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NEW BUSINESS START-UP
Our level of assistance in this area will be influenced by the amount of preparation that you’ve put into planning your new business.
TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL ACCOUNTING
The way that HMRC receives information and that tax returns will be submitted in the future is changing. Here at Michael D Nichols
Meet The Team - Who Are We?
Staff and sub-contractors working for Michael D Nichols Ltd.
Rick is Michael’s son and part-owner of the business in conjunction with his brother, Steve and sister, Tracy.
Rick has been a business owner and company director for many years and understands the problems that face all small business owners, whether they be cashflow, recruitment, obtaining finance, putting together business plans or making fundamental decisions regarding a company’s future.
In his spare time, he enjoys a variety of sports and keeping fit. He is also a keen motorcyclist, having enjoyed a number of overseas adventures.
Graham Thorne BA Hons, FCA
Graham has a wide breadth of knowledge, gained through having worked with leading UK accountancy practices, an international electronics & software company as well as a variety of smaller companies.
He has held roles where he has been responsible for all financial functions and, as such, is ideally suited to working in a practice where no two days are the same.
In particular, he brings expertise in Corporation Tax, VAT and Statutory & Management Accounting. He also brings significant accounting systems implementation experience.
Graham relaxes by spending time gardening and has a particular passion for German model railways!
Lisa Horsfall ACCA, ATT
Lisa is a highly-experienced practice Accountant, having risen to the level of Partner in her previous employment.
She is comfortable in working with a variety of clients from all manner of industry and business sectors whether they be limited companies, sole traders or partnerships.
Lisa is able to assist in a wide range of accountancy-related matters including accounts preparation, tax planning, pension scheme audits, Income & Corporation Tax computations and HMRC investigations.
Lisa enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family and likes to keep fit with regular yoga sessions and trips to the swimming pool.
Vicky is our Office Manager and Payroll specialist; she worked with Michael for many years and was particularly keen for the business to continue and to maintain a level of service to the clients that she has come to know well over this time.
Vicky will often conduct initial meetings with clients, establishing their requirements, making recommendations on how we best proceed and making sure that all of our compliance needs have been met.
She works closely with our accountants and bookkeepers in co-ordinating their workload and ensuring that we are able to turn our work around as quickly as possible.
In her spare time, Vicky is a committed equestrian and can often be found galloping across the fields of Kent!
Tara works as a Personal Assistant and is at the front line of the business in that she’s most likely to be answering the phone and handling your initial enquiry.
Tara works closely with Vicky in supporting the activities of the business both administratively and in terms of client contact; her cheery disposition bringing a smile to the faces of clients and colleagues alike!
Tara is another one with a passion for all things horse-related. In fact, in a previous life, she was a professional instructor and groom.
Andrew is our oldest member of staff and with age comes considerable experience.
Before joining the Nichols team way back in 2001 he worked for over 21 years as an in-house accountant in the construction industry.
He is a genuine ‘all-rounder’ and is adept at all levels of accounts preparation.
Andrew is a family man, having 2 children in their thirties and a young granddaughter who he sees on a regular basis.
Miranda comes from an accountancy background stretching back over 20 years.
She started her career working for a worldwide chain of hotels as an accounts assistant, moving on to a medium-sized British investment bank as a trainee accountant leading to qualifying with the AAT, gaining the top position as a licensed and regulated accountant and fellow member in practice.
Miranda’s 10 years' practice experience ranges from working for firms providing services to the wealthy and famous in Central London to a local firm of accountants offering business and taxation services. She is currently in the process of qualifying with the ACCA.
Away from work, she spends time cycling, swimming, baking and getting together with friends and family.
Maria has been providing us with bookkeeping services for several years. During that time, she has developed a reputation for being able to quickly unravel the mysteries contained within large bags of receipts and for turning them into something more accessible for one of our accountants to be able to work with.
Originally from a banking background, Maria is no stranger to foreign currency transactions, lending ratios and a business's financial requirements. She is currently working her way through the ACCA exams.
In addition to spending time with her family Maria likes to encourage children with their numeracy and literacy skills by helping at a local primary school.
Alice Frankham ACA
Alice is a fully qualified chartered accountant from a practice background. As such, she is used to dealing with a wide variety of clients from all sectors. She helps us to complete our clients' bookkeeping and VAT.
Outside of work, Alice can usually be found chasing after her two daughters!
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