An Experienced Team That Puts Your Business’s Needs First

At Vanilla Accounting, we have more than 30 years of experience providing professional accounting advice and services for businesses in a variety of sectors and have established a track record in helping our clients to achieve financial growth.

Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to understanding our clients’ unique business needs and providing them with tailored solutions that improve business efficiency and drive success. Whether you’re a fledgling small and middle-sized enterprise (SME) or an established company, with Vanilla Accounting you can trust in our expertise and commitment to supporting your business every step of the way.

An Experienced Team That Provides Outsourced Accounting Services

Our Mission

  Founded in 2010, our core mission is to deliver high-quality financial advice for businesses at affordable prices.

 Our fixed-fee strategy provides transparency and value for our clients, avoiding the problem of unpredictable charges.

 We make complimentary calls and advice a central part of our service to ensure our clients’ queries or concerns are responded to in a timely manner.

 Accredited as a ‘Clarity Silver Trusted Business Advisor,’ we are the reliable choice as a partner to help you with your business growth plans.

Meet The Team

Phill Edwards

Phil Edwards FCA (Managing Director)

After discovering a passion for supporting business owners to achieve their ambitions, Phil Edwards, a Chartered Accountant, founded Vanilla Accounting in 2010. With over 30 years of experience in national and regional accountancy practices, including KPMG, Grant Thornton and Cooper Parry, Phil brings a wealth of expertise to his work. While dedicated to his profession, Phil understands the importance of a work-life balance. When not assisting clients, he cherishes quality time with his wife and three children. Phil also plays for local hockey club and, as a devoted Nottingham Forest fan, likes to visit the City Ground as often as he can.


Rachael Cobb ACA (Client Services Director)

Qualified to ACA and ATT standards, Rachael Cobb commenced her career as a school leaver at a local firm of accountants. Having gained a strong reputation for training, she subsequently moved into a top 10 accounting firm where she gained her audit qualification and exposure to the world of large corporate companies. Rachael returned to local practice, which is where she feels most at home. In her career, she has enjoyed varied roles including audit, accounts, tax, VAT, preparing superannuation certificates, and financial controller duties. Rachael is an excellent communicator and always strives to meet her clients’ needs, financial situations, and liabilities. In her spare time, Rachael volunteers on the local tax committee and likes to spend time cooking and gardening, as well as watching motorsports!

Rachel Wade AAT (Client Manager)

Rachel Wade is a dedicated professional who achieved AAT and partial ACCA qualifications while simultaneously raising two children and gaining practical experience in local accountancy practices. Her commitment to efficiency, coupled with meticulous attention to detail and a personable demeanour, allows her to establish strong client relationships. Rachel thrives under pressure and excels at meeting deadlines. When she's not in the office, she can be found at the gym, going for a run, walking her dog, or enjoying quality time with her family.

Rachel Wade

Kelly Davies AAT (Client Manager)

After working for accountants for many years, Kelly Davies discovered a passion for bookkeeping and decided to further her own knowledge and skills by becoming an AAT-qualified bookkeeper. She has an enviable skillset which includes Sage Line50, Xero, Moneysoft payroll, a Diploma in Accounting, and additional qualifications in accounting technology and bookkeeping. Kelly strives to learn new ways to do things and is happy to work outside her comfort zone to take on challenges. Outside work, she is a fitness fanatic, regularly embarking on races or Zumba; she also volunteers as a Group Leader for her local Brownies and relishes spending time with family and friends.

Kelly Davies
Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis AAT (Bookkeeper)

Caroline Lewis has worked in the finance sector for over four years, during which time she has focused on bookkeeping and payroll. Her AAT level 4 qualification is an asset in her professional portfolio, as it gives her a more in-depth understanding of her role. Caroline makes a special effort to understand the structure of her clients’ business, as she believes this will help her to deliver a better standard of service. Caroline has excellent people skills, having previously worked as a teaching assistant and retail assistant, so is able to relate to a variety of clients with contrasting needs. Outside work, she plays an important part in her local community as the treasurer for a youth group.


Beth Edwards (Office Manager)

With an interesting and varied career history that spans many roles, Beth Edwards leverages her extensive skillset and experience as the Office Manager at Vanilla Accounting. Dedicated to creating a positive and enjoyable workplace environment for staff and clients, Beth makes it her mission to foster strong relationships within the organisation. Beyond the office, she enjoys the company of family and friends and loves to indulge her passion for cookery - she can often be found crafting something delicious in the kitchen!

Katie Everest (Payroll Supervisor)

Katie Everest is a dedicated Payroll Supervisor with extensive experience in payroll and accounting since 2014. She is currently an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, working towards achieving full membership. Outside of her professional life, Katie cherishes moments with her two young boys and has a passion for travelling and discovering new places, both nearby and afar.

Katie Everest

Helen Geogeghan (Accounts Assistant)

Helen Geogeghan is a key member of the Vanilla Accounting team and has recently returned to work after raising a family. She enjoys the challenge of learning new skills and throws herself into any task with enthusiasm and determination to do the best for her clients. She particularly relishes the opportunity to establish strong working relationships with her clients and will take the time to find out about their ambitions for their business. When she isn’t at work, Helen enjoys spending time with her family, particularly watching sport, and thrives in the tranquillity of her garden.

Helen Geohegan

Jenna Wood (Accounts Assistant)

Jenna Wood brings a wealth of customer service experience to the organisation and is focused on pursuing her AAT qualification. She has exceptional attention to detail and has helped her clients get out of a few tricky situations in the past (for which they are very grateful) and is highly regarded for her efficiency, Jenna takes pride in going the extra mile for our clients. Outside work, Jenna cherishes moments with her daughter, enjoys the cinema, and finds solace in long woodland walks, embracing nature's beauty.


Kind Words from our Clients

Their thoughts define us

Clients come to us because they have heard some good things about us. We are therefore very thankful to those who have said the following kind words. We keep them in front of our desks and also in our minds not because we are proud of it but because it serves as a reminder of the expectations we have to meet.

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David Goddard,
Tundra Property

We appreciate Vanilla Accounting for their clarity and patience. They are professional in what they do but they don’t make us feel too bad when deadlines are approaching.


Paul King,
April King

Vanilla Accounting provided a professional service and always responded quickly to any request I may have and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Tom Gormanly MyDigisafe Limited

We have worked with Phil for over 10 years.  More recently he has helped us set up and provide bookkeeping and accounting services to our new businesses and he undertook a finance director ole with our previous businesses which added a lot of value.

saves me money

Anthony Epworth, Anthony Epworth Limited

I am very pleased with the service I receive and I am confident that using Vanilla Accounting saves me money.

just what we needed

Andy Davis, Neonavitas Limited

Vanilla Accounting’s service has been very good and just what we needed. Vanilla Accounting have been dealing with all our bookkeeping on Xero and the service has been very good and we have no complaints.

They are flexible

Mark Warner, Page one Pictures

I have worked with Phil and Vanilla Accounting now for over a number of years. They are flexible and work around me and my requirements as a business owner and we meet as necessary to discuss the accounts and tax position of the business and that of myself personally.

adds value to our business

Paul Bibby, Optillion Limited


Having Phil Edwards as our accountant undoubtedly adds value to our business. He is a proactive accountant acutely aware of his clients financial well-being.

Get In Touch For More Information

At Vanilla Accounting, our friendly and helpful experts are ready to support you with any aspect of your business’s accounts and finances. To find out more, please contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our team.

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