Ian Parker has been made director at chartered accountants and business advisers Whitley Stimpson.
Ian will continue to be based at Whitley Stimpson’s Banbury office but will also work at the firms Bicester office where he will play a key role in accountancy and tax services across a range of sectors and with a specialist focus on agriculture.
Ian joined Whitley Stimpson in 2008 as a trainee and completed both the AAT and ACA qualifications. In 2014 he left to work in industry at a large multi-national organisation, where he became financial controller before deciding to re-join Whitley Stimpson in 2016. Having sat on both the industry and practice sides of the table Ian understands the pressures and issues clients face on a day-to-day basis.
In his role at Whitley Stimpson Ian already manages a team of staff and has been heavily involved in the firms highly respected training program, managing student reviews within the Banbury office.
Martin Anson, finance director at Whitley Stimpson says: “On behalf of the firm I would like to extend our congratulations to Ian for making director. Since joining Whitley Stimpson 11 years ago, Ian’s performance and commitment to his clients has been exemplary making him a fantastic role model for younger less experienced members of the firm.
Ian’s appointment represents a significant addition to our board of directors and we are confident that he will be a huge asset to the business. His specialist knowledge combined with his tax expertise builds on our offering to the market.”
Ian Parker explains: “I am very excited about my new role and am looking forward to being much more involved in the running of the firm.
When I started my career at Whitley Stimpson, it was a one office firm in Banbury. I have seen the practice grow into a four office firm and now feel that I have the opportunity to make a real difference in order to help with the continued growth of the firm.
Whitley Stimpson has provided me with fantastic support and I’ve been able to progress in my career through ongoing training and professional development. I will continue to serve my client base but will also work hard to inspire and lead the new generation of accountancy rising stars coming through the practice.”
Whitley Stimpson, which was founded 88 years ago, is ranked within the top 100 practices in the country as and has built up its expertise and reputation through continuous staff training and development and through building up specialisations to cater for the rapid change in global and local business practices.
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