Umar Memon BSc FCA Managing Partner

Umar Memon BSc FCA
Managing Partner

Umar is a chartered accountant with over twenty years’ experience dealing with businesses ranging from new start-ups to international trading companies.

After graduating from Leeds University, Umar trained with BDO Binder Hamlyn, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Soon after qualifying he joined Coopers & Lybrand as an IT Auditor where he spent the next two years working with international companies such as Pilkington Glass plc. To further his commercial experience Umar went on to spend a further two years in industry as an internal auditor for Akzo nobel. During the latter part of that time, Umar set up a part time accountancy practice which was then enjoined with Jack Ross Chartered Accountants in 1999.

In 2002 Umar became an Audit Partner in the firm and now has responsibilities for the corporate clients across the practice dealing with audit, tax mitigation, financial due diligence and business forecasts alongside advising on corporation tax planning. Recently Umar has been leading Jack Ross forward in dealing with new technology and systems.  Umar set up the Jack Ross Leadership Academy earlier in 2013 which is helping to mentor future leaders within the firm.

Outside of work, Umar is married with two teenage children. His photography hobby helps him keep relaxed

Peter Black FCA Senior Partner

Peter Black FCA
Senior Partner

Peter joined Jack Ross after qualifying as a chartered accountant over thirty years ago.

His expertise includes the provision of audit and accounting services, and he specialises in business valuation work associated with divorce and shareholder disputes. Peter acts as quasi finance director to a number of client companies.

Over the years Peter has a wealth of experience in dealing with family businesses. In addition to the traditional role one would expect of a chartered accountant, over the years Peter has advised on succession planning, preparing businesses for sale, entered negotiations to sell and purchase businesses, and advised on management remuneration packages.

Peter’s role is as engagement partner, giving you the opportunity to have access to another senior partner at all times.

Peter is married with two grown up sons. Peter is a keen traveller and has visited all the continents in the last ten years.

Wendy Ainsworth Practice Manager

Wendy Ainsworth
Practice Manager

Wendy has worked for Jack Ross for over thirty years. Over the years Wendy has done almost all of the roles we have here at Jack Ross, from accounts, VAT, typing and administration.

Wendy’s current role is the co-ordination and management of the workflow within the office.

Wendy ensures that all jobs flow efficiently through the office, and makes sure that all deadlines are met. Over her thirty years at Jack Ross, Wendy has gained an in-depth knowledge of our clients and our accounting systems.

A loyal and trustworthy person, Wendy is like Blackpool rock – if you cut her in half, you would read “Jack Ross”!

In 2013 Wendy joined the Jack Ross Leadership Academy and this helped develop her leadership skills both at work and socially.

Wendy is married with a teenage son. She is a mad keen football fan, and a regular gym goer.

Tor Stringfellow MSci ACA Audit & Accounts Manager

Tor Stringfellow MSci ACA
Audit Partner

Tor joined Jack Ross in May 2013 having previously worked as an Audit Manager for RSM Tenon where he spent five years working out of their offices in Bolton and Rochdale. Prior to this he completed his training at Sharpe Fairbrother, based near Baker Street in London, and became a qualified chartered accountant as a member of the ICAEW in 2008. Tor was appointed Audit Partner here at Jack Ross in April 2016.

Tor’s experience has largely been in the owner managed market, offering a range of advice and support including systems and controls reviews, as well as supervising a range of audit assignments.

He also has experience of preparing Forensic Accounting reports and valuation reports.

Tor is married with two young children and spends most of his time with his family. When he does get a spare moment, Tor likes to watch football!

Christine Wise

Christine Wise BSc CTA
Senior Tax Manager

Christine joined the team at Jack Ross in July 2015, having previously worked at Baker Tilly and Robson Rhodes Manchester offices, in both private client and corporate tax roles.  Prior to working in practice Christine worked in a PAYE district of the old Inland Revenue, and in total has over 25 years’ experience in tax.

Christine is a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax, and more recently has been working towards membership of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, along with a PADI Open Water diving qualification.

Outside of work, and with grown up children, Christine enjoys meeting up with friends for weekends away and holidays and is a keen gym member.

Kieran Williams BA ACA – Manager, Accounts and Audit

Kieran Williams BA ACA
Manager, Accounts and Audit

Kieran is an ACA qualified chartered accountant and has worked at Jack Ross since 2010. Kieran is a Manager within our accounts and audit department, working in a range of areas, including audit, limited companies and sole trader accounts preparation, corporation tax and VAT. He also has experience of preparing charity accounts and leading solicitors accounts rules audits.

Kieran graduated from Leeds University Business School in 2008 having gained a bachelor of arts in Economics. Following that he then worked in temporary roles to fund travelling to  India and Thailand. Whilst travelling Kieran undertook some volunteer work helping to care for elephants and helping renovate a children’s school.

A keen traveller he has plans to visit Singapore and Cambodia and also Mexico in the near future. Not only does he like football but he also enjoys martial arts and playing the guitar.