Joe is an assurance partner providing audit and accounts assistance to the corporate and academy sector. Joe joined Albert Goodman in 2009, qualified in 2012 and is a Statutory Auditor. Joe has significant experience in the academies and education sector. Having worked with academies since 2010, he has built up a wealth of experience assisting with compliance services such as audit and accounts through to supporting academics with their due diligence processes and internal financial reporting and budgeting. In 2015, he joined The Redstart Learning Partnership, a multi-academy trust based in Somerset, and therefore understands the challenges that academies and trustees face. This helps him to show empathy and a practical side when dealing with complex situations.
Paul joined the firm in 1992 from Barclays Bank, qualified in 1995 and become a partner in 2005. He sits on our Management Board. Paul is also an audit partner on our academies and most of our notfor-profit and charity audit clients and is experienced in work with trustee boards at all levels. He also has a number of commercial clients and a strong interest in technical issues on corporate, accounting and auditing matters. Paul was previously the treasurer of the Somerset Community Foundation charity and has previously completed a six year term as a member of the Audit Committee of Somerset College.
Clare is a director in our Business Services Team and looks after a mixed portfolio of commercial and academy clients. Clare takes the lead delivering consultancy support to our academy clients. Whilst Clare will not take any direct role in the audit she is a key internal support to the audit team on emerging sector issues. Clare’s strong practical interest in academies stems from her previous role as Chair of Trustees of a Taunton primary school which converted in 2011.
Andy is our senior VAT Consultant, who has many years’ experience working for HM Revenue & Customs. He joined the national firm of Kidson’s Impey before moving to Albert Goodman in 1996. Andy has a wealth of knowledge in all matters connected with VAT and indirect taxes and has worked with a number of our academy clients.
Ellie has been working in practice for 10 years, qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2012. Ellie joined Albert Goodman in 2014 and manages a number of our academy clients consisting of both multi-academy trusts and single academies. Ellie also manages the majority of the firms not-for-profit and charity work and is currently the treasurer of Stand Against Violence, a prominent local charity.
Rob joined Albert Goodman as a manager in 2016 having worked in practice since 1999 and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2005. He has developed extensive audit, accountancy and business advisory skills, over a diverse range of companies and organisations and works with a mixed portfolio of charity, academy and commercial clients.
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