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We are united by the goal to help business owners thrive

Farid Gasanov

Farid Gasanov

Director

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Daniel Batham

Daniel Batham

Director

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Haroon Ashfaq

Haroon Ashfaq

Senior Accountant and London Lead

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Natalia Gubarieva

Natalia Gubarieva

Senior Accountant

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Yulia Osipova

Yulia Osipova

R&D Tax Specialist

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Nino Mosidze

Nino Mosidze

Account Manager

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Ayna Hasanova

Ayna Hasanova

Admin and Finance Assistant

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Juris Locs

Juris Locs

IT Systems Manager

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Emiliya Hasanova

Emiliya Hasanova

Account Manager

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Ivan Ermolov

Ivan Ermolov

Account Manager

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Born in Georgia and raised in Azerbaijan, Farid considers himself a citizen of the world. His learning trajectory has been a mix of formal education and intense self-learning, which equipped him with the knowledge and skills to provide the full range of accounting, auditing, and taxation services. Coupled with ambition and sincere desire to help small businesses to succeed, Farid’s professional expertise resulted in the creation of the firm we proudly call Q Accountants.

Alongside having an entrepreneurial mindset and business-oriented vision, Farid takes a number of social issues close to his heart. He considers financial success to be a means to help those in need and is hoping to contribute to addressing the needs of orphans and vulnerable children.

If you wouldn’t be an accountant who would you be?
I love listening to others and as my friends phrase it, I am “too” patient. A psychologist?

What are your hobbies?
I am passionate about music and truly believe that it is one of the greatest inventions of the humanity. I play the piano and the guitar, and I am a member of Singology choir.

What are you passionate about?
Human brain. We’ve entered the 21st century, and there are still so much to learn about it!

Is there a secret talent nobody knows about you?
Yes, there is.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Ask me anything about UK taxation and … ice-cream!

What is your favourite vacation spot?
Japan, the whole of it. The best trip ever.

Daniel has been co-director at Q Accountants since June 2018. He is the Head of our office in Sheffield and the main strategist behind the company’s expansion across the UK and beyond, and is a fully qualified ACCA accountant.

Prior to joining Q Accountants Daniel worked in a variety of businesses ranging from £3m turnover SMEs to £9bn multi-national companies.

When away from his desk Dan has his hands full with his 3 children – Ellie, Lola, and Harry. In addition to this, Dan enjoys being a season ticket holder at Sheffield Wednesday.

Dan is passionate about running and raising funds for charity, regularly combining the two by taking part in the Great North Run and other half marathons both in the UK and abroad raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process.

If you wouldn’t be an accountant, who would you be?
I really wanted to be an airline pilot – Top Gun is a great film!

Is there a secret talent you have?
I am an excellent pool player

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
My 3 years old son, Harry. I’d love to see the world through a child’s eyes for a day and remember it.

Can you share a fact nobody knows about you?
Not many people know is that many years ago I performed in numerous amateur dramatic performances.

What are you passionate about?
Accountancy and, in particular, Q Accountants. We have a terrific team of passionate, knowledgeable people who all help contribute to an amazing working environment which I am extremely proud to be a part of.

Haroon has an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Anglia Ruskin University – Chelmsford. Being faithful to his chosen path of constant development and self-improvement, Haroon went on to gain full accountancy qualification (ACCA). More than 5 years industry and practice experience and innate love for accounting earned him a Senior Accountant position at Q Accountants. Haroon enjoys a healthy lifestyle and keeping himself fit. Outdoor sports are his favourite pastime, cricket and tennis being the first choice.

If you wouldn’t be an accountant who would you be?
Possibly a sportsman, a Cricketer.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Ordering food delivery – I am too lazy to cook!

What is a perfect day for you?
Perfect day is always the one when I managed to finish all the tasks on time and get time for prayer too.

If you had to choose only one dish you’d have to eat till the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Anything lamb-based!

What is a secret talent / fun fact nobody knows about you?
I can come across as quite shy, but I’ve a wild side to me and can be a party animal too!

What’s the coolest thing about being an accountant?
Building up a great relationships with our client and help them to develop the variety of businesses

If you wouldn’t be an accountant, who would you be?
Singer

Where are we likely to find you in your free time?
Spa

Is there a secret talent/fun fact nobody knows about you?
Still secret!

