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Martin Smith Accountant

Martin Smith

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Dale Pollitt Accountant

Dale Pollitt

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Keith Bell Accountant

Keith Bell

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Angi Payroll & Pensions Manager

Angi

Payroll Read about me
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

Payroll Read about me
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.

Eleanor Semi-Senior Accountant

Eleanor

Accounts Read about me
Joined Ryans 2015

2018 MAAT qualification.

Working towards chartered accountant.

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 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.

Gwen Senior Accountant

Gwen

Accounts Read about me
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 – a fantastic firm to work for and all the staff, no matter what their role, want to make the experience for our clients as simple and pain free as possible, whilst providing the best advice and service in a straightforward and clear thinking way.

Outside the office

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

Paul Mixed Tax Manager

Paul

Tax Read about me
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.

Sean Trainee Accountant

Sean

Accounts Read about me
Joined Ryans 2017

AAT Level 3 Qualified in 2019.

AAT Level 4 Qualified in 2020.

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!

Gary Senior Accountant

Gary

Accounts Read about me
Joined Ryans 2004

Over 20 years of experience working in practice.

Why Ryans

We have providex 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!

Stephan Senior Accountant

Declan

Accounts Read about me
Joined Ryans 2020

Prior to starting my career in Accountancy, I started studying my AAT at night college whilst working for my Dad’s business.

I have since continued my studies working in practice since 2017.

AAT Level 2 Qualified in 2017

AAT Level 3 Qualified in 2018.

AAT Level 4 Qualified in 2020.

Why Ryans

The people at Ryans are a special group that set themselves the highest standards.

Working here is all about surrounding myself with right people to help maximise my potential, and allow me to provide a great service to our clients.

Ask me if you want advice on

Accounts, Bookkeeping, VAT, Accounting software training.

Outside the office

I will often be in the pub, in the gym, or playing/ watching football.

Martin Tax Manager

Martin

Tax Read about me
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.

Rosemary admin

Rosemary

Admin Read about me
Joined Ryans 2019

Prior to working at Ryans I worked as a PA for a Partner in another firm of chartered accountants in Bolton for 15 years.

My experience is mainly in the accountancy and legal field. I moved from Limerick, Ireland to London at the age of 18.

My first job was as a Junior Audio Secretary in a property management firm on Kensington High Street.

Why Ryans

I have known of Ryans for many years having worked in the Bolton area, When I came for the interview I was really impressed with how professional, yet friendly and approachable, the directors were.

Outside the office

I am probably baking cakes, watching films and spending time with my son.

Chris Accounts Senior

Chris

Accounts Read about me
Joined Ryans 2019

2009 MAAT qualification.

2016 FMAAT Status.

2019 ACA part Qualified.

Worked in practice as an adviser since 2005.

Why Ryans

We want to dispel all preconceived ideas about accountants and business advisors. We use clear and understandable language and if there is something you need explained differently, we’re always happy to go through this using more ‘normal’ terminology. Our aim is to be there when you need us, provide you with informative, ‘non jargon’ advice and to maximise 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 at attempting to).

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

Alex Account Junior

Alex

Accounts Read about me
Joined Ryans 2019

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

I’m currently working through my Level 3 AAT 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

Accounts Read about me
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.

Lisa Administrator

Lisa

Admin Read about me
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 its 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!

Amelia Administrator

Amelia

Admin Read about me
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 not to sure who could help in the office, 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.

Stephan Senior Accountant

Stephen

Accounts Read about me
Joined Ryans 2017

1992 obtained AAT qualification.

2000 obtained ATT qualification,becoming a Tax Adviser.

Have subsequently been awarded Fellowship status with both professional bodies.

Worked in practice as an adviser since 1986.

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.

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