Put a face to a name – meet the AMT Northumbria team

  • Mike McManus

    Inside of work

    Mike is the founding director of AMT Northumbria and is a Chartered Management Accountant. He has overall responsibility for the direction and development of the business. His career has taken him all over the world having worked in Europe , the USA, Canada, and Japan. Mike has held senior Financial roles in Manufacturing , Engineering, Distribution , Automotive as well as Consultancy and Turnaround management.

    On a day to day basis Mike overseas our increasingly large and diverse portfolio of clients. He regularly meets with clients to give input on business issues including development , financial controls and financing. Mike also acts as Virtual Finance Director for a number of our clients.

    Outside of work

    Outside of work Mike is keen on the great outdoors particularly walking in the cheviots and as a season ticket holder at the stadium of light is used to the ups and downs of life in the premier league.

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    Mike McManus

    Director

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  • Allison McManus

    Inside of work

    Allison joined AMT Northumbria in May 2010 having previously spent 20 years working for HMRC. She also has experience of running her own business.

    On a day to day basis Allison is responsible for ensuring the internal administration of the Practice runs smoothly. She is also responsible for communication and liaison with our many clients and has overall responsibility for the operation of our busy payroll bureau.

    Outside of work

    Outside of work Allison is a lover of the great outdoors. Living in North Northumberland she likes nothing better than walking her two spaniels in the Cheviots

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    McManus

    Practice Manager

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  • Shirley Cassidy

    Inside of work

    Shirley joined AMT Northumbria in May 2010 having previously worked as the Company Accountant for a large Architectural Firm in Newcastle.

    On a day to day basis Shirley is responsible for a diverse portfolio of clients including Sole Traders , Partnerships and Limited companies. In this role she works closely with her clients to produce monthly management accounts for business control and development. Additionally Shirley is responsible for producing as annual accounts and taxation computations for both business and individuals.

    Outside of work

    Outside of work Shirley enjoys keeping fit. She regularly attends her local gym and is keen on running and mountain biking. Shirley also enjoys going for long walks and socialising with friends.

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    Shirley Cassidy

    Accountant / Client Manager

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  • Helen Reed-Jones

    Inside of work

    Helen joined AMT Northumbria in 2014. She is an FCA having qualified with the Institute of chartered Accountants in Ireland. Helen has a wealth of experience having worked both a practice environment and for a number of large companies in a senior financial role.

    On a day to day basis Helen is responsible for a diverse portfolio of clients including Sole Traders , Partnerships and Limited companies. In this role she works closely with her clients to produce annual accounts and taxation computations for both business and individuals. Helen also has the responsibility for the development of our outsourcing service.

    Outside of work

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    Helen Reed-Jones

    Accountant / Client Manager

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  • David Wright

    Inside of work

    David has 30 years experience working in senior HR roles within the Public and Private sectors. For the last ten years David has run his own HR consultancy service working closely with AMT and our clients for the last 3 years. David contributes HR articles of interest for several national publications as well as producing his own monthly news letter

    On a day to day basis David provides realistic and practical advice to employers with a minimum of jargon. In simple terms if you have a HR related problem David will outline the options available to you and the risks associated with each option. Support is available on an annual basis and David will produce your staff contracts and policies in a form that helps your business as well as helping you deal with any issues as they arise.

    Outside of work

    Outside of work David is a keen walker and is one of an elite band of " fans " who follow Doncaster Rover FC home and away.

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    David Wright

    HR Associate

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  • Les Scurfield

    Inside of work

    Les has over forty years' experience in Credit Management and Financing of debt. He is a member of the Institute of Credit Management. Previously Les has worked in the Manufacturing , Engineering and Distribution sectors and has now been part of the AMT Northumbria team for a number of years.

    On a day to day basis Les is a resolute and effective collector of unpaid accounts. He is able to effectively manage client sales and or purchase ledger function to maximise cash flow. At the same time his mature but energetic style business relationships are maintained.

    Outside of work

    Outside of work Les 's passion is the building and flying of radio controlled model aircraft. This hobby has taken him to Serbia, Poland, France, the USA , Spain and Hungary supporting the GB team in World and European Championships.

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    Les Scurfield

    Credit Management Manager

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  • Brett Grieves

    Inside of work

    Brett is a highly experienced IT professional. Having previously worked in a large national organisation Brett established his own company nine years ago providing both software and hardware support to the SME market. Brett has worked closely with AMT and its clients for the last 5 years.

    On a day to day basis Brett provides a wide umbrella of support both hardware and software for servers , desktop and laptop computers as well as printers. In line with today's advanced business communications Brett is also able to support both smart phone and tablet technology. Support can be either remote or hands on if necessary.

    Outside of work

    Outside of work Brett's passion is his mountain bike and getting out into the great outdoors.

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    Brett Grieves

    IT Associate

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  • Mark McGonagall

    Bio coming soon.

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    Mark McGonagall

    Financial Adviser

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