MEET THE TEAM

BRIAN R. WARNEFORD

FCA FCCA

Partner

Brian qualified in 1972 as a Chartered Accountant. He prefers the daily personal contact with clients and far more rewarding is being able to help a small business with their accountancy and tax problems.

 

Over the years Brian has advised large companies and acted as financial director for a firm of pharmaceutical distributors.

 

Outside work Brian enjoys reading, listening to music and going to live music events. He still has one remaining ambition - finding the perfect pub.

GEOFFREY A. JACOBS

FCCA

Partner

Geoffrey qualified as a Chartered Certified accountant in 1980 and specialises in trying to save clients’ money. Since 1982 he has run his own accountancy practice.

A self-confessed ‘blunt Yorkshireman’, Geoffrey enjoys holding HMRC to account, helping family companies to thrive and trying to make sense of Government rules.

 

When not at work, Geoffrey’s interests range from 19th century military history and politics, to supporting Sheffield Wednesday, and going to the theatre.

BOBBIE DOWSE

Senior Manager

Bobbie joined Warneford Gibbs in 1984 as a senior accountant, having previously worked for two other accountancy firms.

 

She deals with accounts preparation, as well as company secretarial matters and client account verification reports for solicitors and estate agents’ professional bodies.

 

She is also a natural at managing the office’s workflow.

ISABEL DA SILVA

Office Manager

Isabel left the world of advertising and independently gained her Association of Accounting Technicians qualification (AAT) level 2. She joined Warneford Gibbs in 2017 to learn more about accountancy. She has been the driving force behind the company’s brand development, including a new logo and website.

 

Isabel enjoys salsa dancing, and volunteers for Hypopara UK, a charity for those affected by hypoparathyroidism and other rare parathyroid disorders.

SARA DEMETRIOU

Senior Accountant

Sara started to work for Warneford Gibbs as a junior accountant after completing her Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC) National in Business & Finance in 1992. She is now a senior accountant, and the resident expert on Quickbooks accounting software.

 

Sara is responsible for training clients on computerised accounting systems, as well as accountancy training for staff in the firm. She specialises in limited companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

MATTHEW PAGET

Semi-Senior Accountant

Interested in accountancy from studying finance and accountancy at A'level, this is Matthew’s first job in the profession after joining Warneford Gibbs in 2012. He is currently working towards the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA) so he can become a Certified Chartered accountant. He has a good working knowledge of all areas within accountancy, but particularly in the area of VAT.

 

Outside work he plays golf, is a keen Chelsea fan and enjoys clubbing.

RACHEL PAULDEN

Trainee Accountant

After taking a five-year break from the jobs market to bring up her son, Rachel started studying for her Association of Accounting Technicians qualification (AAT) in 2016.

 

She joined Warneford Gibbs in 2017 and is gaining experience in all areas of accounting, so that she can eventually qualify as an accountant.

 

Outside work, Rachel enjoys going to the gym, fun days out with her son, eating out and reading a good book.