Profiles

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Steve Richards - BA FCA
Director

With many years of experience and a wide ranging knowledge of both finance and business in general, Steve Richards advises and assists client companies of all sizes in many areas including business and taxation advice and tax planning.

Steve specialises in the corporate finance arena and has built up an extensive in-depth knowledge of many different industries including manufacturing and engineering. He helps clients with restructuring and reorganisations, Management Buy Outs (MBOs), raising finance & negotiating with lenders, and with both selling and acquiring businesses.

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Hannah Justice - ACA FCCA
Director

Hannah Justice has experience in a number of specialist areas. In particular, Hannah has extensive sector knowledge in healthcare professionals and clear understanding of the many challenges facing it, supporting our clients in adapting to frequent changes in the sector.

Hannah also has specialist knowledge gained from working with charities & the Third Sector, professional service businesses of all sizes (single to multi partner) such as Solicitors and has a number of clients in the property sector. She also advises and assists our clients more generally in areas such as business and taxation advice.

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Pippa Hawkes – BA CA
Director

Pippa joined BSN after spending 10 years with PwC where she had developed specialist skills in the transaction services, corporate structuring and audit teams. Pippa is passionate about client service and works closely with our client base to support them through changes in the business cycle.

In particular, Pippa provides advice to clients on group reorganisations, valuations, due diligence, sales strategy, business plans, obtaining tax clearances, share buybacks and deal completion negotiations.

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Rachel Bignell - ACCA MAAT
Audit and accounting

Rachel is an experienced chartered accountant that leads our general practice team and combines her wide knowledge of accounting and general taxation matters with experience of working with businesses of all sizes and type.

Rachel is a specialist in the audit of limited companies and groups, reporting to any weaknesses or issues to the client and advising how these can be managed and resolved.

Rachel is responsible for training and developing our audit team, engendering best practice learning principles that ensure high quality audits for our clients.

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Giovanna Calleia ACCA MAAT
Accounting Services Manager

Giovanna is a chartered accountant that manages our accounting services team. Giovanna has worked at BSN for a number of years in the audit, accounting and payroll departments, with businesses in many different sectors and enjoys supporting clients in understanding their accounting and tax positions.

In addition, following her experience in working for the NHS in a management accounts role, Giovanna takes responsibility for a number of key clients in helping prepare monthly accounting information and financial information to help clients in the running of their business.

Giovanna has built up specialist VAT knowledge for the sectors in which BSN has a number of clients, such as property, retail and manufacturing exports.

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Tanya Wyatt
Company secretarial support & payroll

Tanya runs our payroll and company secretarial department. She has significant experience and expertise in dealing with payroll queries and PAYE compliance matters. Tanya and her team prepare payrolls for clients of varying sizes and complexities, and assists and advises them in respect of statutory payments (SSP and SMP) and payments to staff, as well as various other related matters.

BSN also acts as company secretary for a number of clients, maintaining their statutory books and records. In particular, Tanya and her team have been building expertise in the people with significant control (PSC) regulatory requirements and are always on hand to support clients with ad hoc queries.

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Jackie Hopkins
Personal taxation

Jackie runs our personal taxation department and manages and prepares personal tax returns for clients and deals with any queries. Jackie also prepares P11Ds and handles clients queries relating to employee benefits. Jackie and the wider team also manage other compliance issues in terms of PAYE settlements and dispensations in liaison with HMRC.