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Accounts

Alex Account Junior

Alex

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Joined Ryans 2019

I graduated college with 3 A-Levels, one of which was an A in Accounting.

2022 MAAT qualification

Currently studying towards ACA/CTA qualification

Why Ryans

At Ryans, we always aim to add as much value as we can to our clients and aim to progress your business to beyond its limits.

Ask for me if you want advice on

Online Accounting Software, Bookkeeping, Year End Accounts Preparation.

Outside the office

I’m either playing or watching football and practicing my golf swing!

Caroline Accounts and Vat

Caroline

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Joined Ryans 2002 rejoined in 2018

2004 ACCA qualification becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Why Ryans

No matter how big or small your problem, we’ll do whatever it takes to help you out.

Ask for me if you want advice on

VAT Returns.

Outside the office

I love spending time with my two children and going to the gym.

Chris Accounts Senior

Chris

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Joined Ryans 2019

2009 MAAT qualification.

2016 FMAAT Status.

2019 ACA part Qualified.

Worked in practice as an advisor since 2005.

Why Ryans

We want to dispel all preconceived ideas about accountants and business advisors. We’ll always do our best to use clear and easy to understand language but we’re always happy to explain things a little differently. Our aim is to be there when you need us, providing you with informative, ‘non jargon’ advice and maximising your wealth.

Ask for me if you want advice on

Accountancy.

Business Advice/Structure.

Business/Personal tax advice.

Computerised software.

Payroll.

Outside the office

You’ll find me in the pub, drinking craft beer.

In the gym trying to burn off the craft beer.

Playing golf (or attempting to).

Spending my life hoping that Preston will one day reach the Premier League (and not completely embarrass ourselves if we do).

Eleanor Semi-Senior Accountant

Eleanor

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Joined Ryans 2015

2018 MAAT qualification.

Why Ryans

We take pride in providing a premium service which sets us apart from your typical accountants.

We listen to your business aims and goals, and guide you along the way with as little or as much support as you require.

Ask for me if you want advice on

Accounts, bookkeeping, VAT.

Outside the office

You’ll find me in the pub! Or out walking.

Gary Senior Accountant

Gary

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Joined Ryans 2004

Over 20 years of experience working in practice.

Why Ryans

We have provided an excellent service to our clients throughout the years and we continue to do so as we grow as a firm ourselves. You can count on us to give you professional advice that maximises your success and minimises stress.

Ask me if you want advice on

Accounts, Bookkeeping, VAT, CIS Taxation.

Outside the office

I’ll usually be found watching sports on TV at home and propping up a bar/pub!

Gwen Senior Accountant

Gwen

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Joined Ryans in April 2000

Got over 30 years experience in working in practice.

AAT qualified in 1998

Why Ryans

Ryans provide an excellent service across the board and have done for many years. They are a fantastic firm to work for and all the staff, no matter their role, want to make the experience as simple and pain free as possible for our clients.

Outside the office

You will find me at the stables with my horse, on my bike or walking! As you can probably tell I love being outside.

Jenna Accounts

Jenna

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Joined Ryans 2021

Joined Ryans January 2021 as part of the payroll department, helping the accounts team out on Bookkeeping & the dreaded furlough claims!
Moved into the accounts department full time in March 2022
AAT Level 3 Qualified

Why Ryans

We take pride in making sure we offer a premium service to all of our clients which sets us apart from any other typical accountants. We will always go that extra mile.
We offer a professional and effective service whilst still being friendly and approachable.

Ask for me if you want advice on

VAT Returns, Payroll, Accounts, Bookkeeping

Outside the office

Outside the office I spend my free time at the gym, out on walks with my friends or partner & the dog, on holidays or of course at the pub!

Oliver

Oliver

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Joined Ryans 2022

I finished college with 3 A-Levels, one of which was an A in Accounting.
I’m currently studying towards my Level 3 AAT qualification.

Why Ryans

We work to provide our clients a clear and simple way of accountancy. We are proud of the service we provide, and strive to bring this to every client no matter how big or small.

Ask for me if you want advice on

Bookkeeping, Online Accounting Software, Year End Accounts Preparation.

Outside the office

You will find me either supporting Preston North End home and away, or drinking my sorrows away in the pub after the game.

Reese

Reece

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Joined Ryans 2021

2015 AAT qualification becoming an Accounting Technician.

Why Ryans

Our focus on customer service is second to none, we will always look to assist in any way possible.

Ask for me if you want advice on

Company accounts, bookkeeping and online software.

Outside the office

I’m an avid supporter of West Ham United and love to spend time with family up & down the country.

Sean Trainee Accountant

Sean

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Joined Ryans 2017

2020 MAAT qualification

Why Ryans

We are different from most local accountants as we offer a premium service trying to maximise our clients' wealth and focusing on their interests, ahead of our own.

