Oldham born Kevin O’Brien was educated at Oldham Hulme Grammar School, has an accountancy degree, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with Manchester City centre practice. He rose through the ranks to become an equity partner in 1992. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1995, which means that he now brings over 30-years of invaluable experience gained within leading accountancy practices as well as working in a variety of businesses of all sizes from small 0wner managed businesses to international global trading organisations.
He joined the highly regarded Chartered Accountants DTE Business Advisers Limited as a partner in 2006, who at the time were one of the Top 30 ICAEW Chartered Accountancy practices in the country where he established and grew the very successful Small Business Division. In 2016, he left DTE and founded KOB, which since that time has prospered with organic growth, gained through referrals from existing professional contacts and satisfied clients.
He has also worked with a number of different organisations providing an outsourced solution to a wide variety of commercial businesses where he has operated as financial director.
KOB Limited’s speciality and target clients are small to medium owner managed businesses who need value for money all round expertise from qualified experienced professionals with a hands on down to earth philosophy.
Kevin is the Managing Director of KOB Limited
Jade Schofield is an Associate Consultant for KOB Limited. She has 10 years accountancy experience working for businesses of all sizes from small owner managed businesses to large international groups. Her particular expertise is in small to medium sized companies helping owners with everything from bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and producing monthly management accounts.
Based in Rossendale, Jade studied at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School before completing a Maths degree at The University of Leeds. She then went on to gain her ACCA Chartered Accountancy qualification in Manchester in 2013. While studying she gained a vast amount of accountancy knowledge working at a local accountancy practice based in Rossendale, specialising in small to medium sized companies, providing services from tax returns and annual accounts to bookkeeping and payroll.
She then joined Chartered Accountants DTE Business Advisers Ltd in 2014 as an Audit and Accounts Senior and gained 3 years’ experience leading audits of companies of all sizes from SMEs to large international organisations. She left DTE in 2017 and started her own business focusing mainly on helping businesses with their in house accountancy needs, providing a bespoke outsourcing solution for companies of all sizes. She has also now joined KOB Limited on a consultancy basis.
Jade and Kevin at KOB Limited have worked closely together now for 5 years and provide a vast spectrum of knowledge to many businesses in many industries.