Finance and Accounting
Director appointment for Leeds-headquartered Northern Accountants
29-year old Mark Alderson has been awarded an internal promotion to the board, six months after joining t the award-winning business.
Having joined the firm as senior client manager in Q3 of 2022 — after spending 11 years with a boutique accountancy practice in the Yorkshire Dales — Mark has quickly demonstrated his ability to add value to clients’ organisations.
So — in the year Northern Accountants celebrates its 15th anniversary — he has been promoted to this leadership role, for the benefit of the business and customers’ alike.
The move follows Northern Accountants’ acquisition of two other firms last year, which extended the team’s geographical reach to the western tip of the M62 and strengthened its presence in Hull.
Mark’s directorship also coincides with the definition of additional internal structure, which sees Anelya Tucker promoted to client manager and head of the newly-formed business division. Under her steer, this fresh department — which currently includes 350 organisations — is dedicated to the provision of agile accountancy support and guidance, for more autonomous customers.
“Some clients come to us because we can fulfil all their financial needs, with analysts and advisors on hand to drive business growth strategies too,” explained founding managing director Phil Ellerby. “This is where Mark excels, alongside Ricky Field who was appointed as our Hull director last year. They look beyond the numbers alone, to uncover other factors that can become real enablers of business success.
“Other clients don’t require that level of support, but the quality of service should still be stellar — that’s what Anelya ensures, as we continue to grow. It means we can efficiently take on more and more clients in this division too.”
Anelya also joined Northern Accountants late last summer, with just under ten years’ experience. She was attracted to the role due to the firm’s brand presence and team culture in what is a crowded market.
Fellow Northern Accountants director Ben Thexton is also continuing to make a name for himself in the property and construction sectors, having a wealth of experience within these industries, through previous roles.
The organisation is predicting turnover in excess of £2m by the end of 2023, with an assistant client manager vacancy also due to be opened imminently.