Chris heads up the firm, and spends the rest of his time looking after his dog and placing daft bets on Scotland to win at rugby.
2000-2003 – Economics degree, Southampton University.
2004-2007 – Tenon (now RSM Tenon), audit and accounts. Completed ACA (Chartered Accountancy) qualification.
2007-2008 – Baker Tilly, corporate tax. Completed CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) qualification.
2008-now – Set up the practice. Now well established from base in Tunbridge Wells, serving clients across the UK.
Julie joined us late 2013, having already completed her AAT. Julie doesn’t drink (hence therefore make) tea, which gives her additional valid seconds every day to devote to helping clients. Julie heads up a Maslins team.
2002-2008 – Agronomy degree from Ukraine’s National University of Life and Environmental Sciences.
2007-2013 – Production manager for a small ice cream producer whilst studying AAT.
2013-now – Accounts manager for Maslins, assisting clients with accounting/tax queries. Qualified ACCA, now studying CTA.
Gareth started in the middle of the Jan 2015 personal tax return rush. Not to fit gender stereotypes, but he has become our in house IT geek alongside his accountancy training. Gareth heads up a Maslins team.
2010-2012 – Studying for physics degree at Sussex University until quantum blew his mind.
2011-2014 – Various roles at Sainsbury’s, leading a small team and dealing with tricky customers.
2015-now – Accounts manager for Maslins, assisting clients with accounting/tax queries. Qualified ACCA, now studying CTA.
Moira spends most of her time at her local bridge club and on holiday. She does find some time to help at the office.
undisclosed – Qualified with ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland) at some point before decimalisation and the internet, but after the wheel.
19odd-2009 – Many years in the profession for multiple firms.
2010-now – Working for Maslins, using her vast experience to help out wherever she’s needed.
Ruth joined in Jan 2016, already fully qualified ACCA from previous roles and works closely with Julie.
2002-2015 – various roles for Mondi Sales UK, initially in accounts but drifting into sales, giving Ruth broad experience whilst she completed both AAT then ACCA.
Ruth also has a first class honours degree in Applied Accounting.
Keen to continue her studies (a self confessed nerd), she’s training to add Chartered Tax Adviser to her qualifications.
Daniela joined in June 2017 having done a variety of roles for short periods beforehand and works closely with Gareth.
She graduated with a 2.1 in accounting and finance in 2016, and as well as her obvious numeracy skills is also a great baker. Whilst not mentioned in the job advert, it’s certainly a “nice to have” skill we look for in recruits.
With her relevant degree she was able to leapfrog some of the early ACCA exams, and is relishing getting stuck straight into the trickier ones.
Bradley is the latest trainee, starting January 2018. Prior to that he’d primarily worked in retail/charities.
Alongside his previous “day job” he spent his evenings beavering away on the AAT, showing his commitment to accounting.
He has a dog of his own (a puggle), and was keen to work in a canine friendly firm. He’s hoping to finish his AAT swiftly, to then progress to a Chartered qualification.
Leanne was brought in as an office manager. Helping to work alongside the technical staff to ensure the smooth functioning of the business.
Her educational background was primarily in fine art(!), but since then she’s worked with various companies, big and small, being that critical person who just gets stuff done.
Being great at admin, including bookkeeping, she may venture into the accountancy world further down the line if we can persuade her…
Hamish was only born in mid 2014 but has already been appointed our Director of Shredding.
Keen to progress within the organisation, he ignores our “smart casual” dress code, insisting on wearing a tie at all times.
His personal hygiene sometimes comes into question, but his loyalty is second to none.
We’re currently assessing which accounting qualification is most suitable for his unique skills.