Ask me if you want advice on

Accounts, Bookkeeping, VAT, Accounting software training.

Outside the office

Playing 1st XI cricket in the summer and boring myself to death watching Burnley FC in the winter. They’re also why you’ll find me in the pub most weekends!

Stephan Senior Accountant

Stephen

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Joined Ryans 2017

1992 obtained AAT qualification.

2000 obtained ATT qualification, becoming a Tax advisor.

Have subsequently been awarded Fellowship status with both professional bodies.

Worked in practice as an advisor since 1986.

Why Ryans

At Ryans, we’re dedicated to providing the best service to our clients as possible. This means listening to your aims and objectives and offering clear and straightforward advice that will help your business to achieve them.

Ask me if you want advice on

Business/Personal Tax advice.

Outside the office

Play Golf whenever my wife will let me.

Married and dad of 2 boys.

Loves walking in the Lakes, with or without our 2 Beagles.

Admin

Amelia Administrator

Amelia

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Joined Ryans accounts team 2018 Joined Ryans admin team 2020

I’ve been with the firm since 2018, and have accumulated experience in more than one department at Ryans.

Why Ryans

Within Ryans both clients and colleagues are exceptional at working together. The service is provided both efficiently and effectively from both sides which I think is what makes Ryans great.

Ask for me if you want advice on

When you have a problem but aren’t sure who to ask for help, call the office and I’ll be able to pass you to the right member of staff. Speak to me regarding paying your invoices, don’t worry I don’t bite!

Outside the office

I like to have a boogie on the dancefloor with a cocktail in hand at the weekend, I’m also a Morris Dancer competing fortnightly, and I love to make continuous trips to the highstreet stores.

Anne Admin

Anne

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Joined Ryans 2022 Why Ryans

Ryans is a friendly yet professional company. We always go the extra mile for our clients.

Ask me if you want advise on

Ask me if you want advice on anything that’s not accountancy related, however I will aim to point you in the right direction.

Outside the office

I enjoy spending time in my home made bar and when not in the bar I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren.

Jenna Accounts

Tom

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Joined Ryans 2021 Why Ryans

At Ryans, we make it about you. We put the client first and build trusted relationships with them. They are a great practice to work for and the team all embrace the Ryans Way.

Ask for me if you want advice on

If you need to contact a member of the team or have any general questions regarding correspondence for your accounts or tax returns, I will aim to get you the right answer right away.

Outside the office

I love spending time with my two children, watching football and trying to attend live music.

Lisa Administrator

Lisa

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Joined Ryans 2019

Previously worked as a secretary in Private Dental Specialist for 14 years followed by 4 years promoting/ensuring quality in Dental Laboratories,.

Why Ryans

Simple, it's about the people, no nonsense or jargon. We relate to people not just figures.

Ask for me if you want advice on

Ask me if you want advice on anything that is nothing to do with accountancy.

Outside the office

I am a mad cat lady, love holidays and like to practice mixology (make cocktails and drink them) and I love a good gym session!

Payroll

Angi Payroll & Pensions Manager

Angi

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Joined Ryans 2015

I’ve got over 30 years experience working in Payroll.

Why Ryans

They always aim to deliver 100% customer satisfaction. That means offering a professional and effective service whilst also being friendly and approachable.

Outside the office

You’ll probably find me out and about socialising with my friends & family.

Tina Payroll & Pensions Clerk

Trina

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Joined Ryans March 2017

Completed an Advanced Payroll Technician BTEC.

Have experience of working in payroll since 2006.

Why Ryans

You’ll always be on the same page with us at Ryans. We never aim to impress with fancy jargon because we know that’s not what you want to hear. We’d rather impress you with how easy we can make all of these complicated topics seem. You can always count on us to offer the right solution, no matter how big or small the problem is.

Outside the office

You’ll find me out socialising with friends and on trips to Glasgow.

Tax

Martin Tax Manager

Martin

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Joined Ryans 2019

Having started my career in tax with HMRC over 20 years ago, I’ve seen most things from the introduction of Self-Assessment to the more recent changes with Making Tax Digital. Over the years I’ve worked in 2 of the big 5 accountants before joining Ryans in 2019.

Why Ryans

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing but there is no doubt it’s getting more complicated. At Ryans we try to offer clear and concise advice to help make the tax system work for you rather than the other way round.

Ask for me if you want advice on

Personal and corporate taxation planning. From completing your tax return, to selling your house or business.

Outside the office

Spending time with my family.

Paul Mixed Tax Manager

Paul

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Joined Ryans 2007

HMRC employee for 6 years.

Over 2 decades working in tax.

2013 ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualification.

Why Ryans

Professional yet approachable.

Experienced and caring.

We want what is best for you.

Ask me if you want advice on

Personal and business taxation.

Outside the office

I am a family man, an environmentalist, and an author.

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