Meet the team…

Jason Steedman <span style="color:#bc8816;font-weight:lighter;font-size: 16px;">FCCA</span>

Jason Steedman FCCA

Managing Director

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ason has worked in accountancy, investment and tech for over 20 years in London, Edinburgh and Manchester with Deutsche Bank, Baillie Gifford, Edinburgh Partners and BNY Mellon, where he was Fund Accounting Vice President.

Jason is a Mathematics graduate and Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), further qualified as IMC, IAQ and PRINCE2, and specialises in technical financial projects, working with clients across various sectors, particularly blockchain/crypto, software, sustainability and medical.

Away from work Jason likes to spend his time walking and running with his wife and two black Labradors, Ripley and Star.

Mark McLeod <span style="color:#bc8816;font-weight:lighter;font-size: 16px;">ACCA</span>

Mark McLeod ACCA

Senior Manager

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ark joined the Steedman team in September 2020 through the merger with Scotia Accounting.

A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Mark’s responsibilities lie mainly in the delivery of client service, including tax and business advice, accounts preparation and software integration.

Mark specialises in start-up projects, staff mentoring and building solid and lasting client relationships.

Away from work he enjoys spending time with family and friends, plays amateur football and enjoys a round of golf. Most of his time though is spent chasing after his handsome son, Hunter and his Cavapoo, Talisker.

Kirstin Strachan <span style="color:#bc8816;font-weight:lighter;font-size: 16px;">MLIBF CeMAP, CIPD</span>

Kirstin Strachan MLIBF CeMAP, CIPD

Operations Director

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irstin has 20 years’ senior management experience in a variety of private sector organisations. Kirstin is responsible for the operational success of the business, providing leadership to multidisciplinary teams, as well as being responsible for risk management and corporate governance. Kirstin is also responsible for Venture Capital, EIS & SEIS, spearheads our Female Entrepreneurial Division and leads our Covid-19 response support.

A member of the LIBF and qualified CeMAP advisor, Kirstin is able to provide advice on Mortgage & Protection via our subsidiary company, in addition to being a qualified HR practitioner, adding value for clients and complementing our main business.

You can find Kirstin hiking the Scottish Munro’s most weekends. She also loves cooking and walks with her dogs Jack and Lumo.

Ya Cheng

Ya Cheng

Payroll Manager

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a, who is originally from China, has a degree in Mathematics. She joined Steedman & Co in March 2021 as a Payroll Associate. Ya has years’ experience in payroll and HR sectors.

In her spare time, Ya loves playing piano, longboarding, photography and going to gigs (she has photographed bands all around the world). She also enjoys travelling and shopping!

Fiona Tait

Fiona Tait

Accountant

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iona has worked at Steedman and Company for over 25 years, looking after the VAT and accounts for a vast range of clients and business types.

As leader of the VAT team, Fiona is responsible for ensuring that all of Steedman and Company’s VAT clients are up to date with their latest calculations, submissions, and returns on a periodic basis.

Fiona also looks after our clients up to the point of final accounts preparation.

Outside work Fiona enjoys spending time with family and her grandchildren take up a lot of her time. Fiona also enjoys travelling.

Ricky Steedman

Ricky Steedman

Tax Consultant

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icky worked as an Investigator in the Inland Revenue for over 20 years before founding Steedman & Company in 1987, giving him the experience and knowledge that’s enabled him to help so many clients over the years.

His appearance on a Channel 4 television programme about the inside workings of Revenue and Customs was watched by 4.1m, sealing his status as one of the most highly respected tax consultants working in Scotland today.

Ricky leads all tax investigation and COP 9 cases, using his extensive knowledge to help people reach a positive resolution to their situation.

When away from his busy work schedule Ricky enjoys gardening and visiting local pubs and restaurants.

Evie Thomas Yates

Evie Thomas Yates

Operations Associate

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vie joined Steedman and Company in 2020 as part of the business support team.

She is currently undertaking her Modern Apprenticeship qualification and is a key member of the front of house team.

Evie enjoys spending time with friends, exploring new places, travelling and shopping!

Ryan Nellies

Ryan Nellies

AAT Trainee Accountant

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yan joined through our Modern Apprenticeship scheme in 2019 from school where he attained excellent results in Mathematics, Business and Statistics. Ryan supports the accounts and payroll departments.

Ryan likes keeping fit by running and playing football. He also enjoys going out with friends and playing a little bit of guitar as well as listening to music.

Mhairi Lee

Mhairi Lee

Operations Associate

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hairi joined Steedman in late 2019 as our Receptionist under our Modern Apprenticeship programme. Mhairi is highly organised, an excellent communicator and acts as team PA. She is bright and welcoming and your first point of contact when visiting or calling our office.

When away from work Mhairi enjoys music, especially live music, spending time with friends and family and going out for food and drinks.

Anne Rogers

Anne Rogers

Administrator

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nne is a busy and organised member of the Steedman team. With a wealth of experience she ensures limited company compliance is kept up to date and liaises with Companies House and HMRC.

Anne loves to travel, cook and spend time with friends and family.

Cameron Catterall

Cameron Catterall

Payroll Associate

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ameron joined us in June 2021 under our Apprenticeship scheme, straight from school, excelling in many areas. Cameron is keen to build himself a career in accountancy. In his free time he enjoys staying active by playing golf with family members and playing rugby. He also likes socialising with friends.

Emma Mitchell

Emma Mitchell

Business Support Apprentice

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mma joined Steedman under our Modern Apprenticeship scheme in 2022. She has a background in customer service and is part of our front of house team. She will be one of the friendly faces to greet you at our offices. In her spare time Emma enjoys travelling and discovering new destinations, culture and history.