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About Us

Our History

HaesCooper was originally established by our father Peter Strange in 1976. He built HaesCooper over the last 40 years based upon a commitment to forming strong, long lasting business relationships. We both followed in his footsteps and became qualified Chartered Accountants (at PwC and Deloitte) and after gaining some vital experience in both practice and industry, we joined HaesCooper, Emma in 2006 and Mellissa in 2013. We have worked together to take HaesCooper forward as a family run firm of accountants, over the last 7 years until sadly Mellissa left the Practice in August 2020 to start a new life in France with her family.  Emma and the team continue to work with clients with expertise in providing a complete portfolio of services such as accountancy, taxation, payroll, business planning and cash flow management, and are completely committed to clients whether they receive all or just a selection of our specialist services.

Our Approach

When you think of an accountant you may have the typical picture of a person who takes away your invoices, bills and receipts once a year and within a few weeks will return with a set of accounts and a tax return that will mean very little to you.

At HaesCooper we focus on supporting you and your business throughout the whole year and not just when an accounts or tax deadline is looming. We believe in investing time getting to know you, and building close working relationships with our clients. We feel by gaining a deep understanding of you and your business we can really add value and help you to improve profits and support growth. Our expertise in accountancy and up to date tax advice will also allow you to minimise tax and maximise profits. Our approach will help you plan ahead for tax, and will aid you with the extraction of profits from your company in the most tax efficient way, which is vital for the long term success of any business. All this and we strive to do it in a way that will make your accounts and tax affairs easy to understand, by explaining things in simple terms.

The Team

Emma Barty (BSc. FCA, CTA)

Director

Emma specialises in providing ‘Virtual Finance Director’ services for clients as well as providing accounting and tax services to limited companies and their Directors. Her portfolio includes clients across a variety of sectors including marketing and IT consultants, digital marketing, catering, engineering, education and retail.

Emma qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Leeds, in September 2000, and then gained experience in financial and management accounting as well as business planning within a number of businesses of varying sizes across several sectors such as retail (Sainsburys Plc), and FMCG (Burtons Foods Ltd). Emma also qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in January 2012.

Emma lives in Lamberhurst, Kent, with her husband and three daughters, and any spare time she has is spent running in the beautiful Kent countryside.

Georgina Carter (BSc. ACA)

Senior Financial Accountant

Georgina specialises in management accounts, budgeting/forecasting, financial reporting and VAT.

Georgina qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Jersey in 2007 after gaining considerable experience auditing a number of financial clients. After qualifying, she moved to London and spent a year in the banking department as an Assistant Manager at the audit firm, Mazars LLP. Here she gained a diploma in management whilst managing a portfolio of clients. Before returning to practice with HaesCooper in 2016, she was the Finance Manager at The Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association for 5 years.

Georgina lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with her husband and two daughters, and in her spare time she enjoys Yoga.

Georgia Lambert

Financial Accountant

Georgia Lambert

Georgia specialises in financial reporting, bookkeeping, VAT and the preparation of management accounts.  Georgia joined HaesCooper in November 2020 after spending 4 years within an accountancy practice gaining her Level 3 and 4 AAT qualifications. Georgia has lots of experience preparing financial statements,  carrying out statutory audit engagements and building strong and supportive relationships with a wide variety of clients.

Georgia lives in Goudhurst, Kent, and during her spare time enjoys walking in the local countryside, baking and reading.

Anna Traczynska

Senior Bookkeeper

Anna Traczynska

Anna is responsible for the bookkeeping requirements of many of our clients. She has over 10 years experience in all aspects of bookkeeping and management accounts, and has passed all the exams required for the ACCA qualification.

Outside of work Anna is very keen on mountain walking, and she is currently training to be a volunteer breastfeeding supporter, something she is very passionate about.

Theresa Mason

Practice Manager

Theresa Mason

Theresa joined the team at HaesCooper as a Bookkeeper in 2014 and now holds the position of Practice Manager. Theresa is responsible for the day to day running of the firm including client services, administration, purchasing, process reviews and HMRC filing.

Theresa lives in Pembury with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she loves walking her dog and drumming with a local Samba band (although not at the same time!)

Peter Strange (FAIA, CTA (Fellow))

Non Exec Director

Peter Strange

Peter specialises in taxation and VAT advice and has considerable experience in dealing with HMRC in particular the handling of HMRC formal and informal Enquiries. In 2013 Peter was nominated as Accountant of the Year by the Association of International Accountants to recognise his years of dedicated service to clients.

He continues to work with Emma on a consultancy basis to HaesCooper particularly in the areas of personal and corporate taxation.

Peter lives in Fairlight, East Sussex, with his wife Janice, and in his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren.

Human Resources

We work closely with StirlingHR for our clients’ human resources needs (https://www.stirlinghr.co.uk) .They offer a personal but professional service to our clients and understand the worries and needs of small and medium sized businesses. Their services include Recruitment, Contracts of Employment, Employee Policies & Procedures, Employee Handbooks, Discipline & Grievances, and Redundancy & Restructuring.

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