New Audit Director at Bath Accountants

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Bishop Fleming are delighted to welcome another senior team member to their growing Bath office.

John Talbot has joined Bishop Fleming’s growing Bath office as an Audit Director. Bishop Fleming is a Top 40 firm.

John is a Chartered Accountant with over 17 years of audit experience. He is experienced in dealing with a wide range of corporate sectors, including manufacturing, IT, professional services and leisure and hospitality. He is also experienced in the not-for-profit sector, particularly charities and membership organisations. John’s clients have ranged from start-ups to mature businesses, and include owner-managed, Private Equity backed, listed and subsidiaries of overseas entities.

After 7 years with Ernst and Young, he joined BDO in 2006 where he worked for the next 11 years. BDO appointed him an Audit Director over 2 years ago.

As an Audit Director with Bishop Fleming, he will enhance the firm’s growing audit team, using his extensive knowledge and experience to provide advice and support to the firm’s clients, and further develop the firm’s assurance services.

John commented:

“Bishop Fleming is a highly respected and fast-growing firm, and already has an impressive client portfolio. Bishop Fleming has a fresh and innovative approach, with significant regional scale, and dedication to fantastic client service. It has an absolute focus on quality and continual investment in the latest digital technology. As a result, Bishop Fleming is a challenger brand to the largest firms within the accountancy sector. It is a privilege to join the firm at such an exciting time.”

Bath partner, Andrew Sandiford, commented: “I am delighted to welcome John on board. His skills and experience will bring great benefits to businesses in Bath and the region.  In particular, his passion for delivering fantastic client service will further enhance our growing team.”

The Bath office is now one of the fastest-growing and most successful of all the Bishop Fleming bases. On top of that, the Bath team is now the biggest in the city, with 4 partners and 42 staff.

Bishop Fleming appears in the Sunday Times list of the “100 best companies to work for” as an “outstanding” employer, and was the first accountancy firm to win an “Investors in People” accreditation, and an “outstanding” accreditation for “Investors in Customers”.