A different sort of approach to Accountancy…

If you want to know more about us then it’s safe to say that we’re all about you. We want to know where you’re heading, what your goals are, how you plan to get there and everything else in between. We’re interested in how to prepare your accounts, manage your books or set up your payroll but it’s your ideas that get us really excited.

Ideas that will help you grow, adapt and evolve. We’ll listen to you all day long until we know exactly what you want to achieve and how we can help you get there. It’s a one-to-one, super personal, super tailored service where you can build a consistent relationship with an advisor who truly understands you and your business.

Debbie Whitaker ACMA CGMA Managing Director

Our systems geek, our Xero fanatic, our illustrious leader. Debbie is the heart and soul of Not Just Numbers and its phenomenal growth.

Beginning her career in construction industry in 1983, Debbie quickly rose from junior accounts clerk to FD, working with multiple companies within the portfolio and realising her love of working with SME’s. She loves to make a difference and help people streamline their processes. Systems geek doesn’t even come close.

Setting up Not Just Numbers in 2011 has given Debbie the platform to create an accountancy firm that truly cares. It’s not about historic figures, tax returns and payroll. Debbie wants to speed you up, make you efficient and help plan your future financial growth.

Martin Whitaker Director

Nothing gets past our strategy eye in the sky. Martin is the vision to see beyond the daily numbers and help plan for the future.

Working at Taylors of Harrogate in his ‘proper job’, Martin is often found sniffing coffee beans in far flung places. His area of expertise is innovation and managing people. He’s the HR man of Not Just Numbers and helps support the team in all areas. When everyone else has their nose to the grindstone, Martin is the one to ask ‘are we doing the right thing here?’.

Victoria Ellis Book-keeper and Administrator

If you need support with Xero, bank reconciliation and Receipt Bank, look no further than our super book-keeper Vicky.

From the girl who said “I’ll come and help at Not Just Numbers but don’t ask me to do accounts”, fast-forward 4 years and Vicky is now into her 3rd year of AAT and passing with flying colours, she’s Xero certified and our add-on partner support desk. If you need something fantastical doing in Xero, she’s your first call.

Stephanie Reed MAAT Accountant

Stephanie is our accountant angel. Often swooping in to guide our statutory accounts, tax and self assessment.

Another Xero geek, she is an ACCA student and an AAT Qualified MIP. When she’s not managing accounts, doing the books, running tax returns and helping clients save tax, Steph loves sport, park runs and tennis. Oh and she once appeared on Eggheads and took the quiz masters on till sudden death in the final. A bright spark in the Not Just Numbers office no less.

Anne Lambropoulos Book-keeper and Payroll Manager

Anne is our payroll guru and a book-keeping veteran. With over 20 years in industry there isn’t much she doesn’t know.

A fully fledged Xero certified geek, she fits in perfectly with our team and can assist with anything clients throw at her. She loves motor sport, horses and dogs, and she quite likes her son too. Whether your staff are having babies, need childcare vouchers, holidays, sick days, garden leave, pay increases or any payslip related questions, Anne is first line support.

Susan Forth Book-keeper and payroll

Susan is another book-keeping and payroll superstar.

Working with Debbie in industry and following her into practice, she has recently returned after raising her children to become a fully certified Xero girl. Assisting Anne with payroll she helps look after some of our bigger clients. Susan loves to keep fit and is often found running in charity races.

Mike Ormesher BSc (Hons) ACA Business Development & Funding Manager

Our poacher turned gamekeeper. If you want someone who really understands first hand the stresses of taking a business from startup to business sale, read on.

Following qualification with PwC, Mike set his sights on working with exciting young businesses with potential. He graduated to building and ultimately selling his own businesses, raising funding through Banks, Business Angels, Venture Capitalists & the London Stock Exchange along the way. If you want someone to help you build, play golf, and avoid some of the human pitfalls along the way, Mike should be your first port of call.

Morgan Powell-Lister Accountancy Apprentice

Morgan has joined us as our first ever accountancy apprentice. Straight from school, Morgan is now studying for her AAT and has also passed her Xero Certification. Has slotted straight in to our team and most importantly makes great tea to keep us all going…