Meet the HB Accountants team
Friendly professionals, ready to help your business
Our passion as a team is to help your business to succeed and give you peace of mind on all compliance matters. This is all built on our strong client relationships and consistently outstanding service.
As well as supporting the community, we also aim to make HB Accountants a great place to be and somewhere clients feel comfortable to spend time. Summer outings, team building and special birthday celebrations all matter to us.
Karen Chase – Director
I primarily deal with the audits and accounts services at HB and look after our team of qualified and trainee accountants. I have been with HB since university and I love everything about my role. I especially enjoy having been able to help our clients grow over the years and being able to always offer them the fantastic service and support that myself and all at HB provide.
Keith Grover – Director
There’s a lot of variety in the nature of the work that I do and the type of clients that I deal with – each day is different and has its challenges. Although I work hard, there is not a long-hours culture, which helps me to achieve a good work-life balance. And my colleagues are nice people to work with. There is also the work involved in developing the practice. This involves building strong relationships with clients and contacts, getting new clients and working with the HB team, all of which I enjoy.
John Neighbour – Consultant
Much of my working life is spent trying to ensure that my clients pay no more than the correct amount of tax. This involves planning to ensure that their affairs are organised tax-efficiently, whilst ensuring that they stay within the law. I get great satisfaction when I can achieve those objectives and also from reassuring clients who are worried about communications they receive from “the taxman”!
Colin Wilkinson – Manager
I pride myself on providing the best service possible to my clients. Whether problem solving, or performing compliance work, dealing with a wide range of clients in a wide range of business sectors certainly means that there is never a dull moment. I always knew that passing my cycling proficiency test would prove vital to my career in accountancy.
Karen Robbins – Manager
I am responsible for the preparation of management accounts and financial statements for a wide and varied range of clients. I also get involved with preparing corporate and personal tax returns. I enjoy building up long-lasting relationships with my clients and like to ensure I give them the best possible service. I like the variety my role provides.
Catherine Hill – Manager
Working alongside Karen Chase & I deal with the audit and accounts. Whilst carrying out audits with all of my clients, I try to help them improve their controls and make recommendations on how their company can improve their processes. I enjoy working with all my clients each year and trying to add value to a service that so many companies view as ‘it has to be done’.
Amy Thompson – Tax Manager
I manage the Tax Department at HB Accountants and am CTA qualified. I started to take a keen interest in tax whilst at Reading University studying law - since graduating I have worked in finance and tax roles and enjoy the challenging work environment a career in tax offers. Here at HB Accountants we offer a wide range of tax services including: Tax Compliance, Tax Dispute and Tax Advisory services, meaning my day-to-day working life is diverse and interesting. I especially enjoy assisting our clients from start to finish with advisory projects to ensure that their tax affairs are organised in the most efficient manner possible.
Vicki Foster – Office & Marketing Manager
I look after the office, marketing, social media and web content amongst other things. I am a fan of HB Accountants' fundraising for local Hoddesdon and Hertfordshire Charities and I thoroughly enjoy the networking side of my role & connecting businesses. I organise our fabulous Ladies Lunch Networking events which are returning in early December - get in touch if you would like to join us
Jane Dunn – Payroll Manager
My role is to primarily provide a payroll service for our clients. This is my first experience of working with clients and I must say, I am enjoying it very much. Being able to provide a reliable service and ensuring that our clients remain compliant with HMRC is important to me.
Callum Morgan - Trainee Accountant
Having always enjoyed working with numbers I decided to pursue a career in Accountancy. I joined HB Accountants in June 2018 & am currently studying my AAT Level 4. I enjoy supporting colleagues on audit & accounts projects, which varies client to client.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship why not visit our careers & apprentices page? to see if we are recruiting.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Abby Debnam – Trainee Accountant
I joined Team HB in September 2018 and have thoroughly enjoyed working here ever since. I am qualified AAT level 3 and am about to begin and work my way through studying for level 4. I work in audit and accounts both in and out of the office. Taking part in charity and community events is another aspect to HB and I am proud to be able to do my part in supporting our chosen charity Teens Unite, and the local Hertfordshire area. If you are thinking HB sound like your kind of accountants, why not book a meeting in today?
Max Dean – Trainee Accountant
I joined HB Accountants, after passing my A Levels, as I wanted to pursue a career in accountancy. I am about to embark on my AAT Level 2 qualification. I am looking forward to working within a close-nit team and can't wait to start visiting clients' working on audits
Taylor Young – Trainee Accountant
I started in September and will be studying AAT Level 2. I have always enjoyed working with numbers, especially in maths at school. I am looking forward to building a bond with everyone in the office and getting to know clients and my journey toward qualifying as a Chartered Accountant
Carter Harrington - Junior Finance Team Assistant
After finishing my A Levels, I decided against university., instead I have joined HB Accountants as a Junior Finance Team Assistant under the Kickstart program. So far, everyone on the team has been very welcoming and already I feel comfortable here. I am interested to see where this role will take me and I am excited to gain as much experience as I can
Matt Ahl - Business Administration Apprentice
I joined at HB Accountants as a business apprentice in June '22 and am really looking forward to learning while I work and supporting Vicki and the rest of the TeamHB in the general administration, compliance and marketing side of the business.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship why not visit our careers & apprentices page to see if we are recruiting.