Meet The Team
Our team now consists of over 60 staff with a wide range of skills and experience. We provide a friendly, jargon-free service which encourages our clients to stay with us and recommend us to others.
James Burt, Gemma Wall, Elizabeth Darbinean, Laura Hilton, Anissa Flint, Chris Deare, Lucy Chadwick, James Grantham, Laura Clark, Helen Perry, Melanie Naidoo, Adam Thompson, Angie King, Amy Phillips, Gill Hamilton-Orr, Harriet Stewart, Kim Strachan
Management Accounts Team:
Admin & Support Team:
Accounts & Trainees:
Vijay Giga , Sam Richards, Sheena Vaughn, Laura Maley, Harry Sutton, Cassie Jameson, Sammie Lai-Morrice, Sharon Lam, Angharad Evans, Ellie Blackmore, Mike Bates, Mia Qaiser, Joel Goacher, Josh Etherington, Amy Michnowicz, Angelika Simpson, Ethan Whalley, Benz Walshe, Joseph Hill, Luke Wells
Victoria Mason FCCA – Partner
Accountant, Mum, Taekwondo, Happy, Lucky & Lives Life To Max
Left Cardens on 31.3.21,he can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org,via phone on 01273-569201 or by post to Halls Accounting, The Old Bank,257 New Church Road,Hove,East Sussex,BN3 4EL
Andy Dunham FCCA – Partner
Football, karate, family and a curry with friends
Carol Rigby FCA – Partner
Skiing, running, having fun with my little son
John Sowton – Associate
Golf, football, cricket and almost any sport that involves socialising with friends and colleagues
Hannah Champion FCCA – Audit Associate
Family, comedy shows, gym, adventurous hobbies and decorating cakes
James Phillips FCCA – Associate
Father of two girls, music, West Ham, Craft beer, city breaks and good long country walks
James Burt FCCA – Client Manager
Gym, Football, Frequent festival goer, socialising over a few pints.
Gemma Wall FCCA – Client Manager
Skiing, Marathon training, Holidays, Exercise and Wine
Elizabeth Darbinean FCCA – Manager to Barry Carden
Zumba, Dog walking, Socialising, Reading, Baking, Family, Shopping
Laura Hilton – Manager to Carol Rigby
Family is really important to me,love music, reading and going to the theatre
Anissa Flint ACCA – Manager to Andy Dunham
I enjoy playing netball, bounce fitness classes, catching up with family and friends over food and beach holidays
Chris Deare ACCA – Manager to Victoria Mason
Football, Golf, Running, Family, Friends, Holidays
Lucy Chadwick ACCA – Manager to Victoria Mason
Family, Socialising, Cooking & Baking, Running & Swimming
James Grantham ACCA – Manager to Barry Carden
Video games, comic books, American football, basketball, cricket and whisky!
Laura Clark FCCA – Manager to Victoria Mason
Socialising with friends & family,reading,baking,theatre trips, walking my dog.
Helen Perry FCCA-Audit Manager
Cycling, bounce fitness classes, cross-stitch, prosecco.
Melanie Naidoo CA(SA) Audit Manager
Health & Wellness, Travel, True crime thrillers & Movies
Adam Thompson BA (Hons) ATT CTA DipPFS – Corporate Tax Manager
Sailing, Golf, Motor sports, and socialising with friends and family
Tom Schan CTA – Personal Tax Manager
Likes rom-coms, musicals, and motorbikes. also attempting to learn Russian.
Angie King – Payroll Manager
Walking, reading, cinema, socialising, family, cooking, holidays.
Amy Phillips FCCA – Finance Manager
Making cake, eating cake and going to the gym to work off the cake!
Gill Hamilton-Orr – HR Manager
Good food, supporting the growth of the English Wine Industry and fresh air and exercise to balance that out.
