Our Team

We are proud of the team we have built here – everyone is dedicated to the service we provide our clients – but we all know how to enjoy ourselves too.

Liza Casteller MICB

Director

I emigrated from South Africa to the UK in 2003 and have run my own bookkeeping business for over 20 years now both in South Africa and in the UK whilst bringing up 2 children.

Viv and I have worked together for many years and in 2004 Visualize Accountants was formed. We have since grown this business steadily and it’s now a strong and stable company that we are very proud of.

I am the crazy one and have a great enthusiasm for the business and love the interaction with all our clients.

Most of our clients come to us on recommendation and I am the one you will meet first when you make contact. I strive to deliver a CAN-DO attitude to everyone.

When I am not working, I spend time with my family, cycling, walking, and gardening. I love socialising and having a gin with friends & family.

Viv Wakeford

Director

I have spent over 30 years in this profession and am proficient in every aspect of my role.

Liza and I have worked together for many years and formed Visualize Accountants in 2004. I am very proud of what we have achieved over a short period of time.

I specialise in Company Accounts, compliance and Self-Assessment and will be there to offer advice and guidance to ensure your own financials are in order and compliant.

Outside of work cooking is my thing. I love to be in the kitchen trying out new recipes and my gin and tonic cheesecake always goes down a treat. I enjoy gardening, walking and of course socialising.

Jill Eastman

Payroll Manager

I have over 10 years’ experience in payroll, bookkeeping and CIS tax, working for both large and small companies. I have come from a banking background and enjoy working with figures. I have also worked in education.

I love getting to know our clients, building a rapport with them, and helping them in whatever way I can.

No two days are the same here and there is always something new to research and learn, especially with the pandemic.

Outside of work, I enjoy anything that includes family, friends, food, and wine. Preferably all at the same time! And if there is an office birthday or party I am always happy to provide the necessary baked goods.

Clare Portwaine

Bookkeeper

From a corporate background working as both a Financial and Business Analyst, I have over 30 years’ experience to bring to SME’s and Sole Traders. I am also Part Qualified AAT. Having a naturally analytical, inquisitive, and organised mind helps, as well as a sense of humour!!!

When I am not getting excited about a perfectly balanced set of accounts, I enjoy the simple things in life, countryside, sea air and a good pub lunch……. throw in some live music and comedy and that is a great day!

During my time at Visualize I have been fortunate to work with clients within various industries and there is always something new to develop and learn in business.

Working with a supportive team (cliché but we are like family) you know you are at home when you’ve found your forever job.

Lyndsay Madden

Bookkeeper

Originally from South Africa, I joined Visualize in 2020. I have enjoyed everything about my job since starting and every day is different.

I have over 30 years of bookkeeping & accounting experience and I have worked in many different industries. I have also studied towards my B.com Accounting degree.

I thoroughly enjoy what I am doing and being part of the Visualize team makes it even more interesting.

I love travelling and I especially love the English countryside.

Claire Jordan

Payroll Assistant

I have only recently joined Visualize after 17 years in the Travel and Tourism Industry. I am very much enjoying my new role in supporting my colleagues as a payroll and administration assistant. I bring with me years of customer service and admin experience.

I have been welcomed into the fold and the friendly atmosphere in the office makes working fun.

I love the beach and enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding and am passionate about afternoon teas!

Liza Casteller MICB

Director

Viv Wakeford

Director

Jill Eastman

Payroll Manager

Clare Portwaine

Bookkeeper

Lyndsay Madden

Bookkeeper

Claire Jordan

Payroll Assistant

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