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 the millennials now 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

Senior Accountant

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.

Cara Rayner

Cara Rayner

Chartered Accountant

Cara Studied for her ACCA qualifications with First Intuition and graduated as a Chartered Accountant in August 2013, she is a member of The Association of Accounting Technicians and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has worked in practice for over 10 years.Cara specialises in micro/small company accounts, Corporation tax returns and Self-Assessment tax returns for individuals.

Keely Carroll

Keely Carroll

Trainee Accountant

With a background in Business and Administration, Keely has utilised her strong organisation skills into studying towards her qualification with The Association of Accounting Technicians with First Intuition. With a keen interest in tax and aspirations to become a Chartered Accountant. Keely joined A Wilson Accounting in 2017 and is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty Taylor

Bookkeeper & Credit Controller

With 20 years of credit management experience in corporate giants, Kirsty specialises in reducing debtor days, unallocated cash and successful collection of long outstanding debts. Qualifying as a bookkeeperin 2012, Kirsty moved into a small business in an all-round accounting role before joining A Wilson Accounting in 2018

Natalie Wilson

Natalie Wilson

Bookkeeper

Natalie graduated with a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Financial analysis in 2005. She has a background in sales and purchase ledger and over 15 years bookkeeping experience. Natalie joined A Wilson Accounting in 2018 and is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Kayleigh Simpson

Kayleigh Simpson

Admin Assistant

With a background in sales and customer service, Kayleigh made the decision to start studying for her AAT a year ago and joined us at the end of 2020 as Accounts Administrator. Having recently passed her level 2 she is now working towards her level 3 and gaining experience in a practice environment. Outside of work Kayleigh is a horse and dog lover with two kids who keep her busy!

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!

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