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Northern Accountants unveils three new hires after year of ‘record growth’

It has also announced a series of internal promotions

Yorkshire-based firm Northern Accountants has expanded its workforce with the appointment of three “key hires” following a year of “record growth” leading to a 30% increase in revenues.

Joining as head of internal services, Toni McCoy will oversee the internal services team. An experienced management accountant, McCoy previously ran her own practice.

She heads up a team that includes newly promoted duo James Harrison and Tyler Boston who have moved into the roles of senior financial controller and junior financial controller, respectively.

Meanwhile, James Heighton has been appointed as client manager and will be part of Sally Claxton’s external services team. They will both be supported by Sarah Lockwood and Sophie Hill who have progressed in their roles to become senior financial controllers.

The third hire is Paula Kingston-Heath, who has joined as group business manager.

Furthermore, Jayne Waugh has moved into the position of head of cloud accounting services with the aim of helping customers access real-time accounting information via data-driven technology. And finally, Shaun Lindley will manage the business’s new self assessment company.

Phil Ellerby, CEO and founder of Northern Accountants, said: “We are incredibly proud of the business we have and central to that is our people and our culture. The new team coming in are a really good fit for us and are only going to make us stronger and build on already impressive service levels.

“In terms of the promotions within the team, they are thoroughly deserved and from our point of view, it is really important we recognise our team and consistently provide an environment where they can continue to develop.”

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