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Accountancy & Taxation

 

DAVID O’FARRELL BSc (Hons), FCCA
Managing Director

 

David is the Managing Director of BCS, having worked within the practice since the early 1990’s. David is a qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), with 30 years’ experience in accountancy and business advisory services.


David’s career has evolved within the accountancy practice environment and he predominantly works in and around the Cambridge and London areas, expanding through numerous business sectors, including hedge funds, Cambridge high-tech businesses and pharmaceutical firms.

 

RYAN BURKETT ACCA

Accounting Director – Management Accounting

 

Ryan has worked within BCS for over 10 years and has achieved full AAT and ACCA membership.

 

Throughout his years working in the Management Accounting department at BCS, Ryan has gained a great deal of hands on experience in providing management reporting support and advice directly to businesses spanning a broad range of sectors. He specialises in providing day-to-day management accounting services and working with clients to further develop their internal accounting infrastructures. Ryan has varied experience including VAT, income tax and FCA compliance.

 

ROBERT SIMMONS BSc (Hons), FCCA
Accounting Director - Year End Accounting

 

Rob joined BCS in 2011 as a qualified professional and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He commenced his career at BCS as a Manager and is responsible for the overall management of the Year End Accounting department.

 

Prior to BCS, Rob gained experience within a wide variety of industries in both accountancy and audit roles, predominately in the East Anglian region. Whilst managing the year end sector, he also maintains a healthy balance of providing outsourced management accounting and taxation services to clients.

 

LLOYD WHITE BA (Hons), ACCA
Accounting Director – Taxation

 

Lloyd joined BCS in 2011 and began studying for the ACCA qualification which he fully completed in 2014.  After graduating with a degree in Accounting and Management in 2010 he initially worked in the personal tax department at Grant Thornton.

Lloyd’s BCS work now focuses his attention within a number of areas, particularly in the preparation of corporation and personal tax returns for our clients, as well as monthly management and year end accounts.

 

JUNED MUBASSIR BBA

Accounting Manager

 

Juned joined the BCS team in June 2015, transferring from an accountancy practice in Canary Wharf, London.

 

Juned’s daily work at BCS focuses particularly in bookkeeping and the preparation of monthly management accounts, year end accounts and corporation tax, for clients ranging from sole traders through to hedge funds.

 

ALFIE SEYMOUR AAT

Accounting Supervisor

 

Alfie joined BCS in November 2017 having completed his AAT qualification and is working towards his ACCA examinations.

 

Alfie’s previous experience in accounts has predominantly been through exposure within the construction industry, working closely with internal management and the external auditors. Alfie manages his own client portfolio at BCS which spans multiple industry sectors including FCA regulated businesses, biopharmaceuticals and charitable entities for whom he produces monthly management accounts, year end accounts, company tax returns.

 

HENG DOU

Accounting Assistant

 

Heng joined BCS in November 2018.  She holds an IPA qualification as a senior language teacher and is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).  She initially gained accounts experience in a previous role, assissting with all aspects of company accounts, reporting to directors and processing monthly payroll with an external payroll company.  Heng is now working towards her ACCA qualification.  Her day to day work at BCS includes bookkeeping and assisting with management accounts for a range of clients..

 

ALISTAIR FINLAY BA

Accounting Assistant

 

Alistair joined BCS in June 2018 as a member of our Payroll team and transferred to our Accountancy team at the beginning of 2019.  Having successfully completed his degree in Economics, Finance and Banking, Alistair began his career as a Payroll Clerk at Darktrace, a global cybersecurity company where he gained both UK and international payroll experience.  Alistair is now focusing on his accountancy career and studying towards the ACCA qualification.

 

DANIEL LLOYD BSc (Hons)

Accounting Assistant

 

After completing a degree in Accounting and Finance, Dan earned valuable financial and accounting experience working within the accounts team at Stobbs IP Law Firm. Dan joined the BCS team in November 2017 and is working towards his ACCA qualification and managing his own portfolio of clients at BCS preparing VAT returns, management accounts and reporting packs to clients.

Throughout university, Dan has been involved in numerous sports teams, particularly the Anglia Ruskin Rhinos American Football team as Offensive Coordinator.

 

FAHMID MILKY BA (Hons)

Accounting Assistant

 

Fahmid is a Business Studies (Management) graduate working and studying towards the ACCA qualification.

Having previously worked as a cash office specialist and finance administrator in industry, Fahmid joined the BCS practice at the beginning of 2018. He has rapidly developed his own portfolio of clients for whom he is responsible for providing full monthly management accounting services.

What our clients say

When you start a business the first months are crucial and BCS helped us set up a formal structure that gave us a solid base on which to grow.  We now use BCS for all the elements of running the business: accounts, payroll and Companies House filings.   It frees us up to focus on what we’re good at: developing and delivering advanced technology to our customers.

Guy Newcombe, CEO

For the life of my independent company since start up - over many years BCS have provided impeccable service in supporting my financial planning, accounting and management. They have also assisted with a number of start-ups and charitable organisations I have been involved with. Always very responsive, understanding and great for advice as well as solid services. Recommended without reservation.

Prof Alan Barrell

Shenyang in China is a long way from Cambridge in England. I am taking the big step for my company to enter the UK market - with a Cambridge base, I have had wonderful advice and support from Business Consultancy Services - BCS. UK company set up, opening a bank account and establishing management accounts were all done quickly, efficiently and with a minimum of fuss. I could not have made such progress to establish CFCC Ltd without the knowledge and skills - and the goodwill of BCS. And I was very satisfied with the controlled costs which they applied to make it all happen. I fully recommend them.

Professor Weimen Li, CEO and Founder