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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.

Barry C Carden FCCA – Partner

Family, rugby, cricket, football, design, aged rum, fine wine, cycling

Victoria Mason FCCA – Partner

Accountant, Mum, Taekwondo, Happy, Lucky & Lives Life To Max

Keith Hall

Left Cardens on 31.3.21,he can be contacted by email on keith@halls-accounting.com,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

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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

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Torz Smith – Payroll Assistant

My three children, holidays, keeping fit, walks with my family, friends, holidays.

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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.

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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.

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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

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