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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.


David has over thirty years’ experience in the accountancy profession dealing with owner managed businesses of varying size. His key strengths include developing excellent working relationships with clients and providing hands on cost effective advice and support.

For his sins he is a music and hi-fi enthusiast (Bruce Springsteen’s biggest fan) and a supporter of Manchester United (don’t let that put you off!)


ACA qualified in 1996 (wow when did I get so old?), works part time to balance work and a busy home life with two lively daughters.

Accounts and spreadsheets are in my top 5 favourite pastimes – yes I am that sad!


ACCA qualified in 2015 (thank goodness no more exams!) – Colourful and highly motivated personality – Relishes a challenge – Loves gin (gin does not love me!) – Enjoys quality time with family and friends (whether they like it or not!) – Enjoys riding my horse (even if she is willing her retirement!).

EMILY SMITH (aka Pig!)

AAT qualified and studying my ACCA (not long to go!). Self-proclaimed spreadsheet guru & whiteboard queen. Mother to Brian (my fur baby), Disney addict & keen socialite.

MELANIE HOYLE (aka The Melon!)

Part qualified AAT accounting technician and Sage whizz (if I dare say so myself!). Music enthusiast, adrenaline seeker and serial dessert destroyer.


AAT qualified accounting technician, love to spend time at the stables with my horse, extremely fussy eater unless it is full of sugar!


I have been part of the Finlayson team for the last 11 years. I am half of the dream team that looks after your payroll.  My interests are music, movies and travelling when I get the chance!


With over 20 years’ experience in payroll I am the other half of the payroll dream team. Care and attention is our middle name.  I love to support our local football team, Huddersfield Town and go to matches frequently with my youngest.


She who must be obeyed – the rock of the office and the Mum of the office. Small and feisty but incredibly loyal, friendly and client focused. Loves her dog and family but not necessarily in that order!


Lauren has recently completed her A-levels and is embarking on ACCA qualification. She enjoys long walks with her dog, reading and generally keeping fit.


Alex is fresh out of university and is embarking on ACCA qualification. He enjoys keeping fit and socialising with his friends and is a fully paid up member of Nandos!


The newest member of team.  Emma looks after client’s bookkeeping and has a very keen eye for detail. Emma enjoys socialising with friends and chilling out after work.

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