About us

Specialising in the technology, creative, not-for-profit and consultancy sectors (but servicing many others) we very much focus on accounts being the beginning of your story and not the end.

We help our clients to set up the systems they need to have up to date financial information and the regular reporting that they need to keep on top of their figures.

Our forecasting services help you to format a financial plan and we’ll help you keep on track with that, creating all of the information that you need for your investors, funding or to achieve your personal financial goals.

Our tax department will ensure you stay tax efficient, whether that be through corporate or personal tax-planning services, claiming Research and Development Tax Credits or simply ensuring you are making the use of all of the allowances available to you.

Meet the team

Emma D’Aubyn BFP FCA – Founder and Principal

Emma D’Aubyn is Mutu Accountancy’s founder and Managing Director and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales as well as a Business Finance Professional.

Emma trained at Deloitte (one of the prestigious ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms), obtaining her Chartered Accountancy qualification while working in the Audit and Assurance department, auditing and preparing accounts for a wide range of clients from large multinationals to small local businesses.

She then worked in the Group Reporting team at Dyson, and as Financial Controller for a department of BBC Worldwide (subsequently bought out by Private Equity investors) before founding her accountancy and practice in 2013.

Emma has lived in Bath since attending the University of Bath where she fell in love with the city. She recently spent 18 months living in Canada where she successfully ran her business remotely during that time.

 

Emma D’Aubyn
Kirsty Simpson ACCA – Freelance Tax Manager

Kirsty manages the Mutu Accountancy Tax Department and regularly provides both verbal and written advice to our clients.

She has experience in covering a wide range of areas which include capital gains, corporation tax, income tax, inheritance tax, EIS/SEIS/VCT, trusts, VAT, company restructuring and re-organisation and stamp duty.

Kirsty is a Chartered Accountant who achieved all first-time passes and holds a first-class degree in Applied Accountancy. She is currently working towards obtaining Chartered Tax Advisory status, which is widely considered the gold standard in taxation in the UK. She has about eight years’ experience working in accountancy and tax.

In her spare time, Kirsty enjoys travelling, reading and going to the theatre.

Kirsty Simpson
Lynn McQuarrie FCCA – Financial Accountant

Lynn joined Mutu Accountancy in 2020. She prepares year end statutory accounts and tax returns for many clients.

Lynn is a Chartered Accountant recently becoming a Fellowship member of ACCA.

Lynn is originally from the Isle of Wight and moved to Bath after living and working in central London for many years.

She has over 15 years experience working in small accountancy practises. She has worked with businesses from a variety of trades; latterly specialising with clients in film & tv and the music industries.

In her spare time, Lynn enjoys exploring the UK with her young family, travelling & photography and trying new things.

Lynn McQuarrie
Mandy Withers AAT – Management Accountant

Mandy is an extremely experienced bookkeeper having run her own Bookkeeping practice for many years before joining our team at Mutu.

Mandy specialises in our more complicated bookkeeping work, management accounts and is a dab hand at getting our new clients books into great shape if they have got a bit messy or out of control before coming to Mutu.

Mandy also quality controls our bookkeeping work and is experienced in CIS.

In her spare time Mandy likes walking her Husky and yoga.

Mandy
Rebekah – Accountant

Rebekah joined Mutu Accountancy in October 2021 as a Trainee Accountant. She has completed Level 2 of the AAT Accounting qualification and is now studying the ATT (tax) qualification as an apprentice.

Since joining Mutu she has been involved in preparing personal tax returns, bookkeeping and VAT returns and looks forward to getting involved in other bits of work in the future.

Rebekah is originally from South Africa but moved to the UK in December 2018 with her family. She enjoys reading, art, spending time with family and travel.

Rebekah
Susan – Finance Manager

Susan has a wealth of experience working in small owner-run businesses. Having started at the bottom, she worked her way up from accounts clerk to Accountant, giving a fantastic all-round experience.

Because of her experience, she can handle all aspects of a busy office. Payroll, VAT, credit control, cash flow, currency transactions budgeting and preparing accounts for year-end. She has experience in staff management and HR matters and is used to dealing with group companies. She enjoys problem solving and reconciliations and loves to rise to a challenge.

She studied in her own time whilst working full time and raising a family, attaining both ACCA and AAT qualifications with first time passes.

She spent most of her life in Oxfordshire, moving down to Somerset when her first granddaughter was born three years ago. Since then she has looked after her two days a week and likes to work part-time with small businesses on the other three.

Susan
Laura – Bookkeeper

Laura is the cornerstone of the practice, having worked with Mutu in one way or another for many years.

Laura is responsible for our in-house bookkeeping and credit control so you might see a very polite reminder email from her if you forget to pay your invoice. Laura is an extremely experienced bookkeeper and has her own bookkeeping practice in Bath which she has run successfully for many years.

Laura
Amber – Freelance Financial and Client Manager

Amber is a qualified Accountant and highly experienced Bookkeeper.

She has years of experience in her field, working on VAT returns, Management accounts, Company valuations and payrolls.

She primarily provides financial management services for our larger clients.

Livia Cook AATQB – Junior Accountant

Livia is our AAT qualified bookkeeper, She joined Mutu in July 2023 as a Junior Accountant, having completed her AAT level 3, she aspires to gain her ACCA qualification

Livia does bookkeeping and payroll for a number of our clients and also endeavours into admin and IT to help improve Mutu’s efficiency, productivity and Positivity.

She moved to south west after living in Essex for most of her youth. She likes architecture, history and IT innovation and enjoys watching her favourite shows, video games and spending time with friends

Amy – Freelance Finance Manager

Amy provides Finance Manager services for some of our larger clients and charities.

She is extremely organised and efficient and keeps everything up to date for our clients.