Meet the team

Steph

Steph

Role: Director/Chartered Accountant

Qualification: BSc FCA

Joined: August 2012

Steph joined FCF in 2012, having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 at a top three London accountancy firm. Steph has previously held senior financial management positions in London, Bristol and Bath in a variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing, legal and motor trades.

Steph specialises in corporate accounting, small to medium size businesses, self-assessment taxation and providing day-to-day tax and VAT advice to clients.

Tarah

Tarah

Role: Director/Accountant/Office Manager

Qualification: MAAT

Joined: November 2011

Tarah joined founding co-owners Fran and Phil as the first employee, having already gained 15 years of accountancy and payroll experience. Tarah completed her AAT qualification with FCF and continues her professional development in accounting, payroll and business management.

Tarah specialises in small business accounting and payrolls, whilst also having responsibility for the day-to-day office function.

Karen

Karen

Role: Payroll Manager

Qualification: CIPP

Joined: May 2014

Karen joined FCF from an administration background and completed her CIPP qualification with FCF in May 2016. Karen heads up our payroll department and ensures that FCF delivers a consistently high quality service to payroll clients and their employees.

Karen specialises in direct payment payrolls for local authorities.

Meg

Meg

Role: Accountant/Payroll

Qualification: MAAT

Joined: January 2015

Meg completed her AAT qualification with FCF in December 2016.

Meg specialises in medium size payrolls up to 25 employees and accounting for small self-employed businesses for e-commerce traders and the motor service sector.

Meg also specialises in workplace pension auto-enrolment for payroll clients.

Justine

Justine

Role: Receptionist/Administrator

Joined: May 2017

Justine joined FCF from an administrative role at a manufacturing company.

Justine supports the whole FCF team, working closely with Karen and Meg assisting with client payrolls and workplace pension auto-enrolment duties.

Phil

Phil

Role: Founding Director

Phil is a co-founding director of FCF and has seen the business grow from a sole trader in 2010 to the current team of accountants and payroll specialists, under the guidance of his late wife Fran.

Phil uses his project management skills gained as an incorporated engineer in the RAF and subsequent roles within the MOD to ensure FCF continues to deliver the ‘hand held accounting’ vision set out by Fran in 2010.

Phil received an MBE for his services to the RAF in 1997.

Fran

Fran

Role: Founding Director

It was Fran’s vision and drive that saw FCF grow from a small bedroom in the family home as a sole trader to a fully functioning limited company with an office for 5 staff and room for more, all handpicked and recruited by Fran.

Sadly in early 2018 Fran lost her 24 year battle with breast cancer but her principles of helping and supporting small businesses and those with disabilities to succeed, continues today in FCFs ongoing work ethos.

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