James trained as a chartered certified accountant at Carpenter Box under the then Managing Partner, and qualified in 2002. He has been involved in a number of sectors and specialisms in his time, and 2021 marks his 25th year with the firm. With a good understanding of small business needs, company secretarial support, private client tax affairs and the not-for-profit sector, in 2013 he settled in our Assurance and Advisory Group.
James oversees a small portfolio of clients that cover a range of accounts and tax work, and he also supports and advises charities. As the firm’s Compliance Director, he leads on internal matters as set by our Institute and other technical issues, while also supervising our student group and apprenticeship programme.
Outside the office
James is a big music and comedy fan, more often of lesser spotted acts than the arena dwelling species. When not listening and laughing, he can be found immersed in political podcasts and Stephen King novels. He tried sport once, but it didn’t take.