The Whole Team
Howards was founded in 2005 following the successful merger of Barrington’s and Wood & Co, two well-established and successful Stafford firms of accountants. We have a team of 30 people comprising consultants, directors, managers, seniors, semi-seniors and trainees. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge and experience enabling us to look after clients of all sizes and backgrounds.
Organised into small teams we are able to offer a personal service to our clients whilst ensuring we have the technical knowledge and expertise required to provide a first class service. You have a director and a manager assigned to you and your business so you always know the person to contact at Howards.
Meet the senior team
At Howards we have a team of 30 people led by a forward thinking, progressive team.
Matt is the Managing Director and controlling shareholder of Howards Limited. Matt was born and educated in Uttoxeter. He has been with the practice since January 1993 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in December 2001. He has vast experience in a wide range of accountancy and taxation matters. Matt currently manages a large client portfolio, including small owner managed businesses to large multi-national corporates.
Ryan has worked in two independent practices in Cheshire and Staffordshire since 1996, gaining varied commercial and taxation experience, and has passed his exams with both the ACCA and ICAEW. He qualified in 2004 at a practice in the Potteries. He started working at Howards in 2014 and was made a director of the business in February 2018. Ryan has varied accounts, commercial and taxation experience which he uses to evolve the successful traditional approach that the firm employs.
Born and educated in Stone, Clive began his accountancy career in 1987 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1997. Clive has built up many long standing business relationships with clients and specialises in advising small businesses, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies on general accounting.
Rebecca enroled with Howards on a graduate training programme and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007. She has been with the firm for over 13 years and has a strong technical background specialising in audit including statutory audits, client money audits and charity audits. Rebecca has worked with a variety of clients from small owner managed businesses to those in the regulated sectors and large multi-nationals and groups.
Nick started his training at a local firm before joining Howards in 2011. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2015 with a good all round knowledge and focuses his time on business development and client service. Nick advises a wide range of businesses and vindividuals and particularly enjoys helping owner-managers make sound commercial decisions.
Karen joined Howards in 2015 bringing with her over 13 years’ experience of processing various pay frequency payrolls within the public, private and charity sectors. She is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) and is able to advise clients on all aspects of Payroll Management. Her knowledge extends to the significant changes in legislation for Real Time Information (RTI) and Auto Enrolment – Workplace Pensions.
Jo is the office manager at Howards and has been with the firm for over 29 years. Jo oversees the day to day running of the practice, co-ordinating office operations, procedures and resources to maximise efficiency. She manages a team of administrative and support staff, ensuring that client service levels are high, and she is responsible for credit control. In her spare time Jo enjoys cycling and going to watch rugby.
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