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About Us

About The Team

We are proud of our team of over 73 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.

  • Kirk works across our Accounting, Audit and Tax Departments and specialises in advising start-up businesses. He graduated with an Economics, Accounting and Law degree and then qualified as an ACA Accountant at BDO Binder Hamlyn. He moved to Ernst & Young for some ‘big five’ experience before setting up Kirk Rice in 1989. Outside of work Kirk loves cooking, music and beach holidays. Kirk Rice Kirk RicePartnerThames 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’ experience acting for SME’s, providing accounting, audit, tax and business advice. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant, and, a Chartered Tax Advisor. He joined Kirk Rice in 1998 and became a Partner in 2002 and has been instrumental in broadening the range of services enjoyed by the firm’s clients. Graham is married and has 3 boys. He enjoys cycling 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 - OutsourcingThames 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, qualifying as a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians, while previous experience includes payroll management. 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 audit, assurance and transaction 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
  • John F Kennedy was US president when David began training as a Scots chartered accountant. A lifetime of experience has seen him as audit manager to West End accountants and company secretary to a large London restaurant group. All this plus many years in a London accountancy practice. Married with 3 children he stubbornly supports Aberdeen FC, paints, draws and plays the guitar badly. David Fraser David FraserConsultantWest London
  • Adrian Barron Adrian BarronSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditThames 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
  • Ash joined Kirk Rice as a Financial Planner in 2021 with over 15 years of experience in Financial Services. He prides himself on building long-term, trusted client relationships through holistic planning. Ash helps his clients in all areas of financial advice, including Retirement Planning, Investment, Protection, and Estate Planning. Outside of work, Ash loves spending time with his family and friends. Ash Sood Ash SoodFinancial PlannerWest London
  • 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's background of paraplanning has led to a natural progression into the Financial Planner role. She is authorised by the FCA, Diploma qualified, and is close to achieving Chartered status. After studying for a degree in Psychology, Chloe started out in the financial services industry in 2007. Outside of work, Chloe enjoys spending time with her husband and son; as well as photography and travel. Chloe Platts Chloe PlattsFinancial Planner North Hampshire
  • Gauhar joined the General Practice team in 2017. He comes with extensive experience around SMEs, OMBs and various areas of practice. He likes challenging jobs and interesting clients and is keen on further development. Out of hours, his world revolves around good food, amateur photography, watching TV shows and movies and most importantly, his family. He aspires to do more for those less fortunate. Gauhar Chaudhary Gauhar ChaudharySenior Manager - Accounting & AuditThames 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 & AuditThames Valley
  • Kirsty manages our Outsourcing Department, providing an in-house finance function to a range of clients. She is also heavily involved in assisting our non-profit clients with their day to day accounting needs. With over 18 years of experience, she qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2006. In her non-working hours she takes pleasure in beating family members at Scrabble and Monopoly. Kirsty Heslop Kirsty HeslopDirector - OutsourcingThames 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
  • 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 Senior Manager 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 18 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 GodwinSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditNorth Hampshire
  • Sarah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, is an ICAEW Fellow and holds their Business and Finance Professional Status. Having over 25 years of experience in finance, she is a Senior Manager in our General Practice Department. She enjoys advising small and medium sized businesses across a wide range of sectors. Sarah loves spending her spare time with family and long countryside walks with her dog. Sarah Stevens Sarah StevensSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditThames Valley