Collards have a breadth of knowledge built up over a long time span, we have the expertise to understand and advise on a wide range of issues businesses face. From day to day compliance to the more complex avenues of tax planning, we can help you.
We work with you, offering advice to allow you to focus on what is important. We have helped clients in various degrees of involvement, whether that be light touch or more intertwined. We have the people and knowledge to aid in all financial aspects of your business.
Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997. Having worked in larger practices he joined Collards in 2002, becoming a partner in 2006. During his career Jonathan has amassed a great deal of experience, from FD roles to corporate finance transactions. His range of work is diverse and covers all areas of general practice work.
Julian entered the profession in 1985 and he now acts for an array of different sized businesses from start up through to maturity. He also has a large private client portfolio. Julian’s interests include sport (he was the Treasurer of Esher Rugby Club for too long!), restaurants, economics and spending time with his family.
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience working in practice and understands the numerous challenges facing clients today. He currently looks after a wide and diverse portfolio from sole traders to audits. Andrew specialises in the Charity and not for profit sector. Away from work Andrew is a keen runner and cyclist.
Robert has been in practice since 1979. Originally concentrating on larger clients and audits, he has recently built up a portfolio of small and medium sized businesses and personal clients to whom he provides all services including detailed business advice.
In her time with us, Lisa has completed both the Association of Accounting Technicians and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examinations and is now one of our Senior Accountants. Lisa deals with all areas of accounting from day-to-day bookkeeping to the completion of year end accounts. She is an expert in many accounting packages, Xero being the now widely used system of which she is a certified advisor.
Charles has over 25 years’ experience working in practice on small and medium sized businesses and charities. In addition to dealing with bookkeeping, VAT Returns, management accounts and year end accounts he also handles the Solicitors Accounts Rules client account audits. Charles is a qualified accountant and holds the Xero advisor certificate.
Originally from Cork, Laura is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience having worked both in the UK and Ireland. Her knowledge spectrum is wide, dealing with all aspects in general practice from auditing global organisations to the looking after small entrepreneurships.
Olivia looks after our payroll clients. Her and Justyna have worked together as a team for many years. Clients range from employers with over 100 staff to single director companies.
Justyna works with Olivia in our payroll department. Payroll being one of the most important services we provide and Justyna is fastidious with the detail.
Carl joined Collards in December 2021, bringing with him 5 years’ experience in auditing and accounts preparation. He is near completion of his AAT studies before undertaking ACCA shortly after.
Sandeep holds a BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree and is studying towards the ICAEW ACA qualification. Sandeep’s responsibilities include preparing accounts, VAT returns and assisting with audit work.
Emily is our Office Manager. Emily loves interacting with clients, and when she’s not busy organising the office, she spends her time assisting with client company secretarial matters. Outside of work, Emily is a keen netballer.