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Finnies offer a complete range of services which can be tailored to the client’s needs in a hands-on or advisory role. We have a young, dynamic and pro-active team along with the support of associates in specialist areas of tax planning, business start-up, audits, pensions, wealth management and computer packages. The experience within our team members varies from 2 to 25 years’ service with us – from qualified to training and admin, they are all dedicated to assisting you.

We pride ourselves in off­ering personal but professional services, ensuring our clients are our number one priority. Our substantial team ensures we can cover a large spectrum of services relevant to medium sized limited companies to sole traders. With the aid of our sister company, FTS Yorkshire Limited, we can also off­er specialist tax advice. Forensic accounting, corporate advice including insolvency and consultancy are also available.

Although we pride ourselves in having a large local client base, our high standards have attracted business from across the whole of the UK and beyond, branching into Europe. New clients are allocated a dedicated manager within the office with whom they establish a working relationship. This ensures that there is a high degree of personal attention given to each client.

Leading the way to a more secure and environmentally friendly firm, we employ a specialist electronic document storage and tracking software company to implement a paperless office. Jonathan Parkin our Office Manager controls the continued improvement of all office procedures whilst also advising clients on the best computer packages to suit their needs.

Team

Nick

Nicholas (Nick) Auton FCCA – Director

Nick joined the practice in 1998 after qualifying at a local practice in Hull and became a partner of Finnies in 2002. Nick has a wide range of experiences which he has acquired during his accounting career.

He specialises in dealing with the larger clients and the complexities that this brings, including forecasting, audit and acting as Financial Director to client companies. Nick has also been at the forefront of the tax planning strategies o­ffered to clients.

His interests include spending time with his family and supporting Hull City. He has been a season ticket holder for over 25 years and he also follows them away from home. Nick’s furthest away trip was to Beijing to support them in a pre-season tournament.

Nick

Neil Tomlin BA(Hons) FCCA – Director

Neil joined Finnies in April 2008 to work alongside Nick and after a year of working together bought in to the practice and became Director and shareholder in May 2009.

His history of accountancy began initially in a Beverley based firm as a trainee, he then progressed to a small firm in York where he qualified and became office Manager, after nine and half years Neil decided to move back to Beverley to progress his career and joined Finnies. Over his working life he has been involved in most aspects of accountancy and audit and for a period of time whilst in York he specialized in Business Start-ups, which is still a keen interest of his. As well as the day to day aspects of accountancy Neil now gets heavily involved in tax planning and tax strategies.

When not working Neil enjoys spending lots of time with his family, he also enjoys sporting activities such as Badminton, Swimming and Pool.

Jonathan Parkin ACCA –
Office Manager & Accountant

Jonathan's role within the organisation is to take control of, and improve, the internal office procedures. He is responsible for the day to day running of the office and the team, reporting directly to Nick and Neil. Jonathan has a wide knowledge of Accountancy, Taxation and Payroll matters and has a high degree of knowledge on all the leading accounting packages such as Sage and QuickBooks. He is keen to advise clients on better ways to use the packages. Jonathan is currently undertaking education modules regarding Tax Strategies that are beneficial for Contractors and Directors.

Deborah (Debbie) Jude BSc(Hons) FCCA – Audit Manager

Debbie joined Finnies after completing her A-levels in 1996 and following successful completion of her AAT, qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2002. Debbie’s role within the office is varied covering all aspects of accounting, auditing, book-keeping, payroll and forecasting.Debbie also has a good working knowledge of Sage, Pegasus and QuickBooks and enjoys assisting clients with their day-to-day accounting requirements.

Tom Rainbird

Tom joined us in 2013 from a Hull based firm where he has qualified as a chartered accountant and has developed his accounting and auditing skills. His role within the office is varied covering all aspects of accounting, auditing, book-keeping and assisting clients with their day to day accounting requirements.  Tom also has a good knowledge of Sage and other accounting packages. 

Kerry Dennison BSc –
Graduate Trainee Accountant

Kerry graduated from the University of York in 2011 and achieved her BSc in Accounting, Business Finance and Management. She started her accounting career in a Hull based firm before moving to Finnies in 2013 where she is continuing her studies for her A.C.C.A qualification. She has gained experience in preparing accounts, bookkeeping and has knowledge of the necessary software packages such as sage.

Emma Gorringe

Emma Gorringe – Trainee Accountant

Emma joined us in 2013 from a Hull based firm. Her role will be to share admin duties with Hannah and to take on a training position within the accounts department. Emma is studying for her A.A.T qualification to aid her with her Accounts and VAT work. She already has some experience of bookkeeping and is familiar with Sage packages including Sage 200, over the coming months she is looking to building on her accounting foundations.

Lynne Auton F.M.A.A.T, A.T.T –
Tax Manager

Lynne is a valuable member of the team specialising in both Personal and Business Tax after gaining her A.T.T and studying for C.I.O.T exams whilst working in the Tax Department of a local accountants. She joined us from a top 250 company where she was responsible for preparing the directors and senior management salaries and related matters, plc management accounts, plc annual budget and intercompany transactions.

Helen Spence BA(Hons) FCCA - Accounts Manager

Helen joined the firm as an employee in January 2009 after coming to us on a temporary contract. Helen trained in a medium sized practice in Leeds were she developed a high knowledge of accountancy and audit procedures.Helen also has a high degree of knowledge in relation to the market leading accounting software such as Sage and is always keen to answer questions in this field.

Marie Martin AAT – Accounts

Marie joined the team in 2008 whilst still studying and became AAT qualified in 2010. Her main role within the firm is accounts preparation and Self-Assessment Tax returns. She is highly competent in completing VAT returns. Marie enjoys new challenges and plans to continue her studies and add to her qualifications and experience.

Hannah McNeil - Trainee Accountant

Hannah joined the practice in October 2009 and is highly competent at book-keeping thanks to her knowledge of Sage and Iris which has naturally led Hannah to preparing VAT returns. Her other tasks include office administration duties and the preparation of numerous company secretarial forms. Hannah will be working to expand her knowledge and involvement within the accounts department over the coming years.

Alice Mitchell – Trainee Accountant

Alice has recently joined the team after completing her A levels and will be building her accounting skills and assisting on reception and administration.

The Admin Team

Our admin team are very friendly and are always happy to assist in any way they can.

Gail Auton

Gail has been with the firm for over 20 years providing admin support to the directors, however this is now on a part-time basis. She has experience in payroll, VAT and accounts preparation.