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.
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 the strategies required to deal with them. She brings this wealth of experience to us as our Marketing 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.
Jessica is our part time Sales Director. She has held a number of executive and leadership positions in multi-national companies across the private sector and has been working with a wide variety of SMEs in consultancy and advisory roles since 2016. She is passionate about both business performance and people development in equal measure.
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.
Adrian is Regional Director for Surrey. 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.
Dawn is Regional Director for the Midlands and is also a Financial Controller for YRH. Her expertise is with SME companies where she can be hands-on with company finances. She enjoys all aspects of accounting, budgeting, forecasting and cash flow through to the delivery of top quality financial and management information.
Regional Director for the Beds, Bucks and Herts region, Roger is a qualified accountant who trained with a medium sized firm and has specialised in the SME sector With an entrepreneurial background and a can do attitude gained working overseas Roger brings an understanding of many sectors including Leisure, Construction and IT and Services and the issue faced by SME’s.
Adam is our Regional Director for the North of England & Wales and has a long history of dealing mainly with SME Business Operators of all shapes and sizes. As an entrepreneurial SME business owner, he has a unique understanding of the daily challenges of running a successful business and the value of having access to high quality finance data to help you grow and develop the business.
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.
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.
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.
Laura has over 13 years of experience working in marketing which has been gathered across numerous industry types. Laura began her marketing journey in 2005 from a junior level and has had the privilege in developing her career throughout huge digital changes. She specialises in all areas of digital marketing along with event management, content writing, marketing processes and lead analysis.
Gary is a professional recruiter whose drive is helping businesses thrive by sourcing and attracting the right people, for the right position. Specialising in the Finance sector, Gary has gained extensive experience in the commercial industry, working with Blue Chip clients, and SMEs, including start-up organisations. Gary wholeheartedly believes that people perform best, when they are placed in a role that serves their passion.
Alicia is a qualified FCCA who originally trained in practice before moving to the retail industry. She is passionate about using her varied experience to help SME’s implement process improvements in order to gain insightful and meaningful MI, along with robust forecasting and cash management to support future growth.
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, has over the last 30 years built up a solid financial background dealing with SME in different sectors and industries. He has always developed useful management information for business owners and other stakeholders to make timeous decisions.
I have an MBA in Financial Management and have worked in accountancy across various industries for over 15 years. My strength is in data analysis and compiling insightful reports, so I enjoy preparing management reports, analysis and cash forecasts.
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.
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.
Claire is QBE, with 25 years of full spectrum accountancy roles in a diverse range of industries. Claire’s ability to develop effective systems, processes, teams and management information facilitates business owners in making sound strategic and financial decisions.
Claire has many years experience working in SMEs and start-ups alongside inspirational entrepreneurs that eventually led to her running her own business. As such she has a unique insight into the challenges that face these types of business and enjoys helping them understand the positive impact good financial housekeeping and decision making can have on their business.
Claire enjoys the variety and challenge of working for different businesses across different sectors. She likes to use her experience to help SME owners develop, understand and manage their business finances, as well as implementing new process improvements and software packages to help them improve accuracy and efficiency.
I am an experienced accountant that enjoys working for different types of businesses. I thrive to record financial information accurately and produce financial reports to enable management to make informed decisions
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.
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
Debbie is PA to the Regional Directors, with a diverse background of experience including 30 + years in Customer Service and various roles with SME’s and Corporate businesses, she will connect with clients to understand their needs and channel appropriately within the Company.
Debra has over 20 years’ experience, working as a project manager. She now works with clients providing a range of Podcast and Virtual Assistant services. Debra, enjoys working on her textile designs and spending time with dear friends.
Diane is a qualified Bookkeeper through the ICB and enjoys using her varied 30 years’ experience to help SME business owners to develop and implement processes and maintain accurate business records in order to gain necessary financial information relating to their business.
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.
Esther is a qualified ACMA with years of experience in many industries in the large and SME Companies. She now users this knowledge to work with the SME’s providing customised Management Information and accurate Financial Accounting.
A highly skilled, experienced and innovative finance and consulting professional, with more recent executive management and advisory experience in both finance and information technology. A strong transformational team leader who readily assumes responsibility, demonstrates proven excellence in problem solving and time management, welcomes challenges, commercially and financially aware, who is driven and motivated by success.
Gina has successfully run and sold her own business and one of her greatest strengths is understanding the true challenges businesses face. She is a highly attentive Finance Manager with over 20 years experience. Gina has a degree in Accounting & Administration and an MSc in Business & Management. Her energy lies in really helping SMEs become more successful.
Jaishree has a varied experience of the accounting function within industry which she is able to apply to support the clients’ accounting team and identify any changes to current processes. She’s adaptable and can work within a team or independently.
Jane is an extremely experienced Finance Manager and has worked with a number of small/medium sized businesses. She really enjoys working with her clients to help them grow and develop their businesses through sound financial management.
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.
