Team WNJ

The WNJ senior management team comprises:

  • 3 partners
  • 2 consultants

You can find our Partners’ and Consultant’s profiles and contact details below:-

Ian Johnson – BA Hons, FCCA

35 yrs at WNJ

  • Business development
  • Corporate finance and restructuring
  • Acquisitions, disposals, mergers
  • Retirement planning
  • Preparing businesses for sale
  • Strategic and Succession planning

I adopt a proactive approach working with owner managers to assist them achieve their business plans and medium to long term objectives. By close involvement with my clients I play a strategic planning role and act as a key advisor in corporate assignments involving acquisitions, disposals, mergers and restructuring of businesses.

Paul Woodburn – BCom Hons, FCA

34 years at WNJ

  • Advising a wide range of clients from start-up businesses to large privately owned companies
  • Responsible for specialised audit and assurance engagements, including not-for-profit organisations, charities including Academies, pension schemes and solicitors
  • Corporate and business finance including acquisitions and disposals
  • Strategic business advice, including tax planning

I enjoy the involvement with a wide variety of organisations and individuals to better understand their goals and objectives. My advice brings accountancy and commercial awareness together.

Michael Barker – BA Hons, FCCA

18 years at WNJ

  • Audit and assurance services for large range of clients, including charitable companies and pension schemes
  • Internal audit and systems reviews
  • Assisting and development of business start-ups

I manage the affairs of a portfolio of clients in a wide range of industries. In managing the audit and accounts department of WNJ, I always keep abreast of the latest technical information and legislative changes. Clients receive advice based on commercial awareness not simply historical reporting.

Eddie Singleton – BA Hons, FCA

45 years at WNJ

  • Wealth of experience in the general practice
  • Combined business advisory and personal taxation advice
  • Audit and assurance services for large range of clients
  • Internal audit and systems reviews

Assisting and development of a wide range of business in various industries.
Wealth of experience used to benefit clients, advising on a wide range of business and taxation issues. As consultant, involved in many of the firms largest audit clients as well as a large number of family owned small and medium sized enterprises. Advised on many corporate finance and restructuring projects and has extensive contacts with the local business community.

Chris Watson – BSc (Hons) FCCA CTA
Tax Consultant

7 years at WNJ

  • Tax consultancy and compliance
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance tax and Estate planning
  • Corporate reconstructions
  • Income tax
  • HM Revenue and Custom enquiries and Investigations

Over 7 years with WNJ guiding clients in tax matters, Chris is delighted to be fulfilling the role of Senior Tax Consultant.  He has invaluable expertise in trusts and also works on a wide range of other tax matters from partnership structures, corporate transactions to ‘Enterprise Investment Schemes’ and advises on capital gains tax and inheritance tax.