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Why Baker Clarke?

Here at Baker Clarke, we’re a team of independent, ACCA qualified professionals who provide accounting, auditing and tax services. But not forgetting our strong commercial, financial, and technical expertise to offer advice and support when you need it. 

Whether you’d like to outsource your finance department, utilise an accounting, financial or tax service or just need your questions asked, we are at your side when you need it, however you need it. 

From Media and Entertainment to Construction and Property, we work with ambitious and entrepreneurial clients from a wide range of industries and with businesses that vary in size. 

Entrepreneurs work with us to help them structure and run their business, to facilitate growth and achieve their objectives. 

Our Team

Baker Clarke is made up of a professional, approachable, and dedicated team here to support you and your business achieve the results you desire. It's no secret that we love numbers, and truly are interested in bringing those to life with you. 

Together, we seek to understand what really matters to you, of course to understand and evaluate the numbers, but also what drives you and the business forward.

From there, our team are on hand when you need it, delivering not only statutory obligations on your behalf, but planning, advice and support that makes the difference. 

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Meet the team

Jim Baker FCCA - Director

Jim has been working in finance since the 1980’s. First becoming a practicing partner at an accountancy firm in 1987. Having been a member of the ACCA since 1985 Jim has a vast wealth of experience and knowledge with a particular aptitude in tax consultancy and planning. His experience extends to large scale construction projects, bank negotiations and advising on corporate sales and business mergers and acquisitions.

Mervyn Clarke FCCA - Director

Having qualified in 1974 Mervyn has over 40 years of experience as a qualified accountant and is always keen to use that experience and knowledge to help his clients excel in their field. He has an exemplary record of managing and running his own businesses throughout the years and has an unparalleled understanding of clients’ needs. Mervyn has extensive commercial experience, especially in the  property and construction industries and is a very experienced negotiator.  He also  advises  on Corporate sales and  acquisitions and litigation support/ dispute resolution .

Adela Blake FCCA - Senior Manager

Adela is a Chartered Certified Accountant as well as a Senior Client manager here at Baker Clarke
Adela has previously worked in top 20 accountancy firms, working overseas on placement with them heading up audit teams. 
Adela has extensive experience with sole traders, partnerships and Ltd companies as well as an audit background. 
Adela also supports clients with their personal tax returns here at Baker Clarke.

Michaela Shearer - Senior Manager

Michaela is a Senior Client Manager with Baker Clarke, she has worked within the accountancy field for a number of years, developing vast knowledge and experience in doing so.
Working closely with Mervyn, Michaela delivers her experience and knowledge to clients ranging from soletraders to Ltd companies. 
Ensuring everything from bookkeeping, tax returns and financial statements are prepared and delivered to clients.

Michael Baker - Practice Manager

Michael looks after the day to day running of the practice. Taking care of our clients and staff, ensuring we operate efficiently and effectively for both.
Michael also looks after our property developer clients ensuring smooth delivery of our bookkeeping and accounts functions to them.
Michael has strong commercial knowledge and experience, very much thinks 'out of the box' when you need it the most.

Mission Statement

We’re committed to providing our clients with exceptional financial and professional services whilst maintaining integrity, confidentiality and professionalism. As a team, we’re passionate about supporting each other, sharing expertise, and working together to ensure that our clients receive the best service possible. 

We believe our skill set, determination and passion for providing exceptional service is what makes us second to none. 

By utilising our wealth of experience, individual areas of expertise and genuine care, we can guide our clients to success and help them achieve their goals. 

We always take the time to get to know our clients and gain a firm understanding of their needs. We believe that this allows us to provide the highest quality service. 

Our philosophy is to promote success and growth in all of our clients by utilising a niche blend of experience, expertise and care.

Our Purpose

Our team can help clients achieve outstanding results, exceed expectations, and identify opportunities for growth. 

As a solution focused, forward thinking company, we’re passionate about working closely with our clients to solve any concerns or worries they may have. 

Our clients will always remain at the heart of everything we do and we’re extremely proud of the strong relationships we’ve built.