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About Melanie

I fell in to accountancy by accident over 15 years ago and have loved it ever since, there’s something therapeutic about numbers and balancing the books!

My career began helping the accounts lady in a SME business that still used manual accounting books and ledgers, my role was to help put these on to spreadsheets to update the way the accounts processes were completed. I was told I had a ‘knack’ for numbers and so after some debating I became a fully-fledged accounts assistant and started studying for my AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians).

Over the years I have worked for mainly SME companies in a variety of sectors including Catering Equipment, Estate Agents, Builders, Farmers, Entertainment, Hospitality and Wine Merchants. I have also worked for other Accounting Practices so have a fairly broad background that I feel helps me to integrate and understand most business sectors. My passion lies with start-up businesses and being able to help them to achieve their goals and watch them strive when given the best support. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing left for established firms, the busier I am the happier I am.

Melanie Hall

Along with working in accounting and finance I have continued my studies with ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). I also completed a degree with Oxford Brookes University in Applied Accounting and I'm hoping to be accepted on the MBA program in the next few years.

About Fiona

Born and raised in Dublin and having obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin, I moved to London and began my career in accountancy. I started out as a trainee management accountant with global law firm Norton Rose.
I gained my CIMA qualification 3 years later and then moved to the Financial Services sector, working for Newton Investment Management which then became part of Mellon Bank (now BNY Mellon). I started out there in a management reporting role, later moving into fund performance analysis which I really enjoyed.
My next move was back to management reporting with Aviva Investors where I initially worked as a Business Analyst before moving into a business partnering role as Finance Manager for the Property team.

I have always enjoyed working with numbers – it must be in my blood as we have accountants and an actuary in my family. As if that wasn’t enough, I also married into a family of accountants!

Having taken some time out to raise my family, I am happy to be re-igniting my career with Dunnell Accounting and I am enjoying working with Melanie, lots of interesting businesses and a wide variety of clients.


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