About CKS

The rest is history...

Sixty years ago a shy and nervous young lad just out of short trousers started work for a local firm of Chartered Accountants. Twenty years later he started R A Smith & Co in Leigh-on-Sea with two part-time staff. Some clients from 1983 are still enjoying the services of this practice, now known as CKS Accountancy Limited.

Director: Andrew Clarke ACA

Andrew started work in 1975 and joined CKS in 1993 becoming a director a year later. He understands the pressures and demands of running a small business and so can share this knowledge with clients. He enjoys being in business and helping clients to enjoy being in business too. When not working, he likes to raise his eyes to the sky, mostly to look at planes but also to contemplate the issues of the moment. He has a very strong work ethic and believes in helping clients to grow their business. He has always worked at providing a quality personal service to his clients. 

Director: Rashmi Raichura FCA

Rashmi is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He trained and qualified with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Southend-on-Sea, then worked for a twenty-six partner firm in London. Rashmi built his own practice, Alan Rush & Co, which merged with CKS Accountancy in 2015. He is now mostly retired, working for CKS on a consultant basis.

Director: Jon Clarke ACCA

Jon started work at CKS in 2006 and became a director in April 2018; he is a qualified ACCA accountant. He manages clients on a day to day basis and looks after most of our freelancers. Jon is interested in history and has a degree in Archaeology and Ancient History. When he is not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his young family.

Director: Rachel Wheate ACCA

Rachel started work at CKS in 2008 and became a director in April 2018; she is a qualified ACCA accountant. She manages clients on a day to day basis and also oversees our payroll services, including auto-enrolment and CIS for Limited Companies. Due to her experience with CIS, Rachel manages a lot of our construction Limited Companies. When she is not working, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family.

Client and Office Manager: Maureen Farrell

Maureen is a client manager who has been working at CKS for over 30 years. Maureen is responsible for a range of clients who she deals with on a day to day basis. She also deals with all in house training as well as managing the office. Due to Maureen’s knowledge and experience she deals with all Trust and Estate Tax Returns for clients along with a large portfolio of more complex personal Tax Returns.

The CKS Team

There are a mix of qualified, experienced and those training for their professional exams in the CKS team. All members of the team are happy to assist you whenever they can. 

Navin Khakhar

Navin worked for Rashmi for over 30 years before the Companies merged in 2015. He is an experienced member of the CKS accounts team and has an extensive knowledge of Sage50. Navin is also QuickBooks certified.

Lucy Wheate

Lucy started working for CKS in April 2017. She provides bookkeeping and VAT services for clients as well as being part of the admin team, dealing with company secretarial duties and looking after reception. Lucy also assists the accounts team with accounts preparation. Lucy is currently studying towards her AAT qualification and is both Xero and QuickBooks certified.

Megan Wheeler ACIPP

Megan started working for CKS in April 2018. She works on the payroll department, processing payrolls, dealing with CIS and sorting all payroll admin. Megan also works on the admin team and helps to look after reception alongside Lucy. 

Denise Clarke

Denise works part time as part of the Admin team. Denise helps with both reception and secretarial duties.


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