Jacob Mercer – Assistant Manager, Corporate Tax


Key role at Kirk Newsholme:

Jacob joined the firm in 2016 as an Apprentice in the Tax team and qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2023.  He supports the firm’s clients by providing tax advice to owner managed businesses and SME’s, covering all areas of Corporate Tax, PAYE, National Insurance and Income Tax for directors, business owners and shareholders, both from a compliance and advisory perspective.

“Coming into Kirk Newsholme as a school-leaver dead set on finding my own path rather than going to University, I can honestly say I couldn’t have made a better decision.  I am enjoying a great career at KN with fantastic colleagues and love being a part of working so closely with our clients. It gives me great satisfaction when I can see that my work has directly benefitted clients whether that be in making their tax affairs easier to understand or presenting them with more efficient ways to save tax.”

About me:

I enjoy golf and spending time with my family and girlfriend and our cat “Goose”


I like trash reality TV – MAFS and Love is Blind are particular favourites

Quirky Fact:

I think cold pizza is better than hot pizza and it’s a hill I’m willing to die on!