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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 25 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 BeverlyPartnerThames 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 NealePartnerNorth 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 BaldockPartnerWest 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 MoodyPartnerWest 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 PatelTax PartnerThames Valley
  • Michael has more than 20 years’ experience in Financial Planning for individuals and business owners, including specialist advice on pension transfers and estate planning. He also manages our auto-enrolment service, providing employers with a range of compliant solutions. After trying a triathlon a few years ago, he is often swimming, out on his bike or running around the Ascot racecourse. Michael Powell Michael PowellPartnerNorth Hampshire
  • David Fraser David FraserPartnerWest London
  • As a Manager in our General Practice Department Chris works with a variety of Kirk Rice clients. He qualified as an ACCA Accountant at a practice in Guildford and has been with Kirk Rice since 2010. Chris is a cricket aficionado – he’s a Surrey supporter and tries to organise at least one company trip to the Oval for staff each year. Chris Andrews Chris AndrewsSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditNorth Hampshire
  • 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 ForintonDirector - 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. With over 15 years of experience, she qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2006. Kirsty runs our social committee and 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
  • Junaid Khan Junaid KhanSenior Manager - Accounting & AuditWest London