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Who We Are

A J Carter & Co was founded in 1981 by Andrew Carter who set up the practice in Witney as he was keen to be involved in the local community. Over the years the business expanded and Nicholas Williams joined the practice in 1984. Mark Gyde joined in 1991, becoming a partner in April 1994.

Over the last few years the practice has grown steadily and the client base, although principally centred around West Oxfordshire, is spread across the whole country. We act for clients from all walks of life including personal tax work, small and large family businesses (both partnerships and corporate) and charities. We are keen to provide a friendly and personal service to all of our clients.

Partners

Andrew Carter continues his involvement within the town and local community; he served as town Mayor for a two year period and is currently actively involved with the Rotary Club of Witney. Andrew has largely been responsible for establishing the practice as one of the leading firms within the town. As well as looking after a portfolio of general practice clients, Andrew is responsible for Trust accounting and related tax matters. To email Andrew - click here.

 

Nicholas Williams is our specialist tax partner who not only has a thorough grasp of the UK tax system, also has a good understanding of overseas related matters. Nick is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and is involved in tax planning and compliance work both at the local tax office level and the more specialist Revenue offices. He has considerable experience on the problems surrounding clients affected by 'IR35'. To email Nick - click here.

 

 Mark Gyde has considerable experience with charity clients and can advise not only on charity accounts, but also on the rules regarding trading by charities, tax related matters and general charity law. Additionally, Mark has a varied portfolio of general practice clients. Mark is responsible for training and development of staff and for information technology within the firm. To email Mark - click here

 

Anthony Williams is a Chartered Certified Accountant and joined us in 2012, becoming a partner in July 2016. He looks after a portfolio of company clients and assists the partners with accountancy and taxation work. To email Anthony - click here.

Our Managers

In addition to the four partners we employ two managers, both of whom are qualified accountants. We have found that by only employing qualified staff we are able to offer a high quality and reliable service. Our managers have a good working relationship with clients and are able to handle many of the queries raised by clients.

Pamela Davis joined the practice in 2001 and looks after a growing portfolio of 'flat management' companies, she has considerable knowledge relating to the law and accounting issues for these companies and also assists the partners with accounts preparation work. Email Pamela.

Andy Brooks qualified in 1985 and joined the practice in 1990. He looks after a portfolio of small and medium sized clients. Andy is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Email Andy.