About Us

We are a well established, modern ACCA quality approved firm of Chartered Certified Accountants who have been supplying quality business, financial and accounting services to clients in Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Arundel and all across West Sussex for nearly 60 years.

We are a partner led firm supported by an experienced team of technical and administrative staff, both fully and part qualified. We also have access to a network of other professionals and consultants with a range of expertise to ensure that our clients are able to obtain a full range of specialist services to suit all their business and individual needs.

Our practice management system has been designed to ensure that our service is proactive and enables us to deliver useful and current information and solutions to our clients. This includes online access to your accounts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year via this website.

Our overriding philosophy is to develop a long term relationship with our clients, by providing the full range of business support services but also to move beyond the normal compliance role and help with business development and evaluation issues such as profit improvement, cash flow optimisation, business/asset protection and strategic planning.

Please call us for an informal talk with one of our partners and find out how what we can do to help you to take your business forward. Your first meeting is free.

If you are looking for a local accountant with an excellent reputation, a superior customer service and reasonable fees in Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Worthing, Goring by Sea, Rustington, East Preston, Arundel or West Sussex, click here to get a free quote now or contact us here at Botting & Co Chartered Certified Accountants today to arrange a free initial meeting on 01903 713508 or email info@bottingandco.co.uk.

Meet Our Team

Andy Reeves FCCA – Director

Andy’s early career was in the banking sector but, after switching to accountancy, he qualified and managed at another small local practice in Worthing, before joining Botting & Co in 1998, and becoming a partner in 2000. Andy is a general practitioner with a wide ranging portfolio of business clients comprising of sole traders, partnerships and owner managed companies, and personal tax clients. He also manages the practice IT and HR. Andy is  a cricket fanatic and he has played for his local team, East Preston, since his teenage years. He still plays around thirty games a year, and is heavily involved in the running of the club, as 2nd team captain and treasurer. Having grown up in the “punk” era, Andy sees himself as a young John Peel, always on the lookout for new bands, and regularly attending gigs in London, Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton. Most people have never heard of anyone he goes to see! Any remaining spare time is devoted to travel to exotic destinations, with the emphasis on wildlife, particularly in India and Sri Lanka. Obviously, if this is combined with a visit to a test match, so much the better!

Simon Wilkinson Bsc Hons, FCA, FCCA – Director

Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with medium sized, London based firm, Stoy Hayward in 1991. He joined Botting & Co in 1992, when his extensive audit experience and expertise was invaluable in helping the firm comply with the new audit regulation regime that was introduced at that time. He has continued this role as the firm’s principal audit and compliance partner and oversees all assurance work. He also enjoys strong working relationships with his clients, specialising in providing services to owner managed businesses of all sizes and is particularly proactive in helping clients maximise profits while managing exposure to tax. He is the firm’s principal tax specialist with particular emphasis on tax efficient business structures and profit extraction policy. Outside of work, Simon is a fanatical fan of Arsenal football club and played himself until time caught up with him a few years ago. He is now a keen tennis player and runs in long distance races up to half marathon level.

Jo Hicks FCCA – Director

Jo qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant in 2004 having started her career with Worthing based firm, Carpenter Box and completed her training with Arundel firm Po-Opt Accountancy, where she became the firm’s principal client and staff manager. She joined Botting & Co in 2007, when it acquired the client base of Pro-Opt Accountancy. Jo greatly assisted with the merger of the two firms and quickly established herself as a vital member of our team. She obtained her practising certificate in 2009 and is now our practice manager, handling her own portfolio of clients and supervising and training the firm’s junior staff members. Jo has expertise in the field of audit and compliance and the provision of accountancy, management accounting and taxation services to smaller owner managed businesses and personal tax clients. Jo enjoys fitness and exercise and completed her first marathon at the Brighton race in 2010.

Hannah Hill ACCA – Director

Hannah worked in the commercial sector, where she studied and passed her AAT exams before joining the firm in 2008. She has subsequently made rapid progress through the ACCA exams and qualified in June 2013. Hannah works closely with a wide range of clients, providing day to day assistance with their accounting, book keeping and employer related needs. She has considerable experience of the Construction Industry Scheme and ensures that client’s comply with the related regulations and status issues. Hannah enjoys reading, water sports and cycling.

Natalie Tilley – Senior Accounts Assistant

Natalie joined the firm in 2004 having gained significant previous experience in a number of other professional legal and financial organisations including a period of employment in the banking sector and a trust and probate department and through undertaking studies in the Accounting Technicians programme. She is the firm’s payroll manager and oversees our client payroll bureau and advises client on a number of payroll and employment related issues. Natalie has considerable experience in other practice areas and provides, accountancy, bookkeeping, VAT and taxation and IT services to a range of business and personal clients. She enjoys skiing and travel and also has a keen interest in collecting and dealing in antiques.

Nicole Henman – Senior Accounts Assistant

Nicole joined Botting & Co in 2014 after studying and passing the AAT exams. She is currently studying ACCA and hopes to go on to obtain her practising certificate after this. Nicole assists with accounts preparation, payroll and personal tax services for a wide range of clients. Outside of work Nicole is involved with a local amateur dramatics society and enjoys being part of the backstage crew on their productions twice a year.

Amanda Hubbard – Senior Accounts Assistant

Amanda joined the firm in 2005, after completing her studies in Mathematics at Surrey University and a short period working in the hospitality sector.

She has subsequently obtained significant experience and technical skills in a wide range of practice disciplines, particularly accounts preparation for all types and sizes of business, payroll, VAT and business tax. Amanda has specialised in the property management sector while preparing service charge accounts for flat management companies and service charge funds.

Amanda is currently studying for her ACCA professional exams.

Outside of work, Amanda plays competitive table tennis and enjoys reading.

 

Chris Holland-Skinner – Accounts Assistant

Chris joined Botting & Co in March 2017. He spent a number of years previously working in Finance. He works as an accounts assistant, and is currently working towards the AAT qualification.

Outside of work, Chris is a season ticket holder at Brighton and Hove Albion. He also enjoys Formula One, and tries to attend a race in Europe each season.

Tom Reeves – Accounts Assistant

Tom (Andy & Emma’s son) has recently made the move from an administrative role to accounts assistant and is currently studying to achieve his AAT qualifications.

Tom’s main interests are music and sport. Away from Botting & Co he runs a club night called Missing People and a record label by the name of Horizon Recordings which showcases a wide range of electronic music.Tom is a keen cricketer, like his dad, and attends almost as many gigs.

 

Lorraine Durkowska – Payroll Manager

Lorraine previously work as Payroll Manager for AYP Advisory, and joined Botting & Co in February 2017. Outside of work Lorraine enjoys decorating, reading, travelling and socialising.

Lisa Martin-Harvey – Administration Assistant

Lisa joined Botting and Co in April 2017. She spent a number of years previously working in Construction and Finance. She works part-time covering Reception and managing general administration. Outside of work, Lisa is currently renovating a property and is a keen runner taking part in local events.​

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