Accountants in Manchester
Meet our team of professional and friendly accountants all based in Manchester, AAT qualified and passionate about helping you and your business grow.
BARRIE – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Barrie is fully AAT qualified and has over 20 years of experience working within practice. He has had a keen interested in finance from a young age derived from following in his family’s footsteps.
Barrie has worked closely with sole traders, partnerships and owner managed businesses. His strong background within accountancy enables him to give profound, knowledgeable advice which in turn enables each and every business to strategically grow.
With his friendly, honest advice, Barrie prides himself on, not just being your accountant, but also your business partner.
In Barrie’s spare time, he enjoys to travel when he’s not snowed under with work! He also loves spending time with family and friends.
ALEX – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Alex is one of the founding partners of the firm and has over 8 years of experience. Coming from a family of accountants, Alex was easily drawn to a career in business.
Alex specialises in the internal financial management of our clients ensuring up to date financial information is delivered. Budgeting and decision-making can then be made to ensure the growth of all of our clients’ businesses.
In Alex’s spare time, he enjoys competing as an amateur strongman, a passion he shares with our personal training and fitness clients. He also enjoys golfing and touring the UK on his motorcycle.
MARCUS – DIRECTOR
Marcus is a practice accountant with over 30 years experience and a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants. He has undertaken work with a number of organisations both large and small which has provided him with a broad range of skills and understanding. This experience has provided an appreciation of the unique nature of every organisation. He has an extreme wealth of knowledge of financial reporting, its impact on a business, and a proven grasp of the importance of systems and the people that make it all happen.
Having new experiences is important to Marcus as he believes it is essential to continue learning. He spent two and a half years in East Africa with his family engaging in voluntary work and had been a large part of that process.
At the same time as developing his professional career, Marcus has endeavoured to push himself in a disciplined manner by learning to fly small private airplanes. He holds a private pilots licence and is currently training to qualify as a flight instructor!
Marcus also thinks a lot about getting fit and it is something he aspires to!
VISHAL – SENIOR CLIENT MANAGER
Vishal is currently studying ACCA, along with 8 years experience working with practice.
Vishal has worked alongside clients turning over up to £6 million a year.
He has managed his own successful businesses, which is an advantage when offering his expert recommendations to our clients. Our aim is to promote sustainable growth, who better than somebody who has hands on experience!
Vishal says, “The factors that make Parker Whitwood different to other accounting firms in Manchester is that we work closely with clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome, this includes regular meetings and also working on client’s sites”.
In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit at his local boxing club and also goes to watch Arsenal matches on weekends. He also plays cricket at a high level and has represented London in the past.
SARAH – SENIOR CLIENT MANAGER
Sarah is fully AAT qualified and has 8 years of practice experience. Sarah’s accounting experience has been very diverse, working with various different companies, this has enabled her skills to advance quickly.
Sarah is a firm believer in not only offering a proactive service, but the need to build a personal relationship with each and every client.
Providing a personal, approachable attitude is something which she feels other accountants are lacking.
Sarah has recently started a family and now has two little girls who take up a lot of her time! Sarah comes to work to get a break!
MARK WEBB – SENIOR CLIENT ACCOUNTANT
Mark is a qualified bookkeeper through AAT and has worked in practise for 5 years, previously doing 3 years in industry accounting.
Mark’s main role in our Manchester Accounting Firm is to complete bookkeeping and statutory accounts for sole traders and limited companies, as well as answer ongoing queries as and when required.
His goal is to complete his AAT Level 4 and move on to ACCA exams, and win the lottery…
His hobbies include watching sport, gaming and trying different cuisines.
KEN – CLIENT ACCOUNTANT
Ken is a Certified Accountant and has 40 years’ experience, predominantly in Accountancy Practise.
Having joined the business in late 2020 he is looking forward to applying his knowledge to help and assist the various clients that he will provide accounting services for.
As he works part-time this allows him to pursue his interests fishing, swimming and keeping goldfish (well he is an Aquarius birth sign).
He is also teaching his grandson to play Chess.
ELAINE – CLIENT ACCOUNTANT
Elaine is a fully AAT qualified accountant, and has over 30 years’ experience in Accountancy. She has worked in various roles within a range of businesses, from sole traders to national groups, in both the private and public sectors. Her most recent position was in local government, with a specialism in VAT compliance.
Elaine feels she is able to bring her wealth of experience to Parker Whitwood’s clients, to achieve the most efficient and cost effective methods of working.
In her spare time, Elaine is a semi-professional classical musician, and enjoys taking part in many varied musical performances in the region.
PRISHA – CLIENT ACCOUNTANT
Prisha is currently working towards her AAT qualification and joined our Manchester Accountancy Firm in 2019. Prisha’s interest in accountancy has come from family members teaching her the basics and encouraging her to gain a qualification in accountancy.
Parker Whitwood has allowed Prisha to work closely with clients and enable her to work on-site with numerous clients in order to show a hands on approach and to provide the best possible accounting services for our clients.
Prisha’s other passion is dancing, where she has performed on stage since a very young age, she spends a lot of her weekends teaching children different styles of dance and has made appearances in a number of music videos!
SOPHIE – CLIENT ADMIN
Sophie has been with Parker Whitwood since 2018 and is our primary client administrator and bookkeeper in training.
Coming from a family of accountants, she prides herself in making sure the day to day running of the office goes smoothly and is dedicated to ensuring all clients’ information is handled with care and dealt with appropriately.
Having spent time in her youth volunteering in East Africa, Sophie enjoys doing a variety of volunteer work in her spare time.
Sophie enjoys cycling and reading and also has a passion for writing, having recently finished her debut novel!
ELEANOR – CLIENT ADMIN
Eleanor is our newest addition to the admin team, with 5 years’ experience and qualifications in Business and Administration.
Eleanor ensures all clients files and paperwork are organised and assists with the smooth day to day running of the office. Eleanor aspires to one day become an accountant, and with the help of the friendly team here at Parker Whitwood, she will receive the support she needs to have a long-lasting career.
In her spare time, Eleanor enjoys getting out in the open, seeing lots of new places and going on adventures including, hiking, visiting landmarks and other scenery in the UK. Other hobbies include socialising with family and friends, she also has a passion for makeup and beauty.
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Hmmm, what about me? Well… I made the team pose for these awkward photos! Don’t judge a book by it’s cover though! They’re a great bunch with tons of accounting and financial experience, and really do want to help improve clients businesses, view our accounting services here and get in touch with them.