N-Accounting is a sum of its individual parts; the team. Getting to know our clients personally is as important to us as understanding their finances so, meet the people behind the service and success…
Nishi Patel | BSc ACMA: Managing Director
Nishi started N-Accounting in 2014 after a successful career in corporate finance with Faccenda & Homebase as a Management Accountant and Financial Analyst. He has been a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) since 2007.
Professionally, Nishi is known for the high standard of tax planning that he provides to his clients and the ability to communicate effectively. He has a knack for identifying what the real issues are and creating actions to deal with them. Listening skills are key to this ability and he often helps clients to prioritise their financial well-being thus leading to peace of mind and less stress all round.
Nishi loves building productive relationships that stand the test of time and let him focus on his Family. That’s why he’s put a business model in place that looks after his customers but also gives him real flexibility in the way he lives his life. He is excited by the people he meets and incredibly passionate about helping people fix their problems as well as building a solid, reliable reputation.
He can’t stop talking about Futrli forecasting and Xero accounting software packages, these are central to the system he has built to help business owners understand their finances and take control.
He and his wife Deepa have a beautiful daughter called Arya, a fairly recent addition to the family and the absolute apple of his eye. Nishi would like to be remembered as someone who always kept to their word and did everything to the best of his ability, and we think he’s well on track to achieve that.
Becky Neal | Accounting Manager
Since joining the team in June of 2019, Becky has been looking after self-assessments within the business and providing support with the accounts. Deciding to take the risk of leaving education and joining the world of work, she has thrived on having more independence, rather than being stuck in a school environment. She wanted to work for N-Accounting because she knew that she would be given amazing opportunities to learn & grow her own skills as well as getting the chance to explore different aspects of a small business.
The best thing about Becky’s role is the varied tasks she gets to perform. Combining both the technical aspect of the business and the customer service side, Becky gets to put her knowledge and skills to the test as well as helping clients with their cashflow planning and understanding their business finances.
Personally, Becky loves getting out and about! Any holiday, weekend away, festival, or concert that she can get to, she does! She is a self-confessed ‘shopaholic’, with a love of clothing and other bits to brighten up her day! Beyond that, Becky is lucky to have a very close family network, spending lots of time with her grandparents and other members of her extended family.
What people may not realise about Becky is that she loves working out and going to the gym! She wishes she had more time to spend on activities like that. She also looks back on her school days and wishes she could have joined more sporting and dance clubs – but she was always too shy!!
Sunil Patel | BSc, F.C.C.A: Senior Accountant
Sunil has over 20 years of accounting experience working in SMEs, and in various industries. N-Accounting has provided him with a great opportunity to use his knowledge and experience working with businesses locally and he loves working with such a wide range of businesses.
As a Chartered Certified Accountant, Sunil has a BSc, F.C.C.A., has a knack for payroll, producing client accounts and tax returns and a regularly utilises a range of bookkeeping skills.
In the past, Sunil has worked for a Mercedes dealership and for a commercial building maintenance company and is most passionate about due diligence, client satisfaction and accuracy. In his spare time, Sunil can be found reading, walking, watching detective TV series and films and he loves to watch a good game of cricket.
Sunil says that achieving his accountancy qualifications is his best professional accomplishment.
Ellie Galbraith | Marketing Co-ordinator
Ellie joined N-Accounting as a Marketing Executive in May 2023. After leaving sixth form six years ago she has gained a variety of experience since leaving school in roles such as accounts, sales, customer service, admin, and marketing. She works with Samonna to create content for social media and produce our podcast, Unrelenting Drive.
The best part of Ellie’s role is that no day is ever the same; she gets to speak to a lot of business owners and hear their journey into starting their business. Creating a variety of different types of content and going to different networking events.
Outside of work, Ellie spends a lot of time with family and friends; she also enjoys going to the gym and travelling to new places. A fun fact about Ellie is that she is a first-degree black belt in Kickboxing.
Holly Kellett | Bookkeeping Manager
Holly has had three years’ experience working in local firms whilst studying her AAT qualification. Since starting in November 2022, she has been working with the accounts team to prepare company accounts and self-assessments.
Holly had achieved her AAT Level 3 qualification after applying her skillset to her apprenticeship following her GCSE’s. Now working towards AAT Level 4, Holly can support customers and their needs whilst expanding her practical skills. Holly is inspired to grow with the businesses she engages with and loves to help customers smile.
Outside of work, Holly enjoys socialising and embracing the beauty of life through her art. As well as this, you’ll find Holly down at her local boxing club or throwing her best dance moves quite literally anywhere!
Tom Smyth | Accounting Technician
After Tom completed his A-levels in Further Maths, Maths, and History, he immediately looked to develop his career by favouring an Apprenticeship over going to University, this was due to the fact that he wanted to earn while learning. Since starting in late June 2020, Tom has started his AAT Level 2, as well as helping with various other aspects of the profession. Working mainly with the VAT team, he is focusing on preparing and filing VAT Returns for our clients.
Tom finds his role very interesting and the fact that everyone helps each other within the business means he can get a good idea of the different areas within accounting. The period in which he joined us was challenging for most businesses and meant he had to get stuck in straight away, with many developments taking place to enhance the company as well as having to adapt to work during COVID-19.
In his personal life, Tom loves to go out and spend time with his mates. As well as this he is a massive football fan, playing and watching it regularly.
Brooke Robinson | Office Administrator
Brooke joined the N-Accounting team in September 2023 as our office administrator. After Brooke’s A-Levels, she went straight into full-time work as a servicing and accounts administrator. After a while, Brooke decided she wanted a new challenge and worked as a sales consultant. Brooke’s role at N-Accounting allows her to have the client interaction that she enjoyed as a sales consultant, as well as the structure she thrived under as a servicing and accounts administrator.
Brooke enjoys keeping busy and learning new skills, so she is excited to work closely with all the members of the team so she can learn and understand all the different roles within the business. Not only does Brooke enjoy learning new skills inside of work, but she also enjoys learning new skills outside of work. In Brooke’s spare time, she has pursued a variety of courses, such as window tinting and a range of beauty therapy courses. She also has a passion for cars and occasionally volunteers at her local garage to improve her knowledge and meet new people. In Brooke’s down time, she spends quality time with her family and going out with her friends.
Lenka Blechova | Accounting Technician
Lenka moved to the UK from the Czech Republic in 2012 after finishing her studies in Business Economics. With 5 years of experience in the banking industry, she recently joined N-Accounting in late February 2023. Lenka is currently pursuing an AAT qualification and decided to make a career change to accounting.
Lenka is passionate about her work, and she finds joy in learning something new every day and welcomes every opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills.
Lenka loves to spend time with her loved ones. Her son and partner are her greatest treasures, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. Lenka is also an avid traveller and enjoys exploring new destinations and cultures.
Edward Hargrave | Accounting Technician
Edward has recently joined N-Accounting in September 2023 after finishing sixth form, he is continuing his pursuit of knowledge by starting an apprenticeship with N-Accounting. He will soon start his AAT studies and hopes to gain both experience and knowledge in his future with us.
Edward is keen to start his role within our group and pursue his future career within the accountancy services industry. He is striving to pass his future exams to gain the qualifications he needs.
Outside of work Edward likes to travel and listening to music. He is always open to trying new things and expanding his skills and knowledge.