Meet our team of Surrey accountants and Surrey tax advisers

We invest in friendly, well-qualified and knowledgeable people so that you can take comfort in knowing your finances are being well looked after. From the senior members of our firm, through to our admin team and even Snowy the dog, we’re all here to understand and deliver on your needs.

What makes us different to other Surrey accountants and tax advisers?

We love to get involved in your business and support you to grow. For us, it’s as much about the relationship we build with you as it is about watching your business thrive. To deliver the best tax and accountancy advice we have to be brutally honest about what we believe is the best path for you.

We’re friendly and approachable and we will always listen to your needs, but we’re not afraid to put you on the most beneficial path for your circumstances – it’s this no-nonsense approach that ultimately benefits all of our clients, and has led to us being recognised as award-winning accountants and tax advisers.

We provide simple but creative answers to all sorts of tax problems that affect individuals and their businesses.

We pride ourselves on our proactive business planning and advisory services and, unusually for smaller firms, we have an in-house chartered tax adviser which enables us to handle more complex tax issues, such as tax investigations, corporate exit strategies, retirements and tax planning.

As a firm, we are heavily involved in supporting the local community through charity and project work – both of our founders have received Surrey council volunteer champion awards. We also present a weekly business radio show to inspire entrepreneurs and start-up businesses through advice and real-life business stories. We also offer guest spots to both clients and non-clients, giving you another platform to promote your product or service.

Chantal Baker FCCA, CTA, Director

Time with the company: founder – started in 1999.

Chantal oversees all work done in the company and specialises in complex tax planning, property taxes and HMRC tax investigations.

Chantal qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in the City of London. Upon qualification, she moved to an independent firm in Mayfair that supplied accountancy and tax services to high net worth individuals. It is here that Chantal qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser. Chantal founded Champ Consultants, with Matthew, in 1999 and has grown it to be the business it is today. Chantal has worked with numerous small and medium-sized owner-managed businesses to help them understand their profits and enable them to maximise the money that their business can make and the money the owners can draw from their business without incurring high tax liabilities. Chantal is able to offer tax solutions to most problems and help businesses and individuals with their tax planning and strategies. She is a friendly person who is able to find time to help others.

Chantal is mum to 3 boys and enjoys watching their various sports. She also likes travelling and the theatre.

Matthew Baker FCCA, Senior Manager

Time with company: founder – started in 1999.

As well as preparing accounts and tax returns, Matthew also assists larger clients as their part time Finance Director advising company directors on all financial aspects of their business. With his corporate background Matthew is able to implement accounting software packages as well as complex stock systems. Matthew previously worked in the retail and distribution industry with some major household names managing large accounts departments and working with management teams representing all departments of the companies as well as managing multi-site operations. He is well versed in international trade and VAT and import/export issues associated with that as well as stock and ERP systems. Matthew enjoys skiing and team sports having played Cricket and American Football when younger. He follows Liverpool FC and the 49ers. He also volunteers locally with a couple of charities and is a member of Rotary.

Brendan Johnson FCCA, Senior Accountant

Time with company: started in 2016.

Services Brendan assists with are as follows:- owner-managed limited companies, personal and company tax returns, vat returns, management accounts, accounting systems review, cloud accounts training, consultancy work.

Brendan started in practice in 1991 and qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 1999 and remained in practice ever since. Brendan has assisted businesses from various industries and sizes. Brendan has many years of experience of using Sage and other bookkeeping packages such as Xero, Quickbooks and Freeagent.

Outside of work, Brendan enjoys watching Crystal Palace and Surrey cricket club.

Donna Mozzi B. Accty (Hons), CPA, Senior Accountant

Time with company: started in 2008.

Preparing management accounts and statutory accounts for companies, personal tax returns for individuals and providing clients with the support and advise as and when required.

3 years with PwC doing audits of hotels, banks, manufacturing companies. 3 years at Midi plc – property development company, as an accountant of the Marketing company, company secretary of the main company and taking care of all promise of sale agreements and contracts with clients; 2 years at Berkeley Homes as a Management account preparing monthly management accounts of the business.

Donna is a mum of 2, and she enjoys reading, swimming and travelling.

Marisa Tanti B. Accty (Hons), CPA, Accountant

Time with company: started in 2017.

Preparing management accounts and statutory accounts for companies, personal tax returns for individuals and providing clients with the support and advise as and when required.

Qualified with a bachelors degree in accounting; employed with PwC for 15 years with the last few years working as a senior manager in the audit department.

Marisa loves travelling and reading.

Charisse Warren B.Accty (Hons), CPA, Accountant

Time with the company: started in 2019.

Preparing management accounts and statutory accounts for companies, personal tax returns for individuals and providing clients with the support and advise as and when required.

