meet the team

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Roger Eddowes – Founding Partner

Chartered Accountant (ACA) 2010
Fellow of Chartered Accountants (FCCA) 1997

Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts & Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014.

Roger loves ‘getting his hands dirty’, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice.

Using an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions, he has been called a Business Godparent due to his caring, hands-on approach.

Roger loves walking his dog and, during the holidays, enjoys taking time out on his boat which he has moored on the Isle of Wight. In the future he has aspirations to retire on a luxury motor yacht and sail off into the sunset.

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Matthew Brown – Accountant

Matthew trained with Roger during the Hartwell & Co days and has followed Roger through his career to Essendon Accounts & Tax. Matthew prides himself on understanding his clients’ needs and has a great deal of experience with a range of different sizes and types of businesses.

When not in the office, Matthew can sometimes be found on the golf course working on his swing or improving his cooking skills in the kitchen.

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Gemma Barry – Tax Compliance Team Leader

Gemma is ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualified, and worked at Chancery for 10 years before joining Essendon as the Tax Compliance Team Leader. Gemma has now taken on the role as practice manager for Essendon. Her day to day duties include assisting clients to ensure they pay the correct amount of tax and meet their filing deadlines, organising the practice and the rest of the team.

In Gemma’s spare time she enjoys travelling, going to the cinema, and claims she is a fair-weather cyclist.

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Jake Stubbs – Accounts Team

Jake is currently studying towards his AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification, and is part of the Accounts team at Essendon.

He undertakes tasks such as bookkeeping, VAT returns, accounts preparation Construction Industry Scheme returns and heads up the payroll team.

In his spare time, Jake plays for local football teams in Milton Keynes at the weekend. He enjoys the gym and often goes to the cinema to catch the latest films.

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Paula Eddowes – Administrative & Project Management

Starting her career with National Westminster Bank, Paula joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office then moved into software development and IT project management.

Having joined Essendon Accounts & Tax, Paula is responsible for providing administrative and project management support to the team.

In her spare time Paula enjoys walking her dog, loves gardening and has a passion for cookery and handicrafts.