Mark Fellows MAAT
Mark started his accountancy career at 17 years old by undertaking
an Accountancy qualification at Sandwell College, which lead him
into employment with a medium sized Walsall based Accountancy firm.
This is where Mark was able to put his theoretical learning into
his career, Mark joined the impressive ranks of a large Accountancy
group, separated into various areas of expertise, where his experience
was allowed to flourish and develop further.
needing to move back closer to home, Mark joined a local firm of
Accountants and like Nicola worked at the largest of their branches
where there friendship blossomed.
next career move was to apply for a position within a smaller but
well established practise allowing him to take on a more senior
role alongside the manager where he was responsible for his own
portfolio of clients and all of their accounting, taxation and business
needs. After 6 years of working at this firm, Mark was a very highly
thought of part of the team who then helped to train others and
still keeps in touch with former colleagues, in order to consult
on more complex business taxation issues.
much consideration, Mark decided to devote his efforts entirely
to assist Willows with it's existing clients and to further the
practises growth alongside Nicola, utilising their various expertise
and varied knowledge.
Nicola left school
at 16 to go into her first job as a receptionist for a small family
run firm of Accountants who spotted her talent in Information Technology
and eagerness to learn. Whilst gaining qualifications in business
administration Nicola was offered a Three year Accounting modern
apprenticeship through Babington Business College in Lichfield.
After passing all exams first time and reaching Technician status
Nicola became a full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Nicola believes that being taught by such a small, dedicated firm
with one on one nurturing and guidance has given her the very sound
foundation of techniques she uses today.
everything manually and having a natural flair for computers, Nicola
excelled in using spreadsheets, computerised accounts in Quicken,
Quick-books, Sage & payroll packages and has also dabbled in
teaching these at a local college.
move was to a much larger firm of Accountants where she worked
at the largest of the three local branches, at which she met Mark.
In time Nicola was responsible for the payroll bureau for over
200 clients, various VAT and bookkeeping deadlines, management
accounts, preparing financial accounts and several audits.
leaving to start a family in 2006, Nicola set up business on her
own, offering her expertise and knowledge of bookkeeping and payroll
services and later that year merged with Mark to combine their
varied expertise and experience.
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Registered Office Address
Willows Accountancy Ltd
172 Watling Street
Shorade Business Estate
Telephone: 01543 574831
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Mark Fellows MAAT
Nicola Wilcox MAAT