Self Assessment/ Tax Returns


Preparation of your personal tax return. We will also review your current tax positon with a view to future tax planning

Company Accounts/ Tax


Preparation and calculation of your corporation tax and preparation of associated annual accounts to Companies House Act format

Company Secetarial


Preparation and filing of your annual return and abbreviated accounts, maintenance of share register, company officers and so on. Can include incorporation of your company

Payroll / VAT Returns


Set up and maintenance of the scheme including monthly payroll calculations and RTI reporting to HMRC. This includes calculation of your workplace pension payments as now required. VAT – set up and maintenance of the scheme, including calculation and reporting of your quarterly VAT return

Our Team

The team, between them have a combined 40 plus years of accounting experience,
with Richard having over 30 years.
The team is close nit and is headed up by Sue Hitchcox.


Richard Riley

Richard Riley is a Chartered Certified Accountant with thirty years experience in large and SME companies both in the UK and overseas. He has a unique mix of talents having combined his long career as an Accountant and Entrepreneur with a passion for broadcasting which has led to him presenting news and current affairs programmes for the BBC over a twenty year period. Qualifying as an Accountant with Sotheby's, the Fine Art Auctioneers, he went on to travel many countries with a large multi national construction, steel and foundry business owned by Burmah Castrol.


Sue Hitchcox - MAAT

I began working for Richard in Sep 2010 after achieving my full Accounting Technician qualification through AAT. Prior to this I have had a variety of roles, from being a fully qualified Dispenser with Boots the Chemists, to Training Manager in the MediSense Division of Abbott Labs – I can tell you all about diabetes while counting your pills! I fell into accountancy after taking redundancy with Abbott Labs after the birth of my second daughter – while deciding what to do after this, I took a few temp jobs, and found that there was a short supply of trained accounting technicians. The rest, as they say, is history. I have now just started training with ACCA to become fully qualified accountant.


Annie Jacobs

I have worked for Richard Riley and Associates since Nov 2012 and love the working atmosphere we have created here. Prior to working for Richard I worked in the NHS as a physiotherapist and I have absolutely no regrets in my decision to make a career change! I was looking for a job that would suit my family (I’m a mum of 3 beautiful girls) and hopefully utilise my natural love of working with numbers. I started asking around and quickly found out Richard was looking for an extra member of staff. I truly felt I had landed on my feet as Richard’s policy is to hire based on the correct attitude and he feels everything else can be learnt. Since starting here I have received extensive on the job training and AAT/ACCA courses that have been supported.


Clare Smith

I have been working for Richard Riley and Associates since September 2013. I was returning to work after taking time off to have my 2 children. Previously I worked in secondary schools as a Learning Support Assistant but knew I wanted to change career. I am now a level 2 qualified Accounting Technician and love my job and all it entails. Richard is a fabulous boss who told me in my interview that my family comes first and that has never changed. The office is somewhere I want to be in the morning as we all have a great working relationship and I feel I can truly say all the girls (and Richard) are not just my work colleagues but my friends.

Ros Coles

Ros Coles

I started work at Richard Riley and associates in November 2015 it was the best decision I have ever made workwise. My previous job was a Teaching Assistant so the transition to Admin Assistant was quite a change but with the help and support of the wonderful girls in the office I now feel right at home. I am a single parent and at times it can be difficult juggling family and work but as Richard’s such a brilliant boss he promotes the fact that family come first.


Sheila Barton - BSc (Hons)

I have a varied working background – I started my career in software development and worked my way up to project management level before becoming a technology, project management and development process trainer. Since having my 2 wonderful children, I have undertaken more administrative roles such as recruitment and health and safety before finding my position here at Richard Riley. With the support of everyone in the company, I am now in the process of completing my AAT qualifications. When not at work, or looking after the children, I enjoy walking and crafting.

Iris openspace

Please use the following links to connect to your OpenSpace account where you can access your
documents and accounts. These are secure client areas with encrypted connections.
Click the appropriate link below and enter a valid user name and password to log in.

Our Ethos

Four Cornerstones

Generosity - Integrity - Humility - Kindness

Empowering women with children back into the work place

Other areas of our Business

The ethos of the company has always been that flexibility and trust
engender dedication from a team, which is why this year RRA launched Bizkids,
a profitable childcare business empowering women back to work.



Bizkidz is a new childcare company based in Chalgrove in Oxford. Bizkids operate a Breakfast Club which is hosted in Chalgrove Children’s Centre and a Pre-School at Culham Parochial School.

Workplace pension advice


By the end of 2017, 1.7 million employers will need to have a pension scheme in place. Employers will be required to make a contribution along with their employee’s contributions to that pension scheme..

Contact Us

Our full digital integration and 24 hour callback policy mean your accounting experience will be slick and simple, with no unanswered question longer than a day old.

We are so committed to meeting your deadlines that if we don’t get back to you within 24 hours of your call or email, we will donate £10 to the charity of your choice.

You can contact us using the contact form here or email/call us using the details below.

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