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Meet The Team

Sinden Thackeray Partnership is a well-established client-friendly firm of Accountants based in Rochester in Kent.
Between us we have many years of experience in advising small and medium sized local businesses both on day to day business tasks and on future development plans and helping them to comply with the numerous tax, VAT, payroll, accountancy and bookkeeping obligations imposed upon them by Government.

We prepare self-assessment Tax Returns for individuals and partnerships, undertake self-assessment tax calculations and estimate appropriate payments on account. Our clients range from pensioners where income just exceeds the available allowances to directors and partners with substantial earned and unearned income.

For businesses, including partnerships, sole traders and limited companies, we prepare management and year end accounts, VAT Returns and payroll. We offer assistance with bookkeeping and advice on business management and development, cashflow and debt collection.

We aim to offer a fairly priced high quality service to all our clients. In-house, we use the Iris Accounting software, which is an integrated package that maximises the efficient use of data and hence minimises costs to the client. For clients we can work with most accounting packages but specialise in the use of KashFlow software, on which we can also supply training on both accounts and payroll. We are happy to visit your premises or your home, or to see you at our offices.

Chris Kember

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.

Rebekah Heather


Rebekah is 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.  Becka 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.

Kristy Hunt FMAAT

Client manager

Kristy started with us in April 2018.  Kristy has gained a wealth of experience over the years and deals with all clients, large and small.

Kristy has a good rapport with her clients and is always available for a chat!

Christine O’Neill

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

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

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.

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