Rob Whitehead



Call 01904 784400

Career history

My first role was in industry supporting the Financial Director at Goldsborough Healthcare In Leeds. However, I really wanted to be in practice so joined a large independent firm in Leeds before moving to a top thirty firm with offices across the north of England. Twenty seven years later I joined an independent firm in Wakefield before joining Clive Owen in 2019.

Qualifications and professional membership

Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA)
Affiliate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
Xero Certified Adviser

Experience and expertise

I have 30+ years’ experience in audit, accounts, business planning and tax. Looking after and advising owner managed businesses, I work across many sectors. I have gained specialist knowledge advising clients in recruitment, engineering, IT, haulage, property and the motor trade. I’m a Xero Certified Adviser with a specific expertise in cloud accounting and I’m fascinated by the endless possibilities this provides. Above all, I’m passionate about my clients getting the very best service.

Career highlights

Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate to work with some fantastic clients and I’ve been supported by some equally fantastic people. It’s a people business and I love being there to support my clients at every stage of their business journey.

Did you always want to work in accounting?

I started out in accounting because I had a real interest in business and wanted to find out more! Accountancy has provided me with a fantastic insight to the world of business and puts you at the heart of an organisation.

Community and voluntary

I am an experienced school governor and currently sit on the governing body for King James’s School in Knaresborough.

Hobbies and interests

My main hobby is match fishing, mainly around the York area. I also love rock music and regularly attend gigs for upcoming bands as well as the big headline acts. The last few years I’ve helped out the artist liaison team at Leeds Festival. I’ve managed to combine my love of music with my interest in photography. I’d list my other interests as food, travel, wildlife, fresh air and saving the planet!


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