We’re an approachable and friendly team with a lot of experience between us. Founded over seventy years ago with offices in Camberley, Bracknell and Reading, Radford & Sergeant has established itself as a leading firm of accountants in the Thames Valley.
Today, Radford & Sergeant remains as committed as ever to the values upon which it was founded, while continuing to be a dynamic, forward-thinking and client-centred firm.
Our aim is to make sure your business is successful, and we give you more scope to grow and expand your business than the average Accountant!
As well as providing you with a service that really makes a difference to your business, we all have our different interests and things we like to get up to away from our day jobs…
Why not meet the team and see for yourself?
Can you guess who’s our keen jive dancer and who likes to turn the volume up to 11?
Kim Swain MA (Oxon) FCA – Director
Kim has over 40 years of experience in the accountancy profession, the majority spent in senior positions in Big 4 firms in London (PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen). He has also spent time in the Public Sector as Chief Accountant of the country’s largest charity (by income) where he submitted the first ever accounts prepared under the Charities SORP.
Kim’s principal specialism has been tax and during his recent time with PricewaterhouseCoopers focussed on indirect and environmental taxes (VAT, Landfill Tax and Climate Change Levy).
Outside of work, Kim is a keen football fan and has helped his local club both as Treasurer and as financial sponsor. He does his bit for the community in voluntary financial work although he has recently retired as Treasurer of his Parochial Church Council after 18 years. Where time allows, his main other interests are music (listening and playing electric guitar – loud!) and the language and culture of Anglo-Saxon England.
Paul Viveash – Tax Manager
As Radford & Sergeant’s longest serving specialist, Paul has been with us for over 25 years. During this time, Paul has utilised his tax experience as an Inspector of Taxes with the Inland Revenue to fulfil the role of our personal tax specialist. He is responsible for dealing with the tax affairs of individuals, sole traders, partnerships and directors and also produces accounts for sole traders and partnerships. Paul has a Higher National Diploma in business studies, in which he received a distinction.
As an active member of CAMRA, Paul has a keen interest in beer and even travels abroad each year to beer festivals!
Heather Shepherd – Payroll Supervisor
Heather is responsible for our company statutory work, VAT returns and is our Payroll specialist. Heather brings with her a wealth of payroll knowledge with over 15 years experience; Prior to Heather joining us she has run payrolls within a medium sized accountants, was a Payroll Manager for a local Television Studio and a Payroll Manager for a local recruitment company.
Tarak Uddin BA (Hons) ACCA – Practice Manager
Tarak is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 14 years experience, having worked in both practice and industry.
Initially starting off in local practice and managing a varied portfolio of SMEs, he then spent 3 years as a Management Accountant at Saint-Gobain. However, as his passion lay with SMEs, he decided to return to practice and continued working with a portfolio in accounts and tax, as well as assisting in all aspects of developing the practice.
In his spare time he enjoys travelling, is a foodie and takes part in the dance craze that is Modern Jive.
Georgia Cove-Talbott – Assistant Accountant
Georgia joined us from a larger accountancy firm, where she worked for several years, focussing on limited companies and sole traders. Georgia is very confident with tax advice, tax planning, the completion of financial accounts, personal tax and VAT returns. She is a dedicated member of the team who prides herself on customer service and helping businesses grow.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, spending time with family and exploring new places.