ABOUT US

Meet Our Team

Diane de Garis BSc FCA

Diane studied Pure Mathematics at university and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with KPMG in 1999.  She became a fellow of the institute (FCA) in 2011.

Diane has a background of project management and CFO roles in banking and fund administration, as well as general audit, prior to taking a career break to raise her young children and setting up de garis accounting.

Diane delivers a refreshingly personal and caring attitude towards offering an accountancy service in Guernsey.  Her aim is to provide an exceptionally high level of customer and business care to individuals and businesses on the island.

Diane has used many different accounting systems, but quickly realised Xero really is beautiful accounting software.

Diane is a Xero expert, has been a Xero certified advisor since 2015 and has helped set up over hundred businesses on Xero. Diane loves cloud accounting and the change it can make to small businesses, and Xero is always at the start of that journey or app stack.

On a more personal note…Diane is married to Rick and they have two children.  She loves spending time with her family, especially off exploring in their motorhome!

diane@degaris.gg

Lynsey Le Page FCCA

Lynsey qualified as an accountant in 2009 whilst working in the finance sector.

Lynsey has a background in risk management and fund administration as well as accounting and loves working with small to medium size businesses and individuals, helping them work smarter and keep on top of the admin in an easier way.

Lynsey is a certified Xero & Quickbooks advisor and loves to introduce businesses to cloud accounting systems.

Lynsey and her partner Phil have two children, Terry and Violet. They love spending quality time together on their family holidays in Herm.

lynsey@degaris.gg

Zoe Lihou BSc FCCA

Zoe studied BSc (Hons) Maritime Business & Management Studies at Liverpool John Moores University and qualified as an accountant in 2002.

Zoe has a background in external and internal audit, finance as well as the small business and commercial sector.

Zoe is a certified Xero advisor and our resident Receipt Bank expert.  Zoe loves working with businesses, getting them set up on these systems, and seeing how much admin time can be saved through using these clever systems and automation.

Zoe is married to Shaun and they have two children. She loves spending time with her family, especially at their French retreat.

zoe@degaris.gg

Rosie Grimes ACCA

Rosie qualified obtained her ACCA accountant qualification in July 2018, with KPMG.

Rosie’s audit background is a perfect fit with the advisory approach we take with clients.

Rosie enjoys working with small to medium size businesses and helping them achieve their growth potential – whether that be advising on financial information, forecasting or setting them up with efficient systems.

Rosie is a certified Xero advisor and experienced in other accounting systems.

In her spare time Rosie enjoys baking for friends and family which allows her to use her creative abilities. This is also reflected in her love for photography.  Another passion of Rosie’s is to travel and  she has been lucky enough to visit some of the most beautiful national parks in the world, including Yellowstone, Zion and Yosemite.

Rosie@degaris.gg