Meet the team

Robert D Parkin FCA

Partner

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Rob is at the very helm of our company, steering us on towards further growth and success. As well as doing this, he looks after a full range of businesses from large companies to one-man band concerns providing them with excellent and sound business and tax-saving advice.

Starting his accountancy career at the age of 17 and studying to become a Chartered Accountant during the evening, this approach gave him real-world accountancy experience and led him onto gaining the best accountancy qualification. Rob really enjoys the buzz that his company creates and wants to break the mould of a traditional accountancy practice.

When Rob is not working, he takes every opportunity to play golf, and now that his 13- and 10-year-old children are keen golfers it makes it easier to get out for a game. As well as golf, football is a passion, a life-long supporter of the Millers (that is Rotherham United to you and me), he regularly attends their matches as a season ticket holder at their New York Stadium home.

Specialist area: Small to medium businesses, licensed trades, and family businesses.

Kate Parkin

Senior Accountant

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Kate has been with the company from formation in 2012. Qualified by experience with over 30 years accountancy knowledge under her belt, she looks after a Portfolio of small to medium-sized companies including, sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, property portfolios and licensed trades through to personal taxation. Spending most of her career within the family-run enterprise, at the age of 21, Kate ran the Gainsborough office before moving to another accountancy firm in Sheffield for several years before rejoining the family business.

Outside of work, she spends time with her two grown-up children, and most recently her first grandchild.

Specialist areas: Preparation of accounts for small to medium businesses and in recent years Let Property portfolios and back years disclosures.

Luke Aspey AAT

Senior Accountant

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Luke has been with the company since 2012, working within the family enterprise starting as an apprentice at the age of 17yrs, progressing to AAT level and now part-qualified at ACA. His work covers all aspects of accountancy from initial meetings through to final accounts. Day-to-day work includes producing accounts and tax returns for subcontractors and sole traders, to small and medium limited companies. Learning from the bottom-up, Luke has great experience in various areas such as working papers, vat returns, payroll, CIS.

Outside of work, he likes to go walking with his family, catching up with his friends over drinks and football, and more recently improving his golf handicap.

Specialist areas: CIS, sole traders, small to medium limited companies.

Ryan Charnock

Senior Accountant

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Ryan joined our company in 2019 to support our rapidly expanding client-base. With 18 years of accountancy experience under his belt which includes payroll, end of year P11d benefit forms, bookkeeping, vat returns, SAGE, QuickBooks, and Xero. Ryan’s day-to-day work often comprises of monthly and quarterly management accounts, cashflow projections through to tax planning.

As well as being the owner of Boris the dog, he is a real family-man and ideally loves to spend time with his family. When he finds free time, fishing, golfing, and watching Rotherham United are his passions. Ryan has also been a director of Rotherham Rugby Club Ltd since 2014 and assists with the junior team as their company treasurer.

Specialist areas: Construction, hotels, licensed trade, recycling companies and amateur sports clubs.

Sam Steel

Accountant

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Sam has been with the company when it was formed in 2012. Her responsibilities cover vat returns, Ltd company accounts, personal tax returns, self-employed tax returns and sole trader accounts. She has developed fantastic relationships with clients over the years and has built up a good client-base. Since becoming a mother in 2020, Sam has reduced her days to balance work and motherhood.

Outside of work, she spends most of her time with family and friends and looking after her young son.

Specialist areas: Tax returns, limited companies.

Lizzie Trask

Accountant & VAT Manager

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Lizzie joined our company in 2016. Her previous nine years was undertaken in a licensed trade accountancy. Heading up the VAT and Accounts team, she is the go-to person for any SAGE 50 or vat queries. As well as managing the team, her responsibilities cover preparing accounts and tax return submissions. Lizzie has a key role in ensuring that deadlines are met and manages this with considerable calmness.

Outside of managing deadlines, she competes with her beloved horse Red and has had considerable success over the recent years. Lizzie also provides staff with various home-grown veggies!

Specialist areas: SAGE 50, vat expert, accounts queries.

Charlenne Cobb

Accounts & Vat Assistant

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Charlenne joined our company in 2014. With excellent technical knowledge, her responsibilities include preparation of quarterly vat returns, personal tax returns, preparation of working papers for limited companies and helping clients in their use of SAGE 50 software. Prior to joining us, Charlenne worked as a delivery driver and retail assistant.

When she is not working on client returns, Charlenne is out walking in the open countryside– Derbyshire being one of her favorites– with her dog Cookie. She is also a fan of the gym and enjoys an early start with a spin or HIT class and is also an avid Rotherham Football Club supporter.

Specialist areas: SAGE 50, vat returns.

Peter Shaw

Accounts Assistant

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Joining us early 2021, Peter has slotted into our existing technical team with ease. Responsible for completing and submitting vat returns, he also assists on the completion of working papers and annual accounts. Prior to joining our company, he carried out several years’ accountancy duties at an accountant practice in West Yorkshire. From the ground up, he started his career as a data entry clerk before progressing to an Accounts Assistant position.

Outside of work, he enjoys walking, watching anime and is currently learning Japanese. He also supports Manchester United.

Specialist areas: vat returns, excel work – great with formulas.

Mathew Walker

Accounts Assistant

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Matt joined us back in 2016 starting off in our reception post. Since then, he has progressed significantly to now sit in his current position of Accounts Assistant. Along with his preparation of vat returns and accounts for smaller companies, he also helps prepare tax returns for sole traders. His talents do not end there, Matt is also fondly known as Mr. Fix-It, helping the company with any strong-man requirements, and is also known to install the odd blind or two.

