Accounts Unlocked was started in 2003 by Don Murrell and Rose Murrell. They began with an office in Ashford, one other member of staff and a handful of clients. Their experience in accounting practices, expertise in tax mitigation and excellent customer service generated an impressive referral rate, and their client list soon grew in strength and numbers.


In 2014, Accounts Unlocked purchased the accounting firm Nicolaou Dearle & Co. Accounts Unlocked now has over 1,000 clients, 18 members of staff, three partners and a main office in Ashford.




Managing Partner

A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants for many years and founding partner of Accounts Unlocked, Don has a broad wealth of commercial experience from working in the industry for a good part of his career. He moved into practice turning his extensive strategic skills to assist clients in all aspects of financial management and tax.


Practice Manager

Andy Watford joined Accounts Unlocked LLP in 2009 and is responsible for the finalisation of accounts and dealing with our self-assessment tax clients. With over 30 years experience in the accountancy profession, he is able to provide clients with assistance in most areas of accountancy and tax issues.


Business Development Partner

With over 30 years’ experience in Taxation, from Management of the Tax Department of a London firm of Accountants to Private Practice, Bill has an in depth knowledge of both Personal and Corporate Taxation and is ideally placed to assist with Business Development and Planning issues for both Individuals and Corporations.



Natalie joined Accounts Unlocked LLP in 2010. She is AAT qualified and an ACCA finalist hoping to qualify in 2015. Natalie has a broad range of accounting skills including the preparation of financial statements, taxation and insolvency. Natalie is a keen sportswoman and also makes exceedingly good cakes!


Assistant Accountant

Carole has many years of experience in the industry and an extensive knowledge of bookkeeping, she is AAT qualified and is able to provide clients with assistance in all areas of bookkeeping. Carole completes all of our clients’ CIS returns and is keen to assist clients with problem solving and approaches her work with a proactive and calm manner.


Personal Tax Accountant

Specialising in Personal Taxation with beginnings in Banking, HMRC and the Tax Department of a West End firm of accountants, a move into Private Practice necessitated an expansion into Accounts, Payroll, Corporation Tax etc. Jackie has now returned to Personal Taxation, dealing with clients ranging from Small Businesses to High Net Worth individuals.


Tax Junior

Billie joined Accounts Unlocked on a temporary basis in November 2014 and became a permanent Assistant Administrator within the admin office in December 2014, then moved into the tax department in May 2016.  In her spare time Billie likes to socialise and loves retail therapy!


Admin Office Manager & PA to Don Murrell

Angela joined the administration department of Accounts Unlocked LLP in March 2012 where she provided all round administrative support. In November 2013 Angela’s role developed and she is now the Personal Assistant to Don and oversees the administration within the busy office.



Lanie joined the administration team on temporary basis in September 2015 and became a permanent Assistant Administrator in November 2015. Lanie covers all areas of administration including dealing with Companies House. In her spare time Lanie likes to sing and bake (yes, at the same time).



Rebecca is a founding member of the Accounts Unlocked brand and has worked her way to becoming a partner in Accounts Unlocked LLP. Along with a wealth of experience in accounts, she is also a member of ATT and can therefore provide tax advice in all aspects of your business and personal circumstances.


General Manager

Andy joined Accounts Unlocked LLP in October 2014 and has been working in practice for over 25 years. Andy is responsible for the day to day running of the accounting functions and deals with a number of our larger clients, looking after their accounting and taxation affairs. Andy is also a keen golfer and is often seen walking the fairways of Kent!



Katherine joined Accounts Unlocked LLP in October 2014 and has been working in practice for over 14 years. She became ACCA qualified in 2007 and has since become a fellow member. Katherine has a wide range of accounting skills including the preparation of financial statements, management accounts and taxation.



Sam joined Accounts Unlocked LLP in September 2014 and is AAT qualified. She has a range of accounting skills including bookkeeping, VAT and accounts preparation and is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification. She has detailed knowledge of sage and handling management accounts.


Accounts Assistant

Leila joined Accounts Unlocked on a temporary basis in April 2013 and became a permanent apprentice in June 2013. She is AAT qualified and also enjoys baking cakes in her spare time! (which are obviously delicious).


Tax Team Leader

Julia is a Chartered Tax Adviser who is AAT, ATT and CTA qualified, she joined Accounts Unlocked LLP in December 2011 as our Tax Accountant, this means she is responsible for the preparation of Self-Assessment Tax Returns and associated matters. Julia brings a sense of fun with her to the Ashford office and is always cheerful.


Personal Tax Accountant & Payroll Team Leader

Darren joined Accounts Unlocked in 2014 after having several years experience within the accounting and tax sector. Prior to this he was employed by Natwest bank and he uses this experience to assist him in his current role within our tax department, but can also assist with other areas that we deal with including VAT and payroll if the need arises.



Mandy has worked at Accounts Unlocked LLP since 2012 and deals with bookkeeping, VAT, credit control, management accounts and dealing with clients on a day to day basis.



Helen joined us here at Accounts Unlocked in February 2014. She has brought with her a wealth of experience from previous administration and reception roles. Helen deals with Companies House and HMRC and also helps with engaging new clients to the business. In her spare time Helen is studying for her Law Degree, specialising in Company and Partnership Law.



Niki joined the administration team on a temporary basis in April 2017 and became a permanent member of staff in July 2017. Niki has experience of working within a busy administrative office and loves drinking tea!