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Peter Watts

Director

Area of expertise:

Area of expertise:

Audit, accounts software, SMEs and business strategy


Peter joined Shaw Gibbs as part of the acquisition of Cooper Murray, where his role was Senior Audit Compliance Principal and Finance Partner. Before Cooper Murray, Peter had previously trained at a 15-partner practice.

His priority is to work with clients to help them achieve their goals, whether this is organic growth, acquiring a new business or maintaining market share and profit levels, by constant review of overheads and sales analysis.

Peter has particular expertise in issues including business strategy, “hands on” management assistance, implementing and reviewing accounting and financial software, preparing cash flows and business plans, and liaising with banks and other financial institutions on business finances. He also has extensive experience in tax compliance and dealing with HM Revenue & Customs enquiries, as well as excellent auditing and accounting knowledge obtained during his 25 years in the accountancy profession.

He specialises in working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) where managers and owners require additional support in leading their team to achieve growth and in acting as a quasi-financial director for these businesses.

Recent work includes obtaining substantial bank finance for a well-known UK brand to enable the business to expand in the UK and to set up a USA-based distributor, advising directors of a company on sale of the business and retirement and tax issues based thereon and advising the purchasers on an management buy-out and subsequently setting up the accounting and financial systems for the businesses purchased.

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