina deals with the personal tax clients and tax research for the business. In her spare time she enjoys travelling back to Bulgaria to spend time with her family.
Jacob joined us in 2010 as an accounts trainee and recently became qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2018. Jacob is now our Audit Manager as well having an extensive experience within the not for profit sector. He is another Manchester United fan and has a keen
interest in Formula 1.
Lydia joined us in February 2019 as an accounts trainee. She is starting her studies for the ACA and is assisting Jacob with Charity Audits.
Liam is our Payroll and IT Manager. He is AAT qualified for over 10 years and manages our payroll bureau and assists clients with their software queries and also provides training on accounts packages for clients. Liam oversees our bookkeeping and management accounting services. Liam joined us back in 2002. He is Manchester United supporter and plays for a local football team, stoolball team and snooker team!
Matthew joined the team back in July 2016. He has a proven track record in the accounting world having worked for commercial firms as well as in Practice. Matthew provides support and experience to our Trainees as well as producing Management accounts and Financial Statements for Limited Companies.
Tina joined us in April 2015 as an accounts and admin assistant. She assists with payroll and she also deals with client’s monthly bookkeeping records and management accounts. Tina qualified as an AAT member in 2018. She was previously a manager of a local building society branch, so brings with her a finance background and is a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
Michael joined us in June 2015 as an accounts trainee. He studied and qualified as an AAT member in 2018 and is now studying for his ATT with us.
Alina joined us in June 2015 as an accounts trainee. She assists with payroll and she also deals with client’s monthly bookkeeping records.
Dayna joined us in September 2018 as an Administration and Accounts Assistant. As well as studying for her AAT she is working alongside Vanessa training on practice matters of the business.