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Meet the Team

Sinden Thackeray Partnership is a well established client-friendly firm of Accountants based in Rochester in Kent.

Between us we have many years of experience in advising small and medium sized local businesses both on day to day business tasks and on future development plans and helping them to comply with the numerous tax, VAT, payroll, accountancy and bookkeeping obligations imposed upon them by Government.

We prepare self-assessment Tax Returns for individuals and partnerships, undertake self-assessment tax calculations and estimate appropriate payments on account. Our clients range from pensioners where income just exceeds the available allowances to directors and partners with substantial earned and unearned income.

For businesses, including partnerships, sole traders and limited companies, we prepare management and year end accounts, VAT Returns and payroll. We offer assistance with bookkeeping and advice on business management and development, cashflow and debt collection.

We aim to offer a fairly priced high quality service to all our clients. In-house, we use the Iris Accounting software, which is an integrated package that maximises the efficient use of data and hence minimises costs to the client. For clients we can work with most accounting packages but specialise in the use of Sage software, on which we can also supply training on both accounts and payroll. We are happy to visit your premises or your home, or to see you at our offices.

Chris Kember FMAAT joined the firm in November 2007 and became a partner in the practice on 1 April 2012, progressing to senior partner on 1 April 2015.  Chris then became a Fellow member of the AAT in August 2015.  Chris has been working in accountancy since 1991 has extensive computer expertise which he applies for the benefit of his clients and in accountancy, VAT and tax work.  With a passion for technology, Chris has moved the firm into the future taking advantage of the latest in cloud based technology within the industry.

Vivien Thackeray BA FCA is a partner of the business. After graduating from Cambridge University she worked for a few years with the civil service before training with a medium sized firm in London. She then worked in Zambia with Coopers & Lybrand where she became a partner. On her return to the UK in 1988, she joined a medium sized Kent based firm and subsequently left them to set up in partnership with Michael Sinden in Rochester. She has worked in Rochester since 1992.

Jess Uden ACCA MAAT started with us in July 2002 and is both ACCA and AAT qualified. Jess deals with accounts, tax and VAT for a wide range of clients from the small sole trader to medium sized companies.  Jess works closely with both Chris and Vivien and has a wide and understanding overview of all clients.

James Francis MAAT joined the team in August 2015 and works with both unincorporated and incorporated clients.  James became a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in January 2016 and is now studying for the ACCA qualification.

Rosie Waud joined the team in the Summer of 2014 and prepares accounts and tax returns for both unincorporated and incorporated clients.  Rosie also prepares a number of VAT Returns for several of our larger clients and is working towards her AAT qualification.

Pooja Puranik BSc (Hons) started with us in June 2016 and has gained experience in preparing accounts for small businesses as well as preparing VAT Returns.  Pooja is currently working towards her ACCA qualification.

Christine O'Neill is our Payroll Administrator and advises clients on all aspects of payroll compliance as well as running our payroll bureau service since November 2007.

Chloe Porter started with us in October 2010 as an Office Administrator and now assists with accounts preparation and payrolls.


Christopher Kember FMAAT is licensed and regulated by AAT under licence number 7213. AAT is recognised by HM Treasury to supervise compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations and Sinden Thackeray Partnership is supervised by AAT in this respect.