Who we are

CL Finance Associates has two partners; Claire Kennedy and Liz Taggart.

Claire runs our Wiltshire office and is a Chartered Accountant having qualified as an ACA in 1999.  Claire worked for KPMG for over 12 years before setting up CL Finance Associates LLP with Liz in 2009.  Consequently, Claire has experience of both micro and global businesses and uses this knowledge when advising clients.  Claire has learnt from her experience that taking time to get to know clients and their businesses results in an accurate, efficient and friendly service and deadlines being met.  Outside of work Claire is the Chair of the Local Board of Christian Malford, Seagry and Somerfords’ Walter Powell Primary Schools and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust.  Claire also enjoys spending her time with her husband, Steve, and two children; usually doing something that involves football.


Liz runs our Plymouth office and is a qualified ACCA member.  Liz has worked in both industry and public practice roles.  This enables her to understand how business works and the challenges faced.  One of her strengths is the ability to explain the complexities of the accounting world in plain English to her clients.  When Liz is not working she enjoys learning ballroom and latin dancing with her husband, Andrew, and walking through the beautiful Devon countryside with Andrew, her children and their dog.