Jennifer Raines is our CEO and founder of YRH Finance Team and still plays a very hands on role within the business. She says, “I am passionate about helping owners get what they want from their businesses. I believe that many businesses should be more profitable and valuable, and that it’s the accountants’ role to unlock the financial and operational truths to help an operation become more successful.”
YRH are now a team of over 50, providing our unique combination of expert talent and proven methodology to a wide range of B2B and B2C organisations located throughout a variety of regions across the UK. Those individuals featured currently below are our leadership team.
Simon Tempest is our part-time Sales Director. He has held a number of executive & leadership positions in multi-national companies and SMEs and has international experience within Europe, South East Asia and the USA. Simon has led multi-functional teams in growth environments and been part of an executive team in a successful turnaround.
With many years’ experience as a commercial Finance Director in both corporate companies and SME’s, Trudy understands the challenges a business faces to be successful. As one of our Regional Directors, she is now utilising this considerable experience to develop our services across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Tim Johnson is our Regional Director for the whole of London and Greater London. He has a wealth of experience in business strategy, sales management and change management. Tim has worked across a variety of sectors, spending time as a Managing Director, as well as successfully focusing on consultancy level roles.
Mark is a highly professional business leader with over 22 years’ experience across various sectors and a solid track record of delivering revenue growth, implementing new processes and developing new business. He enjoys motivating teams for high-performance and has worked at board level in SME’s to develop successful strategies, plans and profit targets.
With a business development and strategic planning background, Adrian shares the same passion as entrepreneurial SME business owners. He has had several management roles in the private sector, including MD of an SME for 12 years, with extensive experience of managing transformational change and meeting growth objectives.
Bridget has over 25 years’ experience working in marketing within predominantly print & publishing, and engineering and manufacturing design. Having run her own business for many years, prior to marketing for technology providers, she understands the pressures that companies face, and can deliver on tight deadlines as she is used to operating where a sense of urgency is required.
Lisa has 30 years’ experience running SME Finance & Operational Departments. She also ran her own business helping growing SME’s choose and implement the right systems and processes to ensure employees could deliver and obtain the optimum value out of the finance function. She joined us originally as a Financial Controller before becoming our Client Delivery and Talent Director.
Jane has worked for and with SMEs for over twenty years in both finance and operations. She is passionate about helping small businesses grow and develop, and is adept at putting in place the systems and structures needed to ensure there is a firm foundation to drive and manage success. Jane brings that wealth of experience to the team here at YRH as our Operations Director.
Jane joined YRH back in 2009, and has the honour of being employee no. 1! She originally started off in practice as an auditor where she gained her AAT qualification but soon realised that she loved business, so made the move into industry and since then has worked as a Management Accountant/ Financial Controller.
Lucie is a very experienced HR Manager/HR Consultant, having worked in standalone roles within fast paced SMEs. Her work has supported Managers and Directors in this commercial space to achieve business strategy and objectives. She focuses on talent attraction and retention at YRH.
Leigh has a dual role within YRH as she is Engagement Manager, which means she is very involved in ensuring each of our Principals is onboarded correctly. She also works as Executive Assistant to our CEO, Jennifer Raines which means she is a vital support to all areas of our business.
An FCCA, Dawn has spent most of her working life with SMEs in various sectors, including publishing, field marketing and retail. This variety has enabled her to really understand the needs of an entrepreneur in terms of day to day accounting and common sense advice.
Dawn joined YRH in 2013 as she could see the company offered much more than a year-end accountant service and gave her the opportunity to provide real and tangible benefit within a short space of time to a range of clients. In her own words: “It’s great to be part of a professional and enthusiastic team
Alina is MAAT and ACCA finalist with hands-on experience in a variety of industries. Her expertise lies in her ability to identify and resolve accounting issues and find the solutions to achieve objectives.
Andrew works with clients to deliver accurate and clear information and to develop improvements to their top line growth and bottom line control.
With 14 years’ experience in Marketing, Media and Technology Jessica enjoys working with SMEs to develop their strategies and forecasting to make businesses profitable, scalable and saleable
Paul is an experienced FCMA and enjoys using his experience to help SMEs develop accurate and relevant management information to inform decision making and to assess finance and business challenges, as well as developing and implementing solutions to these.
Pamela has enjoyed working within a few different industries and developing useful management information for business owners. She has had exposure to both financially successful companies and those in challenging situations, where cash management is critical.
Lisanne is an experienced Finance Manager and has set up and worked in the Finance Departments of fast-paced SMEs over the past 14 years. She enjoys the feeling that she has helped company owners achieve their business objectives.
Jey makes a difference to his client’s financial information by providing them with real-time KPI reports which they can rely upon to make swift decisions.
Having worked in many industries, Jeevan now enjoys using his extensive skill set to add value to client businesses by improving reporting on financials, to provide more meaningful information to make better business decisions.
A solid background in bookkeeping within small businesses, Lisa has a professional and conscientious approach to her work, making sure that the company records show an accurate cash position. She enjoys working as part of a team and is always keen to further develop my skill set.
Since starting his career Sen has worked for various organisations of all sizes. His strengths are in working closely with ambitious business owners and managing directors, developing a robust finance function to relieve them from day to day finance management, accounting and compliance work to concentrate on developing their businesses.
A Charted Accountant (South Africa), Sandy enjoys getting involved in helping clients fully utilise their financial information. She thrives on the variety of working within small businesses, and being part of a team that make well informed and constructive decisions.
Nicky is an accomplished Finance Manager with 19 years’ experience in Finance. She has provided accountancy services for large blue-chip companies as well as small start-ups and SME’s and enjoys the feeling that the service provided makes a positive impact and difference to her clients.
