Justin Smith – Managing Director
Having previously worked for a Big 4 accountancy firm, Justin joined Kirk Newsholme in 2000 to lead firm’s team of Tax Specialists, overseeing a wide range of tax affairs for his clients. These range from family businesses through to large organisations. Justin makes it his business to understand what clients want to achieve in business and outside so that he can deliver appropriate tax planning solutions. View profile
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Direct Line: 0113 204 4228

Jill Wright – Director
After having worked with Graham Kirk previously, Jill joined Kirk Newsholme in 1993 when the firm was a team of just 5. She did her training at Ernst & Young in Leeds and qualified in 1989, following a degree in Accounting and Financial Management with Maths at Sheffield University. Jill works predominantly in the firm’s Business Services department and is also involved in the Audit department. View profile
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Direct Line: 0113 204 4219

Neill Rayland – Audit Director
Before joining Kirk Newsholme in 2008, Neill gained over 10 years experience in partner positions with BDO LLP and John Gordon Walton. As well as his position as Audit Director, Neill is also the firm’s Audit Compliance Partner and Money Laundering Reporting Officer. He provides audit and professional advisory services to a portfolio of clients dominated by family, owner managed businesses and professional practices across a wide range of sectors. View profile
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Direct Line: 0113 204 4213

Ben Maughan – Business Services Director
The core services of the team he manages are Managements accounts, bookkeeping and VAT, end of year accounts and corporation tax compliance.
Ben and his team look after clients in a wide range of industries including the manufacturing, property and service sectors. View profile
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Direct Line: 0113 204 4217

Andrew Thomas – Audit Director
Having qualified as a chartered accountant at a small independent practice based in Huddersfield, Andrew joined Kirk Newsholme in 2006 following a two year stint at a national practice. Andrew’s role at Kirk Newsholme is mainly directed towards the firm’s larger corporate clients in the field of audit and compliance where he helps lead a team of talented, young and enthusiastic individuals. View profile
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Direct Line: 0113 204 4223

Liz Rogers – Tax Director

Liz is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of STEP. She joined Kirk Newsholme in 2021 and has over 20 years’ experience in providing both compliance and advisory service in all areas of private client tax, trust tax and estate tax matters. Liz provides tax services and advice (personal tax, inheritance tax, capital gains tax) to the firm’s private clients and having experience of working within the legal sector also works closely with the firm’s legal practice contacts. View profile

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Direct Line: 01132044226