North West accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth has made five promotions across the business, including an audit and accounts partner and a director of tax.
Jamielee Johnston has become an audit and accounts partner in Manchester. She has over thirteen years of practice experience, and first joined Mitchell Charlesworth as an assistant manager in 2016, later progressing to manager, associate and now partner.
As part of her role, Johnston will look after a wide range of clients, with a particular specialism in the charity and voluntary sector. She also advises many owner-managed businesses and can assist with tax planning and growth support.
Phil Hartley has been promoted to director of tax. He is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with more than ten years’ experience of dealing with owner-managed businesses and providing tax advice on a wide range of issues.
He joined Mitchell Charlesworth in 2018 and works across the firm’s four offices providing tax advice to a wide-ranging portfolio of clients, particularly with regards to corporation tax and group restructuring. Hartley has a specialism in R&D tax relief and has helped businesses to reclaim over £2.1m in tax relief during 2020.
In addition, Michael Griffiths (Chester), Sarah Reeves (Chester) and Nick Spruce (Liverpool) have all been promoted to the role of audit and accounts manager.
Griffiths joined Mitchell Charlesworth in 1999 and now manages a varied portfolio of clients, including small to medium sized business and organisations within the charity sector.
Reeves joined the practice shortly before gaining her ACA qualification in 2014. She has specialist knowledge of auditing and accounting procedures across a wide range of industries, particularly in agriculture, property and corporate groups. She manages a portfolio of mostly limited companies and also specialises in charitable companies, including several academies.
Meanwhile, Spruce graduated from university with a degree in accountancy and financial management before gaining his ACA qualification. He has more than 9 years of experience of working with a wide range of small and medium sized businesses across a wide range of sectors. He joined the firm in 2017 and his promotion will see him take on larger client delivery responsibilities.
Alison Buckley, managing partner of the Manchester office at Mitchell Charlesworth, said: “These promotions are thoroughly well deserved and reflect the hard work, commitment and outstanding contribution these talented individuals make to the firm and our clients.”
Tim Adcock, Chester managing partner and head of Mitchell Charlesworth’s tax team, added: “At what is a very challenging time for businesses, we continue to find new ways to meet our clients’ evolving needs. With these promotions we have a team in place with the expertise and experience to support and service our clients effectively.”