Clare re- joined us in January 2017, having had a break from the company to work in a senior HR role for a large national charity and to start her family.
Clare is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a degree in Human Resource Management. She has a background in payroll, bookkeeping, accounts, HR and Investors in People.
From her various roles she also has significant management experience and experience of working with a wide variety of sectors and different size businesses.
Clare brings to the team a flexible and friendly approach and is happy to undertake the varied work that flows through the office.
Michele is as a Fellow of the Institute of Company and Commercial Accountants, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Michele has been running her own business since the 1980’s, offering a range of accountancy, taxation and consultancy services to private clients, sole-traders, partnerships and limited companies.
Whilst practicing she went on to undertake two degree courses in psychology and artificial intelligence and then qualified as a trainer, gaining her certificate in training competence and later becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Her HR knowledge and qualifications were furthered by becoming an Investors in people Assessor and Advisor.
She also currently sits on one of the investigation committees of her professional bodies, reviewing and ensuring good practice of other members.
Over the past 10 years she has continued (with her staff team) to offer a wide range of services to clients, which goes beyond basic accountancy and taxation work.
Incorporating the business in 2014, her work over the years with SMEs, public sector and non-profit making organisations has given her a wide range of experience and insight into all types of human behaviour, financial and information technology systems.
She has assisted a range of (new) clients in successfully dealing with Revenue enquiries, resulting in HMRC initial demands being withdrawn, or significantly mitigated.
With an eagle eye for detail and spotting potential problem areas, she has worked with a number of clients (and their solicitors), to assist them in the successful negotiation and sale of their business
Her focus continues to be on providing a professional and friendly all round service at an affordable price.
Donna is an experienced and versatile administrator, who has worked in a variety of commercial, public and voluntary sectors. She joined our team in August 2016, and keeps our general and financial administration matters up to date. She also acts as our deputy money laundering officer.
Her experience and background also includes recruitment, training and personnel; as well as having a sound knowledge of health & safety matters.
Donna’s range of skills provide a welcome breadth to our small team.
Katie joined the company in July 2013, having come from another firm of local chartered accountants, where she gained her AAT level 2 certificate.
Prior to working in accounting practices she worked in educational catering where she studied and gained City & Guilds Bookkeeping and Accounts levels 1 & 2.
Since joining M I Spencer Ltd in Katie has gone on to take and pass her AAT level 3 diploma in Accounting, and is currently working towards level 4.
In addition to helping clients with general book keeping, VAT, and PAYE, she is responsible for the majority of our end of year accounts preparation and personal tax return work.
Steve is a very experienced personal taxation consultant and has been working with M I Spencer Ltd since 1997.
Following a two year period with H.M. Revenue & Customs, he joined the London accountancy firm Ernst & Young where he worked for 13 years in their Personal Taxation Department. During his time there, he gained valuable experience in many aspects of U.K and U.S. personal taxation.
Originally from London, Steve and his family moved to East Sussex in 1996.
Steve currently works as a taxation consultant for us as well as looking after his own (mainly U.S. dual-resident) clients.