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Meet the Team

We might have an unquestioning love for excel spreadsheets and we may get rather excited about things like accounting software and Budget speeches but that doesn't mean we're all numbers and no fun. Take a closer look at the OA team:

Chris Thomas - Director

What do you do for One Accounting?
I manage a portfolio of clients from the Edinburgh Office with a particular focus on the professional services and food & drink sectors. I also head up our own sales and marketing function.

Favourite song of all time?
The Smiths "There is a Light That Never Goes Out"

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
A 1973 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

Name a famous person that you have met -
Sir Bobby Robson

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
Bus Driver

My favourite place in the world is ...
New York City

Qualifications?
I am a CIMA qualified accountant and have an MBA from the University of Reading.

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Neil Faulds - Director

What do you do for One Accounting?
I work with a portfolio of larger clients in a virtual FD capacity. I also head up our own internal finance function.

Favourite song of all time?
Snow Patrol "Chasing Cars"

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
A first class flight to Sydney

Name a famous person that you have met -
David Sole (ex Scottish rugby captain)

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
A footballer

My favourite place in the world is ...
Barra

Qualifications?
I am a CIMA qualified accountant and I have a BCom in Business Studies from Edinburgh University.

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Gemma Akel - Accountant

What do you do for One Accounting?
I manage a portfolio of clients carrying out their annual accounts preparation, management accounts and tax work. I assist with job planning and deal with client queries.

Favourite song of all time?
Paolo Nutini's Coming Up Easy

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
A house overlooking Central Park

Name a famous person that you have met -
Sylvester Stallone

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
An eye doctor

My favourite place in the world is ...
New York

Qualifications?
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and I have a BAcc Honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Dundee.

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Katrin Munro - Payroll Manager

What do you do for One Accounting?
I take care of weekly and monthly payroll for our clients and P11Ds.

Favourite song of all time?
Norman Blake "You Are My Sunshine"

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
A motorbike tour along Route 66 and some of North America

Name a famous person that you have met -
Fish - lead singer of Marillion

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
An Inventor

My favourite place in the world is ...
South Africa

Qualifications?
I have a IPM Diploma in Payroll Management.

Alan Trotter - Book-keeper/Credit Control

What do you do for One Accounting?
I manage the day to day book-keeping and credit control for the firm and I also assist with client book-keeping and VAT returns.

Favourite song of all time?
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
Houses for my Mum and Brother

Name a famous person that you have met -
John McEnroe

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
Professional Snooker Player

My favourite place in the world is ...
Prague

Maria Molloy - Assistant Accountant

What do you do for One Accounting?
I prepare Year End Accounts and VAT Returns for various clients.

Favourite song of all time?
The xx - Shelter

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
A yacht and sail around the world.

Name a famous person that you have met -
Gerard Butler

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a detective!

My favourite place in the world is ...
Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Qualifications?
MA (Honours) Accountancy at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

George Paschakis

What do you do for One Accounting?
New Client take ons, Marketing, and making sure everything is running smoothly!

Favourite song of all time?
Such a difficult question!!! Probably Alan Parson’s Project – Dream within a dream

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
A yacht and sail around the world.

Name a famous person that you have met -
Peter Pan!

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
An Astronaut!

My favourite place in the world is ...
Milos Island – Greece

Qualifications?
MA (Hons) Cultural Management and Promotion at Northumbria University, Newcastle

Alison Simpson – Assistant Accountant

What do you do for One Accounting?
I am an Assistant Accountant.

Favourite song of all time?
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough

If I won the lottery the first thing I would buy would be ...
A plane ticket to South America

Name a famous person that you have met -
The King of Norway

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
It alternated between being a Teacher or a Farmer

My favourite place in the world is ...
Scotland – it’s beautiful!

Qualifications?
BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance and presently studying towards my professional CIMA qualification.