Accountancy and Audit Services

Allen, West and Foster

We offer a wide and comprehensive range of services, specialising in audit and accounts preparation, personal and corporate taxation, VAT, payroll and bookkeeping advice and services. Our clients vary from sole traders and partnerships to limited companies, LLPs and groups of companies. They conduct their activities in the fields of commerce, manufacturing, engineering, financial services and the provision of medical care. We are a registered auditor and are authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Allen, West and Foster:

Creating strong client relationships through a personalised and proactive service.
Allen, West and Foster welcomes enquiries from all sizes and types of business

Allen, West and Foster Chartered Accountants unites the talents and expertise of well-known Sheffield-based chartered accountants Stephen Allen and Co. and West and Foster.

The 2017 merger of these two successful and respected practices may be a very recent development but the pedigree of both is extensive, with roots going back to the 1960s. The result is a proactive, vibrant firm of chartered accountants offering a personalised service tailored to individual requirements, and backed by a wealth of valuable experience.

From our offices in Sheffield, Chesterfield and Bakewell Allen, West and Foster offers a wide and comprehensive range of services, specialising in audit and accounts preparation, personal and corporate taxation, VAT, payroll and bookkeeping advice and services.

We work with, and welcome, all sorts of clients - from sole traders and partnerships to limited companies, LLPs and groups of companies. Allen, West and Foster operates across all sectors and can offer particular experience in the Manufacturing, Medical, Charity, Gaming and Professional Services sectors.

We pride ourselves on offering a timely, value for money service and are happy to hold an initial interview with prospective clients free of charge and without obligation.

MEET YOUR Chartered Accountancy TEAM

Allen, West and Foster is a proactive, vibrant firm of chartered accountants who offer a personalised, friendly service tailored to meet each of our client’s individual requirements. We provide a professional service and pride ourselves on establishing long term client relationships.

Stephen Allen

Stephen has worked in senior positions in both small and large practices for a number of years and has been a partner for 12 years, setting up Stephen Allen & Co. Ltd, before merging with West and Foster in 2017.
Stephen is a member of both ACCA and ICAEW and has a wealth of knowledge and experience across a number of business sectors, has built a strong core of personal and corporate clients. He is committed to providing a personalised and proactive approach which is a cornerstone of the practice values.

Paul Middleton

Paul joined West and Foster in 1990 having worked in small practice dealing with accounts and taxation for small companies, partnerships, sole traders and private individuals.
After a number of years as practice manager he became a partner in West and Foster in 2000 and over the years, has developed a wide ranging portfolio of clients. He has experience in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, hospitality, retail and entertaining, and deals with clients of varying sizes.

John MG Foster

In 1968 JMGF began life as an articled clerk with a Derbyshire based firm of chartered accountants with 5 offices, before qualifying and moving to one of the larger national firms for a further 5 years.
This was followed by a short spell of 2 and a half years in industry, before returning to general smaller practice in 1981. Having experienced all of the choices, smaller practice, international practice, and industry, this seemed to be the best alternative and one that brought you closer to the clients.

Tarina King

Tarina joined West and Foster in August 1999 bringing over 20 years of experience with her.
Over the years Tarina has built up good relationships with clients and her responsibilities include overseeing the Book keeping and Payroll department, preparing VAT Returns and Management Accounts, and producing accounts for Small Limited Companies, Partnership and Sole Traders.

Philip Croft

Philip joined West and Foster in 2008 and primarily works with charitable and corporate clients.
He brings over 40 years of experience in the accounting profession. Philip became an AAT member in 1985, qualifying with credit and first time passes. Philip has previously worked as a senior member of the accounts and audit team at a number of accountants in and around Nottinghamshire

Adam Russell

Adam joined West and Foster in 2010, after completing his AAT qualification at his previous employer.
He is mainly involved in accounts production for small companies and also the preparation of corporate and personal tax returns. Adam has become adept with most accounting & tax software as well as Microsoft Excel. He is currently in the process of completing his ACA exams.

Joanne Meadows

Joanne joined the practice in January 2016 as a Senior Manager and brings with her 26 years of experience in the Finance and Accountancy profession
Joanne qualified with a Big 10 firm in 1995 with first time passes and achieved first place in Sheffield for the final level exam. Progressing to Senior Manager level gaining experience in the small business and large company audit teams complemented by a secondment to the Personal Tax department.

Stacey Leigh

Stacey first joined in 2002 to commence her work and training as an accountant. She is ACCA part qualified and is a qualified member of AAT.
Stacey is manager of the medical accounts sector of the practice and has built a thorough knowledge of this specialised area. She has gained vast experience working within the accountancy profession and has well developed interpersonal and management skills.

Claire Cordell

Claire joined the firm in March 2014 as a manager bringing her extensive experience of accountancy and management accounts, AAT qualified and part qualified ACA.
Claire trained in a large Sheffield firm of Chartered Accountants, becoming AAT qualified and part qualified ACA. Claire worked at an international lawyers, based in Sheffield for 9 years. During that time she worked in management accounts before joining the financial reporting team.

Sara Dunkley

Sara joined Stephen in August 2013 and now works with the larger corporate clients, managing the audit and compliance side of the practice.
Sara brings almost 20 years of experience in the accounting profession. Sara became an ICAEW member in 2001, qualifying with first time passes. Sara worked as a senior member of the accounts and audit team during her training with a large Sheffield firm of accountants.

Gemma Lightfoot

Gemma first began working for the Firm in 2003 after graduating from University. She has worked for Stephen for over ten years
After qualifying as a member of ACCA, became responsible for managing the larger corporate clients and the training of junior members of the team. She has worked in all departments of the practice and has gained extensive experience and knowledge in accounts production, corporate and personal taxation, as well as audit.

Fiona Rawson

Fiona obtained an honours degree in Geography in 1984 and subsequently worked for the Geographical Association as an editorial assistant.
After a two year stint selling literacy books to primary schools around South and West Yorkshire she brought her varied skills to West and Foster in 2002.

Joanne Jepson

Joanne joined the practice in 2010 as Manager of the Bakewell office and brought almost 30 years of very varied accounting experience. Joanne is in constant contact with her clients and feels it is vital to be readily available for specific queries or general guidance
Joanne joined the practice in 2010 as Manager of the Bakewell office and brought almost 30 years of very varied accounting experience. Joanne is in constant contact with her clients and feels it is vital to be readily available for specific queries or general guidance

Anna Skelton

Anna joined AWF in August 2017 to work in the bookkeeping and payroll department, bringing with her 20 years bookkeeping experience learned in both practice and industry. Anna had a 2 year break from accountancy in 2005 following the birth of her daughter and now works part time.
Anna joined AWF in August 2017 to work in the bookkeeping and payroll department, bringing with her 20 years bookkeeping experience learned in both practice and industry. Anna had a 2 year break from accountancy in 2005 following the birth of her daughter and now works part time.

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