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, Arlene Dow and Tony Syme.
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.
Arlene is our ACCA trainee and is currently part way through studying for her ACCA qualification. Arlene is fully certified in Xero and is responsible for preparation of year end accounts, bookkeeping, corporate and personal tax returns and VAT returns.
Tony is our client co-ordinator and digital marketer. Tony ensure all clients are onboarded in a timely fashion and makes sure that all the admin work is taken care off. He also is responsible for our digital marketing.
We are also assisted by Clare Haynes and her team to assist with all payroll matters for our clients.
Finally, we are associated with a number of the UK leading tax specialists to ensure that you get the best and most appropriate advice to any tax query.
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.