Meet the Team
Helen Columb AFA MIPA
DirectorHelen is the sole director of the practice and has over 10 years’ experience working in accounting. She qualified ACCA in 2013 and subsequently became a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants. She is responsible for managing the firm, meeting new clients, preparing accounts and offering tax advice. Helen is our resident master baker and a ninja at crochet
Accounts - Semi SeniorAndrea joined Turas Accountants in 2018, is AAT qualified and currently working towards her ACCA qualification. She is responsible for administering client’s payroll and handling associated enquiries. Andrea also maintains clients’ business financial records using KashFlow, ensuring that the information within these records is accurate and complete. Andrea enjoys exploring the great outdoors with the hooligans (the four-legged furry variety) and is also partial to a nice gin and tonic.
Accounts - Semi SeniorGemma joined Turas Accountants in 2018, is AAT qualified and currently working towards her ACCA qualification. She is responsible for completing client bookkeeping and submitting VAT returns. Gemma also assists with the preparation of accounts by completing year-end adjustments and working alongside Helen when required. Gemma enjoys spending time with her family.
Accounts AssistantAfter working in within internal accounts departments within industry, Jamie is taking on the new challenge of joining our busy practice. Jamie is about to complete his AAT qualifications and really knows the in’s and out’s of receipts and bank accounts across any type of business. Along with the rest of the team, Jamie is a big fan of cake and is also partial to doughnut or two…
BookkeepingJoyce joined Turas Accountants in 2013 and is one of our bookkeepers. Her primary responsibility is the maintenance of business financial records using KashFlow, ensuring that the information within these records is accurate and complete. Joyce enjoys children’s parties and gin.
Trainee Accounts TechnicianVicki has joined us as an apprentice and is studying for her level 3 AAT. Vicki has just spent 6 months travelling around Australia. Now she’s back in the UK she’s decided it’s time for a different kind of adventure – accounting! When Vicki is not hitting the books, she’s letting off steam on the netball court.
Office AdministratorKelly is one of the friendly voices you hear whenever you call us. Along with handling incoming and outgoing calls, she’s also a whizz at office admin, making sure everything runs like clock work. Kelly joined the team in October 2019.
AdministrationSian, who is currently on maternity leave, joined Turas Accountants in 2014 and is responsible for the office administration duties. Sian regularly contacts HMRC on behalf of clients and demonstrates exceptional customer care at all times when greeting and dealing with clients. Sian enjoys eating cheese and dog walking.