Kirkpatrick & Hopes - Succession Planning Accountants

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Rita Saini

Rita Saini

Accounts Manager

I joined the K&H team in December 2014. I’m an experienced Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant. I have worked in the audit department of a top-15 firm of accountants, in industry as a management accountant and in Financial Services regulation, so I bring a wide variety of experience to benefit our clients. I manage a varied portfolio of clients and particularly enjoy building client relationships and working with clients to provide them with the tools and information they need to help them develop, grow and achieve their goals.

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Alison Brown

Accounts Manager

I joined K&H in 2016, so I’m one of the newest members of the team. I qualified with ACCA in January 2017 so am now a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant. I also have 20 years experience in finance, both in Industry and Practice. As an Accounts Manager I love liaising with my clients helping them with their day to day needs as well as completing Accounts and Corporation Tax Returns. I also get involved with Income and Share Ownership Planning (ISOP) and assist with EMI scheme setups.

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Chris Maffey

Accounts Manager

I’m one of the “homegrown” Accounts Managers here at K&K having started as an Accounts Trainee back in 2006. My focus is the preparation of annual accounts for clients, but the real satisfaction comes from helping clients understand their day to day numbers – whether analysing data, producing forecasts or looking at tax planning opportunities.

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Jennifer Sheeran

Management Accountant/Accounts Manager

I prepare monthly management and year end accounts for clients and I’m currently studying toward my ACCA qualification. I enjoy helping clients personalise Xero to make the software work better for them.

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John Donovan

Management Accountant

I joined the team in September 2011. I am a management accountant and also the finance manager for the company. I compile management reports and get involved in budgeting and cash flows for a number of clients. This is a dynamic sector which has seen great changes with the advent of cloud accounting and I relish this.

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Tom McDonald

Management Accountant

I joined the team in 2017. I’m ACCA qualified and primarily work on management accounts. In addition I also liaise with clients on a regular basis dealing with statutory accounts, budgets and cashflows amongst many other things. I am good at developing better solutions to problems and looking at the bigger picture. I enjoy really getting an in depth understanding of a client’s business and also the people within the business. I’m keen on improving processes and maximising client value. I’m in the process of becoming a specialist in the Xero and Futrli software packages.

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Laverne Fugeti - Payroll Manager

Lavern Fugeti

Payroll Manager

I joined Kirkpatrick & Hopes in 2014 and manage the firm’s payroll bureau for over 100 clients, ensuring they adhere to statutory compliance. I’ve been working in payroll for 10 years now and I love the challenge of helping clients with complex payrolls. I’ve just started the final year of a foundation degree with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. It’s hard work but I love it.

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Teresa Wells

Accounts Manager

I’m a qualified chartered certified accountant. I joined K&H in 2005 as an Accounts Manager and have experience in working in all areas of accounts and tax for a variety of clients from sole traders to larger limited companies. I have in-depth knowledge of accounts software packages including Iris, Sage, Quickbooks and Xero. I like to liaise with clients and I gain job satisfaction when I know that I am making their business life easier.

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Luke Hastings

Trainee Accountant

My job is to support Accounts Managers. This includes coding and posting clients’ trial balances into Iris Accounts Production and completing accounts to a draft stage ready for review. I’m learning fast about different types of accounting software, including  Xero, Sage & Iris.

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Tracey Abbott

Tax Manager

I joined K&H in November 2016, to deal with the personal tax returns for K&H clients, as well as to give advice on all aspects of personal taxation. I qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser over 20 years ago and have specialised in personal taxation for High Net Worth clients in large firms through to sole traders in smaller firms. I have a keen interest in financial planning and pensions and took additional exams for no other reason than to understand my client’s overall taxation affairs more clearly. I love to keep up to date with taxation changes and to be able to advise my clients accordingly.

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Gary Wildey

Operations Director

I joined the team in January 2012 as Operations Director. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985. During my career, I’ve worked as a partner in a top-25 firm of accountants. My time spent in other practices, large and small, has given me extensive experience of advising SMEs.

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