Audit Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers – Specialising in the local regulatory sector for Investment Services Companies and Pension Schemes.

Most of Charisse’s free time is taken up by her two young children – making crafts, baking and enjoying the outdoors – and spending time with her family and friends.

Suzanne Pritchard MAAT, Bookkeeper

Time with company: started 2015.

Looking after a portfolio of clients, I assist with the bookkeeping for our clients, in preparation and filing of VAT returns, management accounts, annual accounts for limited companies and personal tax returns.

Over 10 years in the financial sector.  Bookkeeper since 2012.  Qualified in AAT in December 2018.  Qualified as MAAT in February 2019, and is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification.

Suzanne spends her time studying, enjoying time with her family and friends, going to the gym, running, walking, dining, watching movies, singing and dancing, reading and travelling. She’s a huge animal lover and enjoys cuddles with her cats.

Lata Hejib BCom, LLB, Bookkeeper

Time with company: started in 2019. Looking after a portfolio of clients, I assist with the bookkeeping for our clients, in preparation and filing of VAT returns, management accounts, annual accounts for limited companies and personal tax returns. Taken AAT level3 exams and intends to take more professional exams. She has experience of doing bookkeeping to trial balance for small to medium businesses and charitable institutions. Previously was part of an audit team.

Lata has a general interest in games, especially Cricket. She loves to do gardening and nature trail walks. In winter she loves to watch BBC period dramas, suspense dramas, and old classic movies. Time permitting she enjoys travelling around and visiting other countries.

Sally Thorn, Payroll Controller

Time with company: started in 2018.

Processing of payrolls, liaising with HMRC on payroll related queries, P11d processing and workplace pensions.

Worked in payroll since the age of 19, inhouse or within bureaus, small/large payrolls – up to 1500 employees on one payroll across many industries.

Sally likes to play her piano, and she sings in a choir. She loves a trip to the cinema and she likes to paint/draw on occasion.

Elaine Geal, Office Manager and Administration Assistant

Time with company: started in 2009.

Ensuring client work is obtained and dealt with on time plus all other office administrative tasks and personal assistant help to Chantal as necessary.

Having worked in administration in the NHS, she has organisational skills that fitted perfectly to the role in an accountancy office.

Elaine likes taking her pooch for a walk as well as swimming, cooking, gardening and going to concerts.

Emma Mitchell, Office Administration

Time with company: started in 2020.

Supports the Accountants and Bookkeepers with administrative tasks.

Having worked in a number of administration positions in various industries she enjoys turning her hand to anything and is enjoying learning about the world of accounting.

Emma is a keen baker, she enjoys doing yoga, learning new skills and spending time with family and friends.

 

Jacqui Mann, Bookkeeper

Time with company: started in 2020

Jacqui has worked in the financial sector since leaving school, started off working for a Bank and then became a Mortgage Advisor/processing Mortgage Applications through to Completion until I got made redundant.

She has been a Bookkeeper now for nearly 20 years and is looking after a portfolio of clients, she assists with the bookkeeping for our clients, in preparation and filing of VAT returns, management accounts, annual accounts for limited companies and personal tax returns.

 

Jacqui enjoys spending time with my family and she is a doting Nannie which she adores. She enjoy travelling, reading and socialising.

Denise Rowden, Bookkeeper

Time with company: started in 2020.

Looking after a portfolio of clients, she assists with the bookkeeping for our clients, in preparation and filing of VAT returns, management accounts, annual accounts for limited companies and personal tax returns.

Denise has over 7 years in bookkeeping and now studying for her AAT level 3 diploma.

Denise enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves going for walks, baking cakes and reading in her book club. She is an active member in her PTFA son’s school by organising and helping out at school events and set up a school lottery.

Chloe Jackson, Tax technician

Time with company: started 2021.

Chloe has 12 years’ experience in Accounts Practice, and during that time has worked with a broad range of clients to ensure their Accounts and Tax obligations are met. She has experience with Personal Tax, Sole Trader Businesses, Partnerships and Limited Company Accounts and enjoys giving a personal service to each client.

In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends and camping holidays

Sarah Hill, Payroll Assistant

Time with the company: started in 2021.

Processing of payrolls, liaising with HMRC on payroll related queries, P11d processing and workplace pensions.

Sarah has previously worked in a bank, a merchant bank and a magistrate’s court before entering the world of accountancy where she had been for 6 years before joining Champ Consultants in our payroll department.

Sarah’s interests are dancing, running, going to the gym and I love going to the theatre.

Snowy, Office Dog

Time with company: started in 2016.

Snowy is responsible for staff and client morale and general calmness and wellbeing as well as knowing where Chantal is at all times.

Snowy likes sleeping, walking and cuddling with anyone who would like to.

 

 

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