Meet the team

At Cobalt Accountancy we have the skills, the tools and experience to move your business forward. Communication is central to our working ethos. Our clients value our ability to listen as much as our expertise and advice.

Kathryn McBean BA (Hons), CA

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Kathryn McBean

Kathryn McBean is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who started her career in 1999 and has thrived working for a number of accountancy practices in both Aberdeen and Edinburgh.  Over the years she has taken on varying roles including managing a portfolio of client businesses across a wide breadth of industries, ranging in size from £5,000 to £8.8 million turnover.

Kathryn’s passion and determination is to assist owner managed businesses and give you the financial direction required to succeed and realise your business ambitions, resulting in the creation of Cobalt Accountancy at the beginning of 2008.

Kathryn has become disillusioned with the lack of breadth of support micro businesses sometimes receive and believes that you deserve better.  Cobalt’s philosophy is that entrepreneurs usually start a business because you have a technical skill or passion, not because you can not be expected to be an expert in every aspect of your business. Cobalt will help fill that gap.

Kathryn runs the business so you will receive her personal attention, experience and expertise.  She is also a self-confessed Geek, who loves all things technological and is a super expert user of Excel and Word.

Aside from her professional interests, Kathryn is married and enjoys walking, reading,  history and playing with ‘tech’, as well as her voluntary role with the Big Project’s board, a local charity working with children and young people.

The rest of the team

Our accounts team, headed up by Marian, can give you confidence that your year end accounts will be completed efficiently and on time.

Our bookkeeping and VAT team will fit in to your business on or off site.  Most of the time we can provide simple solutions so that you can do it yourself, but when you need that extra support or hands on help please be assured that Joanna, Sophie and the team will be there.

We recommend Iris Openbooks and the team at FreeAgent Central to provide you with a comprehensive bookkeeping solution.  You’ll only need to speak to these guys very occasionally, but we are talking regularly.  They’re the software experts who try to deliver the best software solution.

Payroll is one of those necessary evils for growing businesses, with increasing administrative burdens and filing requirements, Jane and her specialist team are always on hand to help.

We all know what a pain issuing and chasing up invoices can be.  But why not take the hassle away?  Amelia can be there to free you up to grow your business – not be bogged down making those phone calls and fighting through those excuses!

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