We came into being from a very different route than most practice Accountants and we believe that our unique background has given us the chance to really appreciate the difference that industry finance experience can offer a small business.
In 2009, 2E founder Riz Wasti realised that while many accounting practices have been a high street presence for decades, they lack practical hands-on experience within their clients’ varied businesses and adopt a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. Riz developed the idea of creating accessible finance systems & procedures for organisations of all backgrounds, and sought to build a team that could provide this expertise. Riz named this new practice 2E Accountants, as in Efficient & Effective Accountants.
Seven years on, our practice has grown to include a wide range of clients and a network of experts who can advise on all aspects of finance. Also, in 2016 our practice partnered with Fairman Harris, an established practice with three partners and 25 team members, and moved into new premises in Elephant & Castle benefitting from shared resources and allowing our clients further range of services from Audit to Inheritance tax planning.
We know that small business can be creative and innovative in a way that a large company simply can’t. We know that you, as an owner manager of a small business, will be an expert in your field with great aspirations for what your business can achieve. So what is it that holds you back? In our experience, one of the main barriers to success for ambitious small businesses is the lack of access to financial expertise & in-house finance systems. A large company can hire a Finance Director and entire accounts team running a proven system, but a small business ends up relying on their local accounting practice, who generally offer little more than annual returns and a moderate amount of tax advice.
What 2E Accountants Ltd offers you is the full range of experience that a large company can draw on, but in the proportion that meets your needs. We are able to act as your Finance Director, Financial Controller, Management Accountant, and Accounts Payable and Receivable, all at the scale that suits your company. On top of that, we can be your regular Accountants, too, saving you time and money on your annual accounts and tax returns.
Each member of the 2E Team has worked in a range of businesses of different sizes and sectors and uses this first-hand experience to the ability to understand client’s day to day issues as well as the foresight to understand strategic direction.
Riz is a Chartered Management Accountant and leads the 2E Team. He has a wealth of experience encompassing start-ups, small businesses, Charities, mergers and acquisitions, project management and directorship. Riz’s aspiration is to provide a team of experts and bespoke systems that enable organisations to flourish, through efficiency and the ability to make skilled financial decisions.
Kim is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA with over 25 years’ experience working in industry and practices such as Ernest & Young and PWC. Kim specialises in retail sector, imports & exports and also charities.
Tony is an Accounting & Finance graduate and is currently working towards tax qualification ATT, he joined the 2E Team in 2009. Tony delivers 2E’s bespoke finance department services to clients across London. While he has an extensive background in many sectors, Tony currently specialises in technology, design and communication consultancy businesses.
Damian is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant with significant experience of working within the SME and private equity backed businesses. He has worked in various industry sectors including media, events, property, recruitment and financial services. Damian is supporting 2E clients on Virtual FD services.
Eamonn is also an Accounting & Finance graduate and is currently working towards his Chartered Management Accountancy qualification, CIMA. He joined the 2E Team in 2013. Eamonn assists clients in the day to day bookkeeping as well as the compliance and administrative side of the business.
Ahmed is a part-qualified CMA, has over 10 years of experience in SMEs, and helps clients with day-to-day accounting needs.
Stuart has a degree in Business Information systems and is studying towards his CIMA qualification. He enjoys bookkeeping and working on variety of accounting systems.
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