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Introducing the team

Here at Hill Eckersley we are proud of the fact that our employees stay loyal to the firm.

This is demonstrated by the fact that the staff who are profiled below have over 188 years of service to the firm between them, an average of over 14 years service per employee! The extensive experience and varied expertise of our staff ensures that we can provide the best possible service for our client’s financial, accounting and taxation requirements.

Ian Hampson - FCA

Bolton born and bred Ian first started work at Hill Eckersley in 1979 articled to Stephen Hill. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and was made a partner in 1987. He has since worked his way through to his current position as Senior Partner in the firm.

He specialises in providing an “all round” service to clients in respect of their accounts and taxation affairs.

An avid skier and a lifelong Bolton Wanderers fan he is married to Jane with two children.

Andrew M Nicholls - FCA

Andrew lives in Rossendale and trained and qualified with one of the then ‘Big 6’. He joined the firm in 1989 and was made a Partner in 1991. Andrew has extensive audit, accountancy and tax experience working with all sizes of owner-managed businesses. He is the firm’s Senior Statutory Auditor.

Andrew is married to Julie, a keen golfer and enjoys spending time on a touch line or boundary edge watching his son play football and cricket.

Jan McGarraghy - ACA

Jan joined Hill Eckersley in June 2011.

Jan trained at Deloitte, qualifying in 2001, where she worked in both the audit and forensic departments. In 2004, she moved to a mid-tier firm as an audit manager specialising in owner managed businesses.

Jan spends most of her spare time entertaining her two young boys, who enjoy trips to the park and visiting steam railways and transport museums.

Direct: 01204 558311

Ian Leyland

Ian is from Wigan and started working in a local accountancy practice in 1991. Ian joined Hill Eckersley in 2003.

Ian’s work is predominantly the preparation of accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies, management accounts for a wide range of businesses plus completion of Self Assessment Tax Returns and Corporation Tax Returns.

Away from the office, Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, going on family holidays and supporting Everton F.C.

Direct: 01204 558315

Sarita Roberts - ACCA

Sarita joined Hill Eckersley in 1986 and qualified as an ACCA in 2003.

Sarita specialises in the preparation of Solicitor’s accounts and compliance with the Solicitor’s Accounts Rules.

Away from the office, Sarita enjoys swimming and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Direct: 01204 558310

Stephen Wilson

Stephen joined Hill Eckersley in 2007 and heads up the Bookkeeping Department where he is responsible for maintaining client’s accounting records and preparing Vat Returns.

Out of work Stephen enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to Rock Music and playing the guitar.

Direct: 01204 558318

Cath Dutton

Cath joined Hill Eckersley in 2007 working as a receptionist and was promoted to the position of Personal Assistant to Ian Hampson in 2010.

Outside work, Cath enjoys pub quizzes and making novelty cakes.

Direct: 01204 558317