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About Us

About The Team

We are proud of our team of over 90 talented employees working across accounting, tax, audit, outsourcing, financial planning and support services. The departments are lead by the partners and senior management team below.

  • After starting Kirk Rice in 1989 Kirk retired on 31 December 2023. Kirk Rice Kirk RiceRetired PartnerThames Valley
  • Maxine oversees our Outsourcing and HR services with over 25 years’ experience. She qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and joined Kirk Rice in 1994, becoming a partner in 2002. She continues to grow the range of our outsourcing, payroll and HR services, qualifying as a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) in 2013. Maxine loves to walk and explore the UK by foot. Maxine Guest Maxine GuestPartnerThames Valley
  • Graham has over 30 years of experience acting for SMEs, providing accounting, audit, tax and business advice. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor. He joined Kirk Rice in 1998, became a Partner in 2002, and has been instrumental in broadening the range of services offered. Graham is married and has 3 sons. He is the lead vocalist in a rock band and is a Manchester Utd fan! Graham Jennings Graham JenningsPartnerThames Valley
  • As a Chartered Financial Planner, Peter heads up our Financial Services Department. His career in financial services started in 1990 and as an Independent Financial Advisor he adopts a holistic approach to advising clients. As well as spending time with his wife and daughter, Peter enjoys playing golf, tennis and reading. Peter Sharratt Peter SharrattPartnerThames Valley
  • Susan graduated with a BSc in Chemistry and joined Kirk Rice as a trainee accountant in May 2000, qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2003. She went on to become a partner in 2014 and works alongside fellow partner, Maxine to drive the Outsourcing department from strength to strength. Outside of work Susan likes travelling and new (and sometimes slightly crazy) experiences. Susan Beverly Susan BeverlyPartner - Outsourced AccountingThames Valley
  • Tim works in our General Practice and Audit Department. He specialises in small and medium enterprise (SME) financial reporting, taxation and audit, as well as providing more general business consulting. He joined Kirk Rice in 2002 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Tim’s a Palace fan, aquarist, keen astronomer and hi-fi nerd, as well as a father of three. Tim Neale Tim NealePartner - Accounting & AuditNorth Hampshire
  • Hadley looks after personal tax matters for many of our clients, as well as the tax compliance obligations for the estates of deceased individuals. He joined the firm in 2004, and is a Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians. Hadley is married with two daughters, is a church organist, pianist and singer. Hadley Baldock Hadley BaldockPartner - TaxWest London
  • James mainly advises SME’s and sole traders in business, accounting and tax matters. He joined back in 2004, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. James has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University, and in his spare time he can be found on the golf course or watching sport. James Moody James MoodyPartner- Accounting & AuditWest London
  • Viru is a Chartered Tax Advisor with over 30 years experience in UK tax, gained in small and mid sized firms. He advises businesses from large corporates to owner-managed businesses on a wide range of issues, including M & A’s, exit strategies, restructures and employee share schemes.Viru joined Kirk Rice as Tax Partner in 2017 to further bolster the tax team. He likes travelling and is a keen cricket buff. Viru Patel Viru PatelPartner - TaxThames Valley
  • Michael is a Chartered Financial Planner and Pension Transfer Specialist. He, often working together with colleagues for our clients, looks after the financial advice needs, including employee benefits and workplace pensions for business owners and wealth and estate planning for individuals. Michael enjoys running and cycling having done Reading and Fleet Half. He also enters cycling events. Michael Powell Michael PowellPartner - Financial PlanningNorth Hampshire
  • Kal is a Chartered Accountant based in our London office. He has over 25 years’ experience in providing accounting, audit, assurance and advisory services to International Group Companies and owner-managed businesses. He is hands-on and believes that simple solutions are the best. He is passionate about travelling and food but not cooking. Kal Sanghera Kal SangheraPartner - Accounting & AuditWest London
  • David qualified as a Chartered accountant with ICAEW in 2005 and became a Fellow of the Institute in 2015. He joined Kirk Rice in 2016 as Audit and Accounts Manager with over 10 years experience in acting for owner managed businesses, predominately working in audit and taxation compliance work. Outside of work David has an active social life and enjoys reading, the theatre and watching his favourite films. David Forinton David ForintonPartner - Accounting & AuditThames Valley
  • Kirsty joined the firm in 2001 and completed her FCCA training in 2006. As a Partner she manages our outsourced accounting department, providing an in-house finance function to a range of clients. She is heavily involved in assisting non-profit clients with their day to day accounting needs and also manages project work such as, design of finance processes and procedures, move to digital software. Kirsty Heslop Kirsty HeslopPartner - Outsourced AccountingThames Valley
