Rob Keller ACA
Rob attended the University of the West of England in Bristol, where he gained a Distinction in the Foundation course in Accountancy. He completed his training with a six-partner firm based in Bristol, passing his professional exams in 1983. He subsequently became a qualified Chartered Accountant at the age of 23.
After joining a sole practitioner in Weston for two years to gain an all-round general knowledge of practice life, Rob returned to Bristol as an audit manager in 1986, assisting in all aspects of managing an office and a large audit team.
On 1st February 1989, he commenced full-time in practice as Keller & Co, with just forty clients. The practice expanded rapidly during the first year, and has continued to flourish from its base in Frampton Cotterell. The business currently acts for approximately 900 local companies and tax clients, and employs eighteen staff. There are six qualified accountants, in addition to the two directors of the business, ensuring that all clients have access to a professional adviser at all times.
Described once as an ‘off the wall’ accountant, Rob adopts a personal and friendly approach to all clients, offering tax planning and adding value to both new and existing businesses.
The practice has built up an enviable reputation over many years, and the majority of all new clients are recommended through the existing client base.
Outside of working hours, Rob’s interests include playing golf (whenever time allows) at various courses throughout the South West and Europe, watching Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and listening to their music, travelling and supporting Bristol Rovers FC.
Allison Marshall FCCA MAAT
Allison first started accountancy work in industry working for a landscape company. She was responsible for the bookkeeping, payroll and VAT returns, and this is where she started studying for her Accounting Technician exams.
In 1994, Allison then progressed to work for a local small firm of accountants, completing her Accounting Technician qualifications. She subsequently started studying as a Chartered Certified Accountant, and began preparing sole trader, partnership and limited company accounts.
In 2000, Allison joined Keller & Co and continued preparing management and annual accounts for a range of clients. She qualified in 2003 and presently continues to manage a portfolio of a variety of clients. Seizing the opportunity, Allison bought into the company and became a Director and shareholder in 2009.
She believes that her beginnings in industry enable her to empathise with clients, having worked both sides of record-keeping and accounts preparation.
After work, Allison enjoys going to the theatre, watching both local amateur productions and professional performances in Bristol and London. In her spare time, Allison also enjoys going to the cinema and spending time with good friends - typically shopping and socialising.