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MEET THE TEAM

Create Balance is a dedicated Tunbridge Wells based practice born from the seed of an idea during what must have been the most challenging time of all of our lives - 2020. 

The entire world was experiencing events which nobody could have comprehended.  From that chaos and uncertainty, one thing was clear, peer support was paramount to our own wellbeing and that of our clients.  The union of two local practices in 2020, to launch in 2021, placed together experience and ambition and we are extremely proud of the brand and identity we have created. 

 

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and inclusive employer as well as a quality service provider who puts our clients first, with added value services being integral to our offering.

Nicola, Danielle and the Create Balance Team

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Nicola Cubbon   FCA

Director

Nicola established her own practice in 2001, and has a client base that stretches from Kent to Edinburgh.

 

After graduating from Edinburgh University with a degree in Biological Science, Nicola decided to move from counting fruit flies to 'counting beans'. Nicola worked as a management accountant and functional analyst before moving into practice, accumulating over 30 years of experience.

Nicola originally qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Danielle Friend FMAAT

Director

Danielle has previously run her own successful practice established in 2013. 
 
Danielle is an affiliated member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and also a General Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 
 
Danielle has over twenty years experience with SME's, NFP's and Charities and has pioneered the outsourced offering of a Virtual Finance Department and Finance Director for hire for those organisations who aren't yet ready to commit to a full time FD. 

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Jane Hodge
CTA ATT (Fellow)

Tax Adviser

Jane originally went to fashion college and wanted to take up a career in the industry. Little did she know that the draw of tax would mean she has now been a Chartered Tax Adviser for nearly 25 years. 

Jane has extensive experience in private client tax and has worked in accountancy and law practices, as well as
 having experience in the wealth management sector. 


Jane deals with all aspects of personal tax compliance and advisory issues as well as Trusts and Estates.

Jane prides herself on giving her clients the care and service they need which is presented in a manner they truly understand.





 

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Becky Pay 
F
MAAT

Client Manager

Becky started her career as Danielle's apprentice in 2011 and has been working with her ever since.

Becky is a qualified Accounts Technician and has recently been awarded her affiliated status, which shows a dedication towards her career and continued learning.

Becky is a talented and knowledgeable accountant who will make sure procedure is followed to the letter.  Becky's specialist area is data.

Becky is a fantastic asset to this talented and innovative team.  

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Hanna Smith
CPA

Accountant

Hanna started her career in one of the top accountancy firms in the world. Since then she has worked internationally in a variety of industries including financial services, retail and construction. 

Hanna's experience lies in international standards and statutory accounting; she has a diverse general business knowledge and strong commercial acumen.

Hanna has a BA in Economics and is a qualified accountant with US credentials. We are very lucky to call her our colleague.

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Lisa Jevsejenko  MAAT

Accountant

Lisa has been working in the finance sector for the last 20 years and is AAT qualified.

Lisa is a highly committed to her clients and will always go above and beyond to make sure the client receives the care they need and deserve.


Lisa is continuing to study and is hoping to get her ACCA in the not too distant future.

 

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