  • Alex is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant with over 15 years experience in tax. He joined Kirk Rice in 2021. Alex advises businesses ranging from small and medium sized firms to large groups and has particular experience in corporate restructures, share schemes and M&A advice. Outside of work Alex is married with 2 boys and enjoys following the fortunes of Tottenham Hotspur when time permits. Alex Taylor Alex TaylorDirector - Corporate TaxThames Valley
  • While Amanda has over 15years of tax experience, she started out managing investment portfolios for high net worth clients. Only after a short career break (to have a family) did she move across into taxation. She joined Kirk Rice in 2006. Outside of the office, Amanda enjoys running and also helps to run a local Rainbow unit. Amanda Giles Amanda GilesSenior Manager - TaxThames Valley
  • Amy joined us in 2012 and immediately set out to study ACA, she’s thrilled to have now passed her final exams! Before joining Kirk Rice she studied for a BA Honours in Accounting and Finance at Kingston University. In her down time she is a bit of a bookworm and reads science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as manga comics. Amy Wheldon Amy WheldonSenior Manager - OutsourcingThames Valley
  • Chloe joined the Financial Services industry in 2007; her background of paraplanning has led to a natural progression into the Financial Planner role. She holds Chartered and Fellow status with the CII and is a Pension Transfer Specialist. Chloe provides holistic financial advice including cashflow planning for clients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Chloe Platts Chloe PlattsFinancial Planner North Hampshire
  • Gauhar joined the firm’s General Practice team in 2017 where he brought with him a range of experience servicing OMBs and SMEs. Having expanded his expertise into personal and corporation tax, he moved to our Tax Specialist team in 2019 to support our individual and corporate clients across various areas of tax. He has subsequently also qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Gauhar Chaudhary Gauhar ChaudharyDirectorThames Valley
  • As Manager in our General Practice Department Kate also manages our Audit team. She trained and qualified as an ACCA accountant after graduating from Exeter University in 2005 and in her spare time Kate plays the viola in a local orchestra. She also bakes a mean cake. Kate Hancock Kate HancockSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditNorth Hampshire
  • Jamie joined Kirk Rice in 2020 and works in our General Practice department. Jamie studied Accounting and Economics at the University of Southampton before training as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a regional firm in Somerset. Jamie moved to Berkshire in 2019 in order to live with his partner, who he met at university. Outside of work, Jamie is an avid football fan (Liverpool supporter!). Jamie Fudge Jamie FudgeSenior Audit Manager - Accounting & AuditThames Valley
  • - Jane joined Kirk Rice in September 2023 to work as a Senior Manager in the personal tax team. Jane is a qualified Chartered Tax advisor with over 25 years of experience in personal tax. She has a particular interest in international and cross-border personal and employee tax issues. Jane spends her spare time with her family, gardening and running. Jane Page Jane PageSenior Manager - Tax Thames Valley
  • Jonathan is a Manager in our Outsourcing Department joining us in 2007. He completed his ACCA training with Kirk Rice following his graduation from The University of Reading, with a 2:1 in Accounting and Management. In his spare time you’ll find Jonathan sitting in the stalls as he is an avid theatre-goer. Jonathan Swarbrick Jonathan SwarbrickSenior Manager - OutsourcingThames Valley
  • Josh joined Kirk Rice Financial Services Team as a Chartered Financial Planner in 2023. With over 5 years of industry experience, Josh has spent time working with entrepreneurs, business owners, and client’s in and approaching retirement to achieve their goals. Outside of work you’ll find Josh playing rugby, cycling, cooking, or spending time with friends and family. Josh Collis Josh CollisFinancial PlannerWest London
  • Lisa joined Kirk Rice Financial Services department in 2017; with 10 years of industry experience gained over numerous roles. Her background of paraplanning has led to a natural progression into the Financial Planner role. Outside of work she loves cooking, being at home, going to the gym and making memories spending quality time with her son, husband, family and friends. Lisa Smith Lisa SmithFinancial PlannerThames Valley
  • Priya Bhavsar Priya BhavsarSenior Manager - TaxNorth Hampshire
  • Richard joined Kirk Rice in 2016 and works as a Senior Manager in our General Practice Department. He graduated from the University of Leicester with a master’s degree in Applied and Environmental Geology and is now ACA qualified with the ICAEW. Outside of work he enjoys eating good food and travelling. Richard Prasser Richard PrasserSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditWest London
  • Nicola looks after a number of accounting, tax and trust clients in addition to managing our payroll and VAT return services from our Putney office. She joined us in 2000 as an AAT trainee and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2006. She has since worked across all areas of the practice. Outside of work Nicola enjoys spending time with her children and walking the family dog. Nicola Wynne Nicola WynneSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditWest London
  • As a Director in our General Practice Department Sarah has worked with many of Kirk Rice clients. As well as her time in General Practice she spent 7 years in our Outsourcing Department. She qualified as an ACCA Accountant in 2004 and has over 20 years experience. In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit and if she gets time relaxing with a good book. Sarah Godwin Sarah GodwinDirectorNorth Hampshire