Outside of work, he is a huge sports fan and regularly plays football and is a Rotherham United supporter. A gym-goer participating in mixed martial arts, he also follows strongman competitions. In between all of this, Matt loves to spend time with his family and friends.

Specialist areas: Auto-Entry, vat returns.

Sue Parkin

Senior Administrator

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Sue has worked for the company since its inception in 2012. As well as having the ability to remember each of our clients, she sits in another key position within the wider company as well as her immediate team. Directly supporting the business owner, she also supports our senior accountants and is a valuable link between client and company. With a varied employment history, she has worked for the NHS managing one of their Drug Strategy Teams and has run her own Public House.

Sue loves spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Recently becoming a garden summerhouse owner which, she escapes to relax and work on her crafts and have the odd tipple.

Specialist areas: Historical knowledge of our clients and their business.

Kaylee Parkin

Company Secretary

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Kaylee joined the company in its first year of trading back in 2012. Starting her career in the key role of reception, she is our company secretary. Being a long-standing part of the team, Kaylee has great knowledge of how the company works and like Sue has built up long-term relationships with our clients. As well as being the business owner’s wife, she is responsible for the company secretarial work, forming new companies, filing client accounts, applying registered office requests and confirmation statements amongst managing various administration tasks. With previous experience in hospitality, most of her working career has been with the company.

Work is a large part of life, however spending time with her family and their various sporting activities is something she loves. Golfing is now a new activity for her and a great way to see more of her husband. Kaylee is also a keen Rotherham Football Club supporter.

Specialist areas: Historical knowledge of clients and managing business owner requests.

Tracy Onions

Administrative Assistant

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Tracy joined the company in 2020 to look after our reception area. Working quickly to organise and manage the area during the midst of the pandemic, she has worked wonders in helping to move the company forward in its aesthetic appeal. Due to the expansion of the company, she now sits in a purely administrative position where she supports the senior accountants with their request, files client accounts and confirmation statements and deals with various requests for clients and the team. Tracy’s office experience spans nine years, and prior to that she was a hairdresser.

A real animal lover, she likes to spend her time with a friend and her horse and provides a doggy hotel to her much loved pooch-friend Boris.

Specialist area: Confirmation statements, company aesthetics.

Tony Parkin

Payroll Manager

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Tony has been with the company since 2012. As well as heading the department, he assists clients with their payroll requirements from initial contact to completion. He is well versed in this field and advises companies on their legal obligations such as automatic enrolment pension schemes, statutory payments, general payroll enquires as well as managing company pension schemes.

Experience spans 14 years covering one-person limited company payroll, to over 200+ employee weekly payroll preparations.

When not at work, caravanning, watching soaps and travelling overseas are his favorites things to do. 

Specialist areas: Automatic Enrolment, PAYE set-up. Advice on employment matters.

Helen Marson

Payroll & CIS Clerk

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Supporting clients with their payroll requirements, Helen sets up and processes their weekly and monthly payroll, as well as dealing with pension schemes and HMRC. Working for the company since 2015, her career spans 15+ years in the finance sector.

With a love of the outdoors, she enjoys walking, cycling and any various open ocean watersport activities. 

Specialist areas: Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) submissions and queries. Subcontractor Certificates.

Hollie Parkin

Payroll Clerk

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Hollie has been with the company since 2016. She works closely with Tony and Helen and assists with payroll, PAYE, and NEST pension schemes. Additionally, dealing with daily invoicing and setting up and investigating direct debit queries.

Outside of work she loves spending time with family and friends. Her other passions include travelling to new places, cooking, as well trying new and fabulous foods.

Specialist areas: Payroll, managing our vast bank of direct debits.

Michael Mangnall

Payroll Clerk

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Michael initially joined us to support with the COVID crisis which the country fell under in 2020. Having to work through the complicated and ever-changing rules, he has helped support our clients providing furlough claim information to HMRC. This service has proved invaluable, and our clients have appreciated the smooth-running of their claims during a very troubling time. Micheal is now providing support to the payroll team.

As well being part of the payroll team, Michael continues to work part-time in his original career – airline cabin crew. As you can imagine travelling is one of his loves as well as cooking a great meal where his catering college skills come into play.

Specialist area: Covid claims.

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Transitioning from my previous accountants in June 2020 was seamless. Working with Ryan and the Parkins team has been really straight forward, and their service has been great! I would recommend anyone to Parkins, always so welcoming, whether that’s calling into the office or calling up. Good that I can get through to Ryan when I have any queries – good to know that he is always on the other end of the phone should I need him.

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Duncan Manterfield
Alpha Labour and Recruitment Ltd
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Thank you for the update and for your work on my tax this year. I was really happy with your services.

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Tracy Reynolds
TR Counselling & Behaviour
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What an amazing recommendation by another customer after the sudden death of my accountant. Nothing was too much trouble, Tony Parkin was professional, empathetic, supportive with the difficult transition of our payroll – he got us to where we needed to be. Problems with year-end accounts and switch of SAGE, Rob Parkin ended my 10-day misery by successfully switching my SAGE package technology. Rob held my hand and solved my problems in less than 10 minutes. If I could give 10 stars, I would.

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Jane Miller-Holliday
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Parkins Accountants have given me clear and concise advice from the start of our business relationship.

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Ahmed
from Sheffield
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Robert at Parkins helped me set up the business and his advice has helped us go from strength to strength.

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Lisa
from Doncaster
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We have recently moved to Parkins after 7 years with our previous accountant. The change has been fantastic - we wished we had changed quicker.

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Emily
from York
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Started my own business two years ago and Roberts advice has helped us achieve our goals. Looking forward to working with Robert for many years to come!

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Samantha
from Rotherham