Harriet Stewart FCCA – Systems Improvement Manager
Music, concerts, running, holidays, reading
Kim Strachan – Office Manager
Reading, Family, Friends, Socialising, Travelling, Jack Daniels
Hannah Lavender ACCA – Assistant Manager to Barry Carden
Going to the gym, Lego, Walking, Photography, shopping
Ash Bowler ACCA – Assistant Manager to James Phillips
Football, Golf, Cooking and going to the cinema
Katharine Allen ACCA – Assistant Manager to Andy Dunham
Cooking, socialising, family & friends, animals.
Oliver Ridley, BSc (Hons) – Assistant Manager to James Phillips
Spending time with my family, computer programming and movies.
Shannon Crook MAAT-Assistant Manager -Bookkeeping
Travelling, films, music, and Mexican food
Steve Reid – Tax Senior
Travelling, festivals and gigs, cats, family, friends, entertaining
Vijay Giga – VAT Senior Accountant
All sports, family, socialising, BBQ’s/Beer/Whiskey
Sam Richards ACA – Senior Auditor
Tennis, walking, foreign languages, neurodiversity, singing, reading (mainly sci-fi/fantasy), movies, board games, computer games.
Sheena Vaughn ACCA-Senior Auditor
Basketball, football and painting.
Laura Maley ACCA – Senior Accountant
Socialising with friends and family, going to the theatre, shopping, gym, reading
Harry Sutton ACCA – Senior Accountant
Cricket, Holidays with friends, Crime documentaries and Brighton
Sonia Joy MAAT – Senior Finance Assistant
Music, Dancing, Family, Friends, Reading, Cooking, Sunshine.
Sarah Morris – Senior Payroll Assistant
Espresso Martinis, Saturday brunch, Winter sea swimming with friends, Running (BM10k every year at Brighton Marathon weekend), Cycling
Torz Smith – Payroll Assistant
My three children, holidays, keeping fit, walks with my family, friends, holidays.
Zoë Payne, BA (Hons) – Payroll Assistant
Video games, anime, drawing, card games, writing
Cassie Jameson – Bookkeeper
Spending time with my family, getting out in nature, watching films and trying to be more sustainable.
Ingrid Dzurkova – Finance Assistant
Reading, Running, Cooking & Swimming
Steph Boelema – Secretary
Baking/decorating cakes, reading, pilates, Sci-fi
Cristina Diaz – Receptionist
Reading, arts & crafts, watching murder documentaries and going out for meals with friends and family
Tahilyn Carden – Practice Administrator
Family, Running, Salsa Dancing, Holidays, Prosecco & Shopping.
Laura Comben – Marketing and Events Coordinator
Politics, drawing, painting, my children and spending time with family.
Sammie Lai-Morrice – Trainee Accountant
Walking my dog Milo at the beach, Paris, music, restaurants, cocktails…
Sharon Lam – Trainee Accountant
Dogs, baking, learning new things, brunch with the family
Angharad Evans – Trainee Accountant
Cooking, walking, music, socialising, family and friends
Ellie Blackmore – Trainee Accountant
Socialising, Shopping, Holidays, Walking my dog
Mike Bates – Trainee Management Accountant
Swimming, Football, Socialising, Skiing and Binging a good TV series
Mia Qaiser – Trainee Accountant
Long walks, films, dogs, wine
Joel Goacher – Trainee Accountant
Cars, Music, Comedy Shows, Gaming & Computers
Josh Etherington – Trainee Accountant
Football,keeping fit,Music,socialising,Family & Friends
Amy Michnowicz – Trainee Accountant
Rowing, Running, Shopping and Walking my dog.
Angelika Simpson – Trainee Accountant
Jogging & Yoga
Ethan Whalley – Trainee Accountant
Football or sport and video games.
Benz Walshe – Trainee Accountant
Comedy, sports cars & owning them, computers, building computers, video games, vodka and dogs!
Joseph Hill-Trainee Accountant
Rugby, boxing and socialising with friends.
Luke Wells- Trainee Bookkeeper
Guitar, Gym, Cycling, Gaming, Computers, Beer and Socialising