Gavin Ainsby BA(Hons), FCMA, CGMA
Gavin is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years industry experience within the field of Media finance both in the UK and internationally. During this time, he has developed extensive strategic and operational knowledge across Print and Digital Publishing, Events, Marketing and TV Production and Broadcasting, providing financial analysis and strategic support to deliver business targets. He joined Wilkins Southworth in December 2021, deciding it was time to see what life was like on the “practice” side of the accountancy fence! In his spare time, he plays golf (badly), enjoys fishing and is a Crystal Place FC season ticket holder.
Anne Coumidis BSc. (Hons), FCA
Audit Manager and Tax Manager
Anne joined Wilkins Southworth in 2002, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991, including three years in Litigation Support. She has also experienced working in industry, having fulfilled the role of interim Finance Director for a newly-listed AIM company. Her expertise covers all aspects of business accounting and auditing as well as corporate and personal taxation, business start-ups, cashflow projections, and property and charity accounting. She advises on tax-efficient structures, overseas residency issues and many ad-hoc issues for our clients including, of course, the completion of their Tax Returns. When not working, Anne is invariably playing or watching tennis.
Tom Cowley ACCA
Tom joined Wilkins Southworth in 2016, after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an upper second class honours degree in Business Management. Whilst working at Wilkins Southworth, he has simultaneously been studying towards the ACCA qualification. He has now completed all of his examinations and will shorty qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant. As a result of the diverse and expansive nature of the firm’s clients, Tom has been able to gain a breadth of practical experience, in a wide variety of areas, during his five year career at Wilkins Southworth. Tom is currently responsible for many the firm’s personal tax clients, sole traders, partnerships, and smaller limited companies/LLPs. He also oversees the firm’s Payroll and VAT clients, and regularly assists with larger client’s tax and accounting affairs, HM Revenue & Customs enquiries, and other ad hoc advisory and compliance activities. Outside of work Tom is a keen sportsman and enjoys Cricket, Rugby and Cycling.
Hayley is Chris Wilkins’ Personal Assistant. She has been with the company since 2021, having just returned from living and working in Sydney, Australia for the past three years. Hayley previously worked in the media industry for seven years prior to travelling and has all round extensive PA/Office Manager experience.
Sarah is our office manager who has been with the firm since 1994. Being our longest standing employee her unparalleled knowledge of the ins and outs of the firm has allowed her to build a vital rapport with our clients over the years to ensure longevity for both Wilkins Southworth.
Graduate Trainee Accountant
Kas joined us in 2020 after graduating from university with a First Class Honours Degree in Financial Mathematics with a Year in Industry. During her year in industry, she worked in the Finance department of the UK’s largest childcare provider. Throughout her career at Wilkins Southworth, she has gained experience in a wide range of areas including individual Tax affairs, VAT, Payroll and Company Secretarial whilst simultaneously studying for the ACCA qualification. In her spare time, Kas enjoys baking, swimming and meeting up with friends and family.
Sara Khan ACCA
Sara joined us as a trainee Accountant and Book-Keeper in July 2021 and is currently finishing her MSc in Accounting and Finance from University of Northampton. She is also an ACCA Finalist with over 1.5 years of experience in the field. She has interned with organisations including Nestlé and ACCA before joining us. In her spare time, Sara loves polishing her Korean language skills, swimming and happens to be a big Marvel fan.
Graduate Trainee Accountant
After graduating from the University of Hertfordshire with a First Class Honours in Business and Finance, Pavan joined us in 2021 with the aspiration of learning, developing, and putting into practice his accounting knowledge. Throughout Pavan’s time here with he has been involved in a variety of roles from sorting and filing client tax returns, dealing with HM Revenue & Customs in respect of both personal tax and corporate tax as well as liaising with clients on a day-to-day basis. In his spare time, Pavan is a magician, who actively performs at various camps and outdoor socials.
With over ten years’ experience in commerce and fifteen years in practice, Chris has a wide experience of commercial businesses from both inside and outside business. His previous experience includes quarterly group management accounts and statutory financial statements for AIM listed companies, audit, as well as the preparation of financial statements for small and medium sized businesses.
Calvin has worked with Wilkins Southworth for over two years as a trainee accountant. Having graduated from the University of York with a History degree, it has been a steep learning curve. However, his broad experience at the firm includes accounts preparation for different entities, dealing with client’s tax affairs as well as providing junior staff members with training and support
Anita Millar BSc. (Hons), MSc, ACA
Anita is a Chartered Accountant with over fifteen years’ experience in practice and commerce. Having trained and qualified with KPMG, finishing top in her year, Anita has extensive experience in audit and accounts preparation across a range of clients from sole traders to listed companies. In industry she has held roles across the full finance function from group reporting to business process automation and project management. Most recently she fulfilled the role of Reporting Manager for a global property company. In her spare time, Anita is an active committee member for the London Society of Chartered Accountants Ireland and enjoys playing the piano, travel and sailing.
Fasih Mohmand BSc.(Hons), ACCA
Fasih qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with first time passes in 2020 and has been a national distinction holder with years of experience in the field of accounts. He is one of our senior accountants looking after a mixed portfolio and responsible for many of our corporate clients. Outside work, he is a Cricket enthusiast, a Technophile, reads history books and enjoys following contemporary issues.
Rosie is our office clerk who has been with the firm since 2018. Rosie is very efficient in her role and enjoys working as part of the Wilkins Southworth Team. Outside of work, Rosie enjoys making silver jewellery and paddle boarding.
Lynette is our office clerk who completes the crucial role of accurately filing and organising all work that we do for clients. She is a Barnes local who has been with the firm for nine years and brings professionalism to her job.