My career started at Jones Avens in Chichester in July 1985 and was followed by a move to Hunt & Partners, again in Chichester, in October 1987.
After a couple of years and successfully completing the Association of Accounting Technicians exams, I moved to Spofforths in Bognor Regis. I joined Kevin at Cosham in December 1992 and our partnership followed in 1997.
With extensive experience in practice, I can assist you with all manner of accountancy, taxation and business advice, ranging from new start-ups, tax planning and incorporation to everyday matters, such as completing your self-assessment tax returns or preparing limited company accounts.
Kevin Smith: Partner
I commenced training in 1982, completing a year’s work placement during my degree course in accountancy, which I passed with commendation.
After completing my training with Hunt & Partners Chartered Accountants in Chichester, I became a partner in C J Driscoll Chartered Accountants in January 1991. I had the responsibility of running the Cosham office, and in 1997 after a period of trading as a sole practitioner; the firm changed its trading style to KSL.
Steve and I have built the firm by providing an excellent, proactive and innovative accountancy service for our clients, and by also investing in our staff’s education and training.
Rob Lelliott: Manager
I started my career at Mercer in Chichester where I spent several years working in a treasury role. During this time, I studied for the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification which I completed in 2008.
In 2011, I moved to Boox in Portsmouth, a small accounting practice working primarily with contractors. I assisted clients with everything from company start-ups, to VAT returns, year-end accounts and self-assessment tax returns.
I joined the team at KSL in November 2012 to support the expanding operations in the Chichester office.
Meghan Osborne: Trainee accountant
Joined KSL in December 2013.
After a short period of work experience, although still at university, I work at KSL Chichester office on Thursdays.
Martyn Luck: Trainee accountant
Martyn joined KSL in September 2015 as a trainee accountant based in the Chichester office.
He is currently working towards achieving his AAT qualifications which he is studying for at Northbrook College.
Although Martyn is at the beginning of his accounting career he is looking forward to developing his skills and role within the KSL team.
Hattie Smith: Administration and payroll assistant
Hattie joined KSL in July 2015 and is based at the Chichester office.
Her roles include working front of house on reception and assisting with general administration and payroll duties. Hattie will be happy to try and assist with any queries that clients may have and is enthusiastic about developing her skills in order to contribute further to KSL as a member of the team.