Our Team

Message from the MD

In founding Approachable Accountants, I wanted to provide high quality client service in a way that would not compromise my values. I am pleased to have the support of intelligent and dedicated staff. Together, we are proud to be expanding to serve more clients.

Our Team


Lydia Ebdon, Managing Director

Lydia is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and a CIOT Chartered Tax Adviser. She is also a member of the ICAEW Council, its governing body. Lydia founded Approachable Accountants after a career with “Big Four” accountancy firms, in industry and as a regulator.

Lydia lives in North Yorkshire with her partner Richard. Outside of work she enjoys horse riding and writing. She volunteers for Speakers For Schools and The Prince’s Trust.


Julie, of Approachable Accountants

Julie Brook, Manager

Julie is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has recently taken her ATT tax exams. Prior to joining Approachable Accountants Julie had a long and successful career in the Financial Services industry.

Julie lives in North Yorkshire with her family. Outside of work and family life Julie is involved in community and fundraising events.

Sajid Khan, Assistant Manager

Sajid is an experienced accountant, having worked to a senior level within the NHS and running his family business. He is currently studying for his ICAEW CFAB qualification and hopes to progress to train as a Chartered Accountant.

Sajid lives in Bradford. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

Although we have no current vacancies we welcome enquiries from qualified professionals who share our values, as we will keep your details for future reference. Please see the careers page for more information on our work experience placements.
We maintain a relationship with the Indian firm of Vishnu Rajendran & Co., Chartered Accountants (“VRC”) and we support a school local to where they are in Kerala. We do not currently outsource work to VRC but this remains a possibility for the future. Vishnu Rajendran & Co is a registered partnership and is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), registration number 004741S and our key contact is Mesfin Zacharias Abraham, BSc, FCA, DISA (ICAI), a partner in the firm.