The firm’s staff are well trained and qualified, offering a service that is dependable, thorough and reliable.
Directors and Managers
Giles Bingley FCA
Director with a portfolio of general accountancy and taxation clients, Giles has previously worked with two of the ‘Big Four’ accountants. Head of Business Services he is also a specialist in property and construction, Giles’s career included some years as Finance Director for a quoted construction and distribution business. He has a wide range of experience with owner managed businesses and particularly enjoys business planning and advising on tax planning strategies.
Paul Smith FCCA
The firm’s foremost tax expert, Paul leads our tax faculty. He joined the firm in 2005 and has over twenty years of experience in taxation, having developed his expertise with two major firms of accountants. He has a wide range of experience with high net worth individuals and trusts and has particular expertise in capital gains and inheritance tax. He is also a specialist in farming and estate accounts. Paul manages a portfolio of audits and accounts for a broad and diverse range of clients.
Jonathan Wood FCCA
Jonathan specialises in corporate finance, He has a wide range of advisory experience including disposals and acquisitions and raising finance. He has particular expertise in the motor trade. He also manages a portfolio of audits and accounts for a broad and diverse range of clients and in his audit roles he promotes expert planning. His efficient auditing has demonstrated sound economic benefits for his clients.
Chris Dowrick ACA
Chris carries out a senior management role and is responsible for a portfolio of companies and self-assessment clients. He joined the firm in 2008 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2015. In one exam Chris was awarded the Carter prize, by the ICAEW, for obtaining the highest score worldwide. He is a highly skilled technical accountant, and enjoys advising clients in specialist areas.
Emma Dowler FCCA
Emma carries out a senior management role and is responsible for the management of the Liskeard office and a portfolio of clients. Emma qualified as ACCA in 2003 and subsequently worked with PWC in Plymouth and Grant Thornton in Bristol before joining us in Cornwall.
Sean Mitchell FCCA
Sean seeks to gain a deep and real understanding of his clients’ businesses and personal goals. Having previously been a director with Bishop Fleming in Truro for many years, he has considerable breadth of experience and can advise on a range of issues affecting owner managed businesses. His specialist areas include advice for clients on accounting systems and software such as Xero, Sage and QuickBooks.
Lisa Simpson FCCA
Lisa qualified as an ACCA accountant in 2012. She worked as an audit and accounts manager for a firm of accountants in Essex where she specialised in Pension Scheme audits before moving to Cornwall in 2019 and joining Wills Bingley. She carries out a management role and is also responsible for a portfolio of self-assessment clients and small companies.
Mike Jewell FCA
Born in Tintagel, Mike trained with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Launceston qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He became a partner of Eastoe, Vincent and Day with Mr Vincent in 1979. Mike has a large portfolio of agricultural and mixed business clients, offering advice on business start-ups and tax planning for a diverse range of businesses.
Graham, who qualified as a chartered accountant, worked with Deloittes in London and with KPMG, before spending many years as a partner of Deacon Jewell in Liskeard. He has a wide experience of local businesses. We are fortunate to retain his services on a consultancy basis.
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