Chris Kember FMAAT
Chris Kember FMAAT joined the firm in November 2007 and became a partner in the practice on 1 April 2012, progressing to senior partner on 1 April 2015. Chris became a Fellow of the AAT in August 2015 and took over running the firm as a sole practitioner on 1 April 2018.
Chris has been working in accountancy since 1991 and has extensive computer expertise, some of which he gained working in the computer industry in a break from his accounting career, and which he applies for the benefit of his clients. With a passion for technology, and a real interest in its application to the accounting world and its scope for enhancing the service he can offer to clients, Chris has moved the firm forward, taking advantage of the latest in cloud based technology and seeking to be at the forefront of digital development in his industry.
Chris is a keen Formula 1 supporter, and enjoys family holidays and socialising with friends.
Jess Uden ACCA MAAT
Jess Uden ACCA MAAT started with us in July 2002 and is both ACCA and AAT qualified.
Jess deals with accounts, tax and VAT for a wide range of clients from the small sole trader to medium sized partnerships and limited companies, as well as personal tax returns. Jess has worked closely with Chris in helping to develop the firm’s systems for assisting clients with the Government’s forthcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative and in advising clients on its requirements and how best to meet them.
Outside work, Jess enjoys travel, going to the gym, fishing, body boarding and looking after her 2 dogs.
Pooja Puranik BSc (Hons)
Pooja Puranik BSc (Hons) started with us in June 2016. Pooja is now our KashFlow ‘Queen’. She uses the software extensively herself for the preparation of accounts and VAT Returns, and enjoys finding answers to KashFlow queries from clients and other staff. Pooja is also the first port of call for clients needing technical support in using our on line portal, OpenSpace, and helps her clients with tax and Vat queries. Pooja is currently working towards her ACCA qualification.
When not working or studying, Pooja continues to take an interest in science and attends lectures on various scientific subjects. She also enjoys baking, and occasionally shares her delicious creations with other staff.
Ryan Kunwor started with us in the Summer of 2017 and assists with bookkeeping, accounts preparation and VAT Returns. Ryan is working towards his AAT qualification. Ryan is our self-proclaimed superhero – Snap-Man – as he heads our team when it comes to processing captured photos of receipts from Iris Snap!
Outside work, Ryan enjoys sports, particularly running and football, and is a member of the Maidstone Gurkhas boxing team.
Christine O’Neill is our Payroll Administrator and has run our payroll bureau service since November 2007. Christine has extensive payroll experience and keeps a close eye on legislative changes and changes in HMRC practice. As well as preparing payrolls for many of our business clients, Christine advises those who deal with their own payrolls when problems or queries arise. Christine is also responsible for preparing and submitting statutory returns to Companies House for our limited company clients and looks after the firm’s credit control and Health and Safety requirements.
Christine enjoys days out with her husband, going to the cinema, and spending time with her 3 dogs.
Chloe Porter started with us in October 2010 as an Office Administrator. Chloe still helps with many administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of the office, but now also prepares accounts, tax and Vat returns for many of our sole trader, partnership and company clients as well as dealing with payrolls.
Chloe has an energetic young son, 3 young grandchildren and a lively Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who all keep her very busy.
Lorraine Maltby joined the team in the Autumn of 2017. After a spell as a primary school teacher while her 2 children were young, Lorraine is enjoying her return to accountancy. She has considerable experience of Sage software and undertakes bookkeeping and VAT Return work on both Sage and KashFlow for several of our larger clients. Lorraine also prepares accounts and tax returns for all types of client from sole trader to limited company and enjoys analysing and investigating situations to find the answers to problems.
Lorraine enjoys live music, going to the cinema and reading murder mysteries.