Meet the Team
Paula Thomas BA (Hons) FCA DChA
I joined Walker Moyle in 1996 as a Chartered Accountant manager and became a partner in 2003. I am the director of Walker Moyle Ltd.
My specialist area is charities and not for profit organisations, but as a general practitioner I have the experience to help clients across all areas of audit, accounts and tax.
I try to find out what the client’s objectives are for their business and plan a way to help them achieve this. Running your own business brings with it lots of experience, which I’m always happy to share with other business owners.
Outside of work I like spending time with Flora, my yellow Labrador and I have a small collection of interesting vehicles!
Hayley Taylor FCCA
I have worked for Walker Moyle since 1999 based in the Redruth office. I have completed all my training with the firm, originally obtaining the AAT qualification and then the ACCA qualification, qualifying in 2006. I am a now a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
During my time with the firm I have been fortunate to work with a large variety of small and medium sized Limited Company, sole trader and partnership businesses gaining experience in accounts production, audit, business tax and personal tax.
My main responsibilities are assisting clients with HMRC compliance including preparing year end accounts and tax returns. I also oversee the preparation of management accounts and value added tax returns. I also provide general tax advice and assistance as required.
I had my first child in November 2016 and enjoy spending my spare time with my family and friends.
Andrew Symons ACCA CTA ATT
I joined Walker Moyle in 2008 and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant, Taxation Technician and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
The CTA qualification is the highest level tax qualification available in the UK and is nationally recognised as the ‘gold standard’ of UK taxation education.
While studying to become a CTA, the Chartered Institute of Taxation presented me with a number of awards including the Ronald Ison Medal for the highest mark in the ‘Taxation of Individuals’ CTA advisory paper, the LexisNexis prize for having the highest total marks in two technical CTA advisory papers taken at the same sitting, and the Ian Walker Medal for achieving the highest mark in the CTA awareness paper.
The Association of Taxation Technicians presented me with the Stary Medal and Ivison Medal for the highest mark in their Corporate Taxation and Personal Taxation exam papers respectively in May 2015.
In December 2014, I was a ‘Global Prizewinner’ in an ACCA exam paper, achieving the highest mark worldwide of 16,815 candidates.
I have a particular interest in all aspects of personal, business, trust and corporate tax and undertake both tax compliance and technical advisory work. In addition, I prepare and review statutory and non-statutory accounts for sole traders, partnerships, LLPs and companies ranging in size from small owner-managed businesses to those turning over many millions of pounds.
Mollie Porter ACCA MAAT
I began working for the firm in August 2011 as an accounts trainee and started studying for the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification which I completed in 2014. I subsequently studied for, and became, a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2018.
I undertake a wide variety of duties in the Penzance office and at clients’ premises, with a particular focus on audit and assurance. I am involved in the preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships and companies. I am well versed in payroll matters, including auto-enrolment. I also attend to company secretarial matters and regularly prepare management accounts that are tailored to clients’ needs.
Outside of work I like to spend time with my friends and family, go to the beach, and keep fit and healthy.
Ryland Shephard MAAT
I joined Walker Moyle in May 2019 as an Accounts Manager. I am a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. After taking a break from studying to get married and to help bring up 3 children I am now in the process of studying to become a Chartered Certified Accountant.
I divide my time between the Redruth and Penzance offices working on the accounts for a wide range of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. I am also responsible for preparing management accounts along with tax returns.
Whilst working in practice my favourite part of the job has always been interacting with clients. This may be by email, telephone or by visiting the client at their premises.
Outside of work apart from having a very busy family and social life I am the treasurer for 2 local organisations and also enjoy watching and playing any sport under the sun including cricket and table tennis. I am also very involved with my local Methodist Chapel.
Richard Smith Dip RSA. AAT, ACIPP
I’m based at the firm’s Redruth office and am responsible for the controlling of all things payroll related for our clients. This includes processing weekly or monthly payrolls, advising and helping clients to set up and administrate their auto-enrolment pension schemes. Also, administrating all things related to the Construction Industry Scheme, from verifying new sub-contractors, submitting monthly CIS300 returns to offsetting CIS tax suffered against a client’s PAYE scheme and requesting refunds from HMRC. Payroll is all about deadlines; therefore, sticking to deadlines usually ensures the smooth running of the department and keeps clients and their employees happy.
When I’m not at work I like to play golf with my wife, Debbie. I also play chess for Camborne, where Debbie is the Treasurer, plus I am the Captain the Cornwall Chess Team. I have an eclectic taste in music ranging from Mike and the Mechanics if I’m relaxing at home, to dance clubmix when I’m driving.
