The Local Bookkeeper PeopleBecause our people are fundamental to the way we do business, we have great pride in the quality and professionalism of our people. We are passionate about providing our clients with an exceptional service, and this is dependent on working with talented individuals within our organisation to ensure our clients benefit.
All our staff are either qualified, certified with recognised accounting/bookkeeping qualifications, or have previous experience in working in an accounting environment. Some of the qualifications our staff hold are as follows:-
- Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- Association of Accounting Technicians
- International Association of Bookkeepers
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales
When appointing a certified bookkeeper it is important that they are not only technically capable but also do not have any adverse history, including a criminal record. All our staff are checked against the Criminal Records Bureau so we can be 100% confident that your business is in good hands.
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Fiona is a Certified Bookkeeper of the Institute of the Certified Bookkeepers and part-qualified accountant. She has worked with large and small business, running finance departments and now focuses on giving SMEs the financial management they need.
Susan is a Certified Bookkeeper of the ICB and opened the second The Local Bookkeeper office in October 2007. The impact Sue has made in the Barry area is considerable with a range of clients now dependant on her skills to drive their businesses forward.
Bryan holds ICB certification and together with his wife, Barbara, ran a very successful business for 18 years in Cumbria. The team at Carlisle are equipped with first hand local knowledge of the challenges facing SMEs and have extensive experience in agriculture and tourism too.
The Local Bookkeeper Leatherhead - Owner: Bob Simmonds FCCA
Bob ran his own business, Adaptus Limited, providing accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, vat / tax returns and systems support/development through consultancies to local large companies and SME’s. After seeing the speed of growth of the Leatherhead and Kingston franchise, Bob decided to buy over from Karen Badger. Bob is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Bob has already had seven leads and been introduced to two nationals accounts since the beginning of his first week.
Sharon holds ICB certification and prior to opening the third Welsh office of the Local Bookkeeper had been a self-employed bookkeeper. Living in the area all her life, Sharon is a valued member of the local community to whom she now offers unrivalled financial management advice.
Our latest office was opened by Karen in November 2008. Fully aware of Karen’s skill and experience with SME clients, The Local Bookkeeper was delighted when Karen agreed to strengthen our service on the South Coast.
The Local Bookkeeper Brentwood – Owner: Clare Farrow AAT
Clare has studied AAT and an affiliate of the ICB with extensive experience working as an Accountant in a series of high level and high responsibility roles. Claire’s impressive financial skills and strong communication skills will help business owners better understand their finances and give them the advice to help them improve their financial situation.
The Local Bookkeeper Guildford – Owner: Roger Sherriff
Roger is studying the ACCA qualification and excelled in the position of the UK Finance Manager of an international business before opening The Local Bookkeeper Guildford. Roger has a wealth of experience in the field of financial management which will prove to be invaluable to business owners in the area who require their finance function to be in the hands of an experienced professional who can use their expertise to help them better manage their finances and increase their profitability.
The Local Bookkeeper Chigwell - Owner: Cecilia Mariadas ICB
Cecilia had been running her own business for the last five years and is now joining the franchise to gain a stronger level of growth. Cecilia had previously been a franchisee of a leading food retail brand. She is a Fellow of the ICB.
The Local Bookkeeper Birmingham - Owner: Harvinder Nandra ACMA
Harvinder is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has degree in Business Administration. Before opening the Birmingham office, he previously held the position of Finance Manager. In this role, he was in charge of preparation of all monthly accounts, their audit, consolidation accounts and management of all their staff.
Heidi is AAT qualified and has worked in a variety of bookkeeping roles coupled with experience in running her own successful businesses. Heidi’s previous experience in both running her own business and in finance gives her the tools to be invaluable to business owners in Bermondsey.
Margaret Crawford is ICB qualified and has ran her own business before as well as working as a bookkeeper before launching the Reigate office. Margaret’s mix of expertise and her own experience means she understands the issues and need of the small business owner clearly and fulfils her role as a financial cornerstone impeccably.
The Local Bookkeeper Wells – Owner: Simone Paull ACMA
Helen is an associate of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has Bachelors Honors degree in Accountancy. Helen had most recently been working as a Fixed Asset Accountant in a high responsibility role with a background of management accountancy behind her. She believes highly in keeping good communication between the financial management professional and the business owner and will use this belief to work effectively with many businesses in Haywards Heath fulfill their profit potential.
