Meet the Team

Poonam Mawani Azuki Accounts
Poonam Mawani Managing Director
I set up Azuki after working as Finance Director for a number of high growth recruitment businesses. I wanted to offer the same high quality finance function to SME agencies!

I love working at Azuki because my team are AMAZING. Our diversity makes us a force to be reckoned with.

Fun fact about me – I’m a Spurs season ticket holder for my sins and collect Monopoly boards from around the world.

poonam@azukiaccounts.com

07740 190661

Adil Mawani Azuki Accounts
Adil Mawani Director
I joined Azuki after gaining a wealth of experience within the finance functions of both large corporates and high growth recruitment businesses.

I love working for Azuki because of the sense of achievement we get from helping our clients and becoming their trusted advisors.

Fun fact about me – my honeymoon was 9 months of backpacking with Poonam during which we visited 26 countries and 4 continents.

adil@azukiaccounts.com

07968 765140

Sarah Carman Azuki Accounts
Sarah Carman Pay and Bill Manager

I started in pay and bill at a recruitment business 8 years ago. Working my way up the ladder from admin to pay and bill manager.

Azuki is unlike any other firm I’ve ever worked for. We all pull together to get the job done #Azukifamily!

Fun fact about me: I’m a Westlife fan (guilty pleasure)

Lisa Harris Azuki Accounts
Lisa Harris Credit Control
I started in Customer Service/ Sales which sometimes had a "no I don't want it" answers. Now with 20 years’ experience in Credit Control and accounts administration I can assure you, I don’t take no for an answer and you will get paid!!

Azuki is the most enjoyable company I have every worked for. The team are the friendliest bunch of people and you are well supported.

Fun Fact about me: I am a gym junkie - every evening without fail after work, twice a day if I can. Not bad for a woman with grown up kids!!!

Andreea Amariei Azuki Accounts
Andreea Amariei Accounts Supervisor
I started as an Accounts Assistant covering multiple roles including Pay & Bill and focusing more now on Management Accounts.

I love Azuki’s culture and our amazing and supportive team. Also, our clients are the best!

Fun Fact – I went on a team lunch once and asked the waiter where the chicken dishes were to be told that it was a vegetarian restaurant!

Judith Rubra Azuki Accounts
Judith Rubra Management Accountant

I used to work with Poonam when she was at Spencer Ogden and decided to re-join her. I’ve been working as a management accountant for over 30 years.

I love working at Azuki because we build great relationships with our clients.

Fun Fact – I’m weird and like anchovies – oh and a doner kebab (but not together)!

Minal Patel Azuki Accounts
Minal Patel Management Accountant

My first role in accounting was working as an account’s assistant for GSK back in 2002 and I have worked in finance ever since! I am now a qualified accountant and have worked for various recruitment businesses for almost 15 years.

I have been working as a management accountant for Azuki for more than 3 years and have loved it. It is such a fun and innovative company to work for and the team are so amazing, friendly, and supportive.

Fun fact: My perfect day would start with chocolate and end with chocolate!

Karen Donoghue Azuki Accounts
Karen Donoghue Internal Payroll Guru
Decades ago I started work as a personnel clerk in a Sainsbury's store, which lead to a regional HR systems support role, still within Sainsbury's and eventually HR systems support at the Sainsbury's Head Office in London. After a career break to have my two children I then became a payroll administrator in 2008, eventually joining the Azuki Team in July 2019.

After years working solo, it is great to be part of a professional team again, interacting with others on a daily basis.

Even though I suffer with poor circulation in cold weather, it doesn't stop me escaping the dreary winter here for the amazing ski slopes in the French Alps!

Karen Donoghue Azuki Accounts
John Albert Dassun Accounts Bookkeeper
I started my career working as a bookkeeper in a construction company. I then went on to work for one of the largest liquor distributors in the country. I joined Azuki in 2021.

I enjoy being a part of the team because we are more like a family than colleagues member. I am looking forward to learning and growing with the team.

Fun fact about me: I love to cook and I enjoy cooking for my friends and family. I am not a fussy eater but I don't like onions and tomatoes with eggs!

Karen Donoghue Azuki Accounts
Elline Sanoria Accounts Supervisor

I started my career working in accounts receivable for in an Auction Company. I've worked in various different finance roles and was promoted during my six years at the company. My roles included Customer Services and Financing Coordinator.

I joined Azuki in July 2022 and I’m excited for the new opportunities and experiences this will bring. I love how our team works to build great relationships with our clients and with each other.

Funfacts about me: I like gardening so much so that I have dreamt about owning a farm. I am not fond of pets, but my family is so I got stuck with 6 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits and a chicken!

Debra Green Azuki Accounts
Debra Green Management Accountant

After completing an Accountancy degree in 91, I moved to London and went into Cinema Management, working in a number of West End cinema sites, and then Theatre FOH Management as well. After having children I needed to work more regular hours so moved to the theatre finance department.

From there I moved to a childcare/NVQ provider as their Business Manager before other finance roles in differing businesses.

Along side working I studied with the ICB to be able to have a Practice Licence and started my own Bookkeeping and Payroll practice in July 2016. A year later I also began working part time with Azuki.

I enjoy working with varied clients and businesses and Azuki gives me that opportunity as well as working with a supportive and friendly team of people.

Fun fact about me: I'm a big Formula 1 fan and would love to get to a live race. I have walked some of the Monaco circuit but not on a race weekend!

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