JANE AND MARK
Hi, I’m Jane
…and this is Mark
We used to be tax inspectors, having worked for the Inland Revenue and HM Revenue & Customs for more years than we care to think about! But we decided to resign, take the plunge and set ourselves up in business as local accountants.
And we are very much local. We’ve both been in East Kent for over 40 years and have lived in Deal now for more than 13 of those years. It may be a cliché but we really do love it here! It’s great to live by the sea in a small town where everyone’s so friendly.
But while it’s no doubt nice for you to hear how much we love Deal you’ll probably be wondering whether we know what we’re talking about and if you can trust us to sort out your tax affairs. The answer to both of those questions is a resounding ‘Yes!’
We’re both university graduates and are heavily (and formally) trained in all things tax. Over the years we’ve worked in Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, compliance investigations, policy roles, offshore tax avoidance and management to name but a few areas. We know the Self Assessment system inside-out and we understand how HMRC operates. That means we’re really well-placed when it comes to drawing up your accounts, filing your tax returns or, perhaps more importantly, figuring out exactly what those letters from HMRC are really saying.
And although we’re running a business – and hope to earn a crust to live on – it’s not all about the money. We ‘get’ that not everyone thinks accountancy is either interesting or understandable. We know that tax can be worrying and it isn’t always easy to work out what the ‘right thing’ to do is. So we’re prepared to spend time with you making things clear, explaining your issues to you in words that you can understand and taking nothing for granted. And we won’t charge you just for chatting to us either – yes, of course we hope that you’ll want to use our services but we absolutely promise that we won’t try and sell you something you don’t need.
So feel free to give either of us a call. We’d be happy to hear from you and we really will do what we can to help you.
Jane & Mark