Meet the Team

Baxterworld has been around for well over 30 years. We pride ourselves on providing a valuable and accurate accountancy service, but also on creating a friendly and personable relationship with our clients.

We provide accountancy services to small businesses around the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. But our roots are in Belfast, Northern Ireland. If you have phoned us at any time you will definitely have spoken to one of these friendly faces. So lets meet the team…


The Directors

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Ray Baxter

Founder, CEO

Ray is an influential member of the management accounts community in the UK, having served as the NI president of CIMA and as an SME Ambassador for Accountancy Europe. He carries over 30 years experience in finance and has chaired several small businesses throughout his career.


Catherine McRory


Catherine has been working at Baxterworld for over 20 years. She has an incredible knowledge of several industry sectors (our resident charity expert) and oversees the day to day running of the office. She earned her CIMA qualifications in 2014 and was quickly promoted to the position of director.

Our team of accountants:

Jenni Freel

An accountancy post graduate, Jenni worked as a manager in food and beverage for nine years before joining the Baxterworld team and is now a team leader. She is well on her way to gaining the ACCA qualification. Jenni has diverse experience of different business sectors and leads the on-boarding of new “full service” Clients.

Megan Beggs

Megan gained her BA (Hon) in Business with Accounting from Ulster University. She continued her studies and went on to earn two levels in Computerised Bookkeeping. Megan has also gained over 11 years of valuable experience working within the retail sector in various roles.

Veronica McAllister

Veronica was Baxterworld’s first employee many years ago. After branching out to various other accountancy practices, and also a few years of being self employed, she has now returned home. Veronica brings extensive experience in all aspects of accountancy work such as client bookkeeping, statutory accounts, tax returns, VAT returns, payroll and HMRC compliance work. Veronica is a member of the Institute of Accounts Technicians Ireland and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

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Gabriela Ichim

Born in Romania, where she gained her degree, Gabby moved to Northern Ireland in 2009 where she worked in food and hospitality for many years. She eventually decided to focus on a career in Accountancy and started her professional studies.

Patrycja Pajaczek

Patrycja joined Baxterworld after gaining her BSc (Hons) in Business Economics at Ulster University. She brings with her 6 years’ practical experience in the Hospitality industry and some administrative experience in commercial vehicle manufacture. She is currently working through her professional studies with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Margaret Januszkiewicz

Margaret gained her qualifications in Computerised Bookkeeping in 2020. She joined Baxterworld to pursue her career in Accountancy under the firm’s renowned training programme. Previously Margaret worked in the sports retail sector as a member of a management team. She is currently progressing with her studies for Accounting Technicians Ireland.

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Tom Ellis

Born in Kent, Tom came to Belfast after studying for his degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He has extensive work experience as a manager in the retail sector and is now pursuing professional accountancy qualifications.

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Rebekah McCaig

Rebekah McCaig has joined Baxterworld as a Marketing and Social Media assistant part time while she completes her final year of studies at UU. A savvy young business woman, she has already begun creating a portfolio of marketing clients across NI.