Meet the team

All of us here at Beans Accounting have had real-world experience outside an accounting practice. We believe that’s important because it gives us insight into the challenges you face when setting up and running an independent business.

Swam the Channel (well, part of it anyway)

Mike Braun Client Director

Mike left the corporate world in 2014 to set up Beans Accountants. His vision is to provide high quality, big company financial support to small businesses that would not be readily available to them. Now enjoys meeting small business owners and entrepreneurs and helping them to grow their businesses.

Chartered Accountant trained in Scotland. Enjoys meeting new people and hearing the back story of new businesses. Previous experience of working at the BBC and in Hong Kong. Not afraid of a challenge. Likes to help people achieve their ambitions.

Famous encounter, George Clooney

Wendy Jackson Client Accountant

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Kind of choosey

Nicoletta Ilie Client Director

Used to be a Financial Controller in Romania. Expert in software. As one of our main client managers, she knows what it takes to get your tax returns done.

Strong analytical mind which is perfect for helping our sole traders tackle self-assessment. Loves the opportunity to learn.

Killer at pub quizzes

Otilia Codrianu Assistant Accountant

Loves playing competitive netball

Annette Ward Client Accountant

Experienced book-keeper, likes meeting new clients and helping with queries. As a Director in a small business herself she understands the operational perspective of her clients.

Cut his teeth in 4 and 5 star hotels; managing operations, finance and finally as a General Manager. After moving into self-employment and meeting Mike he joined the Beans team and helped grow the business to what it is today. Loves the mix of clients and seeing their businesses evolve.

Political geek and globetrotter

Andrew Ranger Client Director

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