Michael is an AAT member and is part qualified in the prestigious CIMA qualification. Michael has had over thirty years of experience in financial management and in his previous role to opening a TLBK office he was a Regional Accountant for a leading national waste company. Michael is a firm believer in putting the customer first and is a great asset to any business with his vast experience and customer service values.
Dave is a Chartered Accountant with an Honors degree in Economics. He was a Financial Director for a large construction company before he joined TLBK so he will be bringing his clients an exceptional level of passion, skill and knowledge to make sure they are as financially successful as they can possibly be.
Duncan is a Fellow of the Charted Association of Certified Accountants and was a Finance Director of an SME family run company with a turnover of £25 million where he was also responsible for all non-building functions within the Company, including Personnel, IT and Administration. Duncan’s vast experience enables him to have all the skills to give businesses in Canterbury the accurate and regular financial information they need to become even more successful.
The Local Bookkeeper Huddersfield – Owner: Frances Clarke
Frances has an ACCA diploma and has over twenty five years experience as a financial management professional. Most recently before launching the Huddersfield office, Frances worked as a management account at a leading large retail bank. Frances knows customer satisfaction is key to delivering a valuable service to business owners and will ensure that the TLBK service will exceed expectations to improve the finances of businesses in the Huddersfield area.
Lisa Ellis is a member of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and was a Finance Manager in her previous position where she was responsible for all day to day accounting including sales ledger/purchase ledger/cash/VAT plus all management accounts and Statutory accounts. Lisa’s strong background positions her perfectly to improve the success of business’s in the High Wycombe area.
Robert is an associate of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has over thirty years experience in financial management. Before opening the Warwick office, he previously held an interim position of Head of Finance. In this role, he was in charge of the entire finance department that performed everything from producing monthly management accounts to attending the board meetings.
Catherine is an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (CIMA) and has an Accounting & Finance Degree from Cardiff University. She has substantial background in a number of industries, her most recent role to opening he office was financial modelling work for training provider allowing her to have a wealth of experience to apply to any business and improve their financial situation.
Nichole is AAT qualified and an associate member of CIMA, she also has a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting. Before coming on board with TFMC, she worked as a Financial Controller running a team of seven staff that looked after everything from producing the management accounts to giving input into the strategic direction of the company.
Damian has over twenty two years experience in finance and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with a degree on Economics. He was the Vice president of Finance in his last position looking after a service and manufacturing company turning over £105 million.
Chinyere has an MBA and a degree in Accounting as well as being an affiliate member of the ACCA. Chinyere has worked in the finance department of one of the worlds’ leading healthcare company and also had experience working in practice.
The Local Bookkeeper Hammersmith – Office Owner: Michaela Zein
Michaela is a Chartered Accountant who is qualified at Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and with Institute of Chartered Accountants England. Her background includes working as an Accounting Contractor most recently before opening the Hammersmith office. In Michaela’s last contract, she was a Group Accountant for a large multinational company preparing financial accounts monthly and working on system improvements. Her contracting work has given her experience in many industries and on an international stage.
The Local Bookkeeper Long Eaton – Owner : Teresa Hill
Teresa is a member of the ICB and is part qualified in both CIMA and AAT . She worked as an Accountant for a construction company and had a strong background in construction before this role as well. Teresa has a great belief in the importance of customer satisfaction and partners this with excellent communication skills and passion to bring businesses a high quality service.
Kass is a member of the ICB, a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Kass has extensive experience in the hotel industry as well as good general experience across a range of business industries. Kass’s finance skills and manner make him a fantastic local financial management professional to help improve the success of SME’s in the Farnborough area.
The Local Bookkeeper Watford – Office Owner: Imran Hussein
Imran is a student of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and in his last role was a Financial Controller that managed the client finance department of a business before opening the Watford office. Imran also has the essential desire required to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction meaning clients can be assured that they will be delivered with real value and achieve 100% satisfaction with our service. Imran has shown in qualifications, dedication and previous experience that he would excel in offering businesses in his area with a unique and professional service to help them achieve their financial goals.
Tom is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and held the position of Finance Manager before opening the Birkenhead office; It was here where he had responsibility for all of the finance and administration function and also had considerable involvement with commercial management of the business. Customer satisfaction is a top priority to Tom who understands that in order to offer a higher quality service than other firms, TFMC Birkenhead must make their customers central to the service they provide. For this reason, Tom was the ideal candidate to run a successful and growing financial management consultancy helping businesses in Birkenhead.
