PartnerLuke heads up the firm’s Audit practice in the Leicester office and looks after the affairs of a large number of Owner Managed Business, Academy and not for profit clients. Luke joined Clear & Lane as a Trainee Accountant in 1995, and after progression through the firm’s training he qualified in April 2000 with the ACCA. He gained promotion to Assistant Manager in June 2004 and Manager in December 2006 as well as achieving ACCA Fellowship status. He progressed to Partner in May 2012 at the same time as becoming a member of the ICAEW. Outside of work Luke enjoys spending time with his family, restoring classic cars and “extreme” DIY. On Sundays he enthusiastically coaches his teenage sons from the sidelines at their football matches, as dads do!PartnerPaul heads up the firm’s non-Audit practice in the Leicester office and oversees the affairs of a large number of Owner Managed Businesses. Paul also works closely with a number of the practice’s Audit clients. Paul joined Clear & Lane as a Trainee Accountant in 1994, qualifying as an ACCA in April 2000. He was appointed Assistant Manager in June 2004 and Manager in December 2006. He progressed to Partner in May 2012, whilst also attaining his ACA qualification. Outside of work, he can usually be found on matchdays at the King Power stadium watching Leicester City or will alternatively have his head in a book or be watching a TV boxset.AssociateDavid looks after clients of all sizes, he specialises in OMB's and personal tax planning. David gained a BSc in Economics and Accountancy at Loughborough University, and joined Pannell Kerr Forster in 1980. Having qualified in 1985 he joined Clear & Lane as an Audit Manager in February 1986. He was appointed Partner in May 1987, and Managing Partner on 1 May 2012.Senior Business Services ManagerIsmail is a senior manager who has significant experience working with and advising owner managed businesses across a wide variety of sectors. Prior to joining Magma Ismail spent sixteen years at the Leicester offices of national accountancy firms Mazars and RSM. Away from the office, Ismail enjoys keeping fit and spending time with his wife and three daughters who keep him very busy.Payroll ManagerLee is a qualified professional with CIPP and over 20 year's payroll management experience. Working at a senior level for a number of large payroll departments within practice. Lee has experience of running an efficient team with an organised structure and promotes a payroll department with excellent communication skills and a high level of accurate data recording. Away from the office Lee dedicates his free time to his wonderful family including his two sons. Growing up in Manchester he joins the majority, and supports Manchester United!Audit and Business Services ManagerLiz is a fellow of the ACCA, with over 15 years experience of working in both audit and business services. She specialises in audit and the audit and preparation of group accounts. She has a wide variety of experience across many different sectors. Prior to joining Clear and Lane she spent five years working in the audit and assurance department of a top ten firm. Outside of work Liz enjoys spending time with her young family, swimming, camping and various other outdoor activities.ManagerKaylee joined Clear & Lane as a Trainee Accountant in 2007, qualifying with AAT in 2009 and then as an ACCA in August 2012. She was appointed to Assistant Manager in May 2013. Kaylee is an established member of the Audit and Business Services team. She has gained experience working across a wide variety of industry sectors including companies, charities and academies. Outside of work Kaylee enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and squeezing in an exotic holiday!Assistant ManagerNatalie is a fellow of the ACCA, with over 11 years' experience of working in primarily business services, in particular the preparation of statutory financial statements, management accounts and bookkeeping. Prior to joining Clear and Lane in 2013 she spent over six years working in the business services department of a top ten firm. Outside of work Natalie enjoys supporting Leicester City, watching box sets and socialising with friends and family.Assistant ManagerRebecca qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2014 having joined Clear & Lane in 2008 as a Trainee Accountant, and worked her way through AAT. Working in the Audit and Business Services team she has gained experience across a variety of industry sectors and is a member of both the Charities and Academies Teams. Away from the office Becca enjoys socialising with friends and baking, having baked her way to first place in the Great Office Bake Off!
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