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Elaine Dyer, Director


With more than 20 years experience advising commercial clients on all aspects of auditing, accounting and corporate taxes, as well as advising company directors and partnerships and individuals on personal tax, Elaine leads the Stranville John Accounting team.


Whilst Elaine's clients are spread across a wide varierty of industries, she has significant expertise in the property & construction sector, specificially in relation to both commercial and residential property for both investment and rental/leasing purposes.


Elaine is also a member of the ICAS Technical Bulletin editorial panel and she is reponsible for shaping and leading the training for the Martin Aitken Group's Audit & Accounts staff.

Mark McRae, Director


Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the field of business advisory, tax and accounting. Throughout his career, he has worked with clients closely on business improvement, advising on business strategy, planning, operational and profitability improvements, fund raising, tax efficiencies and savings, organisational restructuring, training and the provision of practical technical advice.


Mark's expertise spans a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, engineering, retail, technology, leisure associations, charities and pension schemes. Mark has also advised clients in the renewable energy sector advising, both commercial and community organisations, on corporate strategy, tax efficiencies, business planning and fund raising.

Scott Lawson, Independent Financial Adviser (IFA)


Scott is an IFA with Martin Aitken Financial Services and provides Stranville John clients with independent financial planning advice. Qualified to diploma level under the Personal Finance Society qualification regime,  Scott also holds the Chartered CII qualification for equity release and long term care planning.


He has over 25 years of experience of providing holistic financial advice to both private clients and corporate clients.


Scott believes in offering client objective-led advice, which enables him to gain a greater understanding of his clients' financial objectives and financial goals. Scott's other areas of expertise include advising on investment portfolio planning, estate preservation and succession planning.

Connie Ford, Accountant


Connie joined Stranville John in January 2002 as an Accountant. She has over 43 years’ experience working within professional practice.


She has significant experience working with mainly small and medium sized owner-managed and family companies, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies across a wide range of industries.


Connie has experience in preparing statutory accounts and tax returns for a wide range of companies.

Susan Lawrie, Accounts Assistant


Susan joined Stranville John in 2016 as an Accounts Assistant.


With two years’ experience working within an accountancy firm assisting in the preparation of financial accounts for a varied client base across a range of industries, Susan has significant experience in the preparation VAT returns, bookkeeping and payroll.


Susan graduated from University of the West of Scotland with an honours degree in Accountancy in 2013.

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Janet John, Office Manager, Bookkeeping & Payroll Services


Janet and her husband established Stranville John in 1998. With a background in industry, Janet has mainly set up the bookkeeping systems for the larger clients and provided on and offsite SAGE training.  


Janet has also dealt with the payroll for the larger clients over the years and has ensured compliance with all the legislative changes in this area including CIS and Pensions. Janet qualified with a BSc(hons) from the Open University in 2007 and has an HNC in Business and Finance.

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Tung Li Chan, Accounts Manager


Tung Li joined Stranville John in 2016 as a Chartered Accountant. She has over 13 years’ experience working in professional practice. She advises a varied portfolio of clients which include: sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.


She is ICAS qualified with BA (Hons) and has significant experience in preparing statutory accounts, interim management accounts, corporation tax returns and personal tax returns. She has a good working knowledge of the main online accounting packages, including Sage & Quick Books.


Tung Li has experience across a range of industries, including:  commercial and residential property, retail, manufacturing, construction and professional & technical services.

Rosemary McKendry, Accounts Assistant


Rosemary joined Stranville John in May 2006 as an Accounts Assistant.


With more than 15 years of experience working within professional practice, Rosemary provides assistance to the CA’s and has significant experience in bookkeeping and payroll.