Meet the Team

We feel it is important for our clients to know who they are working with and to have a reliable point of contact.

So here’s a little about each of us, in our own words.

Lynsey Kendall

Chartered Certified Accountant

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My working life started in practice where I joined as a receptionist and administrator. Realising an interest in the accountancy profession I commenced my studies with the Association of Certified Accountants and qualified in 2008, becoming a member of the ACCA.  I received fellowship in 2013 and left practice in December 2013 to have my daughter. I continued with part time bookkeeping whilst on maternity leave and in 2014 Clare Richardson and I decided to set up Kendall Richardson, offering bespoke bookkeeping, payroll and accountancy services to small businesses and individuals.

I have a broad range of experience, particularly in the agricultural sector, and with working for individuals, completing their tax returns and accounts.

In 2015 I was nominated for the Kent Women in Business Award and was very proud to come runner up in the award for ‘Mumpreneur of the Year’.

Clare Richardson

Chartered Certified Accountant

Clare Richardson - Qualified Accountant

I always wanted to be an accountant from a young age, so upon completing my A-Levels, I was lucky to find a training position within a local accountancy firm. I qualified in 2013 and became a member of the ACCA.

During my time in practice, I gained a wide range of experience covering accounts preparation, payroll and bookkeeping. I also found a real love for preparing tax returns.

Working in practice, Lynsey and I identified a niche in the market for providing a quality bookkeeping service…and so Kendall Richardson was born.

I have a real passion for meeting new people and being able to help them grow their business whilst we take care of the paperwork.

Jackie Kendall

Payroll and Bookkeeping Manager

Jackie

Having completed my joint degree in Business Studies and Tourism & Leisure Studies, my working life started in London where I was PA to a top professor at Imperial College London. Upon moving back to Kent I spent three years managing the bookkeeping and payroll department at a firm of Chartered Accountants before joining Kendall Richardson LLP as their bookkeeping and payroll manager.

I also manage all financial aspects of a small Bistro business, of which I am a partner.  I enjoy the challenges of assisting small businesses in organising and streamlining their processes to ensure maximum efficiency, calling on my vast experience in bookkeeping and payroll for small businesses along with a wealth of knowledge of a range of software packages.

Sarah Hollywood

Chartered Certified Accountant

Sarah

After leaving school, I spent a number of years working for a fund management company, before leaving to travel around Australia. Shortly after returning to the UK in 2002, I decided to pursue a career in accounting. I was lucky to obtain a position with one of the big 4 accountancy firms in their external audit department, where I completed the AAT qualification. I then made the decision to move to a smaller firm, to gain a wider experience, where I gained membership of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

After having my first son in 2009, we decided to relocate from Scotland to Kent to be closer to my family. I spent the next 6 years working for a small accountancy practice, where I managed my own portfolio of clients, providing book-keeping and payroll services and preparing tax returns and accounts for individuals and small companies.

I joined Kendall Richardson in July 2016, and I am really enjoying being part of the growing team.