James is currently a Partner at Anderson Barrowcliff Accountants. He currently manages the Corporate Finance Department and the firm and specialises in companies looking to grow, either organically or through acquisition or merger while working alongside academy clients in order to help them with the conversion from local authority schools into academy structures.
He began his training to become a qualified accountant with the firm and passed all of his professional examinations at the first attempt. He won a prize for the top mark in the North East of England; coming 18th out of 27, 000 worldwide in the financial management exam.
Following the completion of his degree in Consumer Law, James was also awarded a first class honours degree in Applied Accountancy which contributed to him winning the coveted ‘New Accountant of the Year’ award at the North East Accountancy Awards in 2009.
James has a long history of working with charities. He was the treasurer for the 1st Marske Barn Owls Scout Group for a number of years and helped to secure the charity a significant level of grant funding to help buy new equipment and also develop their internal accounting systems.
James was appointed as a trustee of Norton based autism charity, Daisy Chain in 2015. He was invited into this role due to the significant growth the charity was forecasting and his reputation for managing fast growing entities. Since being appointed as a trustee, James has established a specialist finance committee, which he chairs, and has also had a significant influence on developing the financial infrastructure and corporate governance of the charity. Daisy Chain has grown significantly over the last 2 years and is forecast to continue this trend due to continued demand in the services of the charity.Back to Profiles