The human talking accountants
If you don’t know or want to understand accountancy lingo, then you’re in the right place.
Founded in 2014 by Marina Legge, our idea was to create a friendly and welcoming jargon-free accountants for small business owners and individuals.
Now, one of Buckinghamshire’s leading tax, accounting and business advisory firms, all our clients love the fact ‘we talk human’ so they always know exactly what’s going on and what they need to do.
Marina Legge, Director
Qualifying as an accountant in 1999, Marina is a Chartered Certified Accountant whose experience has covered working in practices both big and small and advising businesses of all sizes and types including charities and not-for-profit.
Responsible for new client enquiries, self-assessment tax returns and providing advice and training on accountancy software, Marina loves nothing more than helping clients understand and grow their business. All she asks in return is for clients to get stuff to her and her team on a timely basis. Don’t, and you’ll see a very different Marina!
With a passion for jigsaws and watching MotoGP, Marina loves nothing more than a roast dinner of pork and crackling with lashings of apple sauce.
Jess Holdship, Trainee Accountant
Jess joined Chimes straight from A-levels after deciding her love of numbers meant becoming an accountant was the perfect career choice.
An AAT Level 3 qualified bookkeeper, Jess is responsible for managing clients’ bookkeeping and is busy studying for her AAT Level 3 in Accountancy so she can expand her skill set.
Jess thoroughly enjoys working at Chimes as it offers a friendly learning environment. In fact, she’s already learnt the art of diplomacy and patience when she’s waiting for clients to get her the right information!
Outside of work you’ll find Jess playing golf or bingo and, being part Italian, her favourite food is Spaghetti Carbonara.
Leanne Burnham, Bookkeeper
With over 20 years’ experience of bookkeeping and studying for her AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping qualification, Leanne knows everything there is to know about balancing the books.
Providing a full range of bookkeeping services including monthly bookkeeping records and VAT returns, Leanne works with all types of clients including sole traders and limited companies.
Leanne loves the fact no two days are the same at Chimes but admits it can make it tricky to always plan ahead!
Affectionately known as ‘Crazy Dog Lady’, Leanne is a real foodie and likes nothing more than tucking into a good spicy curry accompanied with some tasty samosas.
Muhammad Wasim Younis, Accounts Assistant
Muhammad has always dreamed of being an accountant. After completing his Bachelor’s in Finance in Pakistan, he came to the UK and successfully completed his Master’s in Finance and Business Management and is already ACCA part qualified.
Muhammad works primarily with clients who have limited companies and is responsible for preparing and filing Corporation Tax returns and Statutory Accounts as well as providing advice on how to keep the tax man happy!
Muhammad thrives on the challenge of dealing with different clients and loves the fact he’s learning something new every day.
Outside of work he loves to watch cricket, while enjoying his favourite food – lamb biryani.
Manjeet Kaur, Accounts Assistant
An ACCA qualified accountant, Manjeet is very much a people person and enjoys building relationships with our clients.
Responsible for Limited Company Accounts and Corporation Tax Returns, she works with a wide range of clients including individuals, organisations and professionals and takes a personal interest in helping them achieve their aspirations.
Married with two children, Manjeet enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and watching movies. Her favourite food is a big plate of Karahi paneer and Saag.
Sharon Franklin, Administration Assistant
With over 10 years’ administration experience Sharon is the one ensuring everyone at Chimes is super-organised.
Responsible for chasing monthly VAT returns, reminding clients about self-assessment deadlines as well as providing a full range of bookkeeping services, her no-nonsense approach makes sure both clients and Chimes colleagues keep to deadlines. Nobody wants to cross Sharon!
As well as whipping everyone into shape, she’s also partial to drinking raspberry gin with friends and is a long-standing supporter of Wycombe Wanderers. She also makes a mean Spaghetti Bolognese.
Please get in touch to discuss your accountancy needs 01494 439013