The Cloud Accountants

The Cloud Accountants work with micro-businesses, freelancers and contractors across the UK like you who have a problem with managing their finances and knowing how much money to set aside for tax. You’re comfortable with handling your business via the web, email and Skype, but you don’t want to pay thousands to a face-to-face accountant to take care of things.

What we do is provide an online accounting service which is bespoke to you. You will receive proper tax planning from one of our experienced qualified accountants to ensure that your tax affairs are structured efficiently and you are not leaving unnecessary money on the table for the taxman. Your job is to manage the day to day business transactions using the brilliant FreeAgent software, and to provide scanned copies of key documents at certain times of the year.

If your business is growing and you need some extra support, we can do this through the power of online meetings and truly act as your virtual Finance Manager.

All of this means that you feel in control of your finances, set the right amount of money aside for the taxman, and focus more on the things you like doing in life.

The Cloud Accountants Team

Chris is a founding Director of The Cloud Accountants, as well as Co-Director of One Accounting in Edinburgh. He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Reading. Prior to working in practice, Chris worked as a financial controller for a variety of commercial businesses, from plc’s to start-ups. His areas of specialism are the food & drink sector, and advising start-up businesses with financial and commercial issues. Chris lives in Edinburgh with his wife, two sons and a daughter. His hobbies are running golf, music, guitars and watching Newcastle United.

Neil is the other founding director of The Cloud Accountants and Co-Director of One Accounting. He is a bachelor of commerce and qualified Chartered Management Accountant. Neil’s previous
experience comes from a range of senior financial roles in various manufacturing companies. Neil decided to go into practice so he could provide greater support and broader expertise to clients. Neil lives in Linlithgow with his wife and two children. His interests are watching rugby, keeping fit and eating curry.

Gemma is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She graduated from the University of Dundee in 2006 with a Bachelor of Accountancy with Business Finance (BAcc) Hons (1st class). At The Cloud Accountants she prepares annual accounts, corporation tax returns, management accounts, personal tax returns and VAT returns as well as answering client queries. Before coming joining us Gemma worked with a small chartered
accountancy practice in Dundee and then spent a year travelling to Canada, USA, Fiji, New Zealand Australia and Japan. Gemma lives in Dunfermline with her husband and in her spare time she likes to keep fit, eat healthy, do all things crafty (home made cards, cross-stitch etc).

Prior to his role with The Cloud Accountants, Alan worked in finance and accounts assistant positions with Scottish Homes, Arnold Clark and Kenmore. For The Cloud Accountants Alan looks after the bookkeeping, credit control, administration and preparing VAT Returns. Outside of work, he enjoys Lawn Bowling, going to the cinema, reading and he is an avid football fan.

Maria is an Assistant Accountant with The Cloud Accountants. Maria moved to Edinburgh from Northern Ireland to study accountancy at Heriot Watt University where she obtained her MA (Honours). Maria is currently working towards her CIMA qualification. As an Assistant Accountant Maria prepares VAT Returns, Year End Accountants as well as Corporate and Personal Tax Returns. In her spare time she enjoys socializing with friends, attending music events and making frequent trips home to visit with her family.

Katrin is a payroll manager with nearly 15 years experience. She holds an IPM Diploma in Payroll Management and has previously worked with a private practice serving several SMEs, with a multi-national company serving the oil and gas industries and a local drinks manufacturer/distributor. Katrin lives in Dunfermline with her husband and two sons aged 6 and 4. Katrin enjoys spending time with her family in their TV-free home, reading and would like to find more time to listen to music.

George studied Marketing at the University of Central Lancashire and Cultural Management and Promotion at Newcastle University. In his role, he looks after marketing and social media. In his spare time he enjoys socialising with friends, listening to music and hiking.

Elmondt prepares annual accounts, management accounts, corporation tax returns, self-assessment tax returns, VAT returns and deals with tax-related queries. Elmondt has a B Com Accounting degree and a professional qualification as CFA/CPA (SA). He grew up in South Africa, lives in Leith with his Persian cat Pepper (also from South Africa).  He enjoys music, cinema, rugby, F1, playing golf and also play cricket for Holy Cross Cricket Club.