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Our Staff


Our staff specialise in small and medium businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organisations. We also speak fluent English, Russian and Ukrainian, and focus not only on local but on foreign businesses and individuals as well.

Luda Beanland

Luda Beanland (Rudimova) ACMA, CGMA, DchA
Managing Director and Founder

Luda graduated in 1999 from Moscow Academy of Labour and Social Relations with a degree in Accountancy with Honours. She finished her CIMA qualification in 2008 and did further training which led to her obtaining a Masters Degree at the Cass Business School in 2011 during which, one of her course projects was published on the Charity Finance Group website. Currently, she is completing another qualification as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Having worked in both the Commercial and Charity Sectors, she specialises in Taxation, Management Accounting and Cash Flow Management. She is a busy mother of two. In her free time, she likes sport and travelling.


Andrew Sun ACCA, MA, BA
Senior Accountant

Andrew qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2014, with many years of experience in various practices and industries prior to this. In his free time he likes travelling and regularly visits the gym.

Sevara Greenfield
Accountancy Practice Manager & Management Accountant

Sevara graduated from the Academic Lyceum at Uzbekistan State Mining Institute and acquired a qualification as a junior interpreter in English and German. She is fluent in Russian, Uzbek, English and German. In 2013 she was admitted to London School of Business and Finance to study an ACCA qualification. She is a part qualified ACCA Accountant and working towards her ACCA and CTA qualifications. In her free time she enjoys painting and reading.

Tatiana Belousova
Financial Accounts Manager

Tatiana graduated from the University of Newcastle with a BSc in International Business Management. She previously worked in a small accountancy practice in the City where she gained experience in the accounting sector doing bookkeeping and administration. Tatiana keeps active in her spare time and competes in gymnastics.

Charles Swain
Marketing Manager

Charles graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and joined Schoolgate in 2018. He has an extensive background in business development, most recently having spent two years working in Russia where he opened the Moscow office of an international logistics company. His role at the company involves advising corporate clients and generating new business.  Charles is fluent in Russian and Italian.

Anna Melnikova
Office & Financial Administrator

Anna graduated from Belorussian State Economic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Financing and Banking in 2008. She has 3 years’ experience in client management and international relationship support in Belagroprombank, which is one of the largest banks in Belarus to implement an ISO 9001 Quality Management System. She also has experience in Business Process Outsourcing working at Capgemini Sp.z.o.o in Cracow which allowed her improve her knowledge of Securities. She speaks English, Russian, Polish and German.  She enjoys discovering new things, travelling and photography.

Yingbo Zhang
Marketing Officer

Yingbo graduated from the University of Edinburgh and worked in Journalism before taking an interest in marketing. A self-taught digital marketer, she joined Schoolgate in 2019 to participate in the development of the China Desk. She is a native Mandarin speaker and enjoys learning new things, travelling and reading.

Elizabeth Greenfield
Business Plan Assistant

Liza finished her studies from Dartford Grammar School for Girls in 2015 and went on to study at the University of Winchester, which she will be graduating from in 2019. She has a wide range of experience in customer support and administration and works in our office providing help with Business Plans. She enjoys reading, painting and has a keen interest in history from her studies in Archaeology.

Annie Qian
International Director

Annie graduated from University of Leicester with a degree from Accounting and Finance, she is currently studying for ACCA while completing a Masters of Accounting at University of Cambridge on a part-time basis. She joined Schoolgate in 2018 to participate in the development of the China Desk and speaks fluent Mandarin. She loves to read in her free time.

Natalja Ignatjeva
Technical Accountant

Natalia graduated from Baltic International Academy (Private University, Latvia) with a degree in Business Administration and Advanced Diploma in Accounting from AAT. She has got an all-round accounting experience more than 7 years, including extensive knowledge in payroll, and is currently studying for a qualification from ACCA. She is mother of two and enjoys travelling around the country with her family.