Gary Green – Principal

Gary trained in a top 50 accountancy practice in the City when he formed Key Business Consultants in 2012 as an SEIS tax specialist firm. He became an FCA in October 2020.

Serving hundreds of clients since inception, we have vast experience as external accountants who can compliance check your business, give efficient tax planning and represent you well with the authorities.

We also have experience as internal management accountants and financial controllers, so we know what it takes to adapt to any system and make it deliver results and value.

Gary’s passion is looking at future trends and advising clients on how to be agile to stay at the front of the market. We have added business system automation services to synchronise websites to applications and on to bookkeeping systems like Xero. We also have a sister company Key Business Marketing offering complimentary startup digital marketing services and roadmaps.

As well as adding over ten staff in the first four years of trading, Gary also started raising three children. Gary likes to keep fit and partakes in at least three Spartan Races each year.

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Kim Tran — Practice and Accounts Manager

Kim is an ACCA finalist aiming to qualify as a chartered accountant. Since joining Key Business Consultants in 2014, Kim has taken over the management of our payroll department and is our Xero champion. Kim is training for certification for SEIS and EIS compliance, delivering advanced assurance, compliance statements and claims forms.

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Vasilis Thoniatis — Accounts Supervisor

Vasilis completed an accountancy & finance degree at the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology in 2007. After several years as an accountant, he joined Key Business Consultants in August 2017. He has become a Xero Certified Adviser and provides year end, management accounting and VAT services to our clients. Vasilis was instrumental in helping Key Business Consultants set up our India office and training the staff. He is now focusing on completing his ACCA professional studies and will support the SEIS and EIS department.

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Rahul Goenka - Accounts Manager

A commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Rahul is a chartered accountant (ACA) and company secretary (ACS). He also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner qualification from ACFE. Rahul joined Key Business Consultants in November 2018 and became a manager in October 2020, bringing a wealth of experience working across a range of industries, and completed his XERO Advisor Certification in no time. His responsibilities include managing client relationships and accounting, book-keeping and tax compliance.

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Jasleen Kaur — Accounts, Payroll and Personal Tax Senior

Jasleen graduated from Brunel University in 2017 and started with us in May 2017. Since joining Key Business Consultants, she has quickly adapted to the accountancy role and become a Xero Certified Adviser. Jasleen was instrumental in setting up our India office and oversees the payroll and personal tax department. In addition, she provides management accounts, year end accounts, bookkeeping and VAT services to our clients. Jasleen has also started her ACA training.

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Melissa Close – Accounts Senior

Melissa is an AAT qualified accounts technician with over 7 years experience in the industry. Melissa provides bookkeeping, management accounts, credit control and VAT return services for our clients. She is aiming to qualify as a chartered accountant.

Ruth Green – Office Manager

Ruth has been with Key Business Consultants from the start, helping set up the office and support the staff across the service areas. Now that we are growing, Ruth has stepped back into a traditional administration role, responsible for the office, invoicing and credit control as well as raising three children.

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Cristina Paniciu – PA to Partner, Accounts Semi-Senior

Cristina started as an accounts trainee in November 2017 before graduating from London Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) in banking & finance. Since joining Key Business Consultants, she has become our data base administrator and financial controller, as well as preparing SEIS and EIS tax relief investment schemes for our clients.

Anil Patnaik – Accounts Semi-Senior

As a part qualified chartered accountant, Anil started with us at Key Business Consultants in August 2018 and quickly adapted to the role. He became a Xero Certified Adviser and is responsible for providing accounting, bookkeeping, VAT and payroll services to our clients. He’s hoping to qualify as a chartered accountant next year and to continue developing his skills in the accounting and taxation fields.

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Krish Bor – Accounts Semi-Senior

Krish graduated from St Xavier’s College in 2017. After a brief spell as an auditor, he joined Key Business Consultants in May 2018. Since joining us, Krish quickly adapted to the accountancy role and become a Xero Certified Adviser. He supports our clients with bookkeeping and VAT return queries and is also planning to pursue post graduate studies in the field.

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Kajal Sharma - Semi-Senior

A commerce graduate from the University of Kolkata, Kajal joined Key Business Consultants in October 2018 and completed her XERO Advisor Certification. She looks after book-keeping, accounting and VAT for her clients using the XERO and Sage 200 cloud accounting platforms. With her previous experience as a procurement head, Kajal specialises in business analytics and data science, and is planning to continue to study as a post-graduate.

Jah Brown - Marketing Consultant

Jah joined Key Business Consultants through our sister company Key Business Marketing. He is a self-taught digital marketer, with a degree in advertising & marketing communications. His role involves social media marketing & management, business development and branding communications.

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Hardeep Singh - Accounts and Payroll Semi Senior

Hardeep is a commerce graduate and semi-qualified cost & management accountant, hoping to become a qualified CMA next year. Hardeep had been working as an accountant when he joined Key Business Consultants in February 2019 and became a certified Xero Advisor. He delivers accounting, bookkeeping and VAT services to our clients

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William Kolentine - Practice Administrator

A graduate from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata William joined us in July 2019, bringing his experience as a trainer for a number of software companies. William looks after onboarding clients, maintaining our databases and liaising with Companies House and HMRC. As a Xero Certified Advisor, William also heads up our client Xero training programme. He is currently pursuing an MBA in financial management from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management.

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