Audit & Accounts

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Ali-Abbas Datoo

Ali joined GSM as a trainee accountant in May 2018 after completing his Economics degree at the University of Kent. At GSM, he is given the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients in multiple sectors which helps him strengthen his knowledge and understanding of how different businesses operate.

Ali’s short-term goal is to become a chartered accountant and is currently studying towards his ACA qualification, a challenging yet exciting stage for him. He is already prepared to give up his time playing computer games to focus on his studies, but has admitted playing once in a while is good for productivity. It’s all about finding a balance between work and play.

Outside of work & study, Ali spends his time watching different a range of different TV series as well as a number of different sports including football, tennis and basketball. On top of this, Ali regularly plays football and is a regular starter in the GSM 5-aside team.

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Anna Pyvovarova

Having completed her AAT qualification in 2012 Anna worked in industry for 4 years, and joined the practice in 2016 as an ACA trainee. Anna is now part-qualified with ICAEW and is looking forward to sitting her final exams and gaining her ACA qualification.

At GSM she has the opportunity to gain all-round experience working with commercial and not-for-profit clients and assisting senior colleagues in a wide variety tasks including bookkeeping, accounts preparation and auditing.

Outside of work and studying, Anna enjoys reading (something else other than study manuals), travelling to sunny destinations (not necessarily warm ones) and skiing.

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Ann-Katrin van der Mespel

Interested in starting an international career, Ann-Katrin left her native Germany for London after graduating from university. She joined GSM in the summer of 2017 as a Trainee Accountant. As a trainee with GSM, she gets to experience the whole breadth of the accounting profession for both commercial as well as not-for-profit clients.

As a new Londoner, she spends her free time exploring the many sights, sounds and culinary offerings the great city has to offer.

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Jemma Titley

Jemma joined GSM in 2016 shortly after finishing her A-Levels. She is currently half way through her AAT qualification and is aiming to become ACA qualified within the next few years. However, Jemma is no stranger to GSM and from an early age she spent many school holidays helping out in the general office, delivering post up and down the 6 storey office and running errands for the office and payroll team! During her time at GSM, although only a trainee, Jemma has already built close relationship with a few clients whom she works with on a monthly basis.

Outside of work Jemma enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is now aiming to get herself on the property ladder.

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Lou Desouza

Lou joined the firm as a qualified accountant seeking audit experience. She now has under her belt an abundance in audit experience. She is also involved in many of our firms Assurance and Accounts preparation assignments, working on a wide range of clients. Some of the clients in her portfolio she has been involved with since joining the firm in 2007. We suspect that is one of the reasons she remains with us as she loves to build on her long standing relationships with clients.

Outside of work (ok, whilst at work too – but don’t tell anyone), she is always thinking about where she can travel to next. At the start of this year, she ticked off the last place on her Scandinavian tour. For the last 4 years, she has been chasing the Northern Lights and has explored the many winter sports available in these countries. She also became a reindeer driver whilst in Lapland and has the licence to prove it!

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Ranjit Virdi

Ranjit joined GSM after graduating from university in 2015. He is currently completing his ACA studies and is well on his way to qualifying as a chartered accountant in the next 18 months.

Ranjit is involved in preparing statutory accounts for small to medium sized companies and charities, as well as undertaking audits. He enjoys the wide range of experience gained from working with clients from many different sectors.

Outside of work Ranjit enjoys travelling, listening to hip-hop music and is an avid boxing fan.

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Regan Olson

Regan joined GSM at the start of her accounting career in 2019. She is currently studying towards her level 3 AAT qualification and hopes to complete her AAT level 4 qualification shortly after. Since being at GSM, Regan has learnt a whole new range of skills and is excited to see where this opportunity will take her.

Outside of work Regan enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is passionate about exploring the world to experience new cities and cultures.

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Terrance Wong

Terrance joined the firm after university and has now gained over 20 years’ experience with GSM and its client portfolio. He enjoys the challenging nature of the industry and excels in establishing and maintaining client relationships. Terrance is always a team player, keen to assist clients and colleagues alike.

In his spare time, Terrance enjoys reading and riding his bicycle around London town.

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Thomas McMinn

Thomas Joined GSM as a school leaver in November 2018, and is about to start studying towards his level 3 AAT qualification, with hopes of also completing both his AAT level 4 and his ACA qualification with the firm in the future.

Outside of work Thomas spends his time having fun with his family and friends. He also plays amateur football on Sundays for his local 11 a side team and is a keen member of the GSM 5-a-side team.

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Vishal Shah

Vishal joined GSM in 2012 and in his words “instantly warmed to the ‘family feel’ environment”. He believes the firm is an ideal place to develop as a professional because the practice’s values and approach are very much in line with his own - doing things the right way.

Vishal prides himself in building strong working relationships with a wide variety of clients, ranging from farmers to treasurers of not for profit organisations. He also enjoys the fact that he has the opportunity in his role to deal directly with the owners of entities.

He likes to think that he is a safe pair of hands, whether it be teaching clients to use Xero online accounting, mentoring new colleagues or goalkeeping for the firm’s five-a-side team.

Outside of work, Vishal enjoys watching stand-up comedy, playing snooker, and is looking to resume an old hobby of his: Drawing.