Keeley has over 20 years experience in accounting and is qualified by experience. She has carried out accounting duties in many different sectors including Retail, Service and Property. She believes that good accounts information and good cash flow are key to any successful business and strives to help clients achieve this and more. She is a great team member with a happy, cheerful, persona.
Kerryn has over 20 years financial experience working for entrepreneurs that have had multiple business interests. She has a passion for improving processes and reducing costs for companies. She provides accurate and timely information to her clients, enabling them to make informed decisions.
Linda is an ACCA Member with several years of accounting experience. Her career has mainly been developed working with various SMEs such as franchise businesses and mass participation events organisations. Linda has a passion for SMEs and enjoys helping them develop, expand and become more successful.
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.
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.
Liz is FCCA qualified and has primarily spent her time working for SME’s within a variety of businesses. She is keen to ensure the financial systems and processes in place are efficient and effective enabling the owners of the business to focus on what they do best.
I am a FCA with over 10 years post qualified experience gained across a variety of industries. I enjoy getting to know my client’s business, adding value by implementing system efficiencies, strengthening controls and ensuring accurate and timely financial information.
With many years’ experience in bookkeeping and accounting, Maria has a portfolio of clients that include both individuals and corporations. She also run her own business helping growing SME’S by compiling and analysing business information to achieve business strategy and objectives. Maria graduated from the University of Ulster with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance.
Michelle is a scrupulous bookkeeper with broad professional competencies working for large organisations like the building trade and recycling. What Michelle likes most about working with clients is the peace of mind she brings, knowing their finances are taken care of.
Mirian is a commercially-aware Financial Controller with 10+ years of experience working with SME’s. She is passionate about helping them grow and adds value by implementing scalable systems and processes and providing meaningful financial information that brings visibility to the business and help her clients make sound decisions.
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.
Monsoor is a qualified accountant with extensive experience of working in businesses of various sizes and in diverse markets, with an approach to enable growth whilst mitigating risk. Although experienced in running Finance Departments, he understands the essentialness of synergizing with all parts of the business and operating as one team. Strong on providing accurate and timely information to enable quality decision making.
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.
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.
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.
I have nearly 10 years’ accountancy experience across a wide variety of industries and like to keep current across all areas of Taxation, Benefits, Business Development and much more to allow flexibility of working in different environments with changing priorities.
Pamela has a varied work history over the past 20 years, covering a broad array of industries. She enjoys helping non-financial directors and managers to understand the financial position of the business by presenting clear and accurate information in a user-friendly manner.
Regina enjoys working with a variety of businesses, helping non-financial directors and managers to understand the financial position of the business in a user-friendly manner to enable good business decisions to be made.
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.
Ruth understands that when you started your business it wasn’t because you wanted to spend more time on the HMRC website. Ruth will liberate you to do what it is you say you do on your website.
Samantha enjoys meeting new people and working in a variety of businesses, getting involved in the financial management, discussing improvements and implementing new systems. Samantha’s main priority is making sure that all financial documentation is filed accurately and on time.
Sandra is an ACCA (CAT) and an ACCA (PQA) with over 30 years’ experience in accounting and finance. Sandra has worked with SME organisations in various industries and sectors and has gained their trust and respect as an honest, dedicated and professional individual. She enjoys helping SME’s manage their cashflows and implement robust accounting procedures, resulting in increased profitability and enhancing the ethos of those organisations.
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.
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.
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.
Serah enjoys working with small businesses to help them manage their cashflows and streamline their accounting processes.
Syed realised after starting his ACCA, that studies were not enough to become a good accountant, so he joined a small import and export business and from there started developed his interest of working in the SME space. It is his passion to help and drive SMEs to the best of their efficiency.
I am an experienced CIMA qualified accountant who has worked for multi-national companies, the Public Sector and SMEs although I do prefer small companies where it is easier to get involved in the whole business and really make a difference.
Tracy is a qualified bookkeeper who has worked in a number of different industries. She enjoys working with different clients to get a feel for how various industries operate and how she can contribute to the client’s day to day running.
As an experienced Finance Manager, Yousaf Khalil has contributed in restructuring, automation and implementation of Controls to a number of clients within different industries, including Fashion, IT and Retail. He has a BSC in Applied Accounting (Hons) Degree from Oxford Brookes University. In his spare time, he plays Cricket, Table Tennis, and enjoys the gym.
A Senior Finance Professional , commercially focused with experience in both corporate companies and SME’s. Trudy enjoys the development and implementation of relevant and accurate management information to drive performance and profitability.
Zuwena has spent the last 5 years as a senior financial controller and commercial business partner. With experience working with SMEs in a range of sectors, Zuwena establishes the needs of the company and builds a finance team, whilst creating a set of legacy finance operational processes that benefit the finance team and the company as a whole. With sought after skills Zuwena is able to provide support to enable businesses to scale up. By working with other stakeholders and members of the senior management team, Zuwena is able to work strategically to contribute to the company’s vision.