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Meet the Team

Geoff and NickGeoffrey Kime FCA and Nick O'Brien FCA - Directors

Both Geoffrey and Nick trained and qualified with large firms in Manchester. Eager to work in the smaller-firm environment, they moved to Macclesfield in the late 1970s and, as chance would have it, they joined the same firm – on the same day! They worked together for four years before starting Kime O'Brien in 1981 and have continued to work together ever since.

Geoffrey and Nick have complementary skills, with a wide range of experience in all areas of taxation and commercial matters. Their greatest strength lies in the help and support they can offer new and developing businesses, and their ultimate sense of achievement comes from making a real contribution to their growth and success. All clients – large or small – are given their personal and devoted attention.

Contact Geoffrey: ghk@kimeobrien.co.uk

Contact Nick: ndob@kimeobrien.co.uk

DarrenDarren Cliffe FCCA - Director

Darren has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 1998, and became a Fellow in 2003.

He joined Kime O'Brien in 1989 and has since gained a wealth of experience from a diverse portfolio of clients.

Audit compliance, Charity Commission reporting, and solicitors' reports for the Law Society form part of his more specialised work within the practice.

Darren also offers impartial advice to clients looking to computerise their accounting function or upgrade an existing software application.

Contact Darren: darren@kimeobrien.co.uk

NicolaNicola Counsell ACA MAAT - Director

Nikki has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 2008, attaining her qualification with all first-time exam passes.

Nikki joined Kime O'Brien in 2002 and works mainly with our owner managed corporate clients, preparing financial statements, tax planning and offering ad hoc advice as required. Nikki also has personal tax experience withinin the practice.

Nikki's more specialised work includes Audit Compliance, Limited Liability Partnership financial statements and advising clients on VAT matters.

Contact Nikki: nikki@kimeobrien.co.uk

GwenGwen Pyne FMAAT

Gwen is a Fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and has passed Association of Taxation Technicians exams in personal tax, business tax and practice administration and ethics.

Gwen joined the practice in 1999 and looks after the personal tax affairs of our clients.

In addition to Self Assessment Tax Returns, Gwen also deals with clients' PAYE and benefit-in-kind compliance, accounts, bookkeeping and payroll.

Contact Gwen: gwen@kimeobrien.co.uk

Molly McNulty


Molly joined us in September 2015. She is training on all areas of statutory audit, accounts preparation, bookkeeping and payroll. She is also studying for a qualification as a

member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Contact Molly: molly@kimeobrien.co.uk