The Local Bookkeeper Aire Valley – Office Owner: Zofia Garvey
Zofia is a student of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants who has also had an extremely large amount of responsibilities in her most recent roles working as a Financial Controller at a large and international mobility products company. Zofia was involved in many complex challenges in her time at this organisation including two large acquisitions that multiplied their turnover by five times. To add to this, she has over twenty two years experience in finance placing herself as the ideal candidate to run the office that will help Aire Valley businesses reach their finance and business goals. TLBK UK are ecstatic that Zofia is representing TLBK and it’s values in this area.
The Local Bookkeeper Caerphilly - Office Owner: Hindia Ahmed AICB
Hindia has luanched an office in Caerphilly. She is an accounting professional with more than 15 years experience under her belt. Working in companies such as The Salvation Army and Panasonic, Hindia has valuable skills and experience in payroll, invoicing, preparing month end reports and daily sales report for 22 branches. Hindia's friendly attitude helps her become a trusted and effective financial cornerstone in local businesses.
The Local Bookkeeper Motherwell - Office Owner: Mark Jordan MICB
Mark runs the Motherwell office. He has more than twenty years experience as a financial management professional and has gained vast experience in a variety of sectors including, construction, IT and retail, while working with a large range of clients. He also has experience in many accounting software programs, including Sage.
The Local Bookkeeper Bolton – Owner: Jane Thompson ACCA
Jane is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and started her office in November 2011. With over 20 years of experience, her wealth of knowledge and experience will allow her to run her business successfully. Her previous roles have included: providing accounting, auditing, consolidation of accounts, producing monthly management reports and much more. Her sparkling personality with experience will help local businesses understand their financial situation with ease.
Geoffrey opened his office in November 2011 and prior to joining TFMC, he provided consultancy services to businesses in the following areas: management accounting, operations management, project accounting, design and modelling bespoke accounting systems. He is a qualified ACCA accountant with a great attitude. Geoffrey puts his client’s needs first and with his expertise he will help them better mange their finances and increase their profitability.
The Local Bookkeeper Croydon – Owner: Jay Dhamelia MICB
Jay opened his office in November 2011 and is a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. With over 10 years of experience with tasks ranging from preparing all financial and management accounts to preparing financial year end, P&L accounts and balance sheets for Auditors, Jay can give his small businesses in Croydon the full package.
The Local Bookkeeper Dover and Folkestone – Owner: Simon Gunn ACA
Simon Gunn openend his office in November, he is a fully qualified ACA with experience in accounting from top accounting firms. With this vast range of industrial experience, and commercial background Simon truly understand the challenges SME’s face and has the capability to provide financial management advice to them.
The Local Bookkeeper St Neots – Owner: Coleen Marx MICB
Coleen is a member of the Institute of the Certified Bookkeepers and has over 20 years of experience as a financial professional. Coleen has worked in several senior financial management roles, carrying out bookkeeping, Cash flow management, dealing with multi-currency treasury, all statutory returns and audits, including VAT, PAYE. Coleen’s previous experience in both running her own business and in finance gives her the tools to be invaluable to business owners in St Neots.
Martin has over 20 years of experience as a financial professional, with 17 of those being previously worked in the oil industry, where he gained vast experience in accounting and finance. His knowledge and experience ranges from strategic and operational management to finance administration, HR and legal, and project management. His broad spectrum of knowledge and experience allows him to produce in depth, high quality work.
John is an FCCA qualified accountant with over 25 years of accounting experience at board level makes John an outstanding office owner. He has worked with a large range of clients developing detailed accounting skills as well as business strategy. Most of his senior roles where UK based however have held roles abroad allowing him to gain overseas accounting knowledge. John’s strong background positions him perfectly to improve the success of businesses in the Luton East area.
The Local Bookkeeper North Tyneside – Owner: Joanne Gordon FCCA
Brian has 17 years of financial professional experience under his belt and is a fully qualified AAT qualified. His previous role as a Financial Controller and Finance Director, and knowledge of software’s such as: Sage Payroll, Finax, Quick books and Iris, enables him to have all the skills necessary to give businesses in Crawley the accurate financial information they need.