What makes them stand out? Every member of our team has a wide range of knowledge backed up by their own area of expertise. From money matters to marine biology, we've got you covered.
We're serious about our work, but don't take ourselves too seriously. Whether we're talking numbers or pleasantries, the odd joke is never far away – we're human after all.Our team
We have been training Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers for nearly twenty years - why not join us?More information
For those of you who would like to know more about who we are, where we came from and where we are going.Who we are
Paul joined the firm in 1989 and became the firm’s first Chartered Accountant (ICAS). Paul oversees the accounts and audit department, as well as providing business and VAT advice.
Paul's interests include his family, surfing, fishing and good red wine. In a previous life – BSc (Hons) Marine and Environmental Biology (St Andrews university).
"Paul is extremely methodical and ensures that the I’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. What Paul doesn’t know about accountancy (or marine biology for that matter) is probably not worth knowing."
Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax advisor in 1991, Sarah joined AH&Co in 1996 to head up the tax department for both private clients and to give tax support to our accounts and audit teams. Sarah has been keen in developing the firms IT systems to ensure we keep in step with the changing way we interact with our clients and the Inland Revenue.
Sarah has a great interest in social history and likes to dredge up weird facts – why do we have a 5th April tax year end? Also had dabbled in British Sign Language but probably up to the level of a 4 year old!
"Has a depth and breadth of tax knowledge which is unparalleled."
Adam joined AH&Co in June 2015.
Aidan joined AH & Co in September 2015 after graduating from The University of Aberdeen with a first in Psychology. Aidan is looking forward to beginning his studies towards ICAS and aims to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2019.
Away from the office Aidan enjoys playing field hockey and watching all major sporting events.
Calum joined AH&Co in 2007 after graduating from the University of Dundee with a first class honours degree in Accountancy. In 2010, Calum was admitted into ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) as a Chartered Accountant and in 2012 was admitted into CIOT (the Chartered Institute of Taxation) as a Chartered Tax Advisor.
Calum has been our Manager since 2010 and offers a wealth of experience in accountancy, VAT and accounting systems.
In his spare time, Calum enjoys spending time with his young family and in particular trying to involve them in outdoor pursuits such as hillwalking and kayaking.
"Calum’s organisation and management skills are impressive. Technically brilliant and he can overcome any technical matter quickly and comprehensively. I am so reassured he is part of the team."
Clayre joined AH&Co in 2015 after graduating from Edinburgh University in 2014 with a first in Business Studies and Accounting. Clayre is looking forward to beginning her studies towards ICAS and hopes to qualify in 2018.
Outside of work, Clayre enjoys going to the cinema, watching live music and baking treats for friends and family.
Diane joined our team as secretarial support in the summer of 2017.
Eliza joined AH & Co in October 2017 after graduating from Heriot Watt University with an Upper Second Class degree in Accountancy & Business Law. Eliza is looking forward to studying towards her CA qualification with ACCA with the hope of qualifying in 2020.
Outside of the office Eliza enjoys spending time with her friends and family and keeping fit at the gym.
Emma joined AH & Co in July 2015 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University with a BACC Hons in Accountancy. She looks forward to starting her chartered accountancy training with ICAS, with the hope of qualifying in 2018.
In her spare time, Emma plays football for Hibernian Ladies and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Finlay joined AH&Co. in September 2017 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University with an Upper Second Class degree in Accountancy & Finance. Finlay is looking forward to studying towards his CA qualification with ICAS with the hope of qualifying in 2020.
Outside of work Finlay is a very keen sportsman and spends most of his free time training. He currently plays at Heriot's Rugby Club.
Greg joined Andrew Hamilton and Company in June 2012, after graduating from University of Stirling with a 2:1 BAcc Hons in accountancy and business studies.
In his spare time, Greg enjoys playing 5 aside football (as he is no longer fit enough to compete at 11 aside!), regular visits to the cinema and the occasional trip to the gym.
Greg will qualify as a Chartered Accountant in Autumn 2015.
Jack joined AH & Co in June 2017. He is looking forward to beginning his ACCA training in March 2018.
Outside of work, Jack enjoys playing football, listening to music and watching films
Jade joined AH&Co in July 2015 after completing her HND in Accountancy. Jade looks forward to beginning her training with ACCA in March 2016.
Outside of work, Jade enjoys spending time with friends, keeping fit at the gym and shopping!
Janette has been at AH & Co a very long time dealing with all aspects of payroll and more recently the joy of RTI.
Janette's hobbies are walking slowly.
How comforting it is to know that Janette is running the payroll department. Janette is conscientious, hard working and always puts the payroll clients and their staff first."
Jess joined AH & Co in June 2016 after graduating from Heriot Watt University with an upper second class honours degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. Jess will be studying with us in order to become a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Outside of work Jess enjoys going to the gym, the occasional spin class before the jelly legs set in and watching comedians.
Joss joined our internal accounts department in the summer of 2017. Prior to joining us, Joss was at Edinburgh College where she achieved an HNC in Accounting. In her spare time Joss likes to spend time with her son and her family, going walking and socialising with friends.
Laura joined AH&Co in 2013 after graduating from Heriot Watt University with a first class degree in Mathematics. She will be starting her chartered accountancy training with ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland) in September 2013, with the hope of becoming fully qualified in 2016.
Laura enjoys spending her spare time at home with her 2 ragdoll kittens, and when the weather permits a wee bit of mini golf.
Magnus joined AH & Co in June 2017. Magnus has a upper second class BSc in Geology and a MSc, with distinction, in Oil and Gas Management from the University of Aberdeen. After working offshore on the oil rigs as a geologist Magnus decided it was time for a change of scenery and chose the wonderful world of taxation as his preferred career change. He hopes to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2020.
In his spare time Magnus enjoys hill walking and camping (when the weathers nice) and watching almost any sport.
Meg joined Ah&Co in July 2012 straight after graduating from The University of Aberdeen in English Language, Linguistics and History of Art. With a desire to gain administrative and secretarial experience she provides support to Paul and the main office.
Occasionally, enjoys arranging art work in the office as well as drawing outside of working hours.
Ross joined AH&Co in October 2013. After a decade spent in sales roles Ross decided it was time to retrain. He is currently working through his ACCA qualification with the aim of becoming a Chartered Accountant.
When not working or studying, Ross enjoys running the streets and trails around Edinburgh and climbing at his local indoor climbing centre.
Shannon joined AH&Co in 2017 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University with an upper second class honours degree in Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences. Shannon is looking forward to beginning her studies towards ICAS and hopes to qualify in 2020.
Sid joined AH & Co in September 2017 after graduating from The University of Aberdeen with a first in Economics. Sid is looking forward to beginning his studies with ICAS and aims to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2020.
Away from the office Sid enjoys playing Hockey.
Valentina joined AH & Co in June 2017 after graduating from Edinburgh College with an HNC in Accountancy. She is currently working through her ACCA qualification to become a Chartered Accountant. In her spare time Valentina enjoys exploring new places and going to the gym.
Investment in the industry is very important to us and we are committed to helping students become successful professionals. In addition to having 20 years experience of training students we are also an approved training firm of Chartered Accountants (both under ICAS and ACCA) and Chartered Tax Advisors. This means that aside from technical and academic training and work experience, we are also pass on our beliefs of integrity, wisdom and honesty to every student we take on. We are passionate about accountancy and committed to helping it grow and thrive.
If you wish to pursue a career in chartered accountancy, please contact Calum Anderson.
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