Chris Kember FMAAT AATQB
Chris Kember FMAAT AATQB 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.
After the retirement of Vivien Thackeray in March 2018, Chris then took on the practice himself as a sole trader until April 2021 when Kristy Lee became a partner within the firm.
Chris became a Fellow of the AAT in August 2015 and then AATQB in 2020.
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.
Kristy Lee FMAAT AATQB
Kristy started with us in April 2018, became the practice manager in November 2019 and then became a partner in April 2021.
Kristy qualified in 2007 and became a fellow member of the AAT in 2016 and in 2020 qualified as AATQB.
Kristy has gained a wealth of experience over the years and was working for a top 20 firm of accountants before joining the firm. Kristy deals with all clients, large and small and has a good rapport with her clients.
Rachel joined in June 2018 as our client manager.
Having been in practice for many years, Rachel has dealt with all manner of clients from small sole traders to having audited large companies in London.
Rachel looks after some of our more complex clients and has a good attention to detail through her auditing experience.
Lesley joined us in October 2021 and assists us with preparation of VAT Returns and bookkeeping. Lesley has a whole range of experience from her years in practice whilst living in South Africa.
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.
Wendy joined us in August 2021 to assist with the daily running of the office. Wendy is the friendly first point of contact. She makes a good cup of tea and spoils visitors with biscuits and always has time to have a chat!
As well as helping with keeping the office in a regimental order, Wendy also assists with bookkeeping and VAT returns.