Our People

Meet the Taxless team of tax advisers and accountants:

Irina Barchenkova FCCA ATT MCSI – Tax Advisor

Irina was born in Russia. After graduating from University, she was employed by one of the biggest banks in Russia as an auditor. Irina moved to England in 1998 to pursue her career further. She qualified as a Tax Advisor in October 2005 and as a Chartered Certified Accountant in June 2006. She was awarded Fellowship in 2011.

Using her experiences and knowledge from working in accounting practices, Irina has developed Taxless over the last six years to be an Independent Accounting Practice offering Professional Tax advice as well as accounting and financial strategy services. The growth of the practice has been achieved by working closely with Business owners, supporting them in the development of their strategic goals and most importantly assisting them with the successful implementation of those strategies and financial goals.

Irina has been a frequent contributor to the Russian London Courier as a tax advisor. She holds both UK and Russian citizenship and is fluent in English, Russian and Mordovskii.

Alongside running a business, Irina is also a keen tennis player at her local club.

Geoff Matthews BSc Econ (Hons) ACMA – Director / Owner

Geoff Matthews has over 30 years’ practical experience helping companies to develop. He has held senior financial roles in UK top 100 companies as well as advising many smaller organisations.

Geoff holds a current CIMA practising certificate and works with both SME and large clients including BT, Fujitsu, Liberata, and CGI.

He strongly believes clients are in business first and foremost to both save tax and make money. By working with clients, Geoff can help them meet their profit and growth targets. The aim is to do this while helping to take away their accounting and tax concerns. Clients can then concentrate on what they are best at- selling their products and services.

Sophia Barchenkova – Office Manager

Sophia is the Office Manager and is responsible for keeping us all in order as well as dealing with company secretarial matters. She is fluent in both English and Russian.

Jade Gauld – Qualified ACCA Accountant

Jade enjoys doing accounts for both self employed and limited company clients. She is learning more about tax to supplement the expertise already on the team. Jade is also experienced in both payroll and VAT returns, with over 5 years experience

Natalia Uscheva – Qualified ACCA Accountant

Milena Sherman Clark – Qualified ACCA Accountant

Natalie Richardson – Part Qualified ACCA Accountant