People

David Marshall

Alexander Marshall was founded in 1987 by David Marshall who has been a Chartered Accountant since 1979 having trained and worked in Glasgow.

A few years after qualifying as a chartered accountant David worked for a number of years in industry gaining valuable experience on the other side of the fence. This experience is invaluable as it provides an understanding of the issues and concerns affecting businesses.

Over the years David has worked with clients of all sizes, ranging from the one man bands to subsidiaries of multinational companies and in most business sectors including construction, engineering, electronics, financial services, leisure, motor trades, retail and not for profit organizations and charities.

David’s objectives are to develop his staff to become exceptional in their roles and to provide excellent service to clients.

In his spare time, when he gets any, David enjoys hill walking and jogging and the occasional round of golf.

Clare Kirkland

Clare has her BA in Accountancy, gained at Caledonian University in June 2007. She then joined the firm and successfully completed her ACCA qualification in May 2012 becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Clare is a Senior Accountant at Alexander Marshall and her specialist areas of work include Assurance, Accountancy, Corporate Tax, and Pension Schemes. She is also a mentor for junior and trainee members of staff passing on her knowledge and experience to assist in their development and progression towards the ACCA qualification.

Her goals and objectives within the firm are to help foster and develop strong team work and service to clients and to develop her own management skills.

Outside of work Clare enjoys socialising with friends and family, reading, keeping active at fitness classes and relaxing at spa days!

Joanna Traynor

Joanna forms part of our team of trainee accountants. She is highly motivated with a strong work ethic and determination to succeed.

She has studied an HND in accounts at Coatbridge College and achieved a 2:1 Honours degree in Accounting at the University of the West of Scotland. Following on from her degree, Joanna is now enjoying gaining experience in a practice and aims to achieve successful outcomes for clients and colleagues.

In her spare time Joanna enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and two sons. She also likes socialising with friends and family and loves to cook.

Karen Renwick

Karen recently joined Alexander Marshall as a Personal Tax Administrator.

She has over 17 years’ experience working with HMRC dealing with PAYE, Self-Assessment, NIC, Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Debt Management.

With Karen’s vast knowledge and experience, her goals and objectives within Alexander Marshall include developing a more comprehensive and client focused personal tax compliance and planning service.

Outside of work Karen enjoys spending quality time with her husband and her 2 children. She also likes reading and socialising with her friends, and keeps active by cycling and gardening.

Lorraine Shaw

Lorraine’s role with Alexander Marshall is the provision of Bookkeeping and VAT services to clients. She has had considerable training and experience in the use of SAGE which is particularly helpful to many clients.

She has worked in an office environment for over 18 years and in practice for the last 4 where she has gained a vast experience in dealing with a variety of clients bookkeeping requirements.

Her specialist areas of work are Bookkeeping and Vat returns and her objectives are to provide accurate and efficient bookkeeping services and to promote accurate record keeping with clients.

In her spare time Lorraine enjoys reading and going for walks.

Jan McKillop

Jan is the Payroll and HR Advisor at Alexander Marshall. She has worked in HR for 20 years and holds a Certificate in Personnel Practice.  Jan became involved in Payroll a few years ago, completing her PDA in Bookkeeping with Sage Payroll.

Her main objectives are to keep up to date with changes in payroll and HR and to provide an accurate and efficient service to clients.

In her spare time Jan, an animal lover, keeps busy with her two rescue dogs.  She also loves to read and enjoys travelling, her favourite destination being the USA.

Charmaine Boyle

Charmaine joined Alexander Marshall in 2011 as Marketing Coordinator.

She is fully qualified in Marketing with over 15 years’ experience and is responsible for the full marketing function at Alexander Marshall.

Charmaine’s goals and objectives for the Marketing Department include building an effective marketing communication strategy, helping customers drive growth and change by finding new ways to engage with customers, creating new and inspiring service offerings and keeping the firm current in an ever changing market place.

Outside of work, Charmaine enjoys keeping active and fit. She also loves travelling and discovering different cultures when the opportunity allows.