Meet our specialist team of professionals with over 50 years of combined experience.

Rebecca Ray

Managing Director & Accountant

Rebecca Ray FFA FIPA, founding member of Tide Accounting, is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountant and leads the team of qualified, experienced individuals.
As well as leading Tide Accounting and her accounting work, she is currently studying for the Chartered Institute of Taxation examinations.

Rachel d’Avoine

Practice Manager

Rachel deals with Client Administration, Bookkeeping and Self Assessment Tax preparation as well as Payroll services.

Rachel’s extensive experience is backed up by the International Association of Bookkeeping qualifications.

Tel: 01425 674776

Peter Lewis ACA

Chartered Accountant

Peter is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience helping businesses of all sizes.

Peter has been with Tide Accounting since 2001 and is currently working with clients across the Dorset and Hampshire region.

Tel: 01425 674776

Ben Sargeant

Assistant Accountant

Ben is currently studying for his Level 4 AAT qualification. He helps prepare year end accounts and has proved to be a valuable addition to the Tide team since April 2023.

Tel: 01425 674776

Nicola Vines


Nicola is an AAT qualified Bookkeeper as well as Management Accountant working with clients of all sizes across the country.

Tel: 01425 674776

Tara Novell


Tara is a self-employed bookkeeper working as New Forest Bookkeeping whose excellent bookkeeping skills ensure she is also an essential part of the Tide Accounting Team. She is qualified with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Tel: 01425 674776

Nicola Kirby


Nicola is IAB qualified and is the newest team member at Tide. She specialises in Bookkeeping on Sage, Xero and Quickbooks.

Tel: 01425 674776