When we graduated as accountants many moons ago, our cap was too tight and the gown too loose. We tell you that because it taught us an important lesson; one size very rarely fits all. So at Inform Accounting, we take great pride in treating each and every one of our valued clients as individuals.
After all, businesses only ever really share one trait – and that’s that they’re unique. Whether you’re a one-man band, an ambitious small business or a venture-backed company our team of cloud accounting experts are here to help you.
A Chartered Management Accountant since 1995, Sian now heads up the Inform Accounting team. In the past, she’s worked for Next plc, Marston’s Brewery and Compass Group plc, where she was Financial Controller. Oh, and she even worked at Disneyland for a year.
Sian has helped a number of businesses grow from start-ups to well established companies, working hand in hand, guiding them through the sales process.
Away from work, her leisure time is mainly spent with her three children, who give her the ringing endorsement of being ‘really nice’.
Craig brings 19 years’ experience to the Inform Accounting team, and advises clients on a wide range of financial issues.
Craig is accurate, meticulous, and a technical expert whose attention to detail has identified many savings for clients large and small.
When he’s not in the office though, you’ll probably find him on the slopes – he’s a keen snowboarder who travels extensively in search of his adrenaline fix.
Sarah is one of Inform’s Tax Consultants. With over 20 years of accountancy experience, she is a member of both the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Sarah brings a common sense approach to the complicated world of tax, working closely with a range of clients to attain the most tax efficient outcome for clients.
Away from work, her main activity is keeping her two young boys under control – but she’s also found time to complete several charity treks in places as diverse as the Pyrenees, Morocco and Peru.
Joining the Inform team as a Tax Consultant, Jayne will be advising individuals and their businesses on numerous areas of tax planning to help them through the lifecycle of their business and beyond. She has 30 years experience working with a range of owner-managed businesses and individuals.
Prior to becoming self employed in 2013, Jayne spent over 12 years with BDO LLP, initially as a senior manager and then as a director in their tax team in the Midlands. Prior to that Jayne trained at Grant Thornton in the early 90’s, and spent 11 years with them not only in their Midlands offices but also as part of the tax technical and marketing team based out of London for 18 months. She left there as a manager in 2001 when she was offered a job at BDO working with well known tax expert Peter Rayney.
"It is important to me that my clients understand the advice they are being given and that by giving them sound tax advice I can take some of the stress away from them by managing their tax affairs".
When not working Jayne enjoys spending time with the family, playing golf, a spot of cooking, keeping fit and travelling to exotic places!
Kathryn is now a permanent member of staff after working with us during her placement year, graduating with a BSc in Accounting for Management. She is currently studying towards her ACA qualification. She manages accounts within the Business Support Team and is a Xero expert.
Away from her studies she likes to explore new places and get down in the deep doing a bit of scuba diving.
Hannah is AAT qualified and is currently studying for her ACA chartered qualification, studying with determination to become a chartered accountant. She works on Xero clients accounts as part of the Business Support Team. She is always happy to help or to just have a chat!
Outside of work Hannah is a bit of a fitness fanatic- spinning, circuits, road biking and is even a member of The Royal Sutton Running Club and she also loves to shop!
Catherine joined the Inform team with 14 years accountancy experience and is AAT qualified. Her areas of specialism being tax returns, sole traders and bookkeeping.
Catherine is a busy mum of 2 but still finds time to enjoy family days out and recently joined the National Trust, she also enjoys a spot of baking and working out at bootcamp!
Paul joined Inform whilst studying for his AAT exams at Birmingham Metropolitan College, and has gone on to become an important member of the team.
Paul is the in house IT specialist. Clients tell us there is nothing Paul doesn’t know about Xero.
He could have ended up with a career for a different team though – a talented young footballer, he played for West Bromwich Albion’s youth academy between the ages of 11 and 14.
Since joining Inform in 2013, Joe has gained his AAT qualification.
Joe is Xero certified and is the in house expert on payroll.
A keen athlete, he was once a pole vaulter winning medals at county and national level. Since giving that up he spends his time playing lots of different sports and socialising with friends.
Jill is Inform’s practice administrator dealing with general enquiries, looking after the onboarding of clients whilst keeping us all organised in the office!
Away from the office, Jill is a busy mum of two, but finds time for circuits and has taken up running to challenge herself and her fitness levels. Jill recently completed her first half marathon.