Meet Our Team

Ray Ankrah and Associates is a diverse company. We believe in providing an environment that promotes growth within our talent as well as with our clients. We believe in setting a standard that will remain with our people for the rest of their lives.

Ray Ankrah

Ray Ankrah, Managing Director and Head of Tax

Ray Ankrah is the founder and Managing Director. As a highly experienced Chartered Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant he leads his global team, linking the geographies overseeing the services provided. Ray is fluent in the art of negotiations, he has solid technical knowledge, excellent communication skills and strong analytical skills. He is an influential leader who is driven by the passion for the cause.  

Ray heads up the Tax Department helping clients to save money helping and our international clients with cross border transactions. 

 

 

 

 Saaywar Assafa, BA (Hons), ACCA,  Senior Accountant                

Saaywar has worked with RAA since 2013. As one of the youngest Senior Accountants, Saaywar graduated from University of Greenwich with a First Class (with Honours) in Accounting and Finance. In 2016 Saaywar was admitted as an associate member of the ACCA.

Saaywar has experience in a wide range of industries, his knowledge and skills ensures the provision of an elevated level of service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecilia Downer, FILS, Chief of People and Operations

Cecilia joined the Ray Ankrah and Associates in 2009. She is the UK firms Head of People and Operations. As a chief of People, Cecilia supports both clients and staff in effecting change in culture. She ensures that the firm is operating efficiently affectively and overcoming talent related challenges. Her responsibilities include Risk & Quality Management, Reputation and Regulation, and Compliance. Cecilia ensures that RAA is delivering on its promises to provide a service that leaves an everlasting memory on its clients. 

 

 

 

 

 Chanda Kaur, Apprentice Accounting Technician

As one of our newest team members, Chanda joined the firm as an Apprentice in 2016, and represents the Junior team members. She commenced her employment as an AAT Level 4 apprentice and has now almost completed her qualification in becoming an Accounting Technician, she is currently studying at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North-East London, on a day release. After which she wishes to pursue the ACCA qualification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzette Chin, Senior Accountant

Suzette joined RAA in 2006 as a trainee Chartered Management Accountant. She completed her CIMA exams in 2009, and was admitted to membership in 2011. In 2015, she obtained an MBA from University of Wales. Suzette is an experienced chartered management accountant, competent in the traditional areas of financial accounting and taxation with expertise in business and financial analysis for our clients. Suzette is the firm’s Specialist Medical Accountant and is responsible for the firm’s GP clients. She has experience working in the West Indies. 

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