“Success is not final; failure is not fatal:
It is the courage to continue that counts.”
- Winston Churchill
Ian is a friendly, approachable experienced and commercial Chartered Accountant.
He has worked as finance director in PLC corporate environments, as business partner to entrepreneurs and has been involved in the successful startup of a number of smaller businesses with turnover between £75k and £5m.
Ian’s breadth of experience helps entrepreneurs to launch their business with the advice, knowledge and support of an experienced finance professional.
Once established, Ian will ensure the financial compliance and integrity of the business and facilitate the monitoring of key dynamics working the business.
Moving on Ian is experienced at raising funds from various sources to help the business grow without losing sight of the basics.
An entrepreneur partnering with Ian will be able to focus on his key skills of selling/marketing/product development in the knowledge that the support infrastructure for his business is in safe hands or is firmly established.
Chartered Accountant vs Accountant
By law anyone can call themselves an accountant. The title ‘chartered accountant’ and the letters ACA or FCA, however, indicates that the person has undertaken a minimum of three years in-depth training, passed a series of rigorous examinations in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation, and committed to continuing professional development to keep their skills up to date.
Although unqualified accountants are subject to the same laws as chartered accountants, ICAEW Chartered Accountants are bound by our Code of Ethics and subject to our disciplinary procedures. They are required to hold a practising certificate and professional indemnity insurance if they offer professional services to the public.