Team

Who we are

We are Chartered Certified Accountants in Medway who have been established since 2014.  We pride ourselves on not fitting the stereotype of the “typical accountant”.  Our core business values are:

Reliable

Our clients are at the centre of everything we do here at Accounting Connections. We know that it is important for them to be able to get hold of us, and for them to be able to rely on the information we give them. That’s why we regularly communicate with our clients when something new is coming up, and we pride ourselves on always following through on a task when we say we are going to do it.

Friendly

If our client has a success in their business or in their personal lives then we love to celebrate with them as if they were our own successes. As soon as a client joins our firm they become part of our family, and we look after our family. Our open door policy means that we regularly have clients popping in to say hello or to ask a quick question. These clients are always welcomed in with a warm smile (especially if they come bearing cake!).

Current

Keeping up to date with current legislation is important in a lot of industries, but more important than ever in the accounting industry. Tax laws and regulations are changing at a rate like we’ve never seen before, so it’s our job to keep on top of the changes, and make sure that our clients are aware of how those changes may affect them. Whenever we aren’t seeing a client, we are growing our knowledge base with industry specific training seminars to ensure that we are ahead of the game!

Our mission

Our ultimate mission is to help as many small business owners as possible achieve their personal and business goals through careful accounts and taxation management.  We love working with people who are:

  • Happy to take advice
  • Good communicators
  • Passionate about their business
  • Looking to grow their business
  • Currently using, or who are willing to use, cloud based bookkeeping software (like Xero)
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How we got here

Our company founder, Natalie Pieri, went straight into the accounting industry from school at 18 years of age. She was able to work her way up through the ranks to become ACCA qualified at the age of 22. Natalie worked with a number of very experienced and knowledgeable accountants during her career, and she absorbed as much information as she could from all of them.

She has always had a passion for helping people and felt that she had much more to give than any of her employments would allow. She made the decision to start up Accounting Connections Limited so that she could finally start giving the service to Medway business owners that she has always felt they deserved. Starting up the company was her way of gaining more creative and professional freedom, whilst allowing her to build up a legacy for her children’s future.

Although this company is a business, it is also a very personal part of Natalie’s life story. This means that every client who comes through our doors and trusts us with their accounting and taxation affairs becomes part of our family, and this is a philosophy that is shared by the whole team.

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Meet the team

Natalie Pieri FCCA

Natalie Pieri FCCA

Managing Director

Natalie founded the company in 2014 and has been ACCA qualified since 2009. Natalie’s main role within the business is to oversee our day-to-day activities, provide support and advice to our clients, and to keep the whole team updated with the constantly changing accounting and tax legislations.

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Ellie Hassan MAAT

Semi-Senior Accountant

Ellie joined the team in 2020 and has been AAT qualified since 2018.  Ellie’s main role within the business is to prepare company accounts and corporation tax returns for our limited company clients, making sure that all their legal filing requirements are met to a high standard.

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Victoria Bretherick

In-Year Services Manager

Victoria joined the team in 2018 and is our in-house payroll and xero guru. Victoria heads up our in-year services department which means that she is in charge of all things bookkeeping, payroll, VAT and xero related.  She is never too busy to help a client in need or go the extra mile to do what’s required to help our clients achieve their goals

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Greg Waller

Bookkeeper

Greg is the newest member of the Accounting Connections team.  Greg joined us in 2023 to assist Victoria with our in-year services tasks such as bookkeeping and payroll.  He joins us on a part time basis whilst he completes his masters degree in AI

Hazel Bevan

Hazel Bevan

Office Manager

Hazel joined the team in 2022 to head up our office administration activities. Hazel’s main role within the business is to ensure that all our administration is up to date and that we have all the necessary HMRC authorisations in place, without which we wouldn’t be able to effectively provide our services to our clients.  She is also responsible for our in-house bookkeeping and credit control functions to ensure that our clients are paying on time.

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Awards

We are very serious about our commitment to raising the quality of small business accounting, and we have been recognised for this in both local and national business awards.

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Testimonials

We think that we are great at what we do, but don’t just take our word for it.

See what our clients have to say…

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Ray White
May 16, 2024

I have had the pleasure of working with ACL Accountants for my business's accounts and tax return for quite a few years now and I couldn't be happier with the service they provided. From start to finish, their team exhibite professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to helping with any advice for my business. The staff at ACL Accountants are incredibly knowledgeable and regular updates about tax and how ACL is moving forward. Overall, I highly recommend ACL Accountants to anyone in need of top-notch accounting services. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication to client satisfaction truly set them apart. I will definitely continue use their services

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Sarah Hawes
May 15, 2024

5 STARS!!! With the business growing, we needed to change our bookkeeping and move to a company that could take care of the VAT returns, weekly bookkeeping and debt monitoring. Accounting Connections have been brilliant. I met Natalie years ago through business networking but had already had bookkeeping in place. Recently, we had a few changes and I didn't hesitate to speak to her and get started when we needed Accounting Connections' help. Their communication is fantastic. They're responsive. They always get back to us. They answer all our questions. They have gone the extra mile to help with queries. They have spent longer than they probably anticipated on set-up, handover and transfer but have been nothing but helpful! They have explained everything and given options for how to move things forward. They've moved us to Xero - which I though would be a nightmare but they've made easy. Highly recommended if you're looking for the above service! Thank you AC Team!

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T Fishenden
May 14, 2024

I am so glad that my accounting needs are looked after by ACL. They provide a consistently great service, and have helped to ensure I get the most out of my money - something which is so important as a freelancer. Cannot recommend them enough!

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Lee Bridgeman
May 7, 2024

Great service and always make it as easy as possible for me

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Michael Muttiah
April 24, 2024

I've used AC for coming to 3 years across our businesses for a wide range of services and they have never been anything less than excellent. On hand to answer questions, chasing us for information and giving us timely reminders and updates about the UK business environment. They are always my only recommendation for accounting services. Top team of professionals.

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Roslyn Wood
April 4, 2024

My Xero was a complete mess. I took on a bookkeeper last year to help me sort it out and get everything up to date and it pretty much still stayed a complete mess, with unreconciled items dating back 7 years or so. I asked Natalie if she could have a look at it and get it all up to date and running smoothly. It took her less than a month to streamline everything and give me a list of outstanding items requiring my attention! AND Accounting Connections is more affordable than my last bookkeeper. I'm thrilled with their superb service and high level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you - you are an awesome team!

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Atif M
February 13, 2024

Natalie & Hazel demonstrated exceptional efficiency in handling my accounts, ensuring timely tax returns at short notice and maximizing a tax rebate. Their proactive approach and attention to detail significantly is how any firm should be run.

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Callum Small
January 30, 2024

Have used Natalie and her team for over 3 years now, they have always been super respondent, and proactive helping me manage my accounting/bookkeeping affairs. I would wholly recommend them to anyone looking for a strategic accounting partner.

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Private Sale Caravans
November 1, 2023

We've been using Accounting Connections for the last 4 years for our payroll and accounts, and I can only praise them for their professionalism and helpfulness. The whole are a pleasure to deal with, and the accounts side of our business is completely stress free.