Our Team

Anil Mohanlal

Telephone: 0208 993 7771

Email: anil@kumar.co.uk

Position: Managing partner

Qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)

Experience & Specialism's: Anil is the founding director of Kumar Strategic Consultants Ltd having originally set it up as a sole practice in 1985. He therefore has substantial experience exceeding 34 years in working closely with small and medium sized enterprises and is normally the first point of contact for new clients. He has worked with business owners ranging from one man start ups (and helped to grow their business to generate annual turnover of tens of millions) to much larger companies requiring a multitude of different services. He specialises in working closely with owners of small and medium sized enterprises in various industries helping them to develop strategic plans and improve their growth and profits. He is therefore particularly aware of problems faced by growing businesses in difficult economic environments.

Anil is a recognised public speaker and regularly presents at network and industry specific events, most notably at property and related functions where his expertise is in much demand

He acts as a non executive director for many businesses helping them to make every day business decisions and reach their goals.

Prior to setting up Kumar Strategic Consultants Ltd (with one client) in 1985, Anil trained with a eleven partner west end firm and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1983.

Outside Work: Anil is keen to get involved in local and national affairs and served almost 20 years working for The Princes Trust helping young entrepreneurs start their own business. His work was recognised when he was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

In 2011 he was chosen to accompany a business delegation organised by UKTI to India with a view to increase trade between the two countries. This was timed to coincide with a visit by Lord Green the UK Trade Minister and recognised Anil’s extensive business experience in both countries.

More recently he personally met the current Prime Minister of India - Mr Narendra Modi to discuss plans for real estate and tourist development in the city of Ahmedabad.

He likes to socialize with both clients (who have over the years become friends) and also non clients. Anil would argue his main expertise was as a goalie in indoor 5 a side football but now admits age has caught up with him. Nowadays he is more likely to be seen with a large glass of wine rather than a football.

Charles Clarke

Telephone: 0208 993 7771

Email: charles@kumar.co.uk

Position: Manager

Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant -FCCA and Member of the Personal Finance Society, The Society of Mortgage Professionals and the Chartered Insurance Institute -Dip PFS, Cert CII (MP & ER)

Experience & Specialism's: Charles has many years experience of working with small to medium size businesses having joined Kumar Strategic Consultants Ltd in October 2004 having gained his experience in other firms based in London and Middlesex. Charles has extensive charity audit and accounts experience and particularly enjoys helping entrepreneurial clients to grow their business and become more profitable.

Charles is also a diploma in financial planning certificate holder and is therefore extremely knowledgeable about financial services matters.

He is also a specialist lifetime mortgage advisor with the relevant professional qualifications and experience in dealing with Lifetime Mortgages. That makes him a specialist for dealing with clients of all ages and needs on Mortgages, Investments, Insurance, Pensions, Equity Release, etc…

Charles is an online accounting software expert with vast experience of working on Xero, Quickbooks and Kashflow amongst others. He is a Quickbook Certified Accountant and a Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

Charles enjoys working with various clients who include landlords, startups businesses, small companies , partnerships and self-employed individuals to achieve their business and personal goals. He has presented at various landlords forums including The National Landlords Association meetings and enjoys working with client to review their current circumstances and portfolio and implement and tax planning and protection recommendations.

Outside Work: Charles is a keen sportsman who enjoys running, walking and playing basketball (he is 6' 2"). He is also a keen charity fund raiser and regularly does charity walks to raise funds for a local charity.

Bryan Stevens

Telephone: 0208 993 7771

Email: bryan@kumar.co.uk

Position: Tax Consultant

Qualifications: Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)

Experience & Specialism's: Bryan in his past life was a tax manager at Grant Thornton (one of the major international firms). He has substantial experience in all aspects of tax and related matters.

Bryan's expertise without doubt is taxation, taxation, taxation and raising four kids. You have to be very good at keeping your tax bills low to be able to afford putting four kids through private school.

Outside Work: Badminton is Bryan's passion. If you can't find him he is probably on a badminton court somewhere.

Yuen Ma

Telephone: 0208 993 7771

Email: yuen@kumar.co.uk

Position: Senior Management Accountant

Qualifications: FCCA Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants

Experience & Specialism's: Yuen is a qualified accountant with more than 25 years experience in auditing and all aspects of accounting. He has worked in one of the major international audit firms for about 10 years and thereafter held senior management positions in several private enterprises. He therefore has considerable knowledge and experience in a variety of businesses, both as an external auditor/accountant as well as from ‘within’ the business. Yuen provides a full range of management accounting services to clients visiting them regularly and working closely with the owners to ensure their accounting departments work like clockwork.

Outside Work: Yuen likes to travel and apart from South America and Africa has seen almost everything else. In his spare time he is an avid table tennis player. Do not challenge him to a match…unless you like to lose.

Kavitha Kathirvel

Telephone: 0208 993 7771

Email: kavi@kumar.co.uk

Position: Accounts Senior

Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
Part qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Experience & Specialism's: Kavi has over 8 years experience in a practice environment having started as a Junior and progressed to a Senior position. Her expertise lies in accounts preparation/finalisation, tax returns, VAT and management accounts.

Outside Work: Kavi spends regular time at the gym and is often seen doing voluntary work for charitable organisations. She is also a keen cyclist.

Sonia Khela

Telephone: 0208 993 7771

Email: sonia@kumar.co.uk

Position: Marketing & Accounts Assistant

Qualifications: Bsc Biological Sciences

Experience & Specialism's: Sonia joined Kumar Strategic Consultants Ltd in November 2003 whilst finishing her education. For the past year Sonia has been concentrating on sales and marketing where she enjoys talking to and meeting new people who are interested in not only accounts but also business growth and development. Kumar Strategic Consultants Ltd also lets her 'run loose' when she puts on her 'credit control' hat and chases our late paying clients for outstanding fees. Whilst you will enjoy talking to her, just hope she has no reason to call you for late payment! Sonia is a key member of our team and also enjoys participating in preparation of accounts for our smaller clients, as well as assisting in administrative duties.

Outside Work: Sonia has a passion for nature and the environment and has an affinity for animals and has particular interest in environmental sciences and statistics. She hopes to start her thesis based on ecological research in the near future. Her hobbies include watching films, sports, dancing and listening to music as well as relaxing at home with her family (which includes her cat!).

Sue Turner

Telephone: 0208 993 7771

Email: sue@kumar.co.uk

Position: Marketing Manager

Experience & Specialism's: Sue absolutely loves talking with and meeting new people and has a distinguished background in customer services. During the last five years she has concentrated in sales and marketing and is currently a very instrumental and key member of our team in helping us achieve our marketing and new business goals.

Outside Work: Despite the demands of a young 3 year old daughter, you will always find Sue extremely energetic and bubbly. Catch her at the right time and you will not fail to notice that she possesses a wicked sense of humour.

She is very proud of her feet (size 10 if you must know). Weekends are for her family but in the time she has to herself you will find her clubbing and having a 'girls night out' with her many friends - either that or you will find her in an upmarket shoe shop checking out the latest footwear for next Friday night!