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John Shepherd

A highly organised and capable Group Accountant with strong management, communication, analytical and decision-making skills. Experienced at setting and achieving goals through the accurate implementation of operational and cost control efficiencies. Hardworking and trustworthy, with the ability to remain calm under the pressure of a demanding workload.

Key Skills

  • Full knowledge of the accounting complexities of the construction industry
  • Experienced in financial, cost accounting and operations experience
  • Proficient at providing timely and accurate reporting of all financial data for the group and subsidiary companies
  • Development, analysis and interpretation of statistical and accounting information to appraise profitability, capital expenditures and performance against budget
  • Confident and capable in providing analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven knowledge of computerized financial analysis
  • Development of comprehensive employment policy
  • Skillful at managing and supervising staff

Career History

1998 - Present
Thornton (Contracts) Ltd
Company Accountant/ Secretary

Reporting directly to Managing Director and Chairman, role involves providing financial strategies and management to enhance continued growth of the group and subsidiary companies. Specific accountabilities include; accounting and internal control systems, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting, projections and cash management, tax planning and compliance activity, corporate financing and staff management. Company Secretarial duties include perusing and signing contract documents.

1997 - 1998
Brown McLeod Ltd Chartered Accountants
Audit/Corporation Taxation Manager

Role involved reporting directly to the Senior Partner in the preparation of corporation tax computations and statutory returns. Advised clients on the tax implications of business decisions.

1985 - 1997
John Cartlidge & Co Chartered Accountants
Audit/Corporation Taxation Manager

As Above.

1975 - 1984
John Parkin & Co Chartered Accountants
Audit Senior

Role consisted in the planning, analysing and control of companies financial records resulting in the production of audited accounts for a portfolio of clients in a variety of industrial sectors. Role also involved the management of audit clerks.

1971 - 1975
Hammerton & Criddle Chartered Accountants
Audit Clerk

Working in professional office giving assistance to Audit Seniors and Managers.

Further Education

Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants
Foundation A and B
Section 1
Section 2 (part)

Personal Details

Date of birth: 9th December 1953
Car driver: Full
Health: Good
Interests: Bird Watching, Football, Walking and reading


John Shepard, Group Finance Director, Thornton Sports