About

Meet the Team

Elizabeth Pears is a Certified Bookkeeper and member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.  For five years she ran her own publishing business.  When she sold the business she completed a Maths degree and took qualifications with AAT and ICB so she could combine her love of numbers and enthusiasm for small business to start up Pears Bookkeeping.  Elizabeth is QuickBooks Online Advanced and Xero certified.

John Kumpalume has completed a Masters degree in Accounting and qualified as an accountant with the ACCA. His background is in public and voluntary sector accounting and he first joined us at Pears Bookkeeping to gain more experience of working with small businesses and cloud accounting software.  He is now a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants and runs his own accountancy practice in Stockton but still finds time to work with us.  John is QuickBooks Online Advanced and Xero certified.

James Croucher has a background in mortgage advice and was working as a Compliance Manager when he decided on a career change after helping family members with their bookkeeping.  He’s qualified in UK Financial Regulation and is working his way through the AAT Accounting Qualifications.  James enjoys working with sole traders to help them to use cloud accounting software to take control and grow their businesses.  He is QuickBooks Online Advanced and Xero certified and is our go-to person for tech support.

Making your business work for you

When you’re starting a new business or newly self employed, it can make sense to deal with the bookkeeping yourself but as your business grows your time might be better spent doing what you do best. It’s hard to let go to someone who doesn’t know and care about your business as much as you do.  We do this job because we’re interested in small businesses and want to help you to achieve your goals and aims.

Making decisions about your business is much easier when you’ve got accurate, up-to-date information about your profits and business activity. We’ll make it our business to get to know and understand your business, and give you the information you need, when you need it. We’ll be on hand so you can get in touch and ask questions whenever you want to.

Pears Bookkeeping Ltd is licensed and regulated by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. Practice Licence Number: 21547

It’s important that any bookkeeper you take on is suitably qualified, supervised and insured. Please go to the ICB bookkeeper directory and type in our postcode DH1 1TW to see the services we’re licensed for or telephone them on 0203 405 4000 quoting the practice licence number: 21547.

We’re careful to protect your privacy and the security of your information.  Please download our Privacy Policy for more information.  Please feel free to get in touch to arrange a meeting and see how we can help you and your business to get where you want to be.