Meet the team that makes running your business just that little bit less stressful.
Mel loves working with clients to help them grow their businesses so that they can then achieve their personal goals. Mel is not your typical boring accountant that talks jargon, she speaks your language as she wants you to understand your numbers. Mel is FCCA and AAT qualified and has been so for over 20 years.
Outside work Mel enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and eating out. Fun facts about Mel are that her favourite destination is Cuba, she loves chillies and enjoys growing her own vegetables.
Ashley looks after a portfolio of clients preparing their annual financial accounts as well as guiding them with their bookkeeping and moving them to the cloud. Ashley has almost completed his AAT qualification and is about to start his ACCA. Ashley has been with MCA for almost 5 years and is a big favourite with the clients.
Outside work Ashley really enjoys playing football for his local team, going on holiday and socialising with his friends. Fun facts about Ashley are that he loves Mexican food and beer! Also he loves football and is a big Everton fan.
Personal Tax Specialist
Kanwal is our Tax Specialist and is an expert in more complicated areas of Personal Tax. Kanwal holds the LL.B and ATT qualifications. After qualifying from Deloitte (over 17 years ago!) she moved to medium sized practices. Kanwal has worked at MCA for nearly five years to share her vast knowledge and implement what she does best – advise and assist clients.
Kanwal has vast experience in CGT planning, HMRC enquiries, Auto enrolment implementation and other specialist tax areas. Kanwal also carries out our client’s business Share Valuations.
Outside of work, Kanwal’s time is taken up with her three young children. Kanwal loves to travel and explore new cultures.
Risham is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCCA) with over twelve years experience. She joined the team at Melanie Curtis Accountants in November 2017 as an Accountant.
Risham started her career with a leading medium sized practice in Central London and in her 5 years there gained diversified experience of working with Audit and Non Audit Clients across a wide spectrum of business sectors.
Risham enjoys cooking, travelling and visiting children attractions with her son and husband.
Andy looks after the internal systems at MCA. Outside of work Andy really enjoys socialising with his friends and family, going on holiday and visiting foreign countries.
Fun facts about Andy are that he loves red wine and Chinese food. Also, Andy loves going shopping with his wife and has the privilege of carrying the shopping bags! One day Andy would love to visit Thailand.
Senior Tax Accountant
Matthew is one of our accountants at MCA. He has worked in accountancy practice for over 20 years and he is ATT qualified. Matthew has a wide variety of experience and knowledge both in Accountancy and Tax matters. Matthew has a relaxed style and is always happy to assist clients with their questions.
Outside of work Matthew enjoys sports, travelling and spending time with his family. Fun facts about Matthew is that he loves Chinese food, his favourite place that he has been to is Las Vegas and he is a keen Reading FC supporter.
Monette is one of our accountants. Here at MCA, she completes bookkeeping, prepares VAT returns and year-end financial accounts. Monette always gives a hundred percent in everything she does and never gives up whatever hurdles are placed along her path.
Outside of work, Monette enjoys travelling, catching up with friends and family and eating out. She finds watching the sunset at the beach very relaxing. Fun facts about her are that she has been a big fan of fairy tales, princesses and castles since she was little and that some of the extreme activities she had was swimming with the whalesharks and canyoneering in Cebu. In the near future, she would really love to visit Paris.
Beth has been working in the finance and accounting industry for a total of 4 years now. At MCA, Beth is one of the accountants who completes the bookkeeping, prepares the VAT returns and works on year-end accounts. Outside work, Beth enjoys watching her favourite local volleyball team and she is also a huge fan of international tennis players.
Fun fact about Beth is that she loves chicken and iced tea. If Beth got stuck on an island with an endless supply of chicken and iced tea, she'd definitely survive. Given the chance to travel to any part of the world, first on her list would be to see the 'Northern Lights'.
Client Service Co-Ordinator
Sarah is our Client Service Coordinator at Melanie Curtis Accountants. Sarah's job role often entails liaising with our clients and accountants; meeting their needs and creating a smooth, stress free experience.
Sarah finished college with A-levels in English Literature and Media Studies, a Level 3 NVQ in Law and Certificate in Personal Finance. Working at Melanie Curtis Accountants has given Sarah the opportunity to become First Aid trained and complete a NVQ in Business Administration whilst working.
Leaving the country is definitely Sarah's favourite thing to do, whether it be a long weekend in Europe or a week in the sun. One day Sarah would really like to visit the Christ the Redeemer, Brazil.
Client Service Co-Ordinator
Rebecca is our Client Service Co-Ordinator. Rebecca's job involves a mixture of things from doing all the Meeting Prep to submitting Tax Returns to HMRC and filing Confirmation Statements to Companies house.
Rebecca went to college and studied Beauty Therapy, after achieving her NVQ Level 2 & Level 3 qualifications Rebecca decided she wanted a change. Rebecca tried various jobs from being a brow expert on the Benefit make-up counter to then trying something completely different and becoming a Care Assistant for the elderly with dementia. This was a very rewarding job for Rebecca. Now at Melanie Curtis Accountants Rebecca has been given a very good opportunity as she is able to study NVQ level 2 in Business Admin, which Rebecca is enjoying very much.
In her spare time Rebecca likes spending time with family and friends and walking her dogs. A place in the world Rebecca would love to visit is Hawaii.