Meet the bookkeeping team at Roden Associates


Do you wish your life was easier?

Imagine for a minute transforming your business finances through automation, remote access and paperless systems to free your time, reduce businesses stress and increase your profits?  We support you with a whole host of services that do just this and go beyond book keeping.

Why not get in touch now and book your free 30 minute checkup.

Rachel Roden

Rachel Roden


Rachel is a farmer’s daughter from Hampshire. In her early teens she started helping maintain the farm records, gaining valuable experience in business management. After completing her education, she attended the local Farm College to study as a Farm Secretary. This intensive course included all aspects of secretarial work and manual bookkeeping. As well as qualifying with Credits she was honoured to be awarded the college wide Challenge Cup for Good Endeavour at the end of the year.

She started work as a book keeper / PA for a small construction company and worked as a part-time bookkeeper while her family were young. Soon she commenced full-time employment, working for well known companies such as BTR, Lansing Linde and Alstom and finally Boots.

With her background in business finance and administration, Rachel has become an expert, providing invaluable support to business owners across a wide range of sectors.

James Roden

James Roden

Technical Director

As IT Director, Jim works hard to keep the website current, assists in the preparation of marketing emails, and designs and produces our literature. He also assists the team with all IT issues, including data security.

He loves photography, and ran his own wedding photography business for 20 year. Now he concentrates more on landscapes and photographs of family and friends.

When not working hard to keep the wheels of commerce turning, he enjoys spending time with his 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren!

Lynn Gilfillan

Lynn Gilfillan

Senior Bookkeeper

Lynn is our Senior Bookkeeper and joined us late in 2015. Lynn brings specialist knowledge of the catering & hospitality sector, where she worked for over 10 years prior to joining the company.

At Napier University Lynn specialised in Accountancy as her core subject, where she obtained an BA Hons Commerce Degree. She provides our clients with the Management Information they need to make informed business decisions, and looks after the team on a daily basis. Lynn is also a Xero Advisor and champions work within the hospitality industry.

When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, cycling around the many routes within the Falkirk area and ice skating when the opportunity arises.

Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart

Bookkeeping Assistant

Andy comes from a Purchase Ledger and Budget Control background and joined Roden Associates in early 2016. He is our Credit Control Champion: making our clients lives easier, and saving them money by keeping that cash coming in.

He is a qualified Xero Advisor and is our Excel Expert, providing assistance to clients and the team.

When not working Andy loves spending time with family. He enjoys cycling and is a keen open-water swimmer, regularly involved in charity events.

Rosie Clough

Rosie Clough

Business Development

More information about our new member of staff coming soon.

What our Customers say



First class service, professional and services as requested delivered on time. Will continue to use and recommend.

 GM Pap


Rachel and her team go the extra mile! They are efficient and very helpful. They also appreciate that those running a small business need lots of support as they’re trying to work within their business. Thanks Rachel and Rosie for all your help!

Eunice Foundling


“Roden Associates are very capable and competent bookkeepers and supportive to new businesses.

Their strength is in keeping things simple and doing the “admin” that most of us put off, again and again. What you see is what you get, they deliver on time and can do so to very tight time deadlines. I would definitely recommend using Roden Associates to ANY small to medium sized business owners in all business support matters!”

Alex Atkinson

Calad Media


“When we first called Roden Associates we were struggling with crippling factoring fees and a sales ledger which was out of control.

Roden Associates quickly assessed the problems, started chasing down debt and reconciling the ledger.  Soon the factoring company were commenting on our reduced debtors days and charges were reduced.

Next they set to work on the bookkeeping system; reconciling accounts and getting everything under control before moving us to Xero, giving us total peace of mind and saving hours of processing time as well as giving us accurate records which we can access from home at any time.”

A Haulage Company


“We are a small retail business offering an embroidery and design service.

Roden Associates manage our payroll and book keeping and are great to work with. They keep it straight forward and simple for me as this is something I really dislike doing but now have total peace of mind that they are in control. I would recommend Roden Associates to everyone I know looking for help in book keeping and payroll”


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