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Meet The Team!

Expertise to deal with complex business finance issues, since 1935.

Hello, we’re LHP Accountants, a dynamic team of chartered accountants based in Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Lampeter, Tenby and Cross Hands. We’re a modern advisory practice, with a ‘personal business touch’. Our 70+ members of staff, over 5 locations have the expertise to deal with the most complex of issues, yet we’re small enough to provide the individual service our clients appreciate.

Directors

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Matthew Williams (FCA, CTA)

Managing Director

Matthew Williams is Managing Director at LHP based at the HQ in Carmarthen. Having worked previously with National firms in Cardiff, Matthew has brought his experience to Carmarthenshire to assist clients, with a broader outlook.

As a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, Matthew advises on a wide range of matters, including specialist tax issues. As the LHP Audit and Tax partner, Matthew works at a local level, dealing with regional businesses to provide efficient, cost-effective solutions.

Given the experience Matthew has gained over the years, he has built up a wealth of knowledge in:

  • Cloud accounting systems
  • dentists and dental specialists
  • solicitors and other professional practices
  • construction industry and engineering companies
  • motor retailers
  • farming
  • medical professionals, including consultants & pharmacists
  • charitable and not-for-profit organisations
  • tourism businesses – hotels, caravan parks & holiday lets
  • care and residential homes
  • motor retailers

Matthew firmly believes in communicating with clients and is in regular contact with them, to ensure he’s available to provide timely, suitable advice.

Matthew lives in St Clears and married to Sarah, with three children. He enjoys playing golf and supports the local and national rugby teams. He is a keen reader of fiction, especially Matthew Reilly and James Patterson and likes to keep fit by playing squash and swimming. Matthew is also an active member of Carmarthen Round Table, which raises money for local charities. During the winter, he coaches the local junior rugby teams.

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Eirian Humphreys (FCA, FCCA)

Agriculture Director

Eirian Humphreys is Agriculture Director at LHP, based at their HQ in Carmarthen. Having worked on his family farm for a number of years, Eirian decided on a change of career in 2000, and joined a local accountancy practice. Over the following five years Eirian worked in Carmarthen and Swansea, during which time he studied to become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which he successfully completed in 2005, and then later became a fellow (FCCA).

Having then returned to Carmarthenshire, he worked in Ammanford before taking over an accountancy practice in Carmarthen in May 2008, which he then developed and expanded over the following fifteen months. In August 2009, Eirian joined LHP as a partner, where he was able to use his substantial agricultural knowledge, to assist the client base. Eirian added to his ACCA qualification in 2010 by gaining Chartered Accountant status (ACA) and then in 2020, fellow membership (FCA).

Eirian’s agricultural background and extensive experience gained in accountancy, has given him an in-depth knowledge of a variety of businesses, including:

  • farming and related industries
  • construction industry
  • public houses and restaurants
  • retail and wholesale trades
  • trade professionals – electricians, plumbers, carpenters…
  • renewable energy

Eirian speaks Welsh fluently and strongly believes in providing a personal service to each of his clients.

Eirian lives in Llangain with his partner Bet. His interests include rugby, DIY and gardening and he spends a lot of his weekend time at his favourite seaside town, Aberaeron.

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Janet Collins (FCCA)

Director

Janet Collins is a director at LHP based at their HQ in Carmarthen. Janet started her accountancy career in a Llandovery accountancy practice in 1984, before moving to a larger Swansea accountancy firm, to gain more experience. While in Swansea, she continued her accountancy training. She joined LHP in 2008 as a fully qualified certified accountant. With over 30 years’ experience in the profession, Janet has gained invaluable knowledge in:

  • accounts preparation
  • audits
  • taxation
  • care homes
  • consultancy companies
  • retailers
  • construction
  • haulage
  • small business advice
  • female entrepreneurship
  • outsourced director services
  • probate

Janet deals a lot with care homes, consultancy companies, retail traders and the construction industry. She is active is various West Wales women’s networking events – a niche area for her.

Janet is an expert in demystifying Cloud accounting and can act as finance director, bookkeeper or advisor. Helping small businesses take control of their finances.

Janet likes to know all about her clients! How they operate. Why they started. And what their goals and objectives are.  And they’re welcome to know the same about her. Janet believes, if you ‘get’ each other, then clients get the best advice and are confident all  financial areas of their business are taken care of – not just accounts or tax returns.

Janet enjoys regular contact with clients to ensure the personal touch is maintained and is a fluent Welsh speaker, which is useful, as many of her clients are too.

