Harry qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 and gained his practising certificate in 2001. After leaving a successful accountancy practice in the West End to return to Thanet Harry founded Kemps in 2003 and became a fellow of the ICAEW in 2009 and is a member of the ICAEW's Tax Faculty. Harry manages the practice and lives in Broadstairs. He especially enjoys advising business startups and helping established businesses grow. Amongst many interests, Harry is a volunteer for Broadstairs Folk Week and a non-executive trustee of Thanet Early Years Learning Project, both Registered Charities.
Sarah joined Kemps in 2010 after working as a scientist undertaking senior international roles in companies such as Unilever and Cadbury Schweppes. In autumn of 2015 Sarah took on the role of Practice Manager, managing client care, office administration, regulatory compliance, marketing and business development. Over the last few years Sarah has implemented many new systems to improve the service to clients, GDPR compliance, in particular, was a major challenge and led to us introducing a could based portal for information exchange with our clients. Sarah was fundamental to the successful relocation of the practice to its current offices in 2019. Sarah is a governor of East Kent College, a member of various national scientific committees and continues to write scientific reference books.
We were very pleased that Nikki has joined us as our Senior Accounts Manager. Nikki has over 25 years of experience and is a fully qualified FMAAT. She predominantly works on Limited Company, LLP and Partnership accounts preparation and taxation, as well as using her fluency with Sage, Quick Books, Xero, FreeAgent other accounting software packages on the majority of assignments. With a strong background in audit, she brings a plethora of experience to specialist areas of work such as Independent Examinations for Charities and reports for grant funders such as the Arts Council England.
Lora joined Kemps in early 2009 after working at another local accountancy firm. She is AAT qualified and studying for the Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants professional exams. Lora is an Account Senior and primarily prepares accounts for Limited Companies, sole traders and partnerships as well as VAT Returns and Personal Tax Returns. She has over 15 years of experience working in practice
Cathy joined the practice on 1 April 2014 in an admin support role and since then she has progressed to an accounting technician role. Her main role is the preparation accounts for sole traders and Limited Companies as well VAT Returns and Personal Tax Returns. We were very pleased to announce that in August 2019 Cathy achieved the AAT level 4 qualification. More recently she has taken the lead on the new Capital Gains Tax Online Disclosure regime.
Veronica joined Kemps in June 2017 in an accounts junior role and we were very pleased to announce that in August 2019 she achieved the AAT level 4 qualification. She carries out many duties within the office including preparing vat returns and accounts for limited company's and sole traders, service charge accounts and completing personal tax returns.
Jessica joined Kemps in June 2016 in a part-time administration support and receptionist role. She became a full-time employee in September 2017 and completed AAT level 3 at East Kent College in 2019. Since returning from maternity leave in 2021 leave Jessica has taken the lead in vat compliance as well as working on accounts preparation assignments for sole traders and Limited Companies.
Dominika joined us in late 2021 just in time for the personal tax return season! Level AAT 3 qualified Dominika manages a small portfolio of clients and prepares accounts, vat returns and personal tax returns. She also ensures that the confirmation statements for all our corporate clients are filed and statutory records are kept up to date<