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Meet The Team

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Barry Cowley (FCA, CTA)
Managing Partner

I started the Practice:
Back in 1992 with Mike Holmes, initially operating from his home.

What I do:
Support everyone in the Practice with the benefit of my technical knowledge and commercial experience, develop the Practice with new operational and marketing initiatives, and meet with and advise clients to help save tax and develop their businesses.

Kim MacAskill (BA)
Client Manager

I joined the team:
Way back in 1997!

What I do:
I look after a portfolio of 100 or so clients, managing their accounts, tax VAT and payroll needs. I try and steer them as smoothly as possible through the vagaries of our tax system but when problems arise, I particularly enjoy tackling HMRC to achieve a fair result for my clients.

Pauline Bird (FCCA)
Client Manager

I joined the team:
October 2000.

What I do:
Managing a portfolio of over 100 clients in the practice ranging from property investors through to sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. Liaising with our accounts and tax assistants during the preparation of accounts, tax returns, VAT Returns and payroll and review the results for tax planning opportunities for the client.

Kim White (FMAAT, ATT)
Client Manager

I joined the team:
December 2008.

What I do:
I manage a portfolio of clients ranging from sole traders to limited companies, including new business start-ups and incorporations. I ensure their accounts and tax needs are dealt with efficiently and effectively at all times. I also support my colleagues with preparing accounts, tax returns, and computations, VAT returns, bookkeeping, etc.

John Nagle (ACCA)
Senior Qualified Accountant and Tax Assistant

I joined the team:
October 2010.

What I do:
Take original client records and use to process into year-end accounts and VAT returns, payroll, bookkeeping and software training. Helping clients with management accounts.

Armando Ventola (MAAT)
Accounts and Taxation Assistant

I joined the team:
October 2017

What I do:
Prepare year-end accounts and related tax returns for sole traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies for client manager review.  I also take client records and carry out bookkeeping and VAT activities on a quarterly basis.  Process payroll information and produce reports that are filed with HMRC.

Jaqueline Barrett
Accounts and Taxation Assistant

I joined the team:
September 2018.

What I do:
Prepare year-end accounts and related tax returns for Sole Traders, Partnerships, and Limited Companies for client manager review. I also carry out bookkeeping and VAT activities on a quarterly basis, process payroll, and file related returns with HMRC.

Owen Cowley
Accounts and Taxation Assistant

I joined the team:
24th August 2020

What I do:
I am studying an apprenticeship to work my way towards a qualification to be a Level 4 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician.

Deborah Frost
Assistant to MD

I joined the team:
April 2007.

What I do:
I help Barry with the day-to-day running of the business, and anything else that doesn’t have a home!

Amanda Lucrino
Marketing & Administration Coordinator

I joined the team:
November 2008.

What I do:
I help Barry with the marketing of the business and support the team with administration.

Samantha Caunter
Receptionist & Administration Assistant

I joined the team:
February 2019.

What I do:
I’m one of the first points of contact here at Cowley Holmes, over the phone and in the office. You’ll find me at the Reception desk up on the first floor. I deal with all the day to day office tasks and enjoy assisting and looking after our clients and the team. I support the team with any administration tasks.

Stephanie Robinson
Office Administrator

I joined the team:
August 2017.

What I do:
I deal with HMRC and Companies House for Cowley Holmes clients as well as providing general adminstration duties. Included in my job role is typing for Barry and assiting him with the smooth running of the office.

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