Mark is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Mark qualified with a 4 partner CA firm in Glasgow in 1999 and has worked in various CA firms across Central Scotland. Most of his time was spent as a manager at Macfarlane Gray (now part of the French Duncan group) in Stirling.
Mark had a period working with a multi million £ turnover first aid supplier as the finance manager before deciding he preferred the variety and challenges that working in practice offered.
Mark’s aim is to assist small and medium sized businesses with all their accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax needs. Leaving them time to concentrate on running their business. Our clients are mainly based across the central belt of Scotland though we do have clients further afield who we work with on a remote basis.
Unlike doctors and solicitors anyone can call themselves an “accountant” without having the necessary skills and experience you would expect an accountant to have. The title “Chartered Accountant” is recognised around the world as a professional designation indicating the highest levels of technical expertise, standards and ethical conduct. ICAS qualified Chartered Accountants can be recognised by the CA after their name and we would recommend you confirm this when seeking to appoint an accountant. The following are a few reasons why you should consider choosing a CA as your trusted professional accountant:
- Professionally qualified
- Undertake mandatory professional development
- Bound by a code of ethics and professional standards
- Required to have professional indemnity insurance
- Required to have a complaints procedure in place
- Subject to quality reviews of their professional practice
- Regulated by their professional body
You can verify the firm’s and Mark’s qualification status with ICAS by clicking here.
Mark is assisted by Claire Burns, Alicia Wardlaw, Stephanie Sneddon, Wendy Nicholson and Charley Tallis.
Claire, like Mark, is a fully qualified chartered accountant of ICAS having training with Dickson Middleton in Stirling. Claire is the office client manager make sure all work and queries are dealt with in a timely manner.
Alicia is our CA trainee and is currently part way through her 5 year training programme. Alicia is fully certified in Xero and is responsible for preparation of year end accounts, bookkeeping, corporate and personal tax returns and VAT returns.
Both Stephanie (aka Steph) and Wendy are our ACCA trainees and are currently part way through their 3 year training programme. Like Alicia, both Steph and Wendy are fully certified in Xero and are responsible for preparation of year end accounts, bookkeeping, corporate and personal tax returns and VAT returns.
Charley is our administration assistant. She works on a part time basis making sure all the administrative work of the office is taken care off.
We are also assisted by Chris and her team to assist with all payroll matters for our clients.
Stewart Accounting has been providing a full accounts service for our Charity for about 18 months. They process all sales invoice, purchase invoices, bank payments and receipts.