Partner Promotion


David Griffin, Sam Kirkham and Michael Cahill
(L-R) David Griffin, Sam Kirkham and Michael Cahill

Albert Goodman has announced the promotions of Sam Kirkham and Michael Cahill to Partners, from September 2015.

Bringing the total number of Partners at the firm to 16, Sam and Michael are “home-grown talent”, having started their careers with Albert Goodman in 1996 and 2003 respectively.

Sam Kirkham is a chartered certified accountant and chartered tax advisor. She specialises in tax planning for agricultural businesses and advises rural estates, bloodstock businesses and high net worth individuals on land and property transactions.

Sam comments, “I am delighted to join the partnership. I have had the privilege of working for one of the best agricultural accounting teams in the South West and as Partner, I will continue the fantastic contribution the firm makes to the local agriculture sector. I am confident that my practical knowledge and specialist tax expertise will ensure our agricultural clients continue to receive first class accounting, tax and business advice.”

Michael’s specialism lies in providing accounting, audit, tax and commercial advice to incorporated owner managed and family businesses. He works with business clients in a wide range of sectors including construction and property, engineering, wholesale, retail and the services industry.

Michael will continue to expand the firm’s accounting and audit department, with particular interest in supporting the firm’s growth in North Somerset. Commenting on his promotion, Michael says, “I am looking forward to building on the great relationships I have with my clients, and challenging them to fulfil their own and their business aspirations. I look forward to my future with Albert Goodman as a Partner.”

As the economic recovery gathers pace, businesses across the South West are prospering.  With substantial growth across the region and hundreds of new companies being started each year, the demand for high quality accounting, tax and business advice is higher than ever.

Managing Partner at Albert Goodman, David Griffin, comments on the promotions, “I am delighted to promote Sam and Michael. They have both made significant contributions to the firm and have demonstrated their ability to add real value to our business and, most importantly, to our clients. Sam and Michael will be key in shaping our business in the future and I look forward to seeing the firm continue to grow with them.”

With offices across the region, including Taunton, Chard, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Weston-super-Mare and Weymouth, Albert Goodman prides itself in providing high quality accountancy, tax and financial planning advice to private individuals and small to medium sized enterprises, offering a comprehensive service to local and national clients.


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