Meet the Team
Our team has over 25 years of experience within international accounting practices and in commerce. We ensure through regular internal and external training programmes that our staff have all-round skills and are kept up-to-date with new developments.
Having started the company over 30 years ago, Dino has built the business into one of South Woodham Ferrers’ most recognisable businesses. He’s been pivotal in many of the community outreach projects and has been involved in numerous local groups over the years.
Dino also takes great pride in the company’s commitment to development. Each year he donates a maths award to William de Ferrers school and has been a big supporter of work experience and apprenticeship programs, helping numerous budding young accountants develop to their full potential under his guidance.
Away from the office, Dino shows his competitive side on the badminton court and the chess board. He also knows how to unwind too, enjoying a refreshing swim or a drive in one of his classic cars.
Senior Accounts Manager
Working alongside Dino since almost the beginning, Tracey has been with Khan Thornton over 25 years, leading her own portfolio of clients including Accounts, Tax, VAT, Bookkeeping, and business development. Specialising in Subcontractors and CIS companies, but working in a wide range of industries and fields.
Tracey has a wonderful family and manages to juggle the role of full-time mum as well as a fantastic accountant. If she has spare time, which is rare, she enjoys socialising with friends and family.
An accountant since 2000, Louis started with Khan Thornton back in 2010. With over 15 years’ experience, Louis leads up a portfolio of clients from Accounts, Tax, VAT, Bookkeeping, and business development, as well as being our resident computer geek, often being called upon for advice and implementation of accounts software. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Louis also oversees our other departments, from payrolls and pension, to the development of our apprentices, and practice management.
Louis also a Karate instructor in his own time, and when not fighting in the ring enjoys shooting and the occasional game of golf when time allows.
Sally is our resident payroll expert, running all of our company payrolls and pension schemes. She has worked with Khan Thornton over 10 years and is an asset to our team.
Luckily, with children now getting older, she has some more free time available to enjoy looking after her husband and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
James started with us in 2013 as an apprentice and has been working his way through the AAT course whilst developing in-house with the potential of becoming a fine accountant. James has also taken on the role of company secretarial work helping control the flow of work and deadlines as well as keeping all our companies up to date and further developing his accounts knowledge.
He has been working closely with Louis and developing his software knowledge, and being one of three Xero certified advisors is able to help set up and train clients on this great software.
In his free time, he is a Southend United season ticket holder as well as enjoying playing the odd Sunday league and 5 aside matches, and also the odd park run at the weekends.
Joseph started with us in 2015 as an apprentice and is about to begin his final year AAT to become qualified. Joseph has blended with the team well and has quickly developed a key role in the preparation of accounts. His knowledge expanding quickly and exceeding that of his education, Joseph will surely be a large part of the accounts team in the future. He can usually be found juggling general office admin tasks with accounts preparation, VAT, Bookkeeping, and Tax.
Unfortunately, every office has to have one. Yes, he is an Arsenal supporter. We do try not to hold it against him too much.
PA to Director
Linda is almost part of the furniture and has been here since the beginning. She’s now retired, but still graces us with her presence to let us know when things are not right or how she likes them. Linda has always been a great asset to the team and will continue to be so.
Now grandma a few times over, she enjoys her retirement in her garden and by looking after the grandkids; this explains why she still comes back for some peace and quiet.
Richard is a Car dealer specialist, as well as handling many other accounts. He largely takes care of the wide variety of our car dealers, dedicating his time to the growth of their business, helping develop and maintain their internal accounting structures, as well as the final accounts.
Khan Thornton is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and has been established for over 10 years, but with experience spanning more than 25 years.
The Practice offers expertise in various disciplines, with professionals from both practice and industry; Khan Thornton covers specialist areas such as motor trade, manufacturing, products and services, as well as the medical profession’s financial and taxation requirements.
A Proactive Approach
We are a proactive firm of Accountants and Consultants with a modern-day approach to business. Our experience, combined with to up-to-date technology, allows Khan Thornton to create models to assist in good forecasting and help in decision-making. We are business advisers with a wealth of services usually denied to small and mid-sized businesses.
The majority of our clients are owner-managed businesses; they represent a broad spectrum of business types, including public and private limited companies, both in the UK and abroad. We also deal with partnerships, sole traders and personal tax clients.
Our philosophy is simply to put client interests first. This entails understanding their needs and providing relevant services quickly and reliably in a timely manner which will achieve positive results for them.
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