Meet the team

Ian Hornsey FFA FAIA - Managing Director

I established Devonports in 1994 with a handful of personal friends as clients and since that time the practice has continued to grow. I am a Fellow Member of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) as well as Chair of the IFA’s Member Advisory Committee (MAC), and Ambassador for the Essex Branch of the Institute.

I enjoy keeping busy and, in particular, being able to look after and advise my varied client base, which includes small micro businesses to medium size clients, especially in this ever-changing world of compliance and tax changes. I make sure that clients are both fully informed and compliant, and that they take advantage of the tax breaks that are available to them. My friendly manner ensures that the fear factor is removed for clients. Indeed, most comment that I am unlike any other accountant that they have ever met.

I live with my partner, who I have been with for over twenty years. I enjoy fast cars and fine dining and the odd bottle of champagne.


Ermal Krutani (Giuseppe) FFA AAIA - Director

I joined Devonports as an accounts clerk in February 2003, and have worked alongside Ian ever since. In April 2014, I became a director of the company, looking after my own portfolio of clients, as well as assisting Ian's clients. I am fluent in three languages, including Italian and Albanian. I am the ‘all-rounder’ of the team, being able to assist both companies and individual clients in all areas of accountancy. My friendly manner and approachability ensure that clients feel at ease when talking through any issues.

I enjoy playing football and participating in outdoor sports and sailing. A keen traveller with a Mediterranean background, I have a vast knowledge of cuisine from that area. Just ask me about my roast lamb!


Robert Watts FCCA FFA - Director

Having joined Devonports in July 2014, I was made a director in March 2018. I now have amassed over 12 years of experience in practice having started my career when I left college in 2006. I gained my ACCA qualification in 2012 and obtained my practising certificate in 2014. I am committed to the profession and enjoy all aspects, from the basics to the very technical, as well as helping clients on a day to day basis with their business needs.

I am a family man and, having got married in 2013, I now have two young children who keep me busy most weekends with football and dancing. When I am not at work or spending time with the family, I enjoy socialising with friends and when the opportunity arises, I like to play football and many other sports, although with a young family these are now the priority.


Susan Beattie BSc (hons), AFA, AFTA - Director

I joined Devonports in January 2020 when they merged with the practice I was a partner in. I have been working in the accountancy industry since leaving school and have 25 years’ experience and am an associate member of the Institute of Financial Accountants.

I look after a range of clients and their businesses and have a vast knowledge of the construction industry scheme. I love helping my clients and there is nothing better than seeing them succeed and grow their businesses.

My son and stepchildren keep me very busy outside of work and I enjoy socialising with my friends and family when we can. Travelling is a great passion of mine and there a lot of places in the world I want to go and visit.


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