My working day typically starts just before 9am and finishes just before 6pm and I always try to get some fresh air at lunchtime in order to keep the batteries charged!
No two days are the same – my work can comprise of dealing with the tax effects of a major corporate deal or arguing technical issues with HMRC, to reclaiming excess tax suffered on bank interest. Tax is a complicated subject and I find that more time needs to be devoted to tax planning rather than just compliance work. It is always a challenge to find a more tax efficient means of completing transactions which can save the client a lot of money.
Tax is more about interpretation of the rules than numbers; and those rules keep changing which makes the job challenging at times!
I play table tennis for the Hull Veterans in the Yorkshire League and play at least twice a week. I am into genealogy as well and have traced both sides of my family back to the early 1800’s – I find it fascinating. Much of our down time at the moment is renovating our new but old home – and of course my two teenage children keep me busy in the usual style of Dad Taxi.
Marital Status: Married to Tracey for 20 years – 2 children, Becky (18) and James (16)
First Job: Shelf stacker and till operator at Grandways Stores.
Home: We recently moved to an Edwardian House on Beverley Road. It needs some work to modernise it, but it is a blank canvas that will eat into any free time we get!
Car: Vauxhall Insignia.
Book: My favourite author is Stephen King – The Stand is a great book, a story of good versus evil with many different strands coming together.
Music: Generally soft rock; Journey, Bruce Springsteen and Queen are among my most listened to artists.
Film: An old one, but well worth a watch is 12 Angry Men with Henry Fonda as the dissenting voice in a jury room.
Gadget: It has to be my iPad - it has everything you need!
Last Holiday: Love going on family holidays to Torquay. If you get the weather it is a wonderful place to go.
"The Walker Group has worked with Dutton Moore for more than 30 years. They have acted on behalf of all the Group’s companies and the family and are trusted and highly experienced business accountants, auditors and business advisers."Lee Davies, A.C.A, Financial Director, Walker Group
"We have worked with Dutton Moore for many years and have always received a first-rate service. The team at Dutton Moore provide us with invaluable accountancy, strategic planning and business advice as we continue to be a growing business in this region."Simon Gibson, Director at Simon Gibson Transport Ltd, Goole, East Yorkshire
Grain merchants and farmers, Burstwick, East Yorkshire:Jeremy Saunt, Director at Johnson and Saunt
"We have been clients of Dutton Moore for more than 20 years – they carry out all our accountancy work and business advice, their service and attention to detail is outstanding."
"Dutton Moore are an excellent provider of financial services for significant Hull based businesses such as Smales. We have worked with the firm for many decades and are guaranteed sound financial and business advice, alongside the general accountancy services that they provide. What is key for my Company is the direct involvement of the partners with the Smales management."Robin Orr B.Com; C.A; C.T.A, Financial Director, F.Smales & Son (F.M.) Ltd, Hull
"Having worked with Dutton Moore for many years now, we have always found the service extremely professional, prompt and courteous. As a growing business over the years their advice has been exemplary and without their valuable assistance in accounting and strategic planning we would have found the many transitions of growth a lot more challenging."Richard Spencer, Commercial Director, Spencer Signs Ltd, Hull
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... suits were replaced with festive jumpers at Dutton Moore today to raise cash for Viking FM’s Mission Christmas Cash for Kids charity. With staff donations and match-funding from the firm, we are all delighted to have raised £347 to help local children this year. One of our Partners Mark Wilson won the competition with hi...
Commenting on today’s budget, Managing Partner Tony Bullock……this is a budget for working families and it’s a positive one. This looks to be the end of austerity after eight years of hard work to get the country back on its feet. We have economic growth which is forecast to continue. The budget is putting money back into the economy for example £20 billion over f...
To help all our clients, existing and new, we have produced a new brochure outlining how we can provide you with a Will writing service and write your Lasting Power of Attorney. Traditionally people have had to go to a law firm to prepare these vital documents. We at Dutton Moore can provide the services and taking this route with us will prove to be more cost effective....