Janet is married with two children and in her free time, she enjoys motorsport, reading , eating out and spending time with her family and dogs. She also acts as a Councillor on the Llandybie Community Council and was their Chairperson in 2017/18.

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Dafydd Rees (FCCA)

Director

Dafydd Rees is a director at LHP, based at their HQ in Carmarthen. Dafydd is a qualified accountant and fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Dafydd has over 20 years’ experience in the accountancy and audit sectors.

Throughout his career, he has gained a wealth of expertise and experience working with a wide range of clients, from sole traders and family-run businesses, to large companies and charities.

Dafydd has a wealth of experience and knowledge in:

  • corporate audits
  • advanced tax
  • cloud accounting
  • tourism support
  • retail advice
  • logistics
  • food manufacturing
  • construction – CIS subcontractors

Dafydd is a fluent welsh speaker and in his spare time he enjoys following The Scarlets and Welsh Rugby Union teams, and spending time with his family.

Associates / Practice Managers

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Rhys Jones (FCCA)

Associate Director – Lampeter Practice

Rhys Jones is an Associate director at LHP and Practice Manager of LHP Lampeter. Rhys attended Cardiff University, obtaining a degree in Accounting in 2003 and a Masters degree in Finance in 2004. Rhys then joined a regional accountancy firm in Cardiff and went to on qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant. Rhys gained his post-qualification experience with a national firm in South Wales. There he carried out various assignments – for both owner-managed businesses and Not-For-Profits, focusing in the main on auditing services.

Rhys is a fluent Welsh speaker and in 2013 he decided to return to his West Wales roots and join LHP. Rhys enjoys all kinds of sport, including running and squash and is a keen follower of The Scarlets and Wales Rugby.

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Lisa Oliver (FCCA)

Associate Director – Haverfordwest Practice

Lisa Oliver is an Associate director at LHP and the Practice Manager at LHP Haverfordwest. Specialising in agriculture, Lisa advises a diverse portfolio of agricultural clients and provides accounting, VAT and tax advice for farmers, landowners and agriculturally-related businesses. Lisa also assists on client management accounts, budgeting and cashflow forecasts.

Lisa graduated from Harper Adams University College before embarking on her career in accountancy with a Gloucestershire firm of accountants, in their Farms and Estates team. Here she spent 13 years, before making the move to Pembrokeshire in 2020.

Lisa is also a governor for Hartpury University and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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Amanda Cunningham (ACCA, FMAAT)

Tenby Practice Manager

Amanda is Practice Manager and qualified accountant for LHP Tenby. Her role involves managing the busy office where 8 staff reside. Amanda’s career has always been in the Pembrokeshire region, which has given her lots of local knowledge and experience in sectors like tourism. She represents hundreds of caravan owners across Wales and in the UK. Amanda has worked independently for several local businesses, has FMAAT status and became a qualified accountant in 2017. Amanda transitioned to LHP during the acquisition of the Alexander Partnership. Amanda’s wealth of knowledge ranges from sole traders up to large companies and includes:

  • hotels
  • bars and restaurants
  • construction and engineering
  • static caravans and lodge sub-lets

When not running the busy office in Tenby, Amanda loves spending time with her husband, grown up children and cat!

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Sajid Chowdhury

Cross Hands Operations Manager

Sajid Chowdhury is the Operations Manager at LHP Cross Hands.

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Carmarthen

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Cerith Williams (ACCA)

Client Manager

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Samantha Hart (ACCA)

Digital Manager

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Mathew Price (ACCA)

Client Manager

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Elin Childs (ACA)

Client Manager

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Shona Humphreys (CTA)

Chartered Tax Advisor

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Katie Evans (ATT)

Tax Manager

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Ken Rowlands

VAT Accountant

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Barry Thomas

Agriculture Accountant

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Sioned Davies (ACCA)

Accountant

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Kay Augustus (ACIPP)

Payroll Manager

Lampeter

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Rhys Jones (FCCA)

Associate Director & Practice Manager

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Megan Jones

Accountant

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Geraint Jones

Accountant

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Tracy Jones

Accountant

Haverfordwest

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Lisa Oliver (FCCA)

Associate Director & Practice Manager

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Lisa Davies

Accountant

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Tracey Busch

Accountant

Tenby

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Amanda Cunningham (ACCA, FMAAT)

Practice Manager

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Michelle Reynolds

Operations Manager

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Peter Griffiths (BSc ACA)

Senior Accountant

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Cross Hands

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Sajid Chowdhury

Operations Manager

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Yasha Rahbari

Senior Accountant

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Tasnim Miah

Trainee Accountant

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