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Meet the team behind Griffiths Marshall.
We’re delighted to introduce you to the people who ‘make things happen’ at Griffiths Marshall. We work with our colleagues throughout the practice to make sure you get the best possible service and the right advice when you need it.
Greg Lewis heads up our audit team, having specialised in audit whilst qualifying to become a Chartered Accountant. Greg, along with Kat Aston, provide an efficient audit service to all Griffiths Marshall clients. We conduct different types of audit depending on the requirements of the organisation including statutory audits for large organisations, audits for ATOL holders, SRA audits and independent examinations for charities and industrial or friendly provident societies. Our team are highly experienced in working with academies, construction and aggregate companies and for businesses who are UK subsidiaries of European companies. When auditing we aim to identify weaknesses in systems and controls and provide recommendations on how to improve these. We can also help organisations reduce the risk of fraud taking place.
More details about our Audit Service can be found here.
Our accounts team provide practical accounts support to clients from a variety of sectors including agriculture, retail, manufacturing and consultancy, to name but a few.
From sole traders to multi-million pound limited companies, our accounts teams have the skills and expertise to handle your accounts and tax compliance matters. They believe in building long term associations with you, based on offering a bespoke service and developing a relationship of mutual trust. The team consists of our Client Managers, Kat Aston, Rosie Braithwaite, Mark Sawyer and Mark Tea and the Accounts Supervisor Alyssa Adams who are all qualified accountants. They are supported by account assistants – Lee Atkinson, Josh Thomson and Nicola Hale.
To find out more about our accounts services, click here.
At Griffiths Marshall we are fortunate that the majority of our accountancy staff get involved with our clients’ tax work. This means you are dealing with someone who can take a holistic approach to your business, advising on tax as well as accounts and possibly audit matters as well. Our key tax advisor is Mark Sawyer, a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience of calculating and submitting tax returns for individuals and businesses alike. Mark provides tax support and advice to clients across the firm. He also specialises in complex tax and accounts cases, working with the rest of the team at Griffiths Marshall to provide the best possible tax advice for you.
Further details about the different areas of tax work we undertake can be found here.
Colleen Wright is the Office Manager who, with over 25 years of office experience, oversees all admin functions across the practice offices. Colleen is supported by Nikki Price, Jeannie Williams and Caity Macauley. Between the four members of the admin team they liaise with all our clients and assist the Partners with various admin tasks to contribute towards the smooth running of the practice.
Our payroll team is run by Bethan Hopes who is assisted by Caity Macauley. They help all types of businesses from sole traders and limited companies to charities, providing anything from ad-hoc advice to fully managing your payroll function. As well as advising and calculating what statutory payments need to be made, the payroll team also help you comply with the current RTI legislation and can carry out the administration of your auto enrolment pension schemes. If required, they can also liaise with HMRC on your behalf.
For more information about our payroll service, click here.
Paul Brain oversees the bookkeeping and VAT department and works with a wide range of our small and medium sized clients. Paul is a qualified Accounts Technician and has over 20 years’ experience of accounts preparation, producing management accounts and working with VAT. Paul is assisted by Michael Johnson and Brandon Leach and provides an accurate and timely service to clients. By outsourcing your bookkeeping and/or VAT requirements to us you can be sure that your accounts and VAT returns are always completed and filed on time to avoid you incurring any penalties. Paul also has extensive knowledge of the different VAT schemes and can advise you on which scheme is appropriate for your business.
To find out more about our bookkeeping service click here.
Lynne Beavan joined the practice in 2004 after 9 years with a practice in Cheltenham she qualified in 2006 and became a member of ACCA in May 2007. Lynne provides practice wide support including assisting the Partners as well as working with the Payroll and Accounts Teams.
Kate Barrett is responsible for developing client relationships and attracting new clients to the practice. Kate’s role is about connecting people with Griffiths Marshall and the variety of services which we can support local businesses with. Having had a successful career in the banking sector working with both private and business clients, Kate now works closely with all the Partners to identify business opportunities for Griffiths Marshall and develop client relationships.
The staff at Griffiths Marshall have experience and knowledge in all areas of the practice.
We are always looking out for hardworking people with ambition and commitment to join our team.
If you feel you have what it takes to become a member of our team email us your C.V and covering letter or contact one of our offices.