Our people
stand out.

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.

Meet the team

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

Training

We have been training Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers for nearly twenty years - why not join us?

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Who we are

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

Team

  • Paul Mannings CA

    Director

    Portrait of Paul Mannings

    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).

    What other people say

    "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."

    Calum

  • Sarah Wilson CA CTA

    Director

    Portrait of Sarah Wilson

    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!

    What other people say

    "Has a depth and breadth of tax knowledge which is unparalleled."

    Calum

  • Aidan Bell

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Aidan Bell

    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 Anderson CA CTA

    Senior Manager

    Portrait of Calum Anderson

    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.

    What other people say

    "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."

    Paul

  • Diane Dick

    Secretary

    Portrait of Diane Dick

    Diane joined our team as secretarial support in the summer of 2017.

  • Eliza Karaszewska

    Payroll Assistant

    Portrait of Eliza Karaszewska

    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 Brownlie

    Supervisor

    Portrait of Emma Brownlie

    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 Munro

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Finlay Munro

    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 Hollywood CA

    Manager

    Portrait of Greg Hollywood

    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.

  • Haley Cowling

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Haley Cowling

    Haley graduated from Heriot-Watt University with an upper second class degree in Accountancy and Finance. Haley is looking forward to beginning her studies towards ICAS and hopes to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2021.

  • Ikram Choudhury

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Ikram Choudhury

    Ikram joined AH&Co in March 2018 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University with an upper second class degree in Accountancy. Ikram is looking forward to studying towards his CA qualification with ACCA and hopes to qualify in 2021.

     

    Outside of working hours, Ikram enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing football and keeping fit at the gym.

     

  • Ioana Hrinca

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Ioana Hrinca

    Ioana likes to travel and in her spare time, play squash. Ioana has recently finished her HNC in Accountancy at Edinburgh College and joins us having worked as an internal accountant in industry. Back home, Romania, Ioana originally studied Banking.

    Ioana works across a number of our clients as a dedicated client bookkeeper and will shortly become Xero accredited.

  • Iona Woods

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Iona Woods

    Iona joined AH & Co in July 2018 after graduating from the University of Dundee with an upper second class degree in Accountancy. Iona is looking forward to studying towards her Chartered Accountancy training with ICAS and hopes to qualify by 2021.  

  • Janette Clucas

    Payroll Manager

    Portrait of Janette Clucas

    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.

    What other people say

    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."

    Paul

  • Jess McMillan

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Jess McMillan

    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 Nicholson

    Internal Accountant

    Portrait of Joss Nicholson

    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.

     

  • Kevin Veale

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Kevin Veale

    Kevin was brought up on an Exmoor hill farm and left home to go game keeping in Sussex.  He then moved to Scotland to manage a farm on the Sidlaws, however, as he wanted to be his own boss he expanded his beekeeping hobby into a business and became self employed.  He then sold the bee’s and moved into bookkeeping, becoming a part qualified accountant.

     

    In his spare time Kevin does a lot of DIY, and car maintenance, and when he can fit it in, some Kayaking and Canoeing.

  • Laura Robertson

    Supervisor

    Portrait of Laura Robertson

    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.

  • Meg Goledzik

    Office Supervisor & PA

    Portrait of Meg Goledzik

    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.

  • Shannon Hardie

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Shannon Hardie

    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.

  • Stuart Dow

    Tax Assistant

    Portrait of Stuart Dow

    Stuart joined AH&Co in June 2018 after completing his university degree studying Business Management at Edinburgh Napier University.

     

    He is looking forward to studying towards his CTA and ATT tax exams.

     

    Stuart’s interests outside of work are watching football and attempting to play a bit of golf.

  • Valentina Toteva

    Accounts Assistant

    Portrait of Valentina Toteva

    Currently out of the office on maternity leave - expected back August 2019.

Training office

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.

Who we are

AH&Co was founded more than 30 years ago and we have been successfully serving our clients ever since... but we are sure you don't want a history lesson so here is our philosphy today:

  • Great client service
  • Have fun at work

Simple really, isn't it?

There are many reasons to choose us as your accountants but here are our top 5:

  • Support - we are with you every step of the way. Call us, chat to us, tell us what you had for breakfast. We are here to support you and your business, always. 
  • Attention to detail - any question you ask us, you can be assured that our answer is thorough and backed with years of of experience. 
  • No voicemail - we hate it when we call someone and have to spend twenty minutes navigating a complex telephone system just to realise you have ended back up at the first menu. We would never expect you to do the same. Every time you call you speak to a real person in our Edinburgh office (apart from one afternoon a year, just before Christmas, when we are enjoying our Christmas Lunch!).
  •  We're friendly and more than happy to deliver detailed technical advice alongside a smile, good cup of coffee and a chocolate chip cookie.
  • Joke / Fact of the day!