Rebecca adds value by identifying areas for improvement, problem-solving, implementing new processes, monitoring output, and providing meaningful management information to her clients so that they can make the right decisions for their businesses.
Caroline enjoys the variety and challenge of working for different businesses. She uses her experience to help SME owners develop and understand their business finances, as well as implementing new process improvements and software packages as necessary to help them gain the most from their systems.
Ian is vastly qualified by experience and enjoys working with business owners to develop their financial controls and information. Whether a start-up or a small company looking to make the next step, he can offer the experience to support and develop the finance side of any business.
Monika has both public and private sector accounts management experience, which has provided her with vital insights into client’s expectations. She strives to build upon and exceed these demands, working within existing structures and helping to develop process improvements where required.
Julie enjoys working in finance and has done so for the past 25 years as a Management Accountant/Financial Manager producing meaningful management reports and solid factual information. With this information, my clients can make decisions that will take their business to the next level.
Natalie is a hardworking professional and qualified ACCA. She enjoys working for SME’s ensuring business records are accurate, so better decisions can be made for the clients she works with.
A senior finance professional with a track record of helping young, entrepreneurial, dynamic businesses grow rapidly, Richard has considerable experience of dealing with the growing pains of such businesses and developing processes and teams to support their growth.
Ali specialises in implementing and streamlining systems to improve efficiency and ensure accuracy. He loves the “art” of automation, enjoys working on various platforms and making necessary integrations to produce the required results and have control and analysing how cost savings can be made.
Shaun is a qualified ACCA accountant who began his journey at a financial consultancy firm that focused on restructuring SME finance departments. The skills gained here are a big reason why Shaun enjoys working with SMEs to support them in becoming a more efficient and well-run finance function.
I am a well experienced and fully qualified accountant. I like challenges and I don’t just work on numbers, I will also get involved in my client`s day to day operations and add more value to their business.
Cheryl has all round accounts experience from small industries including golf clubs, retail, events as well as larger AV companies. Specialising in management accounts, financial control and project accounting, she enjoys providing informative reporting and accurate information to assist client businesses.
Elena strives to improve the effectiveness of the accounting data to aid decision making and efficiency in using latest technology. Management reports that she produces contain profitability analysis, comparisons with the past performances and future forecasting through budgets and milestones.
With over 15 years experience working in practice and industry, in companies large and small, Julee has found that working with SME’ is the most rewarding for her. She is passionate about helping to enable businesses to grow and succeed by providing useful financial information, advice and ensuring proper financial processes are in place.
Dawn enjoys the variety that YRH offers, working for different clients either remotely or on site. She adapts quickly to individual company needs and works her “magic” fulfilling all the requirements needed ensuring that the important tasks are completed first.
Chris is an experienced Financial Controller who wants to make a difference to SME’s and Charities and to help them perform at their best. A strong Team player with a ‘can do’ attitude and a keen desire to achieve res3ults.
Joanne is an ACA who initially trained with a medium sized practice, largely working with SME clients. She then moved into advisory work in practice and later into commerce in various FC roles including media and property.
Julia has over 20 years’ experience in working with a plethora of small businesses, mostly implementing and running their accounts functions. She enjoys making accounts less boring to business owners, by encouraging them to see that maintaining a proper set of figures is crucial to the future success of their companies.
Having worked in F&B/Hospitality industry for over 10 years, Masziyah is comfortable in changing environments and can quickly adapt and master different financial systems with experience of implementing accounting software, processes procedures and reporting packs.
Truly is an experienced, commercially aware Accountant with over 16 years’ experience spanning multiple Industries. She specialises in business systems and improvements and enjoy all areas of financial management. Truly prides herself on being proactive, professional and personable and thinks it’s really important for business owners to feel comfortable with the person doing their accounting, so she aims to put clients at ease and build long term, trusting relationships.
Stephen is a strategic & operational finance Controller with over 10 years’ experience within Education, FMCG, Property Development and Financal Services. He has a proven track record in budgeting, forecasting, reporting, controlling, analysis, and systems deployment.
Kelly is ACA qualified with 10+ years PQE spanning several industries and disciplines, and is best described as “not your typical accountant”. A people person who relishes getting involved in the business, she particularly enjoys making life easier, whether that’s through improving processes or just providing relevant, helpful financial advice and support.
Violetta is an ACCA qualified, accomplished and professional Financial Controller with over 8 years direct operational experience at senior level. She has been working with small and medium companies in financial services, wholesale and marketing/media industries.
Having worked in many large corporations, practice, and several SMEs, Chris has gained valuable experience, which is ut to good use helping business owners understand their financial positions and assist them in implementing efficient business processes.
Sarah is a Scottish Chartered Accountant who has worked in practice, commercial and public sector organisations. She quickly learns about a business to produce high quality financial and business information so she can consistently give people reports that they can understand and use.
Serah enjoys working with small businesses to help them manage their cashflows and streamline their accounting processes.
I am AAT trained (June 1994). I have worked for a large manufacturing Plc, small to medium builders/developers, luxury retail and telecommunication. I enjoy working with CEOs and Trustees preparing and explaining the management accounts and how the variance have occurred against their budgets. I can do everything from invoice raising, processing payroll to preparing management accounts and reviewing budgets.
Lorna has 12 years’ experience of working in all accounting functions within various SME`s, and in this time gained her MAAT qualifications. She looks to improve process, reduce inefficiencies, duplications and errors allowing for a clear view on cash, as well as effective financial reporting – a clear basis to make strong financial planning decisions.
Samantha excels in implementing and developing processes with the aim of streamlining and improving the overall efficiency of a finance department. She also understands the role a finance function plays in providing relevant, useful information to company decision makers in order to drive a business forward.