Our People

Mathew Forshaw – Managing Director

Mathew founded Finton Doyle Chartered Accountants in 2010. He says: “Our idea is simple – we put our clients at the heart of everything we do. We exist solely to serve their needs. That’s all there is to it.”

Mathew has over 20 years experience working for accountancy practices throughout the North West of England, specialising in giving advice to high growth business and entrepreneurs across a wide variety of sectors.

He is passionate about achieving his goals, whether they’re business or personal. “The key is good communication,” he says. “Finding out what clients want, not telling them what they should have. The most important thing is to listen first and then advise.”

Away from the office Mathew is a keen follower of live music, and is just as happy at the local pub or a big festival.


Kerry Lunt – Practice Manager

Pulling everything together is Practice Manager Kerry Lunt. Kerry is a qualified legal executive as well as being experienced in a wide variety of managerial functions. She is responsible for client communications, managing workflows within the practice and looking after Institute of Chartered Accountants regulations. Basically she makes the whole thing tick! 

Apart from being the Organiser Supreme, Kerry loves to get away from it all with her family in their caravan in Wales.


Chris Greenbank – Accounts Manager

Chris achieved his AAT qualification in 2008 and has gained a depth of experience working in a number of local practices. He now looks after a growing number of clients as well as supervising other members of staff. He is now a fellow member of the AAT and is currently studying towards his ACA qualification.

When Chris is not in the office he will usually be found in the gym or spending time with his wife Chloe. He has also been a lifelong Preston North End fan and hopes to one day witness them reach the Premier League.

Robert Strange – Accountant

Robert joined us an an apprentice in September 2011 assisting admin and marketing but decided to take the plunge and become an accountant. He has now a full member of the AAT and is currently studying towards his ACA qualification.  

Robert’s interests include frequent visits to the gym and injuring himself snow boarding!


Kathryn Salmons – Office Administrator

Kath spent 12 years working in customer services before joining the team. She now liaises with clients on a regular basis and deals with our friends at HMRC and Companies House.

On her days off, Kath can be seen in her running shoes either exploring the fells or chasing after her two boys.

Shaunie Barton – Payroll Assistant

IMG_9431, editedShaunie joined Finton Doyle in 2016 and now looks after our clients’ payroll needs, including Auto Enrolment, where her extensive knowledge is regularly put to the test!

When she’s not at work Shaunie likes to take her dog Rosie for long walks in the countryside and look after her nephew.