If you had to choose only one dish you’d have to eat till the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Thai food

What is a perfect day for you?
Day out surrounding with happy family and friends

What is the most exciting moment of your life?
That was the day of my birth as I brought the light to our world

Who would you most likely swap places with for a day and why?
Queen – Just to have an unique experience but only for a day

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Going fast

What is your favourite vacation spot?
Mountains and a beach

Yulia was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, where she earned a degree in Economics. Before joining Q Accountants, Yulia worked in several banks and development companies. She is passionate about being an R&D tax return specialist and considers her profession a fantastic opportunity to help clients return money into their businesses.

If you wouldn’t be R&D Tax Specialist, who would you be?
Interior Designer

Where will we more likely find you at your free time?
Cosied up on a sofa watching TV series

If you had to choose only one dish you’d have to eat till the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Please don’t judge me, but I will trade anything for a pot of black caviar.

What is a perfect day for you?
Exploring outstanding nature, old towns, and small shops with authentic food and decorative stuff.

What is your favourite vacation spot?
A beautiful beach that is perfect for snorkelling.

What’s the coolest thing about being an accountant?
The problem solving and getting to help new businesses to grow

If you wouldn’t be an accountant, who would you be?
An English teacher or an actress.

Where are we likely to find you in your free time?
In nature or visiting museums and historical sites.

Is there a secret talent/fun fact nobody knows about you?
I can stick spoons and forks on my palms

If you had to choose only one dish you’d have to eat till the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Khachapuri

What is a perfect day for you?
Spending time with my friends and family.

What is the most exciting moment of your life?
Birth of my son

Who would you most likely swap places with for a day and why?
With Freddy Mercury. I would like to perform on the stage and create the energy in the crowd like he used to do.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Listening to Backstreet Boys and sweets.

What is your favourite vacation spot?
France

Where are we likely to find you in your free time?
Home

Is there a secret talent/fun fact nobody knows about you?
No

If you had to choose only one dish you’d have to eat till the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Sushi

What is a perfect day for you?
Day with family and friends

What is the most exciting moment of your life?
The day my son was born

Who would you most likely swap places with for a day and why? 
No one

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Luxury cars

What is your favourite vacation spot?
Maldives

Juris is the main problem-solver of our company. He provides all day-to-day IT support necessary to ensure that we can deliver accounting services to our clients. His daily work routine includes, but is not limited to, building web platforms, integrating various technology solutions used by the company, and developing software for our new projects.

On the rare occasion when he is not working, he is most likely to be found solving puzzles, breaking codes, playing urban games, going out with friends, dancing tango with his wife, or riding motorbikes.

What’s the coolest thing about being an IT specialist?
Chance to meet new challenges and find new solutions on a regular basis. Never a dull day.

If you wouldn’t be an IT specialist who would you be?
I would definitely try to become an actuary, the only profession that can compete with accounting in terms of excitement ?

What is the most exciting moment of your life?
It would have to be my first motorbike ride.

If you had to choose only one dish you’d have to eat till the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Chilled beet soup, for sure.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
I’m shamelessly guiltless about any of my pleasures.

What’s the coolest thing about being an accountant?
To help make other people’s businesses take off.

If you wouldn’t be an accountant, who would you be?
I really wanted to be a dancer!

Where are we most likely to find you in your free time?
Fitness and swimming

Is there a secret talent/fun fact nobody knows about you?
Dancing

If you had to choose one dish to eat until the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Vegetable salad

What is a perfect day for you?
My birthday!

What is the most exciting moment of your life?
The day that my kids were born.

Who would you most likely swap places with for a day and why?
Jennifer Lopez. To feel what it would be like in her shoes.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Travelling

What is your favourite vacation spot?
An all-inclusive beach holiday

What’s the coolest thing about being an accountant?
Keeping everything in order is probably what I get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from.
Educating others and helping them to organise their things makes me happy on a daily basis.

If you wouldn’t be an accountant, who would you be?
I would become a property developer and investor.

Where are we most likely to find you in your free time?
At home reading or sorting things out.

Is there a secret talent/fun fact nobody knows about you?
Unfortunately, no.

If you had to choose one dish to eat until the end of your life, what dish would it be?
Olivier salad with brown bread

What is a perfect day for you?
When at the end of it, I can say that I am one step closer to my goals.

What is the most exciting moment of your life?
The birth of my child

Who would you most likely swap places with for a day and why?
I’m pretty happy where I am now, so I wouldn’t.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
I cannot control myself on the dance floor!

What is your favourite vacation spot?
Turkey, Istanbul

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