About Us

Not your stereotypical Accountants, Hawkins & Co. Accounting was started in 2013 with the aim of becoming the approachable Accountants that new businesses could come to for help and advice. Starting and running a business can be a minefield and the last thing you need is someone talking jargon to you that you don’t understand.

With millennials and now some Gen Z’s crashing into the business scene with a bang, it’s no surprise that the modern business is starting to look very different, and with all of the changes ahead, making everything digital, you need to know you have an accountant who is also moving with the times.

We strive to be the best in our game, and are constantly keeping up to date with technology, to make sure you can take full advantage of what’s out there, enabling you to spend the maximum amount of time you can focussing on your business.

Our Team

Abby Hawkins

Abby Hawkins

Managing Director

Founder and owner of Hawkins & Co. Accounting. Abby started her first corporate accounting role in 2006 and went on to qualify with the Association of Accounting Technicians as an Accountant in 2013. Recognising the need for a more approachable, tailored service, Abby set up Hawkins & Co. Accounting. Continuing to grow and building a dynamic team, with a wealth of varied experience, Abby has maintained the original values that have been the key to her success.

Stephen Pounder

Stephen Pounder

Senior Accountant

Admitted to ICAEW in 1992, Stephen has worked in a number of audit firms until 2015 where he gave up the City job to work as FD for his family’s M&E business nearer to home.
Stephen has years of experience in audit, accounts and tax, both personal and corporate and he is at ease in dealing with HMRC.
Before joining Hawkins & Co, Stephen looked after the finances of his family’s £10m turnover M&E business allowing him to spend more time with his two sons at the same time.
Outside of work, Stephen enjoys all sports and spending time with his sons, young daughter, oh and his wife!

Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty Taylor

Senior Account Manager

Kirsty re-trained as a bookkeeper in 2012 during her maternity leave from working in finance in the corporate world. After a six year stint as an office manager for a small business, she joined us here at Hawkins & Co in 2018 and is now a Senior Account Manager with a portfolio of clients ranging from sole traders to ltd companies.

Cara Rayner

Cara Rayner

Accountant

Cara Studied for her ACCA qualifications with First Intuition and graduated as a Chartered Accountant in August 2013 and has worked in practice for over 14 years. Cara specialises in micro/small company accounts, Corporation tax returns and Self-Assessment tax returns for individuals.

Keely Carroll

Keely Carroll

Account Manager

With a background in Business and Administration, Keely joined Hawkins & Co in January 2017 as an administrator. She progressed within the company, after taking a keen interest in all things finance, and qualified as a bookkeeper in April 2020 by gaining her AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting with First Intuition. Keely undertakes bookkeeping, self assessment tax returns, VAT returns, invoicing, credit control and payroll on behalf of her clients but specialises in CIS.

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