Expertise

  • accounts
  • Management Accounts
  • Payroll
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax Planning
  • VAT
  • Business Tax
  • CIS
  • Sage
  • tax
  • Dividends
  • Companies House
  • HMRC
  • Personal Tax
  • Cashflow
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Cashflow Forecasts

Summary

Helping owners and managers to understand the accounting side of their businesses, I allow them to run heir business more effectively and reap the rewards. My speciality is providing financial management information & forward tax planning for Owner Managed Businesses. This allows me to offer a very competitively priced compliance service.

My advisory & reporting services are a must if you are looking to raise finance - properly prepared forecasts and reporting procedures will go a long way to opening the right doors.

By spending time with the business and understanding its key processes and goals, I am able to offer an individually tailored service to each client. Providing a friendly yet professional approach - coupled with great integrity and sound knowledge - my clients consider me a great asset to the running of their business. Rather than say that I specialise in specific industry sectors, I prefer to specialise in you and your unique situation. I've worked with businesses over a wide range of industries, including:

- Property (development, landlord & agents)

- Media (print & digital)

- Food & Beverage (bars, restaurants, coffee shops etc)

- Retail & wholesale

- Events planning / management

- Web design & development

- Independant colleges & training

 to name but a few!

 

Take control of your finances and stress by calling me on 0161 826 5259 or 07791 575785 and delegating all of your needs and compliance issues to an expert.

 

Expertise

 

- Bookkeeping & VAT,

- Payroll & CIS,

- Management Accounts & Internal Reporting,

- Financial Forecasts

- Cash Flow Forecasting,

- Statutory Accounts,

- Corporate & Personal Tax Returns,

- Tax Planning & Profit Extraction,

- HMRC Investigations & compliance,

- Companies House compliance,

- Sage Training (Accredited),

- iXBRL accounts conversion.

 


Experience

  • MWA Accounting Limited

    Owner
    - Current
    MWA Accounting Limited
  • MWA Accounting Ltd

    Owner
    1 - 5 Employees 2014 - Current

    You didn't go into business do get bogged down with your accounts - we did. Let us take away that time-consuming headache so you can concentrate on what you do best.

    Our speciality is working with you to produce internal reporting, to allow controlled business growth, tax planning and profit extraction. By having a qualified, experienced accountant do everything from your bookkeeping & payroll, to tax planning & returns, we can ensure that at every step of the way things will be done accurately, timely, to your requirements and in the most tax-efficient cohesive manner.

    We don't act for your business, we become part of your business.

    Whether you want our assistance weekly, monthly or quarterly, contact us now to discuss how we can help you.

    Take control of your finances  and stress by calling 0161 826 5259 and delegating all of your needs and compliance issues to the experts.

  • Mark Wilson & Associates Ltd

    Associate
    1 - 5 Employees 2014 - 2014

    Mark Wilson & Associates bring together a number of business professionals to provide an all encompassing holistic approach to business & managament consultancy.

    Assisting with business plans, forecasting and preparing businesses for sale I was responsible for providing the accounting offering of the firm.

  • Capital Properties (UK) Ltd & the Allied London group

    Interim Group Financial Accountant (Fixed Term Contract)
    21 - 100 Employees 2014 - 2014

    CPUK are a property management company responsible for commercial an residential properties across the UK. 

    Allied London are a large property investment and development group whose projects include Manchester's Spinningfields. 

    I was originally taken on board to take responsibility for the accounting treatment of various group restructures, as well as to assist the Group FD and the Company Secretary with the production and consolidation of all accounts across the group. 

    During my time at CPUK / AL, I was also able to advance the accuracy of their internal project reporting, assist with the finalisation of a large VAT reclaim and correct multiple software legacy issues..

  • Haines Watts

    Business Services Manager
    2012 - 2014

    I managed a team of seven, taking responsibility for all bookkeeping, VAT, management & year-end accounts within the firm. 

    By careful job and resource planning & control, I had been able to make sure that all work was prepared in a timely and accurate manner. I ensured that the department surpassed clients' expectations regarding timeframes and quality with respect to requesting records and delivering accounts. This increased efficiency was achieved whilst maintaining that at every stage the individual client's needs were met.

    By taking a lead role in client management I fully understood clients and their business situations and needs, which helped with my ability to act in the best possible way for each individual client.

    Through the provision of periodic management accounts and financial forecasts I assisted clients with investment requirements, tax planning and any other issues which were raised.

    I provided clients advice on the right software package for them, and offered Sage (Payroll, Accounts, ACT!) training, customisation and long-term assistance. Where preferable, I provided Excel accounting templates tailored for each clients specific needs

  • Leon Herman Chartered Accountants

    Head of Business Services
    6 - 20 Employees 2006 - 2012
    Leon Herman Chartered Accountants

    Leading a team of four, I was responsible for the firm's provision of outsourcing services - boookkeeping, VAT Returns, management accounts, forecasting & company secretarial work.

    As well as dealing with my own portfolio of clients, I trained, supervised & supported the firm's trainees and their career progression, taking control of their work flow and ensuring it reaches the required quality in a timely manner.

    I took the lead role in HMRC records checks and VAT investigations, and acted as the firm's VAT specialist for consultancy work. Having held Sage 50 Accreditation for the past 3 years, I provided Sage 50 Accounts training on both an internal and external basis.

    Additionally, I hosted a seminar group for independant bookkeepers, running quarterly events to increase their skillsets & knowledge in diverse subjects from taxation to social media to client interfacing.


Education History

  • ACCA

    University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
    2006 - 2009

    Self-taught Law and Advanced Taxation modules.

  • Mathematics & Philosophy

    Keele University
    2003 - 2006

    Athletic Union President - responsible for all student sport at the University

  • Maths, Further Maths, French, Chemistry, General Studies

    Forest School
    1994 - 2002

Qualifications

ACCA - member since 2010

BSc(Hons) - Maths and Philosophy


Interests and Hobbies

Films, Tuscany, Whitby, squash, 5-a-side and sport in general.

Being from The South, I'm also an armchair Man Utd fan!


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