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Chartered Accountants Cornwall

Our accountancy office was set up in Launceston before the Second World War and so we are fully entitled to describe ourselves as well established. We have the 1935 accounts for a business run by a family who are still clients of ours!

The key aims of Nevill Hovey when it was first established in Launceston were to provide to the local business community as well as to private individuals professional accountancy services of the highest quality. That remains the essence of the firm's current mission, namely, to be acknowledged as the best provider of accountancy and related services in the Launceston area.

Today the team at Nevill Hovey & Co Limited consists of two directors and seven other team members.

We look after private individuals, the self-employed, business partners, limited companies, charities and clubs. We do their VAT returns, their accounts, their audit, their payroll, their tax returns, their Companies House stuff. We advise on business development and corporate governance. We save people tax: we do tax planning for Capital Gains Tax and for Inheritance Tax. We enjoy what we do and so we do it well.

Ours is a happy, friendly, supportive office with an open working environment. We insist on high standards and IT capability and, to achieve this, we invest in a programme of continuous training. We are members of SWAT (South West Accountancy Training). They review the quality of our work at regular intervals to make sure that we are maintaining our standards and keeping up with the continuing changes in tax law and other regulations.

We are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and in our conduct are subject to its Code of Ethics which can be found at www.icaew.com/membershandbooksection3.  This is available in English.

We are a firm of Statutory Auditors registered to carry on audit work in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.  Details about our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk under reference number C001017123.  Professional rules applicable to our audit work in the UK are the Audit Regulations which can be found at www.icaew.com/auditnews.  In addition there are the International Standards on Auditing (UK & Ireland) at www.frc.org.uk/apb/publications/isa.cfm
In carrying out our audit work we are subject to the Code of Ethics referred to in the paragraph above.  With respect to audit work we are also subject to the APB Ethical Standards found at www.frc.org.uk/apb/publications/ethical.cfm. These are available in English.
We confirm that we are licensed to carry on general accountancy and tax practice by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.  Details about our registration as practicing members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales can be viewed at www.icaewfirms.co.uk under reference number C001017123.

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Our Accountancy Team

All our team pride themselves on their close contact with clients and on their willingness in many cases to visit clients' premises to do their management accounts, prepare their VAT returns or help with their bookkeeping whether they use Sage Line 50 or Quickbooks or do their books manually.

Directors

Tim Smith - Director

Tim Smith

Director

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Hugh Williams - Director

Hugh Williams

Director

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Technical Team

Mel Stone - Senior Accounts Technician

Mel Stone

Senior Accounts Technician

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Collette Burgess - Senior Accounts Technician

Collette Burgess

Senior Accounts Technician

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Fiona Davey - Senior Accounts Technician

Fiona Davey

Senior Accounts Technician

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Sam Johnson - Audit Manager

Sam Johnson

Audit Manager
 

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Marisa Philp - Senior Accounts Technician

Marisa Philp

Senior Accounts Technician

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Carol Reynolds - Accounts Technician

Carol Reynolds

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Admin Team

Kath Mills - Administrator

Kath Mills

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Tim Smith - Director

Tim Smith

Director

Tim Smith is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He has previously worked for KPMG in London and in industry. He joined Nevill Hovey as a partner in March 2002. Initially, he was responsible for the larger clients including those requiring an audit. Since April 2008, Tim has been Managing Director responsible for all of the firm’s clients. He is a trustee of St Petrocs Society for the single homeless in Cornwall and treasurer of the Cornwall Community Foundation.

Hugh Williams - Director

Hugh Williams

Director

Hugh Williams, a non-executive director, is also a Chartered Accountant. He has run his own award-winning accountancy practice in Plymouth for many years. With Tim, he is the author of a number of books on tax including Tax Answers at a Glance and 101 Ways to Save Tax.

Mel Stone - Senior Accounts Technician

Mel Stone

Senior Accounts Technician

Mel Stone is a Chartered Certified Accountant who joined Nevill Hovey in 2005. She has ten years’ worth of experience. She deals with a variety of clients from limited companies to partnerships to sole traders to clubs. She is able to provide a full range of services such as accounts, audit, tax, VAT and payroll. She also has experience of using Sage Instant and Sage Line 50.

Collette Burgess - Senior Accounts Technician

Collette Burgess

Senior Accounts Technician

Collette Burgess is a highly efficient Accounting Technician of many years' experience with us. Her forte is looking after some of our sole traders and partnerships. There is not much Collette does not know about farm accounts and farmers' tax.

Fiona Davey - Senior Accounts Technician

Fiona Davey

Senior Accounts Technician

Fiona Davey is a Chartered Certified Accountant. She uses her nine years’ experience to look after a wide range of our small business clients. Fiona has a sound knowledge of many accounts programs including Sage Instant and Sage Line 50.

Sam Johnson - Audit Manager

Sam Johnson

Audit Manager

Sam Johnson is our Audit Manager. A Fellow of the Association of Accounting Technicians and a Tax Technician, she is a highly competent and conscientious accountant. Sam manages all our audits and has particular knowledge of large corporate and charity accounts. She has worked at Nevill Hovey for over twenty years and has accumulated a vast technical knowledge as well as substantial experience of family run businesses.

Marisa Philp - Senior Accounts Technician

Marisa Philp

Senior Accounts Technician

Marisa Philp is both an Accounting Technician and a Tax Technician. She has an excellent working knowledge of Sage Line 50. Based on many years with Nevill Hovey, Marisa has a detailed working knowledge of the business affairs of some of our larger clients. It is no coincidence that they are also among our most delighted clients as nothing is too much trouble for Marisa.

Carol Reynolds - Accounts Technician

Carol Reynolds

Accounts Technician

Carol joined Nevill Hovey after 10 years bookkeeping experience with local limited companies, partnerships and sole traders in the farming, building and tourism industries, including VAT and payroll. An expert in accounting packages VT Transaction Plus and Quickbooks she also has 20 years experience in high and low level debt collection from individual to multi-million dollar global debts up to litigation.

Kath Mills - Administrator

Kath Mills

Administrator

Kath Mills has worked for Nevill Hovey for more than forty five years. Her knowledge of our clients is unsurpassed. She deals with all of them in a friendly and professional manner. Kath works on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and ensures that everything in the office runs smoothly.