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Partners & Staff

Kate Shearer CTA ATT (Fellow)

Kate Shearer CTA ATT (Fellow)

Kate has been working in private practice for over twenty five years, concentrating on the compliance needs of businesses and individual taxpayers. Kate is a Chartered Tax Adviser and is registered with the Association of Taxation Technicians as a member in practice. Kate has recently commenced an MSc in Taxation at Oxford University which she will complete in 2018.

Bill Arundel

Bill Arundel FMAAT

With a background in marketing and communications Bill is a proven problem solver, whether dealing with Revenue authorities or researching IT or business solutions. Bill manages the payroll bureau and VAT department. Bill is registered with the Association of Accounting Technicians as a member in practice and is licensed and regulated by the AAT. Bill has also passed his ATT qualification recently.

Tracy Easman

Tracy Easman CTA ATT (Fellow)

A Chartered Tax Adviser and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians Tracy has over twenty years’ experience in the tax sector. Tracy consults on transaction planning, shares and securities, capital gains tax and personal tax, and has a wide knowledge in all other areas of direct taxation. Tracy is an elected member and Vice President of the Association of Taxation Technicians and also chairs the Professional Standards Committee.

Trudi Blackwell

Trudi Blackwell AAT

Trudi is an experienced Accountant previously specialising in the Accounts for GP practices but with a wealth of knowledge across all business sectors. Trudi has over fifteen years of practice experience and is also a very competent trainer on all types of business software.

Gill Minall

Gill Minall

Gill is the practice administrator and manages reception.

Siobhan Stapleton

Siobhan Stapleton

Siobhan has recently joined Shearers as our Accounts Assistant/Book-Keeper. She is currently studying towards her AAT qualification. Siobhan has experience of working in financial services and law firms and will be assisting on all preparation of Accounts and VAT Returns.

Tim Morton

Tim Morton FMAAT

With a background in the retail, transport and hospitality sectors, Tim has obtained a wealth of business and financial experience over the years while working in various managerial roles. After completing his AAT qualification he continued to develop his skills, preparing Accounts for a wide variety of Sole Traders, Charities, Partnerships and Limited Companies. As an Account Manager within his previous accountancy practice, Tim also managed a portfolio of clients and assisted businesses with their Management Accounts and VAT returns. Tim was accepted as a fellow member of the AAT in 2013.

Paul Christmas

Paul Christmas AAT

Paul has an extensive legal background having spent more than 20 years practicing as a solicitor in private practice. Paul moved in to accountancy in 2016 gaining his AAT qualification in 2017. He joined Shearers in 2017 as a Trainee Practice Accountant where he continues to develop his accountancy skills whilst assisting the Partners with the day to day running of the practice.

Nicki Clarke

Nicki Clarke

Nicki has 15 years experience working in the Accounts department of a firm of a Solicitors and holds a Diploma as a Legal Cashier with the The Institute of Legal Finance and Management. Nicki is currently Studying towards her AAT foundation level 2.

About Shearers Accountants & Chartered Tax Advisers

Shearers Accountants & Chartered Tax Advisers was established in Hove, East Sussex in 1996

Today, we continue to build on our reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike. We have many clients in the local community and service businesses, small and large, across many sectors including:

  • the professions
  • the service sector
  • entertainers
  • the construction industry
  • manufacturers
  • retailers

As well as general accountancy and tax skills, our team members also have individual specialist skills which enable us to provide clients with a first class service as and when required. With our wealth of experience we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, what ever their size or sector.

In addition to traditional accounting and tax services we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. Whether you need an integrated business strategy, access to corporate finance or specialist tax advice we are here to help you achieve your goals.

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