Roxanne Polhill MAAT
I joined Walker Moyle in November 2016 having previously passed my Association of Accounting Technician exams. I recently started studying to become a Chartered Certified Accountant, which I hope to complete by 2020. As an Accounts Technician based in the Redruth office I get involved in many different activities including: bookkeeping and preparing accounts, processing and submitting VAT returns and producing management accounts. I assist my colleagues with the compilation of personal tax returns and am looking forward to doing more tax related work in the future.
I’m a Xero Certified Advisor, which means I am fully trained and can provide training to our clients who are wanting to use the Xero online accounting software. With the introduction of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’, I expect to be very busy advising clients on how to use this software so they comply with these new changes!
I love getting to know my clients, building rapport with them and understanding their business needs so that as a firm we can advise them on the best approach to take.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner and two children and socialising with friends.
Having joined the firm in 2016 following my graduation from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Music, I began my career as a trainee accountant, completing my Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business in March 2017. I am now working towards my Chartered Accountant qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
I hold certifications in Xero, Quickbooks and Sage One accounting software.
I am based in our Redruth office, working with a wide range of clients including sole traders and partnerships as well as limited companies. My day to day work mainly consists of accounts preparation, VAT calculations and bookkeeping, but I am looking forward to expanding my experience as I progress through my studies.
Outside of work, I still enjoy playing the flute and saxophone when I can. I also spend my spare time helping out at home on the family farm, looking after our beef herd.
I joined the Walker Moyle team at the Penzance office in September 2015 as a Trainee Accountant. I have studied for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales’ Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business (ICAEW CFAB), which I passed in March 2017. I am now studying with the ACCA and hope to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant in time.
I work on a number of jobs for our clients who come from different sectors across Cornwall. I’m also gaining experience working with different trading structures such as sole traders, partnerships, joint lettings and small limited companies. I assist with many different services provided by Walker Moyle including accounts preparation, payroll, VAT returns and self-assessment.
When not at work or studying towards my qualifications, I enjoy traveling, good food and fishing for mackerel off the cliffs at Penberth Cove.
I joined Walker Moyle in 2015. I passed the ICAEW’s CFAB qualification (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales - Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business) in December 2016.
I also have experience in both Xero and Sage One which will help smooth our clients transition into MTD (Making Tax Digital for VAT) and I will be happy to help with any questions you may have relating to this.
The majority of my work comprises of the preparation of accounts for a range of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, across a varied range of industries, from small businesses to larger companies and partnerships with significant turnovers in excess of £1million. I spend a lot of my time working with companies and their directors, preparing accounts and helping them with their filing responsibilities.
I also help with the preparation of self-assessment tax returns and corporation tax returns. In addition to this, I assist in the processing of payroll and VAT returns.
My hobbies include playing Badminton in which I am also a qualified coach.
Trainee Accounts Technician
I joined Walker Moyle in July 2017 having previously completed the first level of the AAT qualification. I have continued studying for the AAT qualification which I hope to complete in August 2020. I work on a number of jobs for our clients such as bookkeeping and accounts preparation for sole traders and partnerships, processing and drafting VAT returns and also providing assistance with payroll.
I am also Sage One Accounting certified and a Xero certified training adviser, therefore I am able to assist clients looking to use the software. I expect this will continue to be a more significant aspect of my work following HMRC’s introduction of ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’.
When I am not at work you can find me at my local gym or playing on my PlayStation 4.
Trainee Accounts Technician
I started working in the Redruth Walker Moyle office in March 2019 after doing one year at college. I am currently studying the AAT qualification. I work on a variety of jobs for our clients, such as bookkeeping, accounts preparation and VAT in particular. I am certified in Xero & Sage Accounting software.
Outside of work I spend my time partaking in a variety of casual sports and going out with my friends.
Secretary and Payroll Clerk
I joined the firm in 2011 and since then I have been providing secretarial, admin and payroll support to the teams in St Ives, Redruth and Penzance offices. I believe that customer care is important and I always try to help our clients when they phone or call in.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time on the beach with my hubby, family and friends or walking the cliff paths. We enjoy trying different places to eat, especially breakfast! We play golf locally and I am still searching for that elusive “hole in one”! I also like watching any films that Kevin Costner has starred in!
I joined Walker Moyle in June 2014 and I provide typing and admin support to the accountancy staff and directors. I’m the receptionist at the Redruth office, so it may be me you speak to when you call in! I also help out with credit control for the firm. I pride myself on committing to the task in hand, making sure I give it 100% of my attention.
Outside of work I like walking, reading and eating out. I like a good ‘soppy’ film, so love Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, Ghost and so on.