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We are a well established firm offering a personal but professional service to the private individual and smaller business.
Established in 1983, Ireland and Company is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisors. We offer a comprehensive range of accountancy and business advisory services to private individuals and companies in many sectors.
Kibworth still retains its “village” feel despite its growth, and our clients come from many areas including farming and rural backgrounds, local shops and businesses as well as larger businesses in the surrounding area. The firm is actively involved in the local community and churches and is happy to help community projects.
With a long serving and committed staff, we feel we can offer a personal but professional service.
If you are looking for a team of reliable, professional, approachable accountants who will do more than just respond to your needs - who will work with you in a proactive manner to help you succeed, we would be delighted to be of service.
If you would like more information or would like to speak to us direct then call us on 0116 2793704. Or if you would prefer, ask us a question online.
Educated in Leicestershire, Joanne first joined Ireland & Company in 1997, going on to study tax with Kaplan in Birmingham. As the practice Tax Manager, Joanne advises private individuals, businesses and trusts on a raft of tax matters including corporate tax, trusts, inheritance tax and capital gains. Joanne was appointed as a Director in 2016 joining the management team alongside James Ireland and as managing director in 2017.
In her spare time, she embraces the local Rock Choir and enjoys exploring the countryside with her dog. The daily walking is good practice for her annual charity walks.
James is no longer actively involved in client work, but retains his interest in the company and works part time to help with administration and to look after our charity clients.
Our other staff have many years service with the firm and offer a variety of skills both in taxation and accountancy.
Peter Anderson heads up our accounts team ensuring that accounts prepared for clients comply with the appropriate standards and are completed quickly and accurately. He has extensive knowledge of the cloud accounting solutions, such as QuickBooks Online, Xero and FreeAgent, and assists in setting up clients with better bookkeeping systems. Day to day Peter is involved in advising clients, preparing accounts, bookkeeping, and VAT returns.
As well as being ACCA qualified Peter has a broad experience of business from being involved in setting up and running a business and also the huge variety of businesses he dealt with whilst working in Practice for over 6 years and previously in insolvency for nearly 10 years.
Anna Birch joined the firm from University and now has over 20 years experience giving her a thorough knowledge of accountancy, bookkeeping, VAT, Corporation Tax and personal tax. Anna leads our payroll department.
Julie Kempster has worked in the profession for many years and we are proud that she has been with us for over 20 years. She has a broad range of experience particularly in accounts preparation, VAT and bookkeeping. Julie has a particular interest in sole trader accounts and those for small holding farmers, these clients